Kelly Kulick continues to lead U.S. Women's Open for third straight day
Lucy Sandelin earns top seed for Senior U.S. Women's Open finals
For the third straight day, Kulick is atop the standings after going 6-2 in match play to finish with a 32-game total of 7,689 including a 299 game Monday, more than 150 pins ahead of Missy Parkin (right) of Lake Forest, Calif., who is second at 7,537.
After struggling during the fourth and last six-game block of qualifying earlier in the day, the two-time U.S. Women's Open champion came into match play with a new outlook.
"I just hope I throw it as good tomorrow as I did tonight," Kulick said. "I really struggled in the earlier block. When I came back I had a new mentality and was really able to throw the ball very well tonight."
With the top seed for the finals in her sights, Kulick is ready to come in Wednesday and put herself in position to claim her third U.S. Women's Open crown.
"I'm going to come out and execute, play the lanes and not worry about what everyone else is doing," Kulick said. "It's really just about getting to Wednesday. From there it's a crapshoot. Take your favorite pair of dice, throw them down the table and see what happens."
Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas, is in third with 7,509, Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, is fourth with 7,371 and Brenda Padilla of Mansfield, Texas, is fifth with 7,343.
Yuka Tsuchiya of Tokyo, Japan, was the best of just two non-U.S. bowlers, who survived the cut to the top 16, in tenth place with 7,191. Rocio Restrepo of Colombia, who lives in the United States, rounded out the field with 7,007.
The remaining 16 bowlers will return Tuesday afternoon for eight more games of round-robin match play before the cut to the top five for Wednesday's television finals, which will be broadcast July 3 at 8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2.
Lucy Sandelin earns top seed for Senior U.S. Women's Open finals
USBC Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin (pictured left) of Tampa, Fla., is in position for a wire-to-wire victory at the Senior U.S. Women's Open as she grabbed the top spot for the stepladder finals at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on Monday.
Sandelin will need just one win to claim the title after leading every round of the inaugural running of the event. She will be joined by three other Hall of Famers in the finals. Robin Romeo (pictured with Jeanne Naccarato, right) of Newhall, Calif., was second with 6,959, Dana Miller-Mackie (below right) of Albuquerque, N.M., was in third with 6,929 and Jeanne Naccarato of Tacoma, Wash., rounded out the field with 6,878.
"We're all hall of famers, we're all champions, so this tournament is wide open for anyone," Sandelin said.
"It's going to come down to who can execute the shot in the critical moments. I'm just going to follow my pre-shot routine, make sure the ball feels good on my hand and just have some fun. To be the first-ever Senior U.S. Women's Open champion, no one can take that away."
Miller-Mackie will face off against Naccarato in the opening match, with the winner squaring off against Romeo. Sandelin will await the winner in the finals, with the champion claiming the $5,000 top prize.
Competition will kick off at 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday and will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV.
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2012 U.S. Women's Open - Match Play Round 1/2 (fifth round overall
Players with position, hometown and 32-game total including bonus pins (30 for a win, 15 for a tie).
|1.||Kelly Kulick||Union, NJ||5555||237||216||299||277||255||189||247||234||1954||180||7689|
|2.||Missy Parkin||Lake Forest, CA||5485||244||203||278||259||203||202||258||225||1872||180||7537|
|3.||Shannon O'Keefe||Arlington, TX||5479||197||213||213||229||266||214||220||298||1850||180||7509|
|4.||Lynda Barnes||Double Oak, TX||5520||188||226||236||258||185||187||214||207||1701||150||7371|
|5.||Brenda Padilla||Mansfield, TX||5437||216||235||187||211||245||195||248||249||1786||120||7343|
|6.||Tennelle Milligan||Arlington, TX||5458||258||223||201||247||214||205||200||171||1719||120||7297|
|7.||Erin McCarthy||Omaha, NE||5404||267||174||201||208||279||226||188||255||1798||90||7292|
|8.||Stefanie Nation||Grand Prairie, TX||5444||228||215||177||209||202||233||279||214||1757||90||7291|
|9.||Kayla Bandy||Pikeville, KY||5352||235||245||172||196||217||224||184||246||1719||120||7191|
|10.||Yuka Tsuchiya||Tokyo, Japan||5300||258||225||212||204||235||200||203||204||1741||150||7191|
|11.||Jodi Woessner||Oregon, OH||5314||268||214||235||188||213||249||173||187||1727||120||7161|
|12.||Liz Johnson||Buffalo, NY||5443||191||216||177||190||198||199||202||215||1588||90||7121|
|13.||Rachel Perez||Maumelle, AR||5326||238||226||208||248||181||181||206||184||1672||120||7118|
|14.||Brittni Hamilton||Webster, NY||5308||246||192||209||227||183||229||278||178||1742||60||7110|
|15.||Leanne Hulsenberg||Roseville, CA||5318||179||146||225||258||184||247||193||200||1632||90||7040|
|16.||Rocio Restrepo||Canton, OH||5298||227||214||220||193||190||223||201||181||1649||60||7007|
2012 Senior U.S. Women's Open - Match Play Round (fifth round overall
Players with position, hometown and 32-game total including bonus pins (30 for a win, 15 for a tie). The top 4 advance to the stepladder finals.
