Kelly Kulick grabs lead at U.S. Women's Open after second round of qualifying

    06/24/12

    United States

    Lucy Sandelin continues pace at Senior U.S. Women's Open

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    Two-time Bowling's U.S. Women's Open champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J. (pictured left), continued strong as she grabbed the second-round lead at the 2012 event Saturday.

    The Team USA member averaged more than 232 in her six-game block Saturday to take hold of the top spot after 12 games with 2,824. Her Team USA teammate Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, sits in second with 2,807.

    Kulick was able to take advantage of how the earlier squad broke down the lanes ahead of her and made the correct equipment selections on her way to the top of the leaderboard. After two solid sets, she said she's confident to come back to the National Bowling Stadium on Sunday and continue to perform at a high level.

    "Watching the earlier squad today, it seemed the lanes hooked more in the middle," Kulick said. "The first squad was forced deeper inside faster, which opened up the lanes a lot quicker. My ball selection was right on. Physically, I feel like I threw the ball better tonight. The plan is to come in tomorrow and get as many pins as I can, execute like every frame is worth $40,000 and go from there."

    Kulick owns the 2003 and 2010 U.S. Women's Open titles, and finished second at the 2011 event held at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The challenging oil pattern and format has played into her strengths.

    "I really think the U.S. Women's Open pattern and format suits me," Kulick said. "I really like the longer formats. I know that if I have a bad game, I have a couple more to make up for it. It's conducive to my game and style."

    Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, sits in third place at 2,779, while Yuka Tsuchiya of Japan is fourth with 2,766. Rounding out the Top 5 is Michelle Sterner of Niagara Falls, N.Y., with 2,765.

    Jessica Baker of Wichita, Kan., recorded the first perfect game of the 2012 event during her second block Saturday. She is currently in 30th with a 2,629 total.

    All 202 bowlers in the U.S. Women's Open field will return for the third six-game block Sunday. After 18 games of qualifying, the field will be cut to the top 50 for six additional games to determine the final 16 for round-robin match play.

    The five players who remain at the top of the standings after 40 total games will advance to Wednesday's television finals, which will be broadcast July 3 at 8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2.

     


    Lucy Sandelin continues pace at Senior U.S. Women's Open


    2009USBCSQLucySandelin.jpg2012USBCWCPamPancoast.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla (pictured left)., continued on her torrid pace as she distanced herself from the field at the Senior U.S. Women's Open on Saturday.

    Sandelin holds the second-round lead with a 2,716 total for 12 games. Pamela Pancoast of Lomita, Calif. (right), sits in second place with 2,575, while Robin Romeo of Newhall, Calif., is third with 2,550.

    All 59 Senior U.S. Women's Open competitors will bowl 18 games of qualifying before the cut is made to the top 15 for six additional games. The top eight players will take part in round-robin match play to determine the finalists for the stepladder finals.

     


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    2012 U.S. Women's Open - Qualifying Round 2


