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Hamilton, Barnes capture ISC titles

Terry Bigham
USBC Communications
Published: May 24, 2011 | Bowl.com
BrittniHamiltonISCInsideBrittni 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, 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."

Barnes, 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 collegiately 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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USBC INTERCOLLEGIATE SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
(At AMF Euless Lanes, Euless, Texas)
Tuesday's match play (best-of-5 games)

MEN'S RESULTS
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).

WOMEN'S RESULTS
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)

Third 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 

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