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Norman, Hintz Lead Bowling

April 23, 1996

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) _ Carol Norman closed with a 217 game Monday night to take a 24-pin lead over Carolyn Dorin, who earlier rolled a 300 game, after two rounds in the $120,000 Ladies and Legends Tournament.

Skip Hintz, whose best finish in three years on the PBA Senior Tour was eighth, closed with a 226 game to overtake veteran Les Zikes by 16 pins for the Legends’ lead.

Hintz, Titusville, Fla., finished with a 236 average for 16 games to lead 143 rivals into the final qualifying round Tuesday.

Norman, a six-time champion from Oklahoma City, averaged 240.

Dorin, a former star bowler at West Texas State, carded a sensational 1,992 block, a 249 average.

``It was the best round of my career,″ said the seven-year tour veteran.

Jan Schmidt, a television bowling analyst, and Bill Gould, Stuart, Fla., also bowled 300 games Monday.

The top 24 men and women after Tuesday’s third qualifying round will hook up in a doubles match-game format starting Wednesday. The finals are Thursday.

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