Ebonite’s Kelly Kulick Wins 2007 USBC Queens
May 03, 2007
HOPKINSVILLE, KY - Fresh off a busy year competing on the PBA Tour as the first woman to earn a full season exemption, Ebonite staff player Kelly Kulick earned the top spot as the 2007 UBSC Queens Champion. Kulick defeated Diandra Asbaty, 192-143, at AMF Carolina Lanes on Wednesday, May 2.
“I’ve worked very hard at my game for a long time,” Kulick told the USBC after the win. “I’ve had a full year of practice and that was a big time advantage. After the year that I’ve had, this is the icing on the cake. This is the big blowout of the candle.”
During the final match, Asbaty left a spilt in both the eighth and ninth frames. Kulick, using the Ebonite Total NV, followed with two strikes and secured the lead. On the way to the title, Kulick defeated three-time Queens champion Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., and then knocked off Kristal Scott of Lawrence, Kan., in the semifinal. In the opening match, Macpherson advanced by defeating Team USA’s Shannon O’Keefe of Rochester, N.Y.
Kulick took home $30,000 and a Queens tiara, pendant and crystal trophy for the win. Asbaty earned $18,000 for second.
The USBC Queens, which is presented by Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus, featured a field of 344 of the top female bowlers in the world competing for a total prize fund of $200,000. The event will be rebroadcast on ESPN at 1 p.m. on May 20.
For more information on the USBC Queens, visit www.bowl.com.
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