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      May 28, 2001:

-Dorin-Ballard Maintains Lead At $50,000 Albuquerque Open

05/28/2001 - PWBA
      ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, maintained her lead over the rest of the field during Monday night's qualifying round at the $50,000 Albuquerque Open, underway at Silva Lanes.

      Dorin-Ballard, seeking her second title of the 2001 PWBA Spring/Summer Tour, tallied only 1,275 pins in the second qualifying block yet managed to keep nearest competitor Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., at bay by 76 pins, 2,742-2,666.

      "Tonight was a night when I was happy to play it safe," Dorin-Ballard said. "I started out with two games in the 190s, playing between the 5 and 10 boards on the lane, but then found I had to jump inside very quickly. The lanes were a little 'fishy' tonight, and there wasn't a lot of consistency from one pair to the next. So I was content just to keep the ball in the pocket and not go looking for really big scores."

      Following Macpherson in third is Cara Honeychurch, Australia, with 2,572 pins. Kelly Kulick, Union City, N.J., sits in fourth with 2,540 pins; and Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., is fifth with 2,531 pins.

      Lisa Bishop, Belleville, Mich., pulled herself from 14th to 8th place on the strength of her 280 game, which was high for the round.

      Local amateur Patti Austin, Rio Rancho, N.M., slipped from fifth to 23rd after 12 games, with a total of 2,403 pins and a 200.25 average. Dana Miller-Mackie, Albuquerque, N.M., is in 26th place, nine pins away from making the cut to the top 24 as the field moves into the final qualifying round at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

      The top 24 following Tuesday morning's action begin match play Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Qualifier Standings After 12 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, TX   2742 228.50  +342
A     2 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV            2666 222.16  +266
A     3 Cara Honeychurch - Australia                    2572 214.33  +172
A     4 Kelly Kulick - Union City, NJ                       2540 211.66  +140
A     5 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY          2531 210.91  +131
A     6 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK      2525 210.41  +125
A     7 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV                   2524 210.33  +124
A     8 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI                        2521 210.08  +121
A     9 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY                   2520 210.00  +120
A    10 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                               2509 209.08  +109
A    11 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                           2502 208.50  +102
A    12 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ                  2484 207.00   +84
A    13 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                         2474 206.16   +74
A    14 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK              2471 205.91   +71
A    15 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA                2469 205.75   +69
A    16 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA                   2455 204.58   +55
A    17 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                         2444 203.66   +44
A    18 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY       2434 202.83   +34
A T  19 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI            2418 201.50   +18
A       Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                     2418 201.50   +18
A    21 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ            2414 201.16   +14
A    22 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                     2407 200.58    +7
A    23 Patti Austin(a) - Rio Rancho, NM                2403 200.25    +3
A    24 Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                     2402 200.16    +2
A    25 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia                2396 199.66    -4
A    26 Dana Miller-Mackie - Albuquerque, NM        2393 199.41    -7
A    27 Rhonda Buckley - Mesa, AZ                       2389 199.08   -11
A    28 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA                   2388 199.00   -12
A    29 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                        2384 198.66   -16
A    30 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN                2380 198.33   -20
A    31 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA                   2367 197.25   -33
A    32 Stacy Rider - La Habra, CA                      2363 196.91   -37
A    33 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL         2352 196.00   -48
A    34 Yuko Nakatani - Japan                           2349 195.75   -51
A    35 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI                  2338 194.83   -62
A    36 Maxine Nable - Australia                            2327 193.91   -73
A    37 Stacey Silaghi - Phoenix, AZ                    2317 193.08   -83
A    38 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL           2316 193.00   -84
A    39 Gail Burski - Simi Valley, CA                   2307 192.25   -93
A    40 Debbie McMullen - Denver, CO                    2296 191.33  -104
A    41 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA                  2294 191.16  -106
A    42 Marsha Kuhnley - Rio Rancho, NM             2287 190.58  -113
A    43 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL              2278 189.83  -122
A    44 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA                   2248 187.33  -152
A    45 Amy Dillon - Wichita, KS                        2238 186.50  -162
A    46 Barbara Martinez(a) - Tijeras, NM               2229 185.75  -171
A    47 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ                    2197 183.08  -203
A    48 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC                  2180 181.66  -220
A    49 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA            2165 180.41  -235
A    50 Shauna Van Meter - Albuquerque, NM          2163 180.25  -237
A    51 Holly Milz - Janesville, WI                         2142 178.50  -258
A    52 Barbie Silva-Brandt(a) - Albuquerque, NM    2089 174.08  -311
A    53 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY                    2087 173.91  -313
A    54 Melanie Silva(a) - Albuquerque, NM              2086 173.83  -314

(a) denotes amateur


-Dorin-Ballard Sets Scorching Pace At $50,000 Albuquerque Open

05/28/2001 - PWBA
      ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., averaged 246.16 for the first six games of qualifying Monday morning to kick off the $50,000 Albuquerque Open at Silva Lanes.

