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-Honeychurch Is A Landslide Victory For 2000 Rookie Of The Year

02/01/2001 - PWBA
      ROCKFORD, IL- Cara Honeychurch of Melbourne, Australia, has overwhelmingly been voted 2000 Rookie of the Year of the Professional Women's Bowling Association. Honeychurch received 98% of the votes by the PWBA players. The cool & calm left-hander once noted as the dynamo from Down Under, dominated the 2000 season.

      "My goal at the beginning of the year was to be in the running for Rookie of the Year," said Honeychurch. "But to actually be selected is wonderful. It's very flattering to be voted by such a majority vote by my peers."

      Signs of success and talent came early for Honeychurch as an amateur; she won the 1996' AMF Gold Cup, won 20 medals in FIQ competition, and was chosen in 96' and 98' as Bowler of the Year by the World Bowling Writers. In 1999, Honeychurch competed in three PWBA events and the U.S. Open, one short of being considered a rookie. Entering her first event as a professional, she became an instant star when she bowled a 300 in the first three-way shootout match in the AMF Gold Cup in Richmond, VA. Honeychurch became the second woman in PWBA history to bowl a perfect game on television. She was defeated in the championship round 236-222 by Dana Miller-Mackie placing second, earning $19,000 and a $50,000 bonus by MasterCard for the televised perfect game. In just her third tournament of her young career, Honeychurch captured her first professional title winning the Brunswick Women's World Open defeating 1999 Rookie of the Year, Tiffany Stanbrough, in the championship match 237-207 winning $14,400. When the year was over, she placed second in earnings with $115,600 in just three PWBA events, and one major, only $4,865 short of 99' money leader, Wendy Macpherson.

      In 2000, the international star made nine televised appearances, winning two titles, The Greater Orlando Classic and The Brunswick Women's World Open. She was first in average with 215.18 for 774 games, second in earnings totaling $121,650, and fourth in rankings with 11942.9 points in 22 events.

      "I'm very happy with the results," explained Honeychurch on her thoughts of the 2000 season. "I had a slow start at the beginning of the season but was able to finish the year quite strongly. It's very challenging to keep the performance level high all year. After being so successful in the 1999 season, I set a goal of finishing in the top five. Now that I've accomplished that, my goal for next season is to finish in the top three." Recent Tour411 Updates:
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