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      May 29, 2001:

-Dorin-Ballard Laps The Field As Qualifying Concludes In Albuquerque Open

05/29/2001 - PWBA
      ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was a case of third verse, same as the first as leader Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, continues to set the pace at the $50,000 Albuquerque Open, underway at Silva Lanes.

      Dorin-Ballard, who grabbed the lead after six games and has refused to relinquish it, underwrote her Tuesday morning efforts with a 278 game to increase her total pinfall to 4,082. She is averaging 226.77 for the first 18 games and holds a 141-pin lead over Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., who has 3,941 pins.

      Despite the 278 game, Dorin-Ballard said that the lanes were much tougher Tuesday morning, and that mental discipline was needed to keep on course. "Conditions each week have gotten tougher from day to day, so making spares becomes more important than ever, as does staying in the pocket. It's important to realize that a 190 game on a tough condition is as good as a 250 game the day before, and that you don't get down on yourself for not scoring as high."

      Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., is currently in third place with 3,900 pins and a 216.66 average. Barrette is looking to defend the title she won in Albuquerque 11 years ago-the last time a PWBA tournament was held in the city-and make it three Albuquerque victories in a row. (Barrette also won the only other women's professional bowling tournament held in Albuquerque, in 1989).

      Kelly Kulick, Union City, N.J., is in fourth place with 3,887 pins, while Cara Honeychurch, Australia, sits in fifth with 3,871 pins.

      Following Tuesday morning's action, the field narrowed to the top 24 players, who begin the match play phase of the competition Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Match play continues Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

      The top local bowler, amateur Patti Austin of Rio Rancho, N.M., missed the cut to the top 24 by three pins, averaging 200.50.

Qualifier Standings After 18 Games:
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, TX   4082 226.77  +482
A     2 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV            3941 218.94  +341
A     3 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA                3900 216.66  +300
A     4 Kelly Kulick - Union City, NJ                       3887 215.94  +287
A     5 Cara Honeychurch - Australia                    3871 215.05  +271
A     6 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY                   3864 214.66  +264
A     7 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI                        3833 212.94  +233
A     8 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY          3819 212.16  +219
A     9 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                           3813 211.83  +213
A    10 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                         3803 211.27  +203
A    11 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK      3789 210.50  +189
A    12 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                               3767 209.27  +167
A    13 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV                   3745 208.05  +145
A    14 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ                  3707 205.94  +107
A    15 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ            3686 204.77   +86
A    16 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                         3685 204.72   +85
A    17 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                        3657 203.16   +57
A    18 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA                   3653 202.94   +53
A T  19 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA                   3651 202.83   +51
A       Kathy Tribbey - Newberg, OR                     3651 202.83   +51
A    21 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA                   3646 202.55   +46
A    22 Stacy Rider - La Habra, CA                      3617 200.94   +17
A    23 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK              3614 200.77   +14
A    24 Rhonda Buckley - Mesa, AZ                       3612 200.66   +12

A    25 Patti Austin(a) - Rio Rancho, NM                3609 200.50    +9
A    26 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI                3599 199.94    -1
A    27 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN                3598 199.88    -2
A    28 Dana Miller-Mackie - Albuquerque, NM        3595 199.72    -5
A    29 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia                3587 199.27   -13
A    30 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY       3581 198.94   -19
A    31 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                     3578 198.77   -22
A    32 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                     3571 198.38   -29
A    33 Yuko Nakatani - Japan                           3537 196.50   -63
A    34 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA                  3529 196.05   -71
A    35 Debbie McMullen - Denver, CO                    3522 195.66   -78
A    36 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL         3513 195.16   -87
A    37 Stacey Silaghi - Phoenix, AZ                    3512 195.11   -88
A    38 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI                  3501 194.50   -99
A    39 Maxine Nable - Australia                            3479 193.27  -121
A    40 Marsha Kuhnley - Rio Rancho, NM             3476 193.11  -124
A    41 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL           3474 193.00  -126
A    42 Amy Dillon - Wichita, KS                        3407 189.27  -193
A    43 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA                   3401 188.94  -199
A    44 Gail Burski - Simi Valley, CA                   3379 187.72  -221
A    45 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL              3364 186.88  -236
A    46 Barbara Martinez(a) - Tijeras, NM               3315 184.16  -285
A    47 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC                  3309 183.83  -291
A    48 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ                    3265 181.38  -335
A    49 Holly Milz - Janesville, WI                         3257 180.94  -343
A    50 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY                    3249 180.50  -351
A    51 Shauna Van Meter - Albuquerque, NM          3241 180.05  -359
A    52 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA            3138 174.33  -462
A    53 Melanie Silva(a) - Albuquerque, NM              3093 171.83  -507
A    54 Barbie Silva-Brandt(a) - Albuquerque, NM    3083 171.27  -517

(a) denotes amateur





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