      Dorin-Ballard posted nothing lower than a 217 game while lapping the field on her way to a six-game total pinfall of 1,477. She holds an 85-pin lead over Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., and a 150-pin lead over Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, as the action moves into the second round Monday night.

      "What can I say? I had a really great shot out there this morning," Dorin-Ballard grinned. "I liked what I saw in the official practice session yesterday, but my ball reaction wasn't quite what I wanted. So I drilled a couple of balls this morning based on what I saw yesterday, and everything fell into place.

      "I had great pin carry all morning. When you combine a great shot with great carry, it's an unbeatable combination."

      Dorin-Ballard's sister, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi of Linden, N.J., rolled a near-perfect 297 game right out of the starting blocks in Monday morning's session, leaving the 2-4-8 combination standing on her final ball. She currently stands in seventh position, 204 pins behind her sister, with 1,273 pins.

      Last week's Miller High Life Open champion, Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., is holding down fourth place with 1,285 pins, while local amateur Patti Austin, Rio Rancho, N.M., pleased the hometown fans with her series of 1,279 pins, good for fifth place.

      Qualifying for the entire 54-woman field continues Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. The field will be cut to the top 24 following Tuesday morning's action.

Qualifier Standings After 6 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills,  TX  1477 246.16  +277
A     2 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV              1392 232.00  +192
A     3 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK          1327 221.16  +127
A     4 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY          1285 214.16   +85
A     5 Patti Austin(a) - Rio Rancho, NM                1279 213.16   +79
A     6 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY                   1278 213.00   +78
A     7 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ                  1273 212.16   +73
A     8 Cara Honeychurch - Australia                    1272 212.00   +72
A     9 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                         1265 210.83   +65
A    10 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia                1257 209.50   +57
A    11 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA                1255 209.16   +55
A    12 Kelly Kulick - Union City, NJ                   1251 208.50   +51
A    13 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                               1247 207.83   +47
A    14 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI                        1238 206.33   +38
A    15 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK              1234 205.66   +34
A    16 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                           1230 205.00   +30
A    17 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN                1215 202.50   +15
A    18 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA                   1214 202.33   +14
A    19 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                     1210 201.66   +10
A    20 Dana Miller-Mackie - Albuquerque, NM        1205 200.83    +5
A    21 Debbie McMullen - Denver, CO                    1202 200.33    +2
A    22 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                        1199 199.83    -1
A    23 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA                   1191 198.50    -9
A    24 Marsha Kuhnley - Rio Rancho, NM             1189 198.16   -11
A    25 Stacy Rider - La Habra, CA                      1186 197.66   -14
A    26 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV                   1184 197.33   -16
A T 27 Stacey Silaghi - Phoenix, AZ                     1183 197.16   -17
A         Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                       1183 197.16   -17
A    29 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY       1182 197.00   -18
A T 30 Rhonda Buckley - Mesa, AZ                        1175 195.83   -25
A         Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA                     1175 195.83   -25
A    32 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL           1161 193.50   -39
A    33 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI                1154 192.33   -46
A    34 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                     1143 190.50   -57
A    35 Gail Burski - Simi Valley, CA                   1142 190.33   -58
A    36 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA                   1138 189.66   -62
A    37 Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                     1137 189.50   -63
A    38 Maxine Nable - Australia                            1134 189.00   -66
A    39 Yuko Nakatani - Japan                           1129 188.16   -71
A T 40 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ             1118 186.33   -82
A        Barbara Martinez(a) - Tijeras, NM                  1118 186.33   -82
A    42 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL         1113 185.50   -87
A    43 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI                  1096 182.66  -104
A    44 Amy Dillon - Wichita, KS                        1087 181.16  -113
A    45 Holly Milz - Janesville, WI                         1083 180.50  -117
A    46 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC                  1075 179.16  -125
A    47 Shauna Van Meter - Albuquerque, NM          1071 178.50  -129
A    48 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ                    1060 176.66  -140
A T 49 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL               1056 176.00  -144
A        Barbie Silva-Brandt(a) - Albuquerque, NM       1056 176.00  -144
A    51 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA                  1039 173.16  -161
A    52 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA            1035 172.50  -165
A    53 Melanie Silva(a) - Albuquerque, NM              1029 171.50  -171
A    54 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY                    1001 166.83  -199





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