Brittni Hamilton, Kyle Barnes capture Intercollegiate Singles Championships titles

    05/25/11

    USBC Collegiate

    AMF Euless Lanes in Euless, Texas, USA (May 23-24, 2011)

    2011ISCBrittniHamilton.jpgBrittni Hamilton of Vanderbilt and Kyle Barnes of Middle Tennessee claimed the titles at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships on Tuesday at AMF Euless Lanes in Euless, Texas..

    Hamilton (pictured left), the top seed after Monday's qualifying, swept Kara Bunting of Central Florida in the women's title match. Hamilton earned a bye into the third round and lost only one game in the best-of-five match-play format, going 9-1 en route to the title.

    "I was just really lined up both days," said Hamilton, a Team USA and Junior Team USA member. "I was playing a different part of the lane than pretty much everybody else. It just really worked for me. I felt comfortable in there."

    Hamilton won the 2010 USBC Junior Gold Championships and helped her team to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Women's Bowling Championships this season.

    "It means a lot, representing Vanderbilt, and I know it will mean a lot to them, too," Hamilton said of winning the ISC title. "To start off my summer like this is pretty awesome."

    2011ISCKyleBarnes.jpgBarnes (right), the No. 7 qualifier, had a bye into the second round and also went 9-1 in his first three matches to reach the title match against Jacob Kent of Robert Morris-Illinois. Barnes needed a strike on his first ball in the final frame of the deciding game and got it for the 3-2 victory.

    "When I left the 10 pin and that messenger came rolling across, the only thing I was hoping was that the pin in front of it didn't stop it," Barnes said. "But it hit it and knocked it right over and that was quite possibly the greatest feeling in the world."

    Barnes, who will graduate in December, did not bowl in college team this season. A first-team All-American at Pikeville in 2008, he had tried to qualify for the ISC in the past. So when friends from Vanderbilt said they were going to sectional qualifying, he decided to take a shot.

    "I had one year left to do it and thought I might as well use it," Barnes said. "The next thing you know, I qualify third, I'm here … man, this is such a great feeling."

    The 24 men and 16 women earned their way into the national tournament through four sectional qualifying events held in March.

     


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    2011 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships - Men's Match Play (best-of-five)


    First Round
    Jules Bridges, Florida State def. Kyle Turner, Kansas, 3-2
    223-189, 181-202, 186-194, 222-187, 219-140
    Matthew Anastasia, McKendree def. Josh McBride, Wichita State, 3-0
    188-170, 261-142, 175-140
    Jonathan Deuire, William Paterson def. Joseph Vrobel, Robert Morris-Illinois, 3-2
    225-230, 174-222, 247-199, 250-171, 227-184
    Jeremy Dixson, Saginaw Valley State def. Nicholas Sutherland, Davenport, 3-1
    238-157, 190-221, 192-190, 199-160
    Mikey Hill, Robert Morris-Illinois def. Josh Toth, Calumet College, 3-2
    181-191, 226-170, 215-247, 223-212, 247-224
    James Miller, William Penn def. Ted Chojecki, Erie Community College, 3-0
    234-169, 208-182, 205-179
    Todd Sigeti, Rochester Institute of Technology def. Mark Allen, Pikeville, 3-2
    173-204, 213-185, 217-148, 178-216, 233-174
    Kyle Calcote, Webber International def. Andy Soukup, Wisconsin-Madison, 3-0
    193-180, 223-212, 225-189

    Second Round
    Nick Davis, North Carolina State def. Bridges, 3-1
    200-165, 160-148, 147-175, 180-164
    Matthew Pope, Newman def. Anastasia, 3-2
    197-165, 200-193, 176-200, 219-247, 224-223
    Jacob Kent, Robert Morris-Illinois def. Deuire, 3-1
    187-135, 208-200, 203-210, 226-224
    Dixson def. Jayson Foote, Wright State, 3-0
    213-168, 221-193, 214-192
    Hill def. Geoffrey Young, Wichita State, 3.5-2.5
    214-212, 184-197, 171-243, 205-205, 230-202, 198-175
    Kyle Barnes, Middle Tennessee def. Miller 3-0
    232-197, 228-188, 237-166
    Aaron Lorincz, Schoolcraft def. Sigeti, 3-0
    273-172, 237-207, 220-204
    Calcote def. Brian Moore, Saginaw Valley State, 3.5-0.5
    193-180, 211-211, 170-150, 199-138

