Three European bowling players made it to the top 12 at the PWBA Grand Rapids Classic at Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, MI. Dasha Kovalova leads qualifying with 2783 total in 12 games.
Birgit Noreiks of Germany was second with 2739, Verity Crawley of England was sixth with 2609, while Latvian Diana Zavjalova was eleventh with 2573 to follow next among advancing European players in the standings.
The top 12 athletes advanced to match play at the Grand Rapids Classic, which includes two six-game match-play rounds and gets underway Friday at 3 p.m. CET.
The five competitors for Friday's stepladder finals will be determined by total pinfall, which includes bonus pins for match-play victories.