Liz Johnson stellar in September as IBMA Bowler of the Month


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    2015PWBA10LizJohnson2.jpgLiz Johnson, Cheektowaga, New York, has been unanimously selected as the September 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association.

    Johnson won the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open defeating Shannon O'Keefe of O' Fallon, Illinois, 190-189, in the title match.

    The stepladder television finals began with the fourth seed Jazreel Tan, Singapore, ousted fifth seed Kelly Kulick, Union, New Jersey, 195-190. Tan downed third seed Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, New York, in the quarterfinal, 172-165. The second seed Johnson outlasted Tan, 199-177, setting up the title match with top-seeded O'Keefe.

    2015PWBAPlayeroftheYearLizJohnson2.jpgJohnson led qualifying by seventy-one pins, then increased it to over 250 pins after each of the first two rounds of round robin match play, before settling into second place for the stepladder final.

    The following week, Johnson placed third in The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship, the final event in the PWBA season. Based on season-long points and her USBC Queens triumph in May, the USBC Hall of Famer added to her stellar 2015 season by being named PWBA Player of the Year (pictured right with the trophy).

    Others obtaining votes this month were John Janawicz, Team USA, Singles, Trios and Masters gold medalist at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships, Danielle McEwan, winner of The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship and Chris Barnes, winner of the 17th Samho Korea Cup International Bowling Tournament.


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