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      October 28, 2002:

-Dominating Dirupo

10/28/2002 - PWBA
      SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ blasted thru the first nine games of the Greater San Diego Open with a 243.33 average and a 2,190 pinfall. The 11th year pro leads Australian Maxine Nable by 41-pins.

      "I had great ball reaction all day," said DiRupo. "Yesterday I drilled a Freak, made by Track, and I used it in every game. The lanes got a little tighter later in the day, but for the most part I didn't have to make too many adjustments."

      A winner earlier this year at the Miller High Life National Players Championship, DiRupo raised the level of competition early in the round when she notched an opening 745 series (229-216) which included a 300 game. The tournament leader also had scores of 277 and 264.

      One of three Australians on the Professional Women's Bowling Association tour, Nable completed the day with a 238.77 clip and a 2,149 pinfall. The righty from surfers paradise tallied eight of nine scores above 226 with highs of 276 and 257.

      Four-time PWBA Player of the Year Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev. ranked third with 237.11 and 2,134. Macpherson, who this season is the only PWBA'er to finish in the top 15 in every event of the 2002 schedule, ended the session with a 730 series (225-258-247).

      Leanne Barrette sits in fourth with 234.22 and 2,108. The PWBA leader in titles with three, Barrette delighted the crowd on hand at the Admiral Robinson Recreational Center by tossing the tournament's second perfect game.

      "I was really fortunate to start off very strong on that pair," she said of the 300. "The lanes were pretty generous most of the round."

      Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, NY rounded out the top five with 231.55 and 2,084. One of the hottest players on tour in the last four weeks, Johnson is attempting to make the TV finals for the fourth time in the last five weeks.

      Defending champion Cara Honeychurch, Australia, closed out the round in 19th with 215.11 and 1,936.

      Qualifying for the 47-women field resumes on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. with another nine-game block. Following Tuesday morning's games the field will be cut to the top 24 for a 12-game match play block starting Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. A second 12-game session will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete on Friday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in the championship rounds. ESPN2 will tape the championships for an October 28 broadcast at 10 p.m. (ET).

QUALIFIER STANDINGS AFTER 9 GAMES 
SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR- 
 
A     1 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ           2190 243.33  +390 
A     2 Maxine Nable - Australia,                  2149 238.77  +349 
A     3 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV           2134 237.11  +334 
A     4 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA           2108 234.22  +308 
A     5 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY              2084 231.55  +284 
A     6 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK     2080 231.11  +280 
A     7 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, 2058 228.66  +258 
A     8 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA              2003 222.55  +203 
A     9 Kim Terrell - Antioch, CA                  1998 222.00  +198 
A    10 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         1997 221.88  +197 
A T  11 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN           1995 221.66  +195 
A       Kelly Warren(am) - Australia,              1995 221.66  +195 
A    13 Tammy Turner - Ogden, UT                   1994 221.55  +194 
A    14 Tennelle Grijalva - Yorba Linda, CA        1990 221.11  +190 
A    15 Jeanette Menacho(am) - Sacramento, CA      1982 220.22  +182 
A    16 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL          1977 219.66  +177 
A    17 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK             1960 217.77  +160 
A    18 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ             1955 217.22  +155 
A    19 Cara Honeychurch - Australia,              1936 215.11  +136 
A    20 Amy Dillon - Miami, FL                     1932 214.66  +132 
A    21 Rachel Perez - San Marcos, TX              1927 214.11  +127 
A    22 Michelle Silver - West Los Angeles, CA     1924 213.77  +124 
A    23 Kelly Kulick - Union, NJ                   1909 212.11  +109 
A T  24 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA              1901 211.22  +101 
A       Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY               1901 211.22  +101 
A    26 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                1877 208.55   +77 
A    27 Stephanie Sjobom(am) - Murrieta, CA        1873 208.11   +73 
A    28 Char Hammel - Brea, CA                     1869 207.66   +69 
A    29 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                      1867 207.44   +67 
A    30 Christina Wickey - Lemon Grove, CA         1853 205.88   +53 
A    31 Laura Hardeman - Chula Vista, CA           1843 204.77   +43 
A    32 Jolene Etem(am) - Escondido, CA            1834 203.77   +34 
A    33 Tori Carter - Tustin, CA                   1818 202.00   +18 
A    34 Missy Bellinder(am) - Fullerton, CA        1814 201.55   +14 
A    35 Debbie Ayers - Chula Vista, CA             1787 198.55   -13 
A    36 Sabrina Duncan - New Orleans, LA           1781 197.88   -19 
A    37 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                1774 197.11   -26 
A    38 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia,          1770 196.66   -30 
A    39 Shana Ray - Corpus Christi, TX             1768 196.44   -32 
A    40 Cyndee Sutherland - San Jose, CA           1757 195.22   -43 
A    41 Lucy Sandelin(am) - Tampa, FL              1735 192.77   -65 
A    42 Barbara McFadden - Los Angeles, CA         1696 188.44  -104 
A    43 Jenelle Jellsey(am) - Fullerton, CA        1684 187.11  -116 
A    44 Cindy Hopkins(am) - Chula Vista, CA        1670 185.55  -130 
A    45 Nicole Herrmann - Chatsworth, CA           1662 184.66  -138 
A    46 JoAnna Judy - Wheatfield, IN               1622 180.22  -178 
A    47 Constance Palmer(am) - El Cajon, CA        1478 164.22  -322 





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