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Big Finish Propels Florida’s Kristopher Prather into Teen Masters’ Boys High School Division Lead

RENO, Nev. – Closing games of 244 and 257 propelled Kristopher Prather of Milton, Fla., into the second round qualifying lead in the Boys High School division of the 14th annual Teen Masters at the National Bowling Stadium Monday.

Prather, who was third after Sunday’s six games on a long lane condition, finished with a 12-game total of 2,511 pins after six more games on a shorter oil pattern Monday. He held a 14-pin lead over fellow Floridian Cory Misura of Largo, Fla.

“I knew I had to move back to the right,” Prather said of the strategic move he made for the final two games. “I was trying to stay focused and not get too aggravated. I had to bowl the best I could, make quality shots and have fun.

“I usually do better, and like bowling more, on the short patterns, but for some reason I just matched up better on the long yesterday.”

Prather, who will enroll as a freshman at Wichita State University this fall, is bowling in his fourth Teen Masters. He finished 11th in 2009.

In the Girls High School division, Thea Aspiras of Chesapeake, Va., retained her lead with a 2,519 total, racing away from second-place Natalie Goodman, O'Fallon, Ill., who finished 187 pins behind with a 2,332 total for 12 games.

“I enjoy bowling on both the long and short conditions, so it doesn’t matter to me what I bowl on,” the future Norfolk State University freshman said. “I relax and don’t over think what I’m bowling on. I just bowl. All of the conditions are hard so it doesn’t matter. I just think positive whenever I’m on the lanes. I’m here to win and no one is going to stop me.”

Aspiras came into the Teen Masters after a sixth-place finish in the United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships last week in Indianapolis.

Greg Young of Viera, Fla., took over the Boys 14-Under lead with 2,466 pins, 81 pins better than Jeffrey Juarez of East Meadow, N.Y. Chevelle Holstein of Sparks, Nev., was the Girls 14-Under leader with a 2,147 total, 38 pins ahead of Ashley Dunn of Palmdale, Calif.

Qualifying in the Teen Masters concludes Tuesday morning when the top one-third of the male bowlers and top one-third of the female bowlers bowl a third qualifying round on a “mixed” lane condition where one lane will use a short oil pattern and the other lane will use long oil. The top 32 High School and top 8 Under 14 players after 18 games – regardless of gender – will advance in the head-to-head single-elimination match play finals Tuesday afternoon. High School players will bowl seven-game matches; Under 14 players will bowl five-game matches.

In addition to competing for scholarship prizes, two top players from the Teen Masters will join two players selected from the Collegiate Masters in earning invitations to bowl alongside the best bowlers in the world in the 2010 PBA World Series of Bowling, Oct. 24-Nov. 6, at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

PBA.com’s Xtra Frame, a subscription-based on-line video streaming service, is providing live coverage of the match play eliminations Tuesday through Thursday. To enroll as an Xtra Frame subscriber, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame logo.

14TH ANNUAL TEEN MASTERS

National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., July 26

SECOND ROUND (AFTER 12 GAMES)

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

1, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 2,511. 2, Cory Misura, Largo, Fla., 2,497. 3, Matthew Farber, Plainview, N.Y., 2,493. 4, Zack Hattori, Las Vegas, 2,479. 5, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz, 2,472. 6, Adam Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,418. 7, Jimmy Ewell, Austin, Texas, 2,387. 8, Joshua Roca, Garden City Park, N.Y., 2,376. 9, John Patrick, St. Simons Island, Ga., 2,375. 10, Joseph Bowers, Carson City, Nev., 2,374.

11, McKenzie Eaton, Wyoming, Mich., 2,369. 12, Brandon Hott, Seminole, Fla., 2,360. 13, Ben Walk, Allen, Texas, 2,359. 14, Erik Zimmerman, Deer Park, N.Y., 2,348. 15, Bryant Ezell, Fayetteville, Ark., 2,342. 16, Mikey Preston, Oswego, Ill., 2,337. 17, A. J. Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,327. 18, David Lance, Merritt Island, Fla., 2,326. 19, Ryan Showalter, South Colby, Wash., 2,325. 20, Michael Peirce, Hastings, Neb., 2,313.

