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      July 04, 2001:

-Dorin-Ballard Assumes Lead At $50,000 Southern Virignia Open

07/04/2001 - PWBA
      DANVILLE, Va. - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, seeking her third consecutive victory on the 2001 PWBA Spring/Summer Tour, charged into the lead after two rounds of match play at the $50,000 Southern Virginia Open, underway at Country Club Lanes.

      The N. Richland Hills, Texas, resident pounded out a 6-2-0 match play record Wednesday morning to improve her overall record to 11-5-0 and total pins to 7,793. Dorin-Ballard is averaging 219.50 for 34 games, .21 pins ahead of Tuesday's leader, Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. Gaines won only three matches Wednesday and has an 8-8-0 record after two match play rounds, with 7,696 total pins.

      "I started out slow with a 162 in the first game; I tried four balls that game, looking for something that would work. I switched to a ball that gave me more even roll in the middle of the game and more recovery in the back end, and I was able to get myself lined up properly after that. I got a chance to move a little left and send the ball out to the right," Dorin-Ballard said.

      "This is not a shot where you can play straight up the gutter, although you can move left a little, send the ball right to the gutter, and it will hook back. You can also move everything left of the 5 board, including your break point, and that will play, too. I found on some pairs of lanes, everything had to be moved to the left to carry."

      Cara Honeychurch, with 7,655 pins and a 12-4-0 match play record, holds third place, while defending champion Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., is in fourth with 7,550 pins and a 9-6-1 record. Nikki Gianulias, Vallejo, Calif., remains among the leaders in fifth position with an 8-7-1 record and 7,538 pins.

      Match play concludes Thursday, July 5, with the final eight-game block beginning at 2 p.m. The top five scorers at the end of competition Thursday will vie for the $9,000 first prize and 2001 Southern Virginia Open title Friday in a TV stepladder format, beginning at 5 p.m. The Nos. 3, 4 and 5 bowlers open the championship round with a one-game shootout match. The winner takes on the No. 2 bowler in the semifinal game, and the winner of that match advances to the championship bout with the tournament leader. ESPN2 will telecast the championship round Monday, July 9, at 9 p.m. and re-air the finals Friday, July 6, at 5 p.m. (all TV times are Eastern). PWBA's 'Webscorer' feature at www.pwba.com (click on 'Live Results') will also carry the action as it occurs, beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern.

      Any bowler who records a perfect game during the televised finals will win a $50,000 bonus, courtesy of Travelodge Hotels, Inc.

Match Play Standings After 34 Games:
                                             BLOCK TOTALS   TOTAL                     
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS    AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   
  1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland TX 3914 1777 1772    0  7463 219.50 11- 5- 0  7793  +993
  2 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          4029 1744 1683    0  7456 219.29  8- 8- 0  7696  +896
  3 Cara Honeychurch-Australia         3916 1624 1744    0  7284 214.23 12- 4- 0  7644  +844
  4 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     3951 1674 1640    0  7265 213.67  9- 6- 1  7550  +750
  5 Nikki Gianulias-Vallejo, CA        3891 1695 1697    0  7283 214.20  8- 7- 1  7538  +738
  6 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             3836 1582 1703    0  7121 209.44  9- 7- 0  7391  +591
  7 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     3746 1692 1695    0  7133 209.79  8- 8- 0  7373  +573
  8 Janette Piesczynski-Cheektowaga NY 3625 1595 1794    0  7014 206.29  8- 6- 2  7284  +484
  9 Keli Rapp-Fayetteville, NY         3762 1692 1583    0  7037 206.97  8- 8- 0  7277  +477
 10 Aleta Sill-Dearborn, MI            3701 1688 1560    0  6949 204.38 10- 6- 0  7249  +449
 11 Michelle Mullen-Dearborn, MI       3768 1676 1528    0  6972 205.05  9- 7- 0  7242  +442
 12 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX       3617 1626 1695    0  6938 204.05 10- 6- 0  7238  +438
 13 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   3679 1742 1604    0  7025 206.61  7- 9- 0  7235  +435
 14 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          3777 1497 1736    0  7010 206.17  7- 9- 0  7220  +420
 15 Lynda Barnes-Flower Mound, TX      3718 1615 1686    0  7019 206.44  6- 9- 1  7214  +414
 16 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia     3643 1678 1637    0  6958 204.64  7- 8- 1  7183  +383
 17 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, IN     3752 1653 1580    0  6985 205.44  5-11- 0  7135  +335
 18 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       3636 1622 1604    0  6862 201.82  9- 7- 0  7132  +332
 19 Laura Moriarty-Daytona Beach, FL   3612 1544 1676    0  6832 200.94  9- 7- 0  7102  +302
 20 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     3613 1648 1643    0  6904 203.05  6-10- 0  7084  +284
 21 Allyson Allmang-Boynton Beach, FL  3646 1640 1591    0  6877 202.26  6- 9- 1  7072  +272
 22 Robin Mossontte-Newhall, CA        3750 1603 1565    0  6918 203.47  3-13- 0  7008  +208
 23 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        3620 1563 1563    0  6746 198.41  8- 7- 1  7001  +201
 24 Tiffany Stanbrough-Oklahoma City OK 3665 1552 1527    0  6744 198.35  5-11- 0  6894   +94





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