Boomershine continues strong at 2017 USBC Queens

  • 19 May 2017
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Boomershine continues strong at 2017 USBC Queens

BATON ROUGE, La. - Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, maintained her spot at the top of the standings after the second round of qualifying at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens.

After pacing Thursday's opening round with a 1,213 total, Boomershine added games of 234, 222, 237, 248 and 192 for a 1,133 total Friday at the Raising Cane's River Center, giving her a 10-game total of 2,346, a 234.6 average.

Friday's round was the first opportunity for Boomershine to combat the tournament's fresh 41-foot lane condition after averaging more than 242 on the burn Thursday.

"The fresh was similar to practice, but maybe a little tighter," said Boomershine, who finished tied for ninth place at the 2016 USBC Queens in Las Vegas. "I knew what equipment I wanted to use from practice, and I was able to stick with the same ball until the fifth game. My game plan was the same as yesterday - stay smooth and slow and make the best shots I could. I wasn't trying to lead, but trying to find a good look, and I was able to do that. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to continue to make good shots and get some ideas for match play."

Team USA's Josie Earnest-Barnes of Nashville, Tennessee, is in second place with 2,298, and 2011 Queens champion Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, is third with 2,221. Jamie Martin of Omaha, Nebraska, and Daria Kovalova of Wichita, Kansas, rounded out the top five with scores of 2,217 and 2,197, respectively.

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore is tied for 56th place after two rounds with a 2,024 total. Lim is guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket, but bowling qualifying will give her a chance to improve her seeding.

All competitors will return to the River Center on Saturday for the final round of qualifying, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. Each player will bowl 15 games over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join Lim in match play.

The match-play bracket will feature three-game matches, with total pinfall determining who advances. The five players who make their way through the bracket will advance to the stepladder finals, which will air on CBS Sports Network on May 23 at 10 p.m. Eastern, and have the chance to take home the top prize of $20,000.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

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