21, Kyle Anderson, Lockport, Ill., 2,301. 22, (tie) Corey Rogan, East Meadow, N.Y., and Brandon Rice, Belleville, Ill., 2,284. 24, Lance Ragland, Sunnyvale, Texas, 2,275. 25, Justin Knoelk, Lemont, Ill., 2,274. 26, Andrew Balta, Walford, Iowa, 2,272. 27, Tyler Liverman, Wake Forest, N.C., 2,269. 28, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2,266. 29, Maleeque Parker, Box Elder, S.D., 2,261. 30, Kevin Williams, Chesapeake, Va., 2,258.

31, Riley Dempsey, Avondale, Ariz., 2,249. 32, Joe Ayala, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., 2,245. 33, (tie) Wesley Edwards, Blue Springs, Mo., and Brian Crater, Hudson, Mich., 2,240. 35, (tie) Nick Spinelli, Wantagh, N.Y., and Dominick Savage, Missouri City, Texas, 2,239. 37, Austin KissInger, Lititz, Penn., 2,237. 38, Corbin Castor, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,226. 39, (tie) Jeff McCann, Waterloo, Iowa, and Taylor Coggins, Burleson, Texas, 2,207.

41, (tie) Justin Markillie, Palm Harbor, Fla., and Christopher Fort, Peachtree City, Ga., 2,201. 43, Sheldon Oliver, Oklahoma City, 2,193. 44, Austin Ruud, Brooklyn, Minn., 2,189. 45, Justin Tan, Flower Mound, Texas, 2,183. 46, (tie) Timothy Starkes, Lake Grove, N.Y., and Tyler Sadowski, Roselle, Ill., and Andy Peterson, Bellevue, Neb., 2,179. 49, Kayne Hibbard, Nampa, Idaho, 2,177. 50, Cody Lubacky, Boise, Idaho, 2,163.

51, Jaylen Ramirez, Oklahoma City, 2,162. 52, Justin Hammerstone, Lititz, Penn., 2,161. 53, Brandon Ulmer, Jacksonville, N.C., 2,146. 54, Benjamin Nabity, Lincoln, Neb., 2,142. 55, (tie) Corey Bayus, Struthers, Ohio, and Joe Scumaci, Chicago, 2,140. 57, Andrew Bowers, Clarksburg, W.Va., 2,133. 58, (tie) Michael Long, Big Rock, Ill., and Kyle Hunt, Savannah, Tenn., 2,132. 60, Joseph Robillard, Savage, Minn., 2,128.

61, Kevin Scholz, Grafton, Wis., 2,127. 62, Matt Allen, Riverside, Calif., 2,119. 63, Tyler Porter, Vancouver, Wash., 2,096. 64, Aaron Ohl, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2,095. 65, (tie) Michael Bukovsky Jr., Baldwin, N.Y., and Tyler Satter, Salem, Ore., 2,091. 67, Jimmy Reszke, Bolingbrook, Ill., 2,088. 68, Kevin Justin Viloria, Bayside, N.Y., 2,087. 69, Peter Mastrandrea, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 2,085. 70, Malcolm James, Woodbridge, Va., 2,081.

71, Joshua Ramon, San Antonio, Texas, 2,071. 72, Ryan Moats, Lincoln, Neb., 2,068. 73, Oscar Chan, Diamond Bar, Calif., 2,058. 74, Travis Davenport, Flower Mound, Texas, 2,042. 75, (tie) Brian Miller, Jamestown, Tenn., and Michael Hartman, Earlton, N.Y., 2,036. 77, Albert Williams, Prince George, Va., 2,031. 78, Perry Hall Jr., Oklahoma City, 2,026. 79, T. J. Besel, Yakima, Wash., 2,025. 80, Ethan LeBeau, Aberdeen, S.D., 2,011.

81, Jake Pauletto, McHenry, Ill., 1,998. 82, Matthew Miller, Ranchocucamonga, Calif., 1,996. 83, Zachary Zornes, Lincoln, Neb., 1,993. 84, Casey Gordon, Sanger, Texas, 1,992. 85, Gordon Stene, Belding, Mich., 1,985. 86, Cameron Brei, Juniata, Neb., 1,983. 87, (tie) Casey Jamrog, Bremerton, Wash., and Andrew Fenn, Elmont, N.Y., 1,981. 89, (tie) Skylar Pasta, Meridian, Idaho, and Brett Glenn, Springdale, Ark., 1,972.

