Korea, Sweden Lead WWC Singles After Qualifying Round

LAS VEGAS, August 23, 2019 – A surprise ending made the World Bowling Women’s Championship very exciting for the fans at the South Point Bowling Plaza Saturday afternoon. Nayoung Lee of Korea rolled a big 289 in the final game to become the leader of the top four in qualifying for the Semi-Final round that will roll Thursday, August 29.

Sweden’s Sandra Andersson also rolled a big final game of 267 to jump into the second spot ahead of two Team USA players, Shannon O’Keefe and Danielle McEwan.

“The pin action was not very good for me for the first four games, so I talked with my coach and we switched to a polished ball and it carried much better,” said Lee. “Lee rolled games of 237, 221, 204, and 223 before the ball change. Her final two games with the new ball were 236 and a huge 289 to finish and take the lead.

“My coaches reminded me that I am a good player and I should just bowl with confidence,” added Lee. She shared that she has some experience bowling on television in Korea and is looking forward to the televised finals on Thursday.

In the Semi-Final, Lee will bowl #4 seed McEwan and Anderson will square off against #3 seed O’Keefe in the first game. The two winners will then bowl each other for the WWC Singles title.

Doubles competition gets underway on Sunday here at the South Point Arena, with two squads bowling at 9:00am and 1:45pm.

Where to watch the World Bowling Women’s Championships:

Qualifying broadcast: www.dailymotion.com/world_bowling

Live scoring: Lanetalk App

Social: @worldbowling #WBWC2019

Event website for results & schedule: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/

About the World Bowling Women’s Championships: The World Bowling Women’s Championships is bowling’s most prestigious event for women athletes. This championship takes place from 23 – 30th of August 2019. The best female bowlers from around the world will compete in singles, doubles, trios, all events, team of five and masters.

About World Bowling: World Bowling is the governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling and heads 114 national federations from five confederations.  Bowling is played in the Asian Games, the Pan American Games and The World Games. 

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