July 17, 2014
BUFFALO, NY -- Four Vanderbilt bowlers survived the first cut after Wednesday's round at the Junior Gold Championship as the field of 300 was trimmed to the top 88 competitors.
The four included Amanda Fry, a current Junior Team USA member after earning a roster spot at this event last year, who paced the Commodore contingent. The Antelope, Calif., native used big games of 235-211-225 in her final block to end up with a 1,024 score and a 15-game pin count of 2,940.
Chenoa Rhoades of Lafayette, Ind., leads the field with a 210.40 average and 3,156 pins.
Olivia Wirtz, Nicole Powell and Giselle Poss also advanced to Thursday's action. Wirtz and Powell made the cut with some margin of comfort while Poss, a sophomore from Montgomery, Ill., had to battle to the end before finishing 13 pins over the cut line.
Katie Stark and Kendyll Dellinger weren't as fortunate and failed to advance. The field will be cut again to 48 and eventually becomes a 16-person match play bracket Friday.
Complete results are on bowl.com.