Anggie Ramirez leads at 2016 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open


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    Colombia's Anggie Ramirez started and finished her day at the Professional Women's Bowling Association Storm Sacramento Open with her two best games, closing with a 258 effort to surge to the top of the standings after 12 games.

    The 25-year-old left-hander (pictured above) averaged more than 231 during the second block of qualifying Friday at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes in Sacramento, Calif., to move up from fifth place after the day's first block. She finished with a 2,713 total, an overall average of 226.08.

    "I definitely didn't expect this, and if you would've told me this morning I was going to lead, I wouldn't have believed it," said Ramirez, who shot 266 in her opening game Friday.

    2016EBT05NewHuiFen.jpg "I tried not to look at the standings, but I looked early in the last game and saw I was third. After that, I just wanted to get as many pins as I could heading into tomorrow."

    Ramirez, who resides in Austin, Texas, is 28 pins ahead of Singapore's New Hui Fen (right), who made the stepladder finals for last week's Nationwide PWBA Sonoma County Open and just missed the TV show for the season-opening PWBA Las Vegas Open.

    2011USWOCarolGianotti2.jpgNew finished Friday with a 12-game total of 2,685 and was followed by United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Carol Gianotti (left) of Australia (2,667), left-hander Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio (2,648) and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York (2,645).

    The final spot in the cashers' round went to Jackie Carbonetto of Blauvelt, New York, who finished Friday's 12 games with a 2,460 total, a 205 average.

    The fast start this week for Ramirez was the exact opposite of last week's first game of 135, but she took that experience as part of the learning process. She also battled back and went on to finish 17th last week at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park, California.

    "Last week, I just changed balls too soon, thinking it was the equipment, when it really was me the whole time," Ramirez said. "This week, I'm focusing on executing and making the best shots I can, especially at the beginning of each game, so I can see what the lanes are giving me and be sure about it before I think about moving or changing balls. My focus is on patience and execution."

    Ramirez, who only bowled in three events during the 2015 PWBA season, is much more comfortable now that she's bowling every week, and she will lead the top 32 players into Saturday's cashers' round, which begins at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Competition will conclude Saturday evening with a group stepladder final starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.

    2016PWBALogo.jpgSix additional games, with pinfall carrying over, will determine the 12 players who will advance to the round-robin match-play portion of the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open. The match-play finalists will be split into two groups, each featuring six players. Each group will bowl six games of match play, including a final position round.

    At the end of the match play, the top qualifier in each group will earn an automatic spot in the stepladder finals, with seeding being determined by total pins. The second, third and fourth qualifiers in each group will advance to a group stepladder final. The winner of each group stepladder final will advance to the televised stepladder finals.

    All qualifying and match-play rounds are being carried on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. The finals of the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open will be taped May 26 during the USBC Queens and will air Tuesday, June 21 on CBS Sports Network.

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    PWBA Storm Sacramento Open - Qualifying Standings

    Players with position, hometown and 12-game total; top 32 advance; a indicates non-member

    1, Anggie Ramirez-Perea, Austin, Texas, 2,713
    2, New Hui Fen, Singapore, 2,685
    3, Carol Gianotti, Australia, 2,667
    4, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 2,648
    5, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,645
    6 (tie) Cherie Tan, Singapore, and Kayla Bandy, Salisbury, Md., 2,636
    8, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,588
    9, Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, 2,586
    10, Shayna Ng, Singapore, 2,564
    11, Mariana Ayala, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,559
    12, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah, 2,543
    13, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 2,541
    14, Kristina Wendell, Kingston, N.Y., 2,538
    15, Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 2,536
    16, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,529
    17, Darris Ruffner (a), Exeter, Calif., 2,523
    18, Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,520
    19, Leanne Hulsenberg, Pleasant View, Utah, 2,513
    20, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,507
    21 (tie) Karen Marcano, Venezuela, and Stefanie Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,502
    23 (tie) Bryanna Cote, Red Rock, Ariz., and Amber Vega (a), Orangevale, Calif., 2,500
    25, Mariana Alvarado (a), Sacramento, Calif., 2,497
    26, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,492
    27 (tie) Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, and Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 2,486
    29, Shannon O'Keefe, O'Fallon, Ill., 2,484
    30, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Austin, Texas, 2,482
    31, Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 2,481
    32, Jacqueline Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y., 2,460

    Missed Cut:
    33, Sandra Gongora, Mexico, 2,457
    34, Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W. Va., 2,456
    35, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,451
    36, Natalie Goodman, O'Fallon, Ill., 2,447
    37, Daphne Tan, Singapore, 2,435
    38, Karen Rosprim (a), Albany, Calif., 2,382
    39, Kaidee Sutphin, Mount Dora, Fla., 2,379
    40, Jennifer Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 2,372
    41, T'nia Falbo, Greensburg, Pa., 2,368
    42, Blair Blumenscheid (a), Columbus, Ohio, 2,362
    43 (tie) Josie Earnest, Nashville, Tenn., and Samantha Schaden, Baltimore, 2,361
    45, Debbie Baerman (a), Fair Oaks, Calif., 2,357
    46, Marcia Kloempken (a), Pleasant View, Utah, 2,351
    47, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,346
    48, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 2,332
    49, Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 2,331
    50, Kristie Leong (a), Daly City, Calif., 2,330
    51, Kerry Smith, New Holland, Pa., 2,325
    52, Paula Vidad, Sun City, Calif., 2,320
    53, Mary Wells (a), Columbus, Ohio, 2,314
    54, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 2,311
    55 (tie) Stephanie Martins, Brazil, and Jessica Lesagonicz, Atlanta, 2,305
    57, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 2,283
    58, Nichole Hiraoka (a), Daly City, Calif., 2,279
    59, Catherine Rawsthorne, Tacoma, Wash., 2,277
    60, Adrianna Tadielo (a), Oakley, Calif., 2,262
    61, Kimberly Power (a), San Leandro, Calif., 2,251
    62, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,249
    63, Brittany Tierney (a), Fairfield, Calif., 2,246
    64, Kristin Quah (a), Singapore, 2,218
    65, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,216
    66, Debbie Ayers, La Mesa, Calif., 2,192
    67, Brandi Calderon, Tempe, Ariz., 2,135
    68, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 2,132
    69, Rose Wolhar (a), Sunnyvale, Calif., 2,131
    70, Emily Fagan (a), Berkeley, Calif., 2,126
    71, Heather Dettrey, Lincoln, Calif., 2,102
    72, Jill Creamer (a), Folsom, Calif., 2,080
    73, Amanda Duplan (a), Citrus Heights, Calif., 2,074
    74, Amy Hepperle (a), Stockton, Calif., 2,068
    75, Kristin Romero (a), Lincoln, Calif., 2,052
    76, Ginell Walton, Placentia, Calif., 2,028
    77, Amy Gamage, Las Vegas, 2,006
    78, Sarah Petersen (a), Vacaville, Calif., 1,997
    79, Karen Russell, El Dorado Hills, Calif., 1,851
    80, Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J., 463 (WD).