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Sandelin leads at 2013 Senior U.S. Women's Open

Matt Cannizzaro
USBC Communications
Published: July 23, 2013 | Bowl.com
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Results: After match play

COLUMBUS, Ohio - United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla., will have a shot at redemption Wednesday when she bowls for the title at the 2013 Senior U.S. Women's Open presented by BPAA and Storm.

Sandelin, the runner-up at last year's event, maintained her lead through three rounds of qualifying this week at Sequoia Pro Bowl and posted a 7-1 match-play record Tuesday to secure the top seed for the stepladder finals with a 26-game pinfall total of 5,758 (including bonus pins).

The former Team USA member and 2007 USBC Senior Queens champion averaged 213.38 this week, nearly 10 pins higher than Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif., who went 3-4-1 in match play but moved into the second spot with a 5,413 total. USBC Hall of Famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., is third with 5,327, and Kristy Whitcher of Belfair, Wash., held onto the final spot by just three pins with 5,266.

The Senior U.S. Women's Open is the second leg of the Senior Women's Triple Crown presented by The Orleans, which includes the National Golden Ladies Classic, won by Johnson in March, and the Senior Queens, which will take place at the International Bowling Campus from October 24-29.

Wednesday's stepladder competition at Sequoia Pro Bowl will begin at 2 p.m. EDT.

For more information on the Senior U.S. Women's Open, visit BowlingsUSOpen.com.

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