It's down to five in Panama Invitational Tournament

    10/08/07

    Panama

    El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

    2007PITMikeWolfe.jpg Denny's PBA Tour player Mike Wolfe (left) shot 300 in the final game as he bolted into the top seed for the stepladder finals at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament.

    Wolfe's perfect game capped off a six-game set of 1,597 as he totaled 5,133 for 21 games to take the overall lead in the open division.

    2007PITPaulMoor.jpg The stepladder finals in the open division will feature five Americans as qualifying leader Paul Moor (right) of England faltered with just 1,224 in the high-scoring semifinals. Moor finished sixth.


    2007PITMikeScroggins.jpg Mike Scroggins (left) was a distant second behind Wolfe at 4,995 and was followed by his brother, Mark, in third place with 4,897. Brian Kretzer closed with games of 247, 297 and 276 to make the finals as the fourth seed with 4,851. Two-handed lefty Cassidy Schaub, who shot 300 in the second game Sunday, is fifth at 4,840.

    2007PITKellyKulick.jpg In the women's division, Kelly Kulick (right) of the United States overtook qualifying leader Liz Johnson for the top seed in the stepladder finals.

    2007PITFeliciaWong.jpg Kulick totaled 1,506 for six games and had a 21-game total of 4,751. Johnson finished second with 4,701.

    Canadian left-hander Felicia Wong (left) shot 299 in the final game, leaving a 6 pin on her final shot, to surge into the finals as the No. 3 seed at 4,514.

    Robin Orlikowski
    of Canada is fourth with 4,494 while American Diandra Asbaty, the World Ranking Masters champion, is fifth with 4,485.

    2007PITDaleEagle.jpg Five Americans will battle it out for the title in the senior division as Dale Eagle (right) soared into the lead with 4,784. Eagle shot 268 in his final game to pass Vince Mazzanti, who finished second with 4,728.

    2007PITMikeDias.jpg Mike Dias (left) is third with 4,538, Mark Roth sits in fourth with 4,517 and Sam Carter is fifth with 4,503.

    The total prize fund for the Panama Invitational Tournament is more than $300,000. The winner in the open division will claim $40,000, the women's winner will take home $15,000 while the champion among the seniors will also win $15,000.

    After the three champions are determined, they will compete in a King of the Hill match, with an additional $5,000 going to the winner of that battle.

    Open, Women's and Senior's Division Standings after Day One.

    Open, Women's and Senior's Division Standings after Day Two.

    Open, Women's and Senior's Division Standings after Day Three.


    Open Division - Standings after the semi-finals (21 games overall)


    The top 5 advance to the stepladder finals.




    Women's Division - Standings after the semi-finals (21 games overall)


    The top 5 advance to the stepladder finals.




    Men's Division - Standings after the semi-finals (21 games overall)


    The top 5 advance to the stepladder finals.