91, Victor Ma, New York, 1,968. 92, Aaron Adams, Roselle, Ill., 1,967. 93, Ryan Nikolas, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,962. 94, Austin Shryock, Van Buren, Ark., 1,957. 95, Tommy Frost, O'Fallon, Ill., 1,948. 96, Joshua Girardot, Del City, Okla., 1,938. 97, Derek Dauel, York, Neb., 1,937. 98, Brandon Gifford, Boise, Idaho, 1,920. 99, Brandyn Cox, Petersburg, Vir., 1,919. 100, Charles Baker, Salineq, Mich., 1,918.

101, George Crenshaw, Rowlett, Texas, 1,916. 102, Tory Brown, Sugarland, Texas, 1,912.

103, Chris Wallace, Virginia Beach, Va., 1,909. 104, Ricky LaRue, Eufaula, Ala., 1,908. 105, Jake Hafermalz, Dawsonville, Ga., 1,907. 106, Zakary Egerton, Greenville, Texas, 1,899. 107, Kyle Layman, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,896. 108, Patrick Truly Jr., Brooklyn Park, Minn., 1,895. 109, Jason Ryan, Davie, Fla., 1,891. 110, Ryan Rohde, Hayden, Idaho, 1,888.

111, Michael Leatherwood, Bellaire, Texas, 1,860. 112, Daniel Cruz Jr., Denton, Texas, 1,853. 113, Luke Henderson, Nampa, Idaho, 1,843. 114, Leonardo Duran, Ozone Park, N.Y., 1,832. 115, Darren Stanley, Vancouver, Wash., 1,819. 116, Ryan Duncan, Meridian, Idaho, 1,816. 117, Tyler Emerick, Kennewick, Wash., 1,803. 118, Brandon Allgood, Lincoln, Neb., 1,786. 119, Ronald Zey, Jacksonville, N.C., 1,785. 120, Brian Kracht, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 1,773.

121, Michael Gallagher, Midland, Texas, 1,761. 122, David Celentano, East Meadow, N.Y., 1,747. 123, Jordon Croft, Middleton, Idaho, 1,743. 124, Matt Whitson, Bella Vista, Ark., 1,742. 125, Ryan Reitmayer, Lidenhurst, Ill., 1,723. 126, Thomas Calderone, Baldwin, N.Y., 1,686. 127, Kennon Riley, Kingwood, Texas, 1,679. 128, Calvin Ruppert, Witter, Ark., 1,610. 129, Luis Pineda, Brooklyn Center, Minn., 1,604. 130, John Peter Kaina, Reno, Nev., 1,579.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

1, Thea Aspiras, Chesapeake, Va., 2,519. 2, Natalie Goodman, O'Fallon, Ill., 2,332. 3, Allie Ijams, Flagstaff, Ariz., 2,286. 4, Katelyn Bullock, Brooklyn, Ark., 2,232. 5, Katelyn Simpson, Boise, Idaho, 2,231. 6, Caitlin Hofmann, Lockport, Ill., 2,227. 7, Morgan O'Brien, Lomira, Wis., 2,209. 8, Erica Schneider, Levittown, N.Y., 2,206. 9, Correen Lieber, Issaquah, Wash., 2,204. 10, Kimi Davidson, Azle, Texas, 2,198.

11, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 2,167. 12, Michelle Hunzaker, Cary, N.C., 2,166. 13, Alexa Anderson, Hudson, Fla., 2,158. 14, Becca Pratt, Troy, N.Y., 2,155. 15, Kaylee Magazine, Clearwater, Fla., 2,145. 16, Rachael Perrault, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,141. 17, Melanie Crawford, Allen, Texas, 2,138. 18, Karlie Loop, Menifee, Calif., 2,121. 19, Tara Lopez, Plano, Texas, 2,111. 20, Holly Zink, Port Jefferson, N.Y., 2,096.

21, Brittney Johnson, Schuler, Neb., 2,082. 22, (tie) Jennafer Mellott, Lauderhill, Fla., and Courtney Nikolas, Milwaukie, Ore., 2,077. 24, Rjani Kaya, Nampa, Idaho, 2,069. 25, Lisa Johnson, Broken Arrow, Okla., 2,059. 26, Brandi Stephens, Lahoma, Okla., 2,058. 27, Tasha Waterbury, Soldotna, Alaska, 2,057. 28, Lauren Johnson, Lincoln, Neb., 2,038. 29, Lauren Adams, Memphis, 2,035. 30, Ashley Crowder, Tamarac, Fla., 2,028.

