Liz Johnson paces Squad B after second round at 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open


    2011 U.S. Women's Open

    Venezuela's Patricia De Faria shoots fifth perfect game

    20110327LizJohnson.jpg2011USWOShannonOKeefe.jpgTeam USA member Liz Johnson (pictured left) paced a field of 92 bowlers after Squad B has completed the second round of qualifying the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open Sunday morning at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas.

    Starting the day in fifth place with 1919 the two-time U.S. Open champion (1996 and 2007) added averaged 235.75 in the second round to add 1886 pins for 3805 total and an overall average of 237.81. Johnson leads fellow Team USA member, Shannon O'Keefe (right), by 91 pins.

    The 2007 Women's World Championships gold medalist in Singles, who was third after day one with 1957, managed 1757 today for 3714 or an average of 232.13 for 16 games. Long-time Team USA member Diandra Asbaty, who had one of four 300 games yesterday, used a 1753 to sit in third place with 3647.

    Former Team USA member Kristal Wilson was just seven pins behind Johnson today with 1879 to jump into fourth place in Squad B with 3634.

    2011USWOKamillaKjeldsen.jpg2011EBT04MaiGingeJensen.jpgPlaces five and six belong to Korean bowlers, Kim Seul Ki and Kim Chun Hee, who totaled 3596 and 3591. Seul Ki had a 1793 series and overtook Chun Hee, who mustered up 1767. Mai Ginge Jensen (left), currently the No. 1 in the European rankings, used an 1827 series to leap into seventh place with 3557.

    Jennifer Higgins was eighth with 3547 and is followed by Char Hammel in ninth with 3543 and Roxanne George, all United States, in tenth with 3539. Three-Time European Bowling Tour Masters champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (right) bowled two consistent series (1767 and 1771) to sit in 11th place with 3538.

    2011USWOSaraVargasPaolaGomez2.jpgColombia's Paola Gomez (on the right with compatriot Sara Vargas, who had a 300 game yesterday) is two pins behind Kjeldsen in 12th place with 3536. Collegiate standout Kristina Frahm is another two pins behind Gomez in 13th place with 3536.

    Venezuelan national team member Patricia De Faria, who was 44th after Saturday with 1767, struggled in round two and suffered four sup-par games (based on a 200 average) and three games of 203, 209 and 217 but closed out her series with a bang by rolling the fifth perfecto of the Open and the first of her career. De Faria finished with 1668 to sit in 25th place of the squad with 3435 total.

    Squad C started its second round at noon and Squad A will conclude day two qualifying at 4 pm.

    2011USWOLogo.jpg Qualifying runs from Saturday through Monday (eight-game blocks each) and is followed by the Rounds of 32 and 16 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The top five players will determine the champion in a stepladder final on June 30 to be staged on the biggest stage possible for their sport: the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and host of Super Bowl XLV.

    The show will be broadcast on ESPN2's "Best and the Brightest," Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. ET.

    The 2ß11 U.S. Women's Open will offer total prize fund of $200.000 based on 300 entries. The tournament winner will receive a $50,000 purse. The runner-up gets $25,000, third place is worth $15,000, the fourth-place finisher takes $12,500 while the fifth-place finisher garners $10,000. If a competitor in the championship match rolls a 300, she will win $1 million.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will cover the Open live from Texas commencing on Sunday, June 26 all the way through to the arena finals on Thursday evening. will have live streaming of all rounds leading up to the ESPN2 televised finals,



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    Qualifying Round Two - Standings after 16 Games (Squad B only)

    300 Games (5) - Lisanne Breeschoten, Diandra Asbaty, Sara Vargas, Josie Earnest, Patricia De Faria.