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Top Seed Prather Among Those Advancing to Round of 16 in 14th Teen Masters

Kamron Doyle also among those advancing to Round of 16

Top seed Kristopher Prather of Milton, Fla., went 4-0 in his best-of-seven- game match Tuesday to join 15 others who advanced to the Round of 16 of the boys high school division in the 14th annual Teen Masters at the National Bowling Stadium.

Prather, who led through three rounds of qualifying, defeated No. 32 seed Christopher Fort of Peachtree City, Ga., 213-155, 183-158, 217-174 and 201-190.

Prather, who will be entering his freshman year at Wichita State University this fall, is competing in his fourth Teen Masters with a previous best finish of 11th in 2009.

Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., also bowling in the high school division and who earlier this summer cashed in a PBA regional tournament to become the youngest bowler to accomplish the feat at age 12, also advanced winning his match 4-3 after being down 3-1 at one point.

“I knew I had to bowl amazing and I had to give it my all and give it the best I could,” Doyle said. “He (Joshua) didn’t miss much so I had to bowl the best I could.

“If I’m going to keep going, I’m going to have to make better shots tomorrow, make my spares and not split as much as I did today. I was pulling it a lot which was causing me to leave splits. I can’t do that tomorrow.”

In the Girls High School division, Thea Aspiras of Chesapeake, Va., held on to her qualifying lead after 18 games and will be the top seeded player in her division when the seven-game, single-elimination match play competition gets underway Wednesday. She averaged 205 during qualifying to finish with a 3,696 pinfall total, 276 pins ahead of second-place Caitlin Hofmann of Lockport, Ill.

“I did alright today,” the incoming Norfolk State University freshman said. “I definitely could have done better. I was hitting the pocket all day but I wasn’t carrying. I’m happy and satisfied with how I’ve bowled so far and I’m looking forward to match play. Match play is mind-boggling for opponents, but it’s fun. Match play brings the best out of me.”

Greg Young, Viera, Fla., topped the Boys 14-Under Division with 3,606 qualifying pins. Jeffrey Juarez of East Meadow, N.Y., was second with 3,435 pins. Ashley Dunn of Palmdale, Calif., led the Girls 14-Under group with a 3,222 total, 110 pins ahead of Chevelle Holstein of Sparks, Nev.

The 16 surviving boys and top 16 girls in the High School division along with the eight boys and four girls in the 14-Under division will bowl head-to-head single-elimination match play competition Wednesday. High School players, who bowl seven-game matches, and the 14-Under division, which involves five-game matches, will bowl their final rounds on Thursday.

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 elimination rounds Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Pacific, plus the Boys and Girls 14-Under finals at noon Thursday followed by the Boys and Girls High School semifinal round at 2 p.m. and championship matches at 6 p.m. 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 27

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Round of 32 (best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play)

#1 Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., def. #32 Christopher Fort, Peachtree City, Ga., 4-0 (213-155, 183-158, 217-174, 201-190).

#17 Corey Rogan, East Meadow, N.Y., def. #16 Ben Walk, Allen, Texas, 4-1 (198-183, 173-157, 222-223, 224-187, 212-179).

#24 Austin Kissinger, Lititz, Pa., def. #9 Michael Peirce, Hastings, Neb., 4-2 (150-178, 176-154, 166-234, 224-194, 207-190, 184-156).

#8 Jimmy Ewell, Austin, Texas, def. #25 Wesley Edwards, Blue Springs, Mo., 4-1 (168-247, 197-163, 197-168, 182-158, 198-154).

#28 Riley Dempsey, Avondale, Ariz., def. #5 Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 4-3 (221-203, 171-178, 232-215, 195-234, 163-201, 234-228, 238-186).

#12 John Patrick, St. Simons Island, Ga., def. #21 Mikey Preston, Oswego, Ill., 4-2 (196-200, 164-215, 181-160, 227-226, 184-173, 237-196).

#13 McKenzie Eaton, Wyoming, Mich., def. #20 David Lance, Merritt Island, Fla., 4-0 (168-167, 249-183, 203-172, 173-168).

#4 Cory Misura, Largo, Fla., def. #29 Andrew Balta, Walford, Iowa, 4-3 (171-236, 157-189, 192-158, 195-161, 182-184, 226-148, 222-191).

#31 Taylor Coggins, Burleson, Texas, def. #2 Matthew Farber, Plainview, N.Y., 4-3 (181-222, 191-128, 191-224, 192-130, 197-199, 246-223, 176-162).

#18 Tyler Liverman, Wake Forest, N.C., def. #15 Brandon Hott, Seminole, Fla., 4-2 (201-210, 230-198, 199-233, 200-193, 222-164, 212-146).

