EULESS, Texas - Anita Manns of Houston might have slowed her pace slightly during the second round of qualifying at the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Queens on Saturday, but she continues to lead the field.
Manns averaged 206 during the second round, and her 2,265 total after 10 games leads Diandra Asbaty of Chicago by 14 pins. Manns had games of 194, 178, 214, 207 and 237 during the morning block and was a little surprised she was able to hold onto the lead.
"I definitely thought the scores were going to be a lot higher on the last squad, but I know they were tough out there," Manns said. "So, I'm surprised (to be leading), but happy all at the same time."
Asbaty closed with a 247 game and has a 2,251 total, while Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., started the afternoon squad with games of 256 and 248 and is third with 2,242.
Lindsay Baker of Brigham City, Utah, averaged 231 on the morning squad to move from 19th to fourth with games of 247, 211, 223, 252 and 223 for a 2,236 total.
"I felt like I was doing the right things, tried to buckle down, make my spares, make good shots and it worked out today, so I'm excited," Baker said.
USBC Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg, who won Bowling's U.S. Women's Open last year, made an even bigger move. She averaged 242 in the second round to jump from 87th to 10th place at 2,153. She said her young son, Barrett, has been a little sick, and she finally was able to get a good night's sleep.
"No excuses, we were just more ready to bowl today," Hulsenberg said.
The 131-player field was cut to the top 64 after Saturday's second round. The remaining players will bowl five additional qualifying games on Sunday morning before the field is cut to the top 47, who will join defending champion Missy Parkin in the double-elimination match-play bracket, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday. The final five players will advance to the televised stepladder finals.
BOWL.com's BowlTV will have live coverage of the match-play rounds. The finals, which will be held at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, will be televised live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday.
For the 2012 USBC Queens, only 48 players advance to the bracket portion of the event with the top 16 players after qualifying receiving a first-round bye. The final two players in the winners bracket will be assured a spot on the television show, while the final three spots on the show will come from the contenders bracket.
The qualifying and match-play portions of the Queens are open to the public at no charge.
For more information and full results from the USBC Queens, visit BOWL.com/Queens.
2012 USBC QUEENS
AMF Euless Lanes in Euless, Texas
Qualifying - After Second Round (10 games)
1. Anita Manns, Houston, 2,265
2. Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,251
3. Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,242
4. Lindsay Baker, Brigham City, Utah, 2,236
5. Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,209
6. Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,204
7. Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., 2,194
8. Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,190
9. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 2,178
10. Leanne Hulsenberg, Roseville, Calif., 2,153
11. Tammy Turner, N. Ogden, Utah, 2,151
12. Olivia Sandham, Wichita, Kan., 2,145
13. Karin Ciesiolka, Harker Heights, Texas, 2,123
14. Sara Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,122
15. Jennifer Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 2,119
16. Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 2,119
17. Josie Earnest, Nashville, Tenn., 2,116
18. Brittni Hamilton, Webster, N.Y., 2,115
19. Amy Stolz, Lone Tree, Colo., 2,113
20. Sandra Andersson, Sweden, 2,106
21. Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., 2,103
22. Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,102
23. Sandi Charles, Nolanville, Texas, 2,100
24. Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,098
25. Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,097
26. Katherine Lanehart, Eagle River, Ark., 2,095
27. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 2,093
28. Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,086
29. Kayla Bandy, Pikeville, Ky., 2,083
30. Kim Terrell-Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,082
31. Kristy Coles, Kearns, Utah, 2,080
32. Rachel Perez, Maumelle, Ark., 2,076
33. Terysa Wojnar, Chicago, 2,070
34. Rocio Restrepo, Arlington, Texas, 2,069
35. Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,068
36. April Ellis, Arlington, Texas, 2,067
37. Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,056
38. Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,054
39. Nicole Burke, Angola, Ind., 2,047
40. Genie Franklin, Frisco, Texas, 2,046
41. Elizabeth Sienicki, Mansfield, Texas, 2,042
42. Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 2,042
43. Danielle Knittle, State College, Pa., 2,040
44. Melissa Brownie, Pendleton, Ky., 2,033
45. Tennelle Milligan, Arlington, Texas, 2,030
46. Mariana Ayala, Bedford, Texas, 2,030
47. Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,030
48. Emily Maier, Grapevine, Texas, 2,028
49. Jacqui Reese, Roseto, Pa., 2,027
50. Shauna Shannon, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,027
51. Jessica Baker, Wichita, Kan., 2,026
52. Lisa Noor, Mound, Minn., 2,025
53. Stephanie Brownie, Louisville, Ky., 2,022
54. Teri Haefke, Austintown, Ohio, 2,018
55. Joanne Allebrook, England, 1,999
56. Jenny Brown, Deland, Fla., 1,995
57. Tina Stickney, Phoenix, Ariz., 1,992
58. Kristin Warzinski, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,992
59. Juliana Franco, Plano, Texas, 1,987
60. Kathleen Weissman, Fair Lawn, N.J., 1,981
61. Brittani Scuggs-Barber, Pikeville, Ky., 1,978
62. Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 1,976
63. Michelle Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,976
64. Erleen Banks-Rodgers, Chicago, 1,975
Did not advance
65. Christina Kinney, Las Vegas, 1,970
66. Lisa Beeksma, Pensacola, Fla., 1,968
67. Paula Vidad, Sun City, Calif., 1,965
68. Lori Eskew, Hillsboro, Ore., 1,963
69. Jennifer Dovers, Sierra Vista, Ariz., 1,962
70. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 1,960
71. Paola Gomez, Weston, Fla., 1,955
72. Kerry Moreland, Houston, 1,952
73. Shanice Clark, Kansas City, Mo., 1,949
74. Kiara Grant, Austin, Texas, 1,939
75. Meiling Billingsley, Lees Summit, Mo., 1,937