|1.||Lucy Sandelin||Tampa, FL||5255||205||225||178||189||190||175||187||177||1526||210||6991|
|2.||Robin Romeo||Newhall, CA||5098||214||194||234||203||224||180||211||236||1696||165||6959|
|3.||Dana Miller-Mackie||Albuquerque, NM||5102||170||222||213||237||224||245||179||217||1707||120||6929|
|4.||Jeanne Naccarato||Tacoma, WA||5017||197||232||236||203||243||188||234||148||1681||180||6878|
|5.||Paula Vidad||Sun City, CA||5003||177||208||180||164||192||167||211||222||1521||75||6599|
|6.||Pamela Pancoast||Lomita, CA||4874||176||188||163||162||192||169||206||221||1477||120||6471|
|7.||Mandy Wilson||Dayton, OH||4956||238||172||183||200||147||202||145||193||1480||30||6466|
|8.||Teresa Ross||Arlington, TX||4907||180||169||175||171||173||224||180||157||1429||60||6396|
2012 U.S. Women's Open - Qualifying Round 4
Players with position, hometown and 24-game total. The top 16 advance to Match Play.
1. Kelly Kulick, Union, NJ, 5555
2. Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, TX, 5520
3. Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, CA, 5485
4. Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, TX, 5479
5. Tennelle Milligan, Arlington, TX, 5458
6. Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, TX, 5444
7. Liz Johnson, Buffalo, NY, 5443
8. Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, TX, 5437
9. Erin McCarthy, Omaha, NE, 5404
10. Kayla Bandy, Pikeville, KY, 5352
11. Rachel Perez, Maumelle, AR, 5326
12. Leanne Hulsenberg, Roseville, CA, 5318
13. Jodi Woessner, Oregon, OH, 5314
14. Brittni Hamilton, Webster, NY, 5308
15. Yuka Tsuchiya, Tokyo, Japan, 5300
16. Rocio Restrepo, Canton, OH, 5298
17. Anita Manns, Houston, TX, 5282
18. Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, IL, 5278
19. Jacqui Reese, Bangor, PA, 5266
20. Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, OH, 5261
21. Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, NM, 5249
22. Kimberly Yioulos, Rochester, NY, 5248
23. Michelle Sterner, Niagara Falls, NY, 5247
24. Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, SD, 5239
25. Megan Kelly, Dayton, OH, 5234
26. Carol Gianotti, Morley, W.A, 5231
27. Josie Earnest, Nashville, TN, 5227
28. Angela Chirpich, Urbandale, IA, 5225
29. Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, TX, 5223
30. Joyce Biondo, Carpentersville, IL, 5217
31. Jennifer Higgins, Westerville, OH, 5211
32. Jamie Martin, Omaha, NE, 5199
33. Kristina Frahm, Salisbury, MD, 5192
34. Tannya Roumimper, Wichita, KS, 5184
35. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, TX, 5183
36. Joely Carrillo, Clifton, NJ, 5159
37. Ho-Jung Kim, Korea, 5156
38. Shannon Sellens, Kansas City, MO, 5150
39. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, NV, 5145
40. Ashly Galante, Lake Wales, FL, 5133
41. Tammy Turner, North Ogden, UT, 5106
42. Yuko Nakatani, Hyogo, Japan, 5068
43. Sol Han, Korea, 5060
44. Lindsay Baker, Brigham City, UT, 5057
45. Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, AZ, 5050
46. Brinda Burks, Bossier City, LA, 5047
47. Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, OH, 5046
48. Shauna Shannon, Albuquerque, NM, 5038
49. Jessica Baker, Wichita, KS, 5033
50. Jacqueline Malone, Scotia, NY, 5014
2012 Senior U.S. Women's Open - Qualifying Round 4
Players with position, hometown and 24-game total. The top 8 advance to Match Play.
1. Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, FL, 5255
2. Dana Miller-Mackie, Albuquerque, NM, 5102
3. Robin Romeo, Newhall, CA, 5098
4. Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, WA, 5017
5. Paula Vidad, Sun City, CA, 5003
6. Mandy Wilson, Dayton, OH, 4956
7. Teresa Ross, Arlington, TX, 4907
8. Pamela Pancoast, Lomita, CA, 4874
9. Terri Ward, Loveland, CO, 4866
10. Char Hammel, Las Vegas, NV, 4865
11. Sharon Powers, Denver, CO, 4815
12. Lisa Wasson, Plano, TX, 4810
13. Sharri Johnson, Tampa, FL, 4790
14. Tracey Kincaid, Cookeville, TN, 4767
15. Linda Kelly, Dayton, OH, 4735