Monday, August 10, 2009

PBA Woman's Series 2009-2010

Shannon O’Keefe, Arlington, Texas, averaged 220.93 for 40 games on five different lane conditioning patterns at Sunset Station Bowling Center to top a field of 12 women who earned exemptions to bowl the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Women’s Series presented by BOWL.COM during the 2009-10 season.

Also earning exemptions were Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J.; Tammy Boomershine,
Ogden, Utah; Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia; Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix; Lynda
Barnes, Double Oak, Texas; Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif.; Clara Guerrero,
Pflugerville, Texas; Diandra Asbaty, Chicago; Amanda Fagan, Patchoque, N.Y.;
Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, and Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic.
O’Keefe, a former National Amateur Champion, finished with a 40-game total of 8,37 pins, 123 pins ahead of Kulick, the only woman to ever earn an exemption to bowl on the male-dominated Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour (2006-07).
Fagan and Barnes are married to current Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour exempt
players Michael Fagan and Chris Barnes. Pluhowsky and Asbaty are former National Amateur Champions who won PBA Women’s Series titles during the inaugural 2007-08 season.

All of the American women are past or current members of Team USA except
Guerrero who is a former Colombia national team member. Zulkifli, a World
Bowling Writers Hall of Famer
, and Guerra also bowl on their respective national teams.

The PBA Women’s Tour Trials were conducted concurrently with the U.S. Women’s Open. The 12 women who earned exemptions will be part of a 20-player field for the PBA Women’s Series. Also exempt are 2008-09 Women’s Series title winners Michelle Feldman, Auburn, NY; Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, TX; Stefanie Nation, Arlington, TX; Jodi Woessner, Oregon, OH; Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, NY, and Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV. Two additional women will be added to tournament fields through Tour Qualifying Rounds (TQR's) which are open to all comers.

The PBA Women’s Series presented by BOWL.COM, the United States Bowling Congress’ (USBC) official web site, gets underway with five events that are a part of the PBA World Series of Bowling at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, MI. World Series events include the Women’s Viper Championship Aug. 14-16, Women’s Chameleon Championship Aug. 18-20, Women’s Scorpion Championship Aug. 23-25, Women’s Shark Championship Aug. 27-29, and a new PBA Women’s World Championship Aug. 30-Sept. 4.

Sunset Station Bowling Center, Henderson, NV, Aug. 7
FINAL STANDINGS (after 40 games; top 12 earned exemptions for the
2009-10 PBA Women’s Series presented by BOWL.COM)
1, Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 8,837
2, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 8,714
3, Tammy Boomershine, Ogden, Utah, 8,691
4, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 8,660
5, Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 8,660
6, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak,, Texas, 8,645
7, Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 8,632
8, Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 8,592
9, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 8,494
10, Amanda Fagan, Patchoque, N.Y., 8,470
11, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 8,392
12, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 8,389

Failed To Qualify
13, Jacqui Reese, Roseto, Pa., 8,339
14, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 8,336
15, Cha Mi-Jung, Korea, 8,313
16, Adrienne Miller, Arlington Heights, Ill., 8,312
17, Kathy Tribbey, Dundee, Ore., 8,280
18, Trisha Reid, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 8,233
19, Samantha Williams, Hunt Valley, Md., 8,162
20, Laura Rhoney, Scotland, 8,158
21, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 8,153
22, Kayla Bandy Danville, Va., 7,945

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