Lee maintains lead in women's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup


    2007 BWC

    Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia (November 3-11, 2007)

    2007BWCSunHeeLee.jpg First block leader Sun Hee Lee (left), Korea, rolled the second highest six-game block of squad B on Monday to maintain her lead in the women's division of the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    2007BWCTinaHulsch.jpg The Korean averaged 208.33 for the round and felled 1250 pins including a high game of 223 and a low game of 192. With 2636 12-game total, an average of 219.67, Sun holds a 71 pin lead over Tina Hulsch (right), Germany, who is second with 2565.

    Hulsch, who had narrowed the gap to four pins after the first three games (227, 237, 194), couldn't match the pace in the last three games and fell apart.

    2007WRMHelenJohnsson.jpg Multiple Swedish champion and World Cup participant Helen Johnsson (left), who overtook Hulsch after game five by two pins, slipped to third place in the last game with 2651 pinfall total.

    2007BWCLyndaBarnes2.jpg 2005 World Cup champion Lynda Barnes (right) rolled the highest block of Squad B with 1285 including high games of 246 and 236.

    The former professional and wife of PBA champion Chris Barnes moved into fourth place in the overall standings with 2537 and an average of 211.42.

    2007BWCRocioRestrepo.jpg Fifth place belongs to Melody Yeung, Hong Kong, who added 1232 to her 1296 total from yesterday for 2528. Daphne Tan, Singapore, is sixth with 2493, followed by Rocio Restrepo (left), Colombia, who bowls for Wichita State, with 2463.

    Rounding out the top 8 is Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, who slipped sixth spots behind a 1075 series. Guerra has totaled 2451 pins (204.25).

    Women's Division Block 2

    The second block of qualifying will end with Squad A at 7.30 pm local time (GMT +3).

    All players will bowl 24 games of qualifying (4 blocks of six games from Sunday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 7) to cut to the top 24 men and top 24 women.

    Those 24 will bowl eight games with the qualifying pinfall being carried forward. The top 8 men and the top 8 women after 32 games will bowl another 8-game block to cut to the top 3 for the TV stepladder finals.

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