Norman, Hintz Lead Bowling
Apr. 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.