Sean Rash, Kelly Kulick lead World Bowling Tour Point Ranking after U.S. Open

    07/29/13

    2013 World Bowling Tour

    2013EBT04SeanRash.jpg201213PBAKellyKulick.jpgAmericans Sean Rash (pictured left) and Kelly Kulick (right) lead the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour points list after the recently concluded United States Open in Columbus, Ohio.

    The World Bowling Tour is made up of various events around the world and players earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2011 and all events from 2012 in addition to the 2013 events.

    2012EBT16MissyParkin2.jpg2013EBT04LizJohnson2.jpg The U.S. Open was a major on the World Bowling Tour and awarded double points, allowing Kulick to pick up 80 points for a second-place finish. Kulick has 564 points and leads fellow American Missy Parkin (left), who has 514 points.

    The top five spots in the women's points list all come from the United States. After Kulick and Parkin, Liz Johnson (right) is next on the list after being bolstered by her win at the U.S. Open.

    Johnson has 473 points, while Diandra Asbaty, who finished fourth at the U.S. Open, is fourth with 357 points. Shannon Pluhowsky rounds out the top five with 351 points.

    2013EBT04MikaKoivuniemi2.jpg2013EBT04JasonBelmonte3.jpgOn the men's side, Rash leads the way with 562 points, while Mika Koivuniemi (left) of Finland is second with 522 points. Australia's Jason Belmonte (right) used a second-place finish at the U.S. Open to add 80 points to his total, bringing him to 498.

    Mike Fagan of the United States sits in fourth with 488 points, while Tommy Jones of the United States is fifth with 455 points.

    The next event on the World Bowling Tour schedule is the WTBA World Championships in Henderson, Nevada, United States. That will be immediately followed by a women's only event - the USBC Queens - which will also be held in Henderson, Nevada.

    The World Tenpin Bowling Association, which is made up of 112 bowling federations, governs the sport throughout the world. For more information on WTBA, visit WorldTenpinBowling.com.

     


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