    Third Round
    Pope def. Davis, 3-1
    225-195, 172-182, 179-178, 70-165
    Kent def. Dixson, 3-0
    223-158, 258-215, 217-193
    Barnes def. Hill, 3-0
    234-124, 220-201, 217-175
    Calcote def. Lorincz, 3-1
    175-198, 220-161, 181-158, 193-173

    Semifinals
    Kent def. Pope, 3-1
    203-190, 190-202, 192-191, 213-204
    Barnes def. Calcote, 3-1
    149-198, 233-227, 200-198, 220-192

    Championship
    Barnes def. Kent, 3-2
    186-222, 191-181, 207-213, 213-150, 220-217)

     


    2011 USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships - Women's Match Play (best-of-five)


    First Round
    Nicole Bring, Fresno State def. Christine Gill, McKendree, 3-2
    187-184, 182-169, 165-167, 159-181, 186-170
    Katelyn Zwiefelhofer, Wisconsin-Whitewater def. Jillian McBride, Lindenwood, 3-0
    200-166, 215-212, 178-150
    Kristina Frahm, Maryland Eastern Shore def. Megan Buja, Maryland Eastern Shore, 3-1
    146-161, 223-193, 185-134, 212-194
    Maria Jose Rodriguez, Maryland Eastern Shore def. Kandis Garland, Northwestern Ohio, 3.5-2.5
    192-192, 189-223, 182-203, 212-118, 191-175, 177-158

    Second Round
    Danielle Locurto, Adelphi def. Gill, 3-1
    175-187, 192-169, 189-141, 200-165
    Jenn Boisselle, Central Florida def. Zwiefelhofer, 3-1
    222-153, 166-198, 190-167, 187-168
    Kim Yioulos, Pikeville def. Frahm, 3-2
    192-198, 203-181, 184-196, 192-176, 199-183
    Rodriguez def. Kristen Ruzicka, Midland, 3-2
    207-184, 166-187, 189-151, 177-194, 179-174

    Third Round
    Brittni Hamilton, Vanderbilt def. Locurto, 3-0
    221-210, 221-183, 248-156
    Jenny Petzoldt, Lindenwood def. Boisselle, 3-0
    228-186, 232-176, 213-206
    Alice Veenstra, Calumet College def. Yioulos, 3-1
    183-178, 189-182, 168-221, 204-158
    Kara Bunting, Central Florida def. Rodriguez, 3-2
    155-233, 199-204, 187-176, 181-175, 214-201

    Semifinals
    Hamilton def. Petzoldt, 3-1
    179-176, 190-213, 221-215, 256-172
    Bunting def. Veenstra, 3-1
    236-204, 202-203, 214-174, 180-141

    Championship
    Hamilton def. Bunting, 3-0
    218-176, 249-187, 225-192)

     


    USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships Winners


    Men
    2004 – Cory Simmons, Newman University
    2005 – P.J. Haggerty, CSU-Fresno
    2006 – Brian Valenta, Lindenwood
    2007 – Tim Pfeifer, Robert Morris University
    2008 – Dan Vick, Rochester Institute of Technology
    2009 – Adam Chase, St. John's University
    2010 – Christopher Bardol, Robert Morris-Illinois
    2011 – Kyle Barnes, Middle Tennessee

    Women
    2004 – Shannon Pluhowsky, University of Nebraska
    2005 – Bianca Montagnino, Newman University
    2006 – Olivia Sandham, Wichita State University
    2007 – Elysia Current, Wichita State University
    2008 – Jennifer Wright, Pikeville College
    2009 – Daniela Alvarado, Wichita State University
    2010 – Jenn Boisselle, Central Florida
    2011 – Brittni Hamilton, Vanderbilt