Wyoming bowler leads Emerald Singles at 2024 USBC Women’s Championships

RENO, Nev. – Lynne Sweeney of Cheyenne, Wyoming, did not know what to expect coming into her 25th appearance at the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships, but she had a great surprise Sunday after taking over the lead in singles in the Emerald Division at the 2024 event.

Sweeney finished with a grand total of 630. Entering her doubles and singles squad Sunday, the leading total in Emerald Singles was 604 by Sheryl Dickenson of Baroda, Michigan.

Another bowler on the same squad – Genevieve Randal of Klamath Falls, Oregon – also made a run at the lead and took over second in Emerald Singles with 617.

In Sweeney’s first game, she came out firing with a 225 total. She followed up in Game 2 by rolling 211 and finally, in Game 3, she tossed a 194 game. Sweeney was very happy when she found out the news that she had taken the lead.

“It’s overwhelming, and I never thought I would be able to do it,” said Sweeney, who posted her first series of 600 or higher at the USBC Women’s Championships.

Sweeney has really been enjoying her time in Reno while competing at the National Bowling Stadium in 2024.

“Oh, I love it,” Sweeney said. “This is my 25th year, and we come every year to the tournament.”

Sweeney has been bowling for about 50 years now and has taken pleasure in so many great bowling events over the years.

“The Women’s Championships is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of feeling,” Sweeney said.

Emerald Singles includes bowlers with entering averages of 136-155.

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