    Players with position, hometown and 12-game total

    1, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,824
    2, Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,807
    3, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,779
    4, Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 2,766
    5, Michelle Sterner, Niagara Falls, N.Y., 2,765
    6, Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., 2,757
    7, Angela Chirpich, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,745
    8, Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,742
    9, Tennelle Milligan, Arlington, Texas, 2,731
    10, Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, 2,731
    11, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,716
    12, Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 2,715
    13, Ashly Galante, Lake Wales, Fla., 2,714
    14, Rocio Restrepo, Canton, Ohio, 2,702
    15, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 2,697
    16, Joely Carrillo, Clifton, N.J., 2,688
    17, Kimberly Yioulos, Rochester, N.Y., 2,679
    18, Josie Earnest, Nashville, Tenn., 2,677
    19, Brittni Hamilton, Webster, N.Y., 2,677
    20, Brinda Burks, Bossier City, La., 2,673
    21, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., 2,673
    22, Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,665
    23, Liz Johnson, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,664
    24, Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque , N.M., 2,658
    25, Kayla Bandy, Pikeville, Ky., 2,655
    26, Rachel Perez, Maumelle, Ark., 2,654
    27, Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,637
    28, Shannon Sellens, Kansas City, Mo., 2,636
    29, Lindsay Baker, Brigham City, Utah, 2,635
    30, Jessica Baker, Wichita, Kan., 2,629
    31, Anita Manns, Houston, Texas, 2,627
    32, Olivia Sandham, Wichita, Kan., 2,626
    33, Shauna Shannon, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,624
    34, Kayla Stram, Grand Rapids, Minn., 2,622
    35, Marion Singleton, Pleasant View, Utah, 2,621
    36, Carol Gianotti, Australia, 2,619
    37, Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 2,616
    38, Leanne Hulsenberg, Roseville, Calif., 2,616
    39, Masae Nakajima, Japan, 2,615
    40, Brandi Branka, Momence, Ill., 2,607
    41, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 2,595
    42, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 2,593
    43, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 2,592
    44, Ho-Jung Kim, Korea, 2,584
    45, Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,583
    46, Jennifer Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 2,582
    47, Samantha How, Oregon City, Ore., 2,582
    48, Jacqui Reese, Bangor, Pa., 2,578
    49, Yuko Nakatani, Japan, 2,577
    50, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,569
    51, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, Ill., 2,568
    52, Kristina Frahm, Salisbury, Md., 2,561
    53, Kristie Leong, Daly City, Calif., 2,557
    54, Sol Han, Korea, 2,555
    55, Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 2,554
    56, Roxanne George, Waukesha, Wis., 2,548
    57, Kayla M. Johnson, Washington, Ill., 2,547
    58, Terysa Wojnar, Chicago, Ill., 2,545
    59, Shima Washizuka, Japan, 2,544
    60, Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., 2,541
    61, Teri Haefke, Youngstown, Ohio, 2,534
    62, April Ellis, Wichita, Kan., 2,531
    63, Laura Hardeman, Chula Vista, Calif., 2,531
    64, Jo Allsebrook, England, 2,530
    65, Rebecca Huffman, Clearfield, Utah, 2,527
    66, Jennifer Martin, Antioch, Calif., 2,526
    67, Sanae Mori, Japan, 2,526
    68, Tammy Turner, North Ogden, Utah, 2,525
    69, Yuki Ichihara, Japan, 2,507
    70, Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 2,502
    71, Misa Abe-Otake, Japan, 2,497
    72, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 2,497
    73, Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., 2,492
    74, Jennifer Eaves, Pleasanton, Calif., 2,487
    75, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,487
    76, Christina Kinney, Las Vegas , Nev., 2,485
    77, Jacqueline Malone, Scotia, N.Y., 2,485
    78, Aki Suzuki, Japan, 2,482
    79, Jonquay Armon, Roselle, Ill., 2,481
    80, Tannya Roumimper, Wichita, Kan., 2,480
    81, Kristal Wilson, Lawrence, Kan., 2,479
    82, Valerie Calberry, Lincoln, Neb., 2,478
    83, Debbie Ayers, El Cajon, Calif., 2,473
    84, Makayla Douglas, Sandy, Ore., 2,473
    85, Sarah Germano, Rochester, N.Y., 2,470
    86, Kristin Warzinski, Fort Worth, Texas, 2,468
    87, Tina Becke, Carol Stream, Ill., 2,466
    88, Darris Ruffner, Exeter, Calif., 2,466
    89, Aesha Turner, Temple, Ariz., 2,463
    90, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,455
    91, Karen Morris, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2,455
    92, Katelyn Simpson, Emmett, Idaho, 2,455
    93, Yumi Nakajima, Japan, 2,454
    94, Rachael Gittings, Glen Allen, Va., 2,453
    95, Jackie Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y., 2,449
    96, Jan Schmidt, Hales Corners, Wis., 2,446
    97, Samantha Williams, 2,444
    98, Paola Gomez, Ft Lauderdale, Fla., 2,439
