Sill in first place in Lady Fair Lanes BOWLING

April 24, 1991|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Sun Staff Correspondent

ADELPHI -- Left-hander Aletha Sill continued on a steady path last night that gave her first place after eight games of match play in the $45,000 Lady Fair Lanes Open.

Sill averaged 217.1 pins for eight games and had a 7-1 record in match play.

She sets the pace with a total pinfall of 5,979 for 26 games.

"These lanes are conducive to left-handers," said Sill, a 10-year LPBT veteran. "That gives me confidence. I don't go out there tentative."

When asked why Fair Lanes University was good to lefties, Sill admitted it was probably more a mental thing than anything else.

"I don't really know why," said Sill, of Dearborn, Mich. "But I've always heard that it leans to lefties."

Leila Wagner of Annapolis didn't qualify for match play (top 24 bowlers) yesterday.

Wagner entered the final six qualifying games yesterday morning in 23rd place but dipped to 32nd after 18 games of qualifying competition.

Baltimore amateurs Lynn Green (43rd) and Olivia Rice (57th) also failed to qualify for match play, as did Mount Airy amateur Paula Gibson (68th).

Ronelda DeShields of Baltimore withdrew after 11 games of the qualifying round when injuries from a recent car accident flared up.

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