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      June 15, 2002:

-Honeychurch Is The Top Seed For Greater Harrisburg Open Finals

06/15/2002 - PWBA
      MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Australian Cara Honeychurch landed the top seed at the Greater Harrisburg Open for Sunday's 4:30 p.m. (eastern) ESPN stepladder finals. Honeychurch completed the 42-game prelims with a 15-8-1 match play record, a 229.26 average and a 10,094 pinfall.

      "It's great a feeling to be the top seed in a tournament where the scores were very high," said Honeychurch. "Leanne Barrette bowled so well this week and made it very competitive to finish No.1"

      Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., who led the event in rounds three and four, finished the evening as the No. 2 qualifier after going 17-7-0 with 227.78 and 10,077. The 23-time titlest is making her 90th televised appearance of her career.

      Throughout tournament's match play rounds Honeychurch and Barrette traded the lead 10 times. Last season Honeychurch and Barrette appeared in 23 televised finals combined and won a total of six titles. Honeychurch, who was named the Player of the Year Runner-Up, finished the year ranked second while Barrette ranked fourth. Both players are seeking their first championship in 2002.

      Making her fourth consecutive finals appearance, Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. closed out the week in the third position. A winner at the PWBA Women's Collegiate/Pro Doubles Challenge two weeks ago in Rockford, Gaines co-leads the tour in TV appearances with Honeychurch. Gaines' totals included 14-10-0, 222.57 and 9,768.

      On making her fourth straight show Gaines stated, "I like it. I feel like I've been hitting my stride in the last few weeks. I've taken advantage of the opportunities that I've had and made the most of them."

      Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif. will also be bidding for her second title of the year. The fourth seed co-lead the tournament in match play records with 17-7-0 and posted marks of 220.09 and 9,754. Terrell helped kick off the PWBA schedule by winning the Women's International Bowling Congress Queens tournament.

      Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla. grabbed the last spot in the TV finals going 12-10-2 with a 222.50 clip and 9,8735. Duggan was in danger of missing the top five in the last game of match play Saturday night but managed a 223-209 win over Gaines to help her edge out sixth place Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, NY by 19 pins.

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 42 GAMES 
                                            BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL 
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE 
 
 1 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,        4232 1696 1894 1807  9629 229.26 15- 8- 1 10094 +1694 
 2 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     4259 1773 1767 1768  9567 227.78 17- 7- 0 10077 +1677 
 3 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          4078 1812 1612 1846  9348 222.57 14-10- 0  9768 +1368 
 4 Kim Terrell-Antioch, CA            3995 1740 1715 1794  9244 220.09 17- 7- 0  9754 +1354 
 5 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       4015 1815 1768 1747  9345 222.50 12-10- 2  9735 +1335 
 6 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   3952 1767 1753 1749  9221 219.54 16- 7- 1  9716 +1316  $2,400 
 7 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                3960 1709 1767 1826  9262 220.52 14- 9- 1  9697 +1297  $2,000 
 8 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     4031 1826 1770 1625  9252 220.28 13-11- 0  9642 +1242  $1,700 
 9 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  4007 1807 1711 1727  9252 220.28 13-11- 0  9642 +1242  $1,700 
10 Jackie Mitskavich-Dubois, PA       3834 1727 1758 1801  9120 217.14 13-10- 1  9525 +1125  $1,500 
11 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             4079 1652 1692 1711  9134 217.47 13-11- 0  9524 +1124  $1,450 
12 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     3975 1745 1735 1647  9102 216.71 10-13- 1  9417 +1017  $1,400 
13 Pauliina Aalto-Finland,            3994 1616 1691 1699  9000 214.28 12-11- 1  9375  +975  $1,375 
14 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfield, MI 4000 1771 1667 1686  9124 217.23  7-17- 0  9334  +934  $1,350 
15 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       3994 1626 1602 1773  8995 214.16 10-14- 0  9295  +895  $1,325 
16 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI         3800 1702 1588 1759  8849 210.69 13-11- 0  9239  +839  $1,300 
17 Maxine Nable-Australia,            3778 1802 1614 1629  8823 210.07 12-11- 1  9198  +798  $1,275 
18 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ       3768 1726 1661 1662  8817 209.92 10-12- 2  9147  +747  $1,250 
19 Marcia Kamrowski-Boca Raton, FL    3791 1597 1780 1598  8766 208.71 10-13- 1  9081  +681  $1,225 
20 Susan Jeziorski-Cheektowaga, NY    3780 1723 1617 1659  8779 209.02  7-17- 0  8989  +589  $1,187 
21 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  3840 1628 1644 1577  8689 206.88 10-14- 0  8989  +589  $1,187 
22 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        3764 1736 1594 1536  8630 205.47  7-15- 2  8870  +470  $1,150 
23 Nichole Spratford(am)-Hopelawn, NJ 3813 1637 1565 1536  8551 203.59  9-15- 0  8821  +421  $1,125 
24 Michelle Silver-West Los Angeles,  3926 1593 1573 1515  8607 204.92  7-17- 0  8817  +417  $1,100 


-Battle For Top Seed Heats Up At Greater Harrisburg Open

06/15/2002 - PWBA
      MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - After trading spaces with Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif. four times during the fifth round Cara Honeychurch, Australia, reclaimed the tournament lead of the Greater Harrisburg Open at ABC West Lanes. The Aussie notched a 6-2 record (Ed. note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds) in the morning round while recording a 236.75 average and a 1,894 pinfall. For the tournament the lefty has registered an 11-5 mark with 230.05 and 8,152. She leads Barrette by 53-pins.

