Ghislaine van der Tol
, Netherlands, won the women's qualifying in the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Dutch lefty rolled a 1402 series in the fourth and final qualifying round to jump from 9th to first with a 5179 24-game total and an average of 215.79. Another lefty, Sharon Koh
, Malaysia, finished in second place with 5168. Squad B leader Helen Johnsson
, Sweden, needed a 235 to earn the top spot but had to settle for third with 5140 behind a 195 in the final game. Nofar Herskovitch
, Israel, took the 24th and final qualifying spot with 4756 or an average of 198.17.