DOYLE, DUNN PACE TEEN MASTERS GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALISTS
Jul 13, 2012
WICKLIFFE, Ohio (July 12, 2012) – Teenage sensation Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., and former 14-Under champion Ashley Dunn of Palmdale, Calif., will lead the fields of four boys and four girls who will bowl in the 15th annual Teen Masters Grand Championships Aug. 5-8 inside Vanderbilt Hall in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.
Doyle, a Junior Team USA member who became the youngest “casher” in U.S. Open history earlier this year at age 14, won 13 of his 16 matches and posted a 34-game total of 7,303 pins, including match play bonus pins, to lead qualifying in the High School Boys division of the Teen Masters at Freeway Lanes in suburban Cleveland.
The other four boys who will advance to the Grand Championship finals along with Doyle are Jacob Ettinger, Lafaytee, Colo.; Greg Young, Viera, Fla., and Aaron Yuratovich, Olathe, Kan.
Dunn, two years removed from her 14-Under Teen Masters age group title in Reno, Nev., posted a 10-6 match play record and knocked down a total of 6,745 pins to lead the High School Girls qualifiers. Haley Rubin of Brandon, S.D., was second, 14 pins behind. Also advancing to the Grand Championships will be
Jessica Davies, Cape Coral, Fla., and Melanie Hannon, Cheektowaga, N.Y. Hannon claimed the final spot in the Grand Championships by 13 pins over defending Teen Masters High School Girls division champion Rachel Vaughn of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The Teen Masters Grand Championships will be webcast live on PBA.com’s Xtra Frame, a subscription-based on-line video streaming service, Aug. 6-8. To enroll as an Xtra Frame subscriber, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame logo.
Also on Thursday, David Daniels of Sebring, Fla., defeated Tyler Zogg of Chesapeake, Va., 143-172, 199-186, 212-203, to win the best-of-three-game championship match in the Boys 14-Under division. Adel Wahner of Las Cruces, N.Y., won the Girls 14-Under title, defeating Bailey Palmer of Ottumwa, Iowa, 193-158, 220-159.
The Teen Masters, originated by Killer “B” Promotions founder Gary Beck, is a unique youth tournament, testing player skills on a combination of long- and short-oiled lane conditions as well as bowling equipment limitations which require players to make adjustments in their techniques rather than relying on ball technology. Each competitor will be allowed to use two Ebonite bowling balls. More than 170 youth bowlers will compete for more than $100,000 in scholarship money.
15TH ANNUAL TEEN MASTERS QUALIFYING
Freeway Lanes, Wickliffe, Ohio, July 12
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
Final Match Play Standings (after 34 games, including match play bonus pins; top four advance to Teen Masters Grand Championships)
1, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 13-3, 7,303.
2, Jacob Ettinger, Lafaytee, Colo., 11-5, 12-4, 7,053.
3, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 11-5, 6,932.
4, Aaron Yuratovich, Olathe, Kan., 10-6, 6,920.
Did not advance:
5, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 9-7, 6,886.
6, Chad Mee, Hamburg, N.Y., 7-9, 6,885.
7, Andrew Bonin, Greenwood, Ark., 8-8, 6,776.
8, Trevor Baumgartner, Topeka, Kan., 8-8, 6,728.
9, Livio Bolzon, Chicago, 7-9, 6,694.
10, Bryant Ezell, Fayetteville, Ark., 7-9, 6,632.
11, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 6-10, 6,581.
12, Brian Guillen, Brooklyn, N.Y., 5-11, 6,567.
13, Jeff McCann, Waterloo, Iowa, 6-10, 6,525.
14, Jorge Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, 7-9, 6,487.
15, Christopher Fort, Peachtree City, Ga., 6-10, 6,440.
16, Freddy Rosa, Puerto Rico, 8-8, 6,405.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
Final Match Play Standings (after 34 games, including match play bonus pins; top four advance to Teen Masters Grand Championships, Aug. 4-6, Grand Central Terminal, New York City)
1, Ashley Dunn, Palmdale, Calif., 10-6, 6,745.
2, Haley Rubin, Brandon, S.D., 12-4, 6,731.
3, Jessica Davies, Cape Coral, Fla., 13-3, 6,628.
4, Melanie Hannon, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 9-6-1, 6,563.
Did not advance:
5, Rachel Vaughn, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 10-6, 6,550.
6, Sierra Kanemoto, Dayton, Ohio, 8-8, 6,310.
7, Jessica Kowalski, Swansea, Ill., 8-8, 6,245.
8, Rijani Kaya, Caldwell, Idaho, 7-9, 6,040.
9, Bethany Duchowny, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 9-7, 5,983.
10, Shelby Miller, Klamath Falls, Ore., 5-10-1, 5,950.
11, Kara Saulsbery, Hartstown, Pa., 7-8-1, 5,932.
12, Brittany Hartzler, Smithville, Ohio, 7-9, 5,927.
13, Erika Pimentel, Northlake, Ill., 7-9, 5,926.
14, Carly Phelps, Boise, Idaho, 5-11, 5,807.
15, Jayna Tartaglia, Rye Brook, N.Y., 5-10-1, 5,797.
16, Mikayla Cook, Binghampton, N.Y., withdrew.
Championship (best of three games): David Daniels, Sebring, Fla., def. Tyler Zogg, Chesapeake, Va., 143-172, 199-186, 212-203.
Championship (best of three games): Adel Wahner, Las Cruces, N.Y., def. Bailey Palmer, Ottumwa, Iowa, 193-158, 220-159.
About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is an organization of more than 3,800 of the best bowlers from 13 countries who compete in PBA Tour, Regional and Senior Tour events. Nearly one million ESPN viewers watch PBA Tour on Sundays during the tour season and thousands watch PBA activities online by using PBA’s video streaming service, Xtra Frame. PBA sponsors include Bayer, Brunswick, Budweiser, GEICO, Alka-Seltzer Plus, Pepsi-Cola and the United States Bowling Congress, among others. For more information, log on to www.pba.com.
About the Teen Masters:
Started in 1997, the Teen Masters is America’s longest running national championship for youth bowlers and will surpass $1 million in total scholarship awards in 2010. The Teen Masters is owned and operated by Killer ‘B’ Promotions and is proud to be sponsored by the #1 brands in bowling: Dexter Shoe Company, Ebonite International and Kegel. For more information, log on to TeenMastersBowling.com.
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