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Two Europeans Take Lead in U.S. Women's Open Bowling Match Play

erity Crawley Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA)
Verity Crawley | Credit: Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA)

Verity Crawley of England has surged ahead after the first round of match play at the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) U.S. Women's Open bowling event in Indianapolis. The tournament, which began with 108 bowlers, now features 24 contenders, with Crawley now as the frontrunner.

Crawley currently holds a 49-pin lead over Latvia's Diana Zavjalova, who set tournament's new eight-game qualifying record last week, securing the top seed position heading into today's next final two rounds of match play.

The competition continues with another 16 games of match play on Monday, as bowlers vie for spots in the live TV finals on Tuesday at 1 a.m. CET on CBS Sports Network. All rounds leading up to the fina

ls can be streamed live on BowlTV.

U.S. Women's Open Top 5 Standings (after Match Play Round 1):
  1. Verity Crawley (England)

  2. Diana Zavjalova (Latvia)

  3. Kelly Kulick (USA)

  4. Crystal Elliott (USA)

  5. Jordan Richard (USA)

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