Kamron Doyle, Danielle McEwan lead Team USA trials heading into final round


    2015 Team USA Trials

    Justin Dunn and Andrew Diley achieve perfection in the fourth round on the 41-foot Montreal pattern

    2015TeamUSATrialsKamronDoyleDanielleMcEwan.jpg With just one round remaining, Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tennessee, and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, lead the field at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials.

    Doyle (pictured left) moved into the top spot with 35 points, while McEwan (right) led for the fourth consecutive round and now has 25 points at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The players in the field earn points based on their finishing position in each round. After five rounds, the top three men and top three women with the least amount of points will advance to the stepladder finals Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern live on BowlTV.

    Doyle is actually tied in the points race with Devin Bidwell of Wichita, Kansas, but the total pins tie-breaker gives the edge to Doyle. He leads Bidwell by just 13 pins after four rounds.

    If Doyle and Bidwell each finish among the top 21 players in the final round, they are guaranteed a spot in the stepladder finals regardless how anyone else finishes.

    "It's going to be hard to just get through into the stepladder with so many good bowlers in the field," said Doyle, a 16-year-old who has been a Junior Team USA member four times. "I just have to make the right ball choices. Tomorrow should be a little bit lower scoring, so I just have to stay out of trouble."

    Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, are also tied with 56 points, but Kent gets the edge and sits in third as he leads Rash by just three pins. AJ Chapman of Wichita, Kansas, is fifth with 60 points.

    Rash topped the Round 4 standings on the 41-foot Montreal pattern Tuesday with a six-game total of 1,501. A pair of 300 games were also bowled in the fourth round with Justin Dunn of Deland, Florida, and Andrew Diley of Conway, South Carolina, tossing perfect games.

    In the women's division, McEwan has put herself in good position heading into the final round. She will need to finish in the top 20 in the final round to secure a spot in the semifinals regardless of how the other bowlers finish.

    "I have to stay on top of my game tomorrow and not get myself into trouble," said McEwan, a two-time Team USA Trials champion. "The last game today could have been way worse, and I know how one bad game can really hurt you if you hit a bad pair and lose your line."

    Bryanna Caldwell of Red Rock, Arizona, jumped into second place with 42 points, while Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, is third with 43 points. Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, is fourth with 45 points, and Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, is fifth with 46 points.

    Pluhowsky put up the best women's total of the day Tuesday in the fourth round, finishing with a six-game total of 1,404.

    2015TeamUSATrialsLogo.jpg Action shifts to the final round of the event, which will be contested on the 45-foot Mexico City pattern Wednesday. All rounds of the Team USA Trials are being broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV.

    The top three men and top three women after five rounds of qualifying will be guaranteed spots on Team USA in 2015 and will bowl in the stepladder finals for the right to be declared champion, a spot in the prestigious QubicaAMF World Cup and prize money.

    Two more men and two more women from the event will be selected to join Team USA, while five men and five women will be selected from a pool of eligible bowlers based on their bowling resumes and Trials performance if they competed.

    A total of eight Junior Team USA spots - four boys and four girls - also are available. The top two boys and top two girls in the final points standings will earn automatic spots, while two boys and two girls spots will be at-large selections taken from either the Team USA Trials field or the finals field from the Junior Gold Championships held in July 2014. All bowlers 20 and under as of Jan. 1, 2015 are eligible for Junior Team USA.


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    2015 USBC Team USA Trials - Round 4 Results

    Top 20 with position, name, hometown and six-game total

    Men's Division (Complete Standings):
    1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,501
    2, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,497
    3, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,475
    4, Sean Rangel, Ralston, Neb., 1,465
    5, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 1,463
    6, Justin Dunn, Deland, Fla., 1,449
    7, Dylan Burns, Garden City, Kan., 1,430
    8, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,429
    9, Vince Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 1,427
    10, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,418
    11, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,409
    12, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 1,406
    13, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,405
    13, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 1,405
    15, AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 1,398
    16, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,395
    17, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,394
    18, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,381
    19, Dallas Leong, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,380
    20, Aaron Adams, Roselle, Ill., 1,374

    Women's Division (Complete Standings):
    1, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 1,404
    2, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,372
    3, Stephanie Schwartz, Racine, Wis., 1,339
    4, Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 1,319
    5, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,307
    5, Anna Groce, Kernersville, N.C., 1,307
    7, Stefanie Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,296
    8, Kaidee Sutphin, Howey In The Hills, Fla., 1,282
    9, Sydney Brummett, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,271
    9, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,271
    9, Kalynn Carl, Albany, N.Y., 1,271
    12, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 1,268
    13, Lizabeth Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., 1,262
    14, Erin Mc Carthy, Omaha, Neb., 1,261
    15, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,254
    16, Julia Bond, Aurora, Ill., 1,249
    17, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 1,248
    18, Melanie Crawford, Allen, Texas, 1,246
    19, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,244
    20, Katie Stark, Groveland, Fla., 1,242


    2015 USBC Team USA Trials - Overall Standings after Round 4

    Top 20 with position, name, hometown and total points. Points based on finishing position in each round; top three advance to stepladder finals after five rounds.

    Men's Division (Complete Standings):
    1, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 35
    2, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 35
    3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 56
    4, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 56
    5, AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 60
    6, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 72
    7, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 73
    8, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 76
    9, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 77
    10, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 77
    11, Vince Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 82
    12, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 90
    13, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 90
    14, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 98
    15, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 98
    16, Matthew Farber, Plainview, N.Y., 102
    17, Justin Dunn, Deland, Fla., 107
    18, Deeronn Booker, Anaheim, Calif., 113
    19, Wesley Low, Palmdale, Calif., 120
    20, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 126

    Women's Division (Complete Standings):
    1, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 25
    2, Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 42
    3, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 43
    4, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 45
    5, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 46
    6, Kaidee Sutphin, Howey In The Hills, Fla., 52
    7, Brittni Hamilton, Wood Ridge, N.J., 57
    8, Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., 71
    9, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 75
    10, Erin Mc Carthy, Omaha, Neb., 88
    11, Samantha Kelly, Streamwood, Ill., 89
    12, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 90
    13, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 95
    14, Josie Earnest, Nashville, Tenn., 98
    15, Lizabeth Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., 103
    16, Stefanie Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas, 113
    17, Kalynn Carl, Albany, N.Y., 113
    18, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 114
    19, Kerry Smith, Lititz, Pa., 115
    20, Julia Bond, Aurora, Ill., 116