MISSY PARKIN LEADS AFTER OPENING ROUNDS AT 2022 PWBA TWIN CITIES OPEN

EAGAN, Minn. – Through 12 games of competition at the 2022 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Twin Cities Open on Friday, Missy Parkin of San Clemente, California, claimed the lead at Cedarvale Lanes.

The 13-time Team USA member and former United States Bowling Congress Queens champion rolled the high game of the day with a 289 and averaged 237.33 for a 2,848 total score to open up a 38-pin lead over her next closest competitor.

“I have a lot of good feelings in this building after finishing second last time we were here,” said Parkin. “I was able to play my A game most of the day and made a few adjustments during the second round to put together a really solid block.”

Maria José Rodriguez of Colombia is second with a 2,810 total, and Bryanna Coté of Tucson, Arizona, is third with 2,783.

Shannon O’Keefe of Belleville, Illinois, and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, round out the top five with 2,714 and 2,709, respectively.

The 78-player field was cut to the top 26 players after Friday’s second round, with Julia Bond of Aurora, Illinois, claiming the final spot with a 2,562 total, an average of 213.5.

Saturday’s third round will consist of an additional six games starting at 11 a.m. Eastern, with the top 12 returning to the lanes for one more six-game round to complete qualifying. The top five players, based on total pinfall for 24 games, will advance to the stepladder finals.

The stepladder will be Sunday at 5 p.m. Eastern and broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. The champion will earn $20,000.

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