31, Meraenda Kekahbah, North Platte, Neb., 2,020. 32, Jackie Flanagan, Lavaca, Ark., 2,019. 33, Nicole Lape, Rockford, Ill., 2,002. 34, Lisa Cummins, Allen, Texas, 1,999. 35, Taylor Bockhorn, Brenham, Texas, 1,996. 36, Jessica McCusker, Allen, Texas, 1,994. 37, Chelsey Purdum, Wyoming, Mich., 1,985. 38, Alexandra Schmieg, Plano, Texas, 1,971. 39, Destiny Velez, Hurst, Texas, 1,965. 40, Leah Champion, Janesville, Wis., 1,962.

41, Courtney Phillips, Spring, Texas, 1,946. 42, Stacey Tripp, Fort Meade, Md., 1,936. 43, Jessica Kowalski, Swansea, Ill., 1,928. 44, Nicole Burnett, Challis, Idaho, 1,895. 45, Andrea Guzman, Pasadena, Texas, 1,880. 46, Carly Phelps, Boise, Idaho, 1,861. 47, Brandice Canty, Baltimore, 1,860. 48, Maryann Swaney, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,850. 49, Courtney Fine, Klamath Falls, Ore., 1,849. 50, Emily Sutton, Port Orchard, Wash., 1,830.

51, Zulfiye Bademci, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,820. 52, Brandii Brady, Chester, Va., 1,776. 53, Meghan Wing, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,754. 54, Amanda Hagood, Flower Mound, Texas, 1,739. 55, Bethany Matlock, Fort Smith, Ark., 1,727. 56, Sarah Discepoli, Greensboro, N.C., 1,692. 57, Janae Gifford, Boise, Idaho, 1,514. 58, Alley Glenn, Springdale, Ark., 1,465.

BOYS UNDER 14

1, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 2,466. 2, Jeffrey Juarez, East Meadow, N.Y., 2,385. 3, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 2,244. 4, Brandon Soedarmasto, Levittown, N.Y., 2,225. 5, Kyle Stram, Grand Rapids, Minn., 2,161. 6, Pio Aspiras, Chesapeake, Va., 2,141. 7, Trevor Przepiora, Alvordton, Ohio, 2,136. 8, Ryan Harris, Wasco, Wash., 2,134. 9, Zach Johnson, Schuyler, Neb., 2,032. 10, Cameron Royes, Mansfield, Texas, 2,024.

11, Billy Goodman, O'Fallon, Ill., 2,012. 12, Adam Zimmerman, Deer Park, N.Y., 2,009. 13, Korey Zeller, Kennewick, Wash., 1,987. 14, Alex Denton, Waverly, Iowa, 1,952. 15, Bailey Mays, Wylie, Texas, 1,907. 16, Robert Kekahbah, North Platte, Neb., 1,903. 17, Anthony Dodge, North Bend, Neb., 1,893. 18, Pablo Cerda, Sunrise, Fla., 1,885. 19, Anthony Naujokas, Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., 1,853. 20, Austin Cooper, Greenville, Texas, 1,833.

21, Matthew Meacham, Merrillville, Ind., 1,799. 22, Frank Masone, Smithtown, N.Y., 1,689. 23, Spencer Waryas, Tulsa, Okla., 1,675. 24, Curtis Bell Jr., Brooklyn Center, Minn., 1,668. 25, Brandon Devlin, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,444.

GIRLS UNDER 14

1, Chevelle Holstein, Sparks, Nev., 2,147. 2, Ashley Dunn, Palmdale, Calif., 2,109. 3, Rebecca Gotterbarn, Garden City South, N.Y., 2,048. 4, Sierra Kanemoto, Dayton, Ohio, 2,022. 5, Daniele Roca, Garden City Park, N.Y., 1,976. 6, Taryn Gray, Greenville, Texas, 1,929. 7, Jessica Mellott, Lauderhill, Fla., 1,900. 8, Adel Wahner, Baytown, Texas, 1,877. 9, Krystina Nealon, Coral Springs, Fla., 1,822. 10, Kristina Genova, Elmont, N.Y., 1,738.

11, Kara Lieber, Issaquah, Wash., 1,719. 12, Jenna Coldiron, Cincinnati, 1,480. 13, Kaylee Lovett, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,280.