#23 Lance Ragland, Sunnyvale, Texas, def. #10 Kyle Anderson, Lockport, Ill., 4-3 (208-243, 209-195, 177-169, 203-242, 180-205, 235-189, 201-177).

#7 A. J. Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, def. #26 Brian Crater, Hudson, Mich., 4-0 (170-135, 160-150, 201-195, 215-162).

#27 Erik Zimmerman, Deer Park, N.Y., def. #6 Adam "A.J." Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 4-2 (182-203, 195-149, 218-214, 197-161, 168-221, 166-150).

#11 Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., def. #22 Joshua Roca, Garden City Park, N.Y., 4-3 (169-176, 206-185, 170-189, 159-168, 194-188, 176-156, 188-178).

#14 Joseph Bowers, Carson City, Nev., def. #19 Joe Ayala, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., 4-1 (195-151, 211-195, 176-187, 163-129, 199-173).

#3 Zack Hattori, Las Vegas, def. #30 Bryant Ezell, Fayetteville, Ark., 4-0 (212-192, 201-172, 195-189, 222-139).

Failed to advance (after 18 games)

33, Justin Knoelk, Lemont, Ill., 3,326.
34, Jeff McCann, Waterloo, Iowa, 3,321.
35, Maleeque Parker, Box Elder, S.D., 3,303.
36, Justin Markillie, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3,280.
37, Corbin Castor, Clarksville, Tenn., 3,272.
38, Ryan Showalter, South Colby, Wash., 3,271.
39, Dominick Savage, Missouri City, Texas, 3,255.
40, Kevin Williams, Chesapeake, Va., 3,243.
41, Brandon Rice, Belleville, Ill., 3,222.
42, Austin Ruud, Brooklyn, Minn., 3,214.
43, Sheldon Oliver, Oklahoma City, 3,207.
44, Nick Spinelli, Wantagh, N.Y., 3,193.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Third Round (after 18 games; top 16 advance to best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play)

1, Thea Aspiras, Chesapeake, Va., 3,696.
2, Caitlin Hofmann, Lockport, Ill., 3,420.
3, Allie Ijams, Flagstaff, Ariz., 3,409.
4, Morgan O'Brien, Lomira, Wis., 3,371.
5, Natalie Goodman, O'Fallon, Ill, 3,370.
6, Kimi Davidson, Azle, Texas, 3,367.
7, Katelyn Simpson, Boise, Idaho, 3,349.
8, Correen Lieber, Issaquah, Wash., 3,337.
9, Katelyn Bullock, Brooklyn, Ark., 3,294.
10, Erica Schneider, Levittown, N.Y., 3,270.
11, Kaylee Magazine, Clearwater, Fla., 3,259.
12, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 3,245.
13, Melanie Crawford, Allen, Texas, 3,234.
14, Holly Zink, Port Jefferson, N.Y., 3,229.
15, Tara Lopez, Plano, Texas, 3,203.
16, Alexa Anderson, Hudson, Fla., 3,190.

Failed to advance (after 18 games)

17, Becca Pratt, Troy, N.Y., 3,182.
18, Karlie Loop, Menifee, Calif., 3,161.
19, Michelle Hunzaker, Cary, N.C., 3,141.
20, Rachael Perrault, Clarksville, Tenn., 3,128.

BOYS 14-UNDER DIVISION

ROUND OF 8 (best-of-five-game, single-elimination match play)

#1 Greg Young, Viera, Fla., def. #8 Ryan Harris, Wasco, Wash., 3-0 (213-142, 247-141, 190-157)

#4 Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., def. #5 Kyle Stram, Grand Rapids, Minn., 3-0 (192-156, 236-184, 210-164)

#2 Jeffrey Juarez, East Meadow, N.Y., def. #7 Pio Aspiras, Chesapeake, Va., 3-1 (164-199, 210-190, 173-160, 172-146)

#3 Brandon Soedarmasto, Levittown, N.Y., def. #6 Trevor Przepiora, Alvordton, Ohio, 3-1 (175-146, 140-150, 211-142, 183-144)

Failed to advance (after 18 games)

9, Zach Johnson, Schuyler, Neb., 3,088.

GIRLS 14-UNDER DIVISION

Third Round (after 18 games, top 4 advance to best-of-five-game, single-elimination match play)

1, Ashley Dunn, Palmdale, Calif., 3,222.
2, Chevelle Holstein, Sparks, Nev., 3,112.
3, Rebecca Gotterbarn, Garden City South, N.Y., 3,047.
4, Sierra Kanemoto, Dayton, Ohio, 2,994.

Failed to advance (after 18 games)

5, Daniele Roca, Garden City Park, N.Y., 2,844.