    99, Nicole Burke, Angola, Ind., 2,437
    100, Sara Vargas-Narvaez, Orlando, Fla., 2,436
    101, Cheryl Keslar, Tonganoxie, Kan., 2,432
    102, Nicole Harrison, Rochester, Mich., 2,426
    103, Natsumi Koizumi, Japan, 2,417
    104, Samantha Kelly, Streamwood, Ill., 2,416
    105, Mai Takasaka, Japan, 2,412
    106, Darlee Horiuchi, Waipahu, Hawaii, 2,411
    107, Caitlin Campbell, Topeka, Kan., 2,408
    108, Seul Ki Kim, Korea, 2,401
    109, Caryn Evitts, Waukegan, Ill., 2,400
    110, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 2,398
    111, Lisa Beeksma, Pensacola, Fla., 2,391
    112, Ha Young Cha, Korea, 2,391
    113, Elizabeth Sienicki, Mansfield, Texas, 2,382
    114, Lisa Chapman, Bedford, Ohio, 2,381
    115, Debbie Cramer, North Bend, Ore., 2,380
    116, Marcia Kloempken, Ogden, Utah, 2,379
    117, Lindsey Siegel, Gurnee, Ill., 2,379
    118, Lisa Graham, Centerville , Ohio, 2,374
    119, Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 2,373
    120, Jamie Rovner, West hills, Calif., 2,367
    121, Takiko Naganawa, Japan, 2,366
    122, Mika Sakai, Japan, 2,364
    123, Adorna Hayward, Sandston, Va., 2,361
    124, Alexis Ijams, Wichita, Kan., 2,361
    125, Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., 2,357
    126, Brittani Scruggs-Barber, Pikeville, Ky., 2,357
    127, Christine Gill, Denver, Colo., 2,351
    128, Susan Condeff, Fremont, Calif., 2,348
    129, Paula Wenzel, Palmetto, Fla., 2,348
    130, Suzana Signaigo, Kapolei, Hawaii, 2,346
    131, Roxanna Horton, Napa, Calif., 2,344
    132, Kimberly Power, San Leandro, Calif., 2,341
    133, Jolene Walker-Akau, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2,341
    134, Andee Tadiello, Antioch, Calif., 2,337
    135, Jessica Spires, New Lenox, Ill., 2,335
    136, Erin Lenahan, Meadow Vista, Calif., 2,334
    137, Melanie DeCarlo, Peru, Ill., 2,328
    138, Jennifer Dovers, Sierra Vista, Ariz., 2,326
    139, Chevelle Holstein, Sparks, Nev., 2,320
    140, Roberta Vann, Downey, Calif., 2,320
    141, Gabriella L. Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 2,317
    142, Michelle Keirns, Holt, Mich., 2,314
    143, Allison Jones, Rocklin, Calif., 2,313
    144, Kerry Smith, New Holland, Pa., 2,313
    145, Kathleen Blevins, University Park, Ill., 2,312
    146, Sarah Izydorek, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., 2,309
    147, Keli Callahan, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,304
    148, Guyla Streit, Fort Benton, Mont., 2,301
    149, Maria Bacos, Long Beach, Calif., 2,298
    150, Shanice Graham, Lansing, Ill., 2,298
    151, Sachiko Hitomi, Japan, 2,296
    152, Jeanette Adams, Rancho Cordova, Calif., 2,293
    153, Viviana Delgado, Costa Rica, 2,293
    154, Stephanie Alexander, Fairport, N.Y., 2,290
    155, Colleen Insko, Medicine Hat, AB, 2,290
    156, Tracy Luncsford, Prospect Heights, Ill., 2,276
    157, Brianna Andrew, Orland Park, Ill., 2,273
    158, Tamlyn Murata, Daly City, Calif., 2,268
    159, Sylvia Villalobos, Costa Rica, 2,267
    160, Deborah Alosi Horn, Cameron Park, Calif., 2,266
    161, Kerry Moreland, Houston, Texas, 2,265
    162, Amanda Falk, Tucson, Ariz., 2,260
    163, Michelle Taylor, Minneapolis, Minn., 2,257
    164, Tonie Dominquez, Pleasant Hill, Calif., 2,250
    165, Marie Ramirez Solera, Costa Rica, 2,248
    166, Debbie Baerman, Wilton, Calif., 2,247
    167, Tona Porcayo, Corning, Calif., 2,246
    168, Sherry Spause, Hanover, Md., 2,242
    169, Crystal Boutotte, Montgomery, Texas, 2,238
    170, Brandi Stephens, Lahoma, Okla., 2,235
    171, Jessica Lesagonicz, Janesville, Wis., 2,234
    172, Shawna Lane-Strause, Tucson, Ariz., 2,231
    173, Monica Fitzgerald, Bridgeport, Conn., 2,230
    174, Jennifer Peacock, North Port, Fla., 2,228
    175, Lorie Schmidt, Freeport, Ill., 2,224
    176, Brittany Hillman, Pleasanton, Calif., 2,222
    177, Andreya Teuber, Flint, Mich., 2,220
    178, Melissa Kammerer, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,215
    179, Ann Sperling, Byram, N.J., 2,208
    180, Georgia Drewes, Wichita, Kan., 2,206
    181, Debbie Rudd, Jacksonville, Fla., 2,178
    182, Jennifer Brown, Arlington Heights, Ill., 2,167
    183, Shauna Kamaka, Waipahu, Hawaii, 2,161
    184, Missy Jahner, Bismarck, N.D., 2,156
    185, Karen Medalen, Monterey, Calif., 2,152
    186, Michelle Smart, Pana, Ill., 2,151
    187, Tiffinay Hager, Rupert, Idaho, 2,148
    188, Amy Gamage, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,139
    189, Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J., 2,137
    190, Sara Teuber, Flint, Mich., 2,113
    191, Jolie Trode, El Cerrito, Calif., 2,111
    192, Stephany Walton, Turlock, Calif., 2,070
    193, Brittani Mather, Alpena, Mich., 2,064
    194, Jennifer Hand, Hobbs, N.M., 2,044
    195, LaTonya Walker, Lithonia , Ga., 2,032
    196, Andrea Rojas, Chile, 2,031
    197, Connie R. Thibodeaux, Houma, La., 2,024
    198, Sue West, Tujunga, Calif., 2,018
    199, Angela Williams, Los Angeles, Calif., 2,013
    200, Paige Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 1,988
    201, Tracy Adams, Wasilla, Alaska, 1,981
    202, Ruth Arismendi, Venezuela, 1,968

