EULESS, Texas - North Carolina State's Nick Davis and Vanderbilt's Brittni Hamilton earned the top seeds Monday for the single-elimination match-play bracket at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships.
Davis fired a 12-game qualifying total of 2,712, an average of 226, while Hamilton led the women's field by a large margin, totaling 2,639, a 219.9 average, at AMF Euless Lanes.
A field of 24 men and 16 women are competing in the Intercollegiate Singles Championships to crown individual college bowling champions. All players advanced to Tuesday's match-play bracket, which will be broadcast live on BOWL.com.
Davis, who lost in the title match of the 2009 Intercollegiate Singles Championships, pulled away from the men's field down the stretch, closing the day with games of 235, 255 and 230. He leads Wichita State's Geoffrey Young, who is second with 2,629. Aaron Lorincz of Schoolcraft is third with 2,570.
In the women's division, Hamilton, a Team USA and Junior Team USA member, led the field by nearly 300 pins. Kara Bunting of Central Florida was the closest to Hamilton, settling for second place with 2,356. Calumet College's Alice Veenstra was third with 2,351.
The top four women's qualifiers earned byes into Round 3 of match play, while the sixth through eighth qualifiers earned first-round byes. In the men's division, the top eight qualifiers earned first-round byes.
Competition resumes at 7:40 a.m. Central with the opening round of match play. All matches will be best-of-five games.
2011 USBC INTERCOLLEGIATE SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
At AMF Euless Lanes, Euless, Texas
1, Nick Davis, North Carolina State, 2,712.
2, Geoffrey Young, Wichita State, 2,629.
3, Aaron Lorincz, Schoolcraft, 2,570.
4, Jacob Kent, Robert Morris-Illinois, 2,557.
5, Jayson Foote, Wright State, 2,520.
6, Brian Moore, Saginaw Valley State, 2,507.
7, Kyle Barnes, Middle Tennessee State, 2,453.
8, Matthew Pope, Newman, 2,431.
9, Josh McBride, Wichita State, 2,424.
10, James Miller, William Penn, 2,417.
11, Andy Soukup, Wisconsin- Madison, 2,411.
12, Jeremy Dixson, Saginaw Valley State, 2,389.
13, Joseph Vrobel, Robert Morris-Illinois, 2,353.
14, Mark Allen, Pikeville, 2,351.
15, Mikey Hill, Robert Morris-Illinois, 2,325.
16, Jules Bridges, Florida State, 2,321.
17, Josh Toth, Calumet College, 2,294.
18, Kyle Turner, Kansas, 2,261.
19, Todd Sigeti, RIT, 2,258.
20, Jonathan Deuire, William Paterson, 2,238.
21, Nicholas Sutherland, Davenport, 2,235.
22, Kyle Calcote, Webber International, 2,222.
23, Ted Chojecki, Erie Community College, 2,205.
24, Matthew Anastasia, McKendree, 2,171.
1, Brittni Hamilton, Vanderbilt, 2,639.
2, Kara Bunting, Central Florida, 2,356.
3, Alice Veenstra, Calumet College, 2,351.
4, Jenny Petzoldt, Lindenwood, 2,348.
5, Jenn Boisselle, Central Florida, 2,338.
6, Kim Yioulos, Pikeville, 2,324.
7, Kristen Ruzicka, Midland, 2,318.
8, Danielle Locurto, Adelphi, 2,309.
9, Christine Gill, McKendree, 2,284.
10, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Maryland Eastern Shore, 2,274.
11, Kristina Frahm, Maryland Eastern Shore, 2,227.
12, Katelyn Zwiefelhofer, Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2,221.
13, Jillian McBride, Lindenwood, 2,208.
14, Megan Buja, Maryland Eastern Shore, 2,197.
15, Kandis Garland, Northwestern Ohio, 2,152.
16, Nicole Bring, Fresno State, 2,072.