Kulick Finishes 5th in 2016 PWBA Las Vegas Open
May 1, 2016 Share

Kulick Finishes 5th in 2016 PWBA Las Vegas Open

Kulick narrowly missed the televised finals of the PWBA Las Vegas Open at Texas Station in Las Vegas.

The opening matches in the group stepladder saw PWBA spokesperson Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey best Singapore’s Jazreel Tan, 239-193. In the next match, Kulick had the opportunity to throw three strikes in the 10th frame to shut out PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, but left the 2-4-8-10 split on her first shot and was unable to convert. Johnson advanced by covering the 10 pin and delivering a strike on her fill ball for a 215-205 win. Kulick received $2,100 for her 5th place finish.

Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, rolled through round-robin match play Sunday to capture the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Las Vegas Open.

Mexico’s Sandra Gongora earned the 2nd seed after firing a 275 game in the position round against reigning PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, to edge her by six pins with 5,453, including bonus pins. Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, OH earned the fourth seed by defeating Hui Fen New from Singapore, 216-189 in the final match play round.

The stepladder finals of the PWBA Las Vegas Open, the opening event of the 2016 season, will be taped May 26 at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas and will air Tuesday, June 7 on CBS Sports Network.

For complete results go to PWBA.com.