     


    2012 Senior U.S. Women's Open - Qualifying Round 2


    Players with position, hometown and 12-game total

    1, Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 2,716
    2, Pamela Pancoast, Lomita, Calif., 2,575
    3, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 2,550
    4, Dana Miller-Mackie, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,523
    5, Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, Wash., 2,514
    6, Lisa Wasson, Plano, Texas, 2,486
    7, Mandy Wilson, Dayton, Ohio, 2,478
    8, Paula Vidad, Sun City, Calif., 2,455
    9, Tracey Kincaid, Cookeville, Tenn., 2,439
    10, Linda Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,438
    11, Sharon Powers, Denver, Colo., 2,432
    12, Terri Ward, Loveland, Colo., 2,426
    13, Sharri Johnson, Tampa, Fla., 2,411
    14, Teresa Ross, Arlington, Texas, 2,410
    15, Judy Vogel, Slidell, La., 2,389
    16, Char Hammel, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,382
    17, Shelley Nell, Silverdale, Wash., 2,382
    18, Barbara Batt, Jacksonville, Fla., 2,378
    19, Jennifer Martin, San Jose, Calif., 2,363
    20, Carole Jones, Englewood, Colo., 2,355
    21, Pam Buckner, Reno, Nev., 2,335
    22, Kristine Whitcher, Belfair, Wash., 2,333
    23, Janine Ditch, Chino Hills, Calif., 2,308
    24, Debbie Wade, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2,295
    25, Virginia Norton, Cypress, Calif., 2,280
    26, Beth Owen-Cipielewski, Sarasota, Fla., 2,271
    27, Karen Miller, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,265
    28, Janie Edgerton, Alameda, Calif., 2,256
    29, Olivia Rice, Windsor Mill, Md., 2,240
    30, Debbie McMullen, Denver, Colo., 2,235
    31, Fran Deken, Coweta, Okla., 2,231
    32, Rita Wilson, York, S.C., 2,228
    33, Sandra Postma, Lansing, Ill., 2,225
    34, Vesma Grinfelds, San Francisco, Calif., 2,224
    35, Joan Reilly, Wilmington, N.C., 2,204
    36, Callie Belton, Keller, Texas, 2,196
    37, Connie Palmer, El Cajon, Calif., 2,185
    38, Melanie McAllister, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,177
    39, Diva Gwiscz, Houston, Texas, 2,164
    40, Anita Pope, Silsbee, Texas, 2,163
    41, Kathy Allen, Moreno Valley, Calif., 2,153
    42, Lynn Minning, Austin, Texas, 2,129
    43, Cindy McBride, Plano, Texas, 2,121
    44, Pam Lawrence, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,116
    45, Leslie Blandford, Jacksonville, Fla., 2,113
    46, Maryann McComb, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 2,112
    47, Ann Swann, Wilmington, N.C., 2,109
    48, Pamela Sprow, Lakeland, Fla., 2,088
    49, Donna Johnson, Sparks, Nev., 2,063
    50, Linda Andrews, Highland Ranch, Colo., 2,051
    51, Jeanette Porter, Omaha, Neb., 1,999
    52, Karla Alsgood, Rio Linda, Calif., 1,944
    53, Sharman Hardin, Lone Tree, Colo., 1,944
    54, Derry Smith, Rupert, Idaho, 1,935
    55, Nancy Janicek, Saint Joseph, Mo., 1,927
    56, Jennifer Nelson, Menlo Park, Calif., 1,916
    57, Ann Shivers, Austin, Texas, 1,910
    58, Melody Rane, Phoenix, Ariz., 1,904
    59, La Von Burks, Markham, Ill., 1,723