      "Leanne is one of the best players on our tour and she is overdue for a title," said Honeychurch. "With the level of talent out here I try not to worry about what anyone else is doing. All I can do is concentrate on my own game. Worrying about anyone else is a waste of energy."

      Following a Friday evening performance where she went 3-5, Barrette bounced back to go 7-1. Her 34 game totals include 10-6, 229.38 and 8,099.

      Both Honeychurch and Barrette are members of the Ebonite Pro Staff. The twosome have monopolized the leaderboard all week with Honeychurch leading the tournament in the first two rounds and Barrette taking control in rounds three and four.

      Last season Honeychurch and Barrette appeared in 23 televised finals combined and won a total of six titles. Honeychurch, who was named the Player of the Year Runner-Up, finished the year ranked second while Barrette ranked fourth. Both players are seeking their first championship in 2002.

      Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla. moved into third place with tallies of 9-5-2, 224.32 and 7,897. The Professional Women's Bowling Association record holder for an eight-game series (2,097), Duggan produced the second highest pinfall of the eight-game block with a 1,768.

      Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ maintained fourth place with a 4-4 record. Her tournament totals of 9-7, 224.32 and 7,897 give her a 102-pin lead over fifth place Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas.

      Introduced as one of five nominees for the 2002 ESPY Award as "Best Bowler," Dorin-Ballard holds the last TV finals spot by 23 pins with a 9-7 record and 221.32 and 7,795.

      The top 24 continue match play tonight at 4:30 p.m with the final eight-game block. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers will face off in a stepladder finals during a live ESPN telecast on Sunday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m. (eastern).

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 34 GAMES 
                                            BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL 
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE 

 1 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,        4232 1696 1894    0  7822 230.05 11- 5- 0  8152 +1352 
 2 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     4259 1773 1767    0  7799 229.38 10- 6- 0  8099 +1299 
 3 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       4015 1815 1768    0  7598 223.47  9- 5- 2  7898 +1098 
 4 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     4031 1826 1770    0  7627 224.32  9- 7- 0  7897 +1097 
 5 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  4007 1807 1711    0  7525 221.32  9- 7- 0  7795  +995 
 6 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   3952 1767 1753    0  7472 219.76 10- 6- 0  7772  +972 
 7 Kim Terrell-Antioch, CA            3995 1740 1715    0  7450 219.11 10- 6- 0  7750  +950 
 8 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          4078 1812 1612    0  7502 220.64  8- 8- 0  7742  +942 
 9 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             4079 1652 1692    0  7423 218.32  9- 7- 0  7693  +893 
10 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                3960 1709 1767    0  7436 218.70  8- 7- 1  7691  +891 
11 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     3975 1745 1735    0  7455 219.26  7- 8- 1  7680  +880 
12 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfield, MI 4000 1771 1667    0  7438 218.76  6-10- 0  7618  +818 
13 Jackie Mitskavich-Dubois, PA       3834 1727 1758    0  7319 215.26  9- 6- 1  7604  +804 
14 Pauliina Aalto-Finland,            3994 1616 1691    0  7301 214.73  9- 7- 0  7571  +771 
15 Maxine Nable-Australia,            3778 1802 1614    0  7194 211.58  8- 8- 0  7434  +634 
16 Marcia Kamrowski-Boca Raton, FL    3791 1597 1780    0  7168 210.82  8- 8- 0  7408  +608 
17 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       3994 1626 1602    0  7222 212.41  6-10- 0  7402  +602 
18 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ       3768 1726 1661    0  7155 210.44  7- 8- 1  7380  +580 
19 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI         3800 1702 1588    0  7090 208.52  8- 8- 0  7330  +530 
20 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City,  3840 1628 1644    0  7112 209.17  7- 9- 0  7322  +522 
21 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        3764 1736 1594    0  7094 208.64  6- 8- 2  7304  +504 
22 Susan Jeziorski-Cheektowaga, NY    3780 1723 1617    0  7120 209.41  4-12- 0  7240  +440 
23 Michelle Silver-West Los Angeles,  3926 1593 1573    0  7092 208.58  4-12- 0  7212  +412 
24 Nichole Spratford(am)-Hopelawn, NJ 3813 1637 1565    0  7015 206.32  6-10- 0  7195  +395 




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