Colombia takes trios lead at World Women's Championships
Jul 31--Colombia's Clara Guerrero battled through a difficult transition during her third game of trios at the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women's Championships on Thursday and was able to get back on track in time to finish with six consecutive strikes and help her team into the overall lead.
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Guerrero opened with games of 257 and 276, but started to struggle as the lanes changed. After a couple of wrong adjustments, she regained her rhythm and finished with 202 for 735 series and helped her team to a 1,960 total.
"The first two games, I was throwing it a lot more left to right than I like, but it was working, so I didn't want to change anything," Guerrero said. "I knew my transition was going to be hard, and the last pair ended up being a lot tighter, so it confused me a little bit. We feel pretty good right now, and we're looking forward to tomorrow. We struggled a little bit on the fresh on the other pattern, but we're going to learn from what happened yesterday and come out and make good shots. If it's meant to happen for us, it will."
Team USA's Stefanie Nation, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Liz Johnson, who were the opening-squad leaders, now are second with 1,942. Korea is third with 1,930, and Denmark is fourth with 1,929. The other Team USA team (Lynda Barnes, Wendy Macpherson and Kim Terrell-Kearney) is 21st with 1,816.
Nation, a five-time member of Team USA, was back in her comfort zone on the tournament's short pattern (WTBA Stockholm, 34 feet) Thursday and posted a 688 series to lead Team USA to games of 634, 617 and 691.
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