Robin Romeo of Van Nuys fell from second to fifth place Thursday after 34 games in the $30,000 Brunswick L.A. Open tournament. Romeo has won six of 16 matches in the tournament, sponsored by the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour, that began Monday and will end Saturday.
Romeo has 7,517 points and trails Nikki Gianulias of Vallejo, 7,995, Jeanne Maiden of Solon, Ohio, 7,778, Betty Morris of Stockton, 7,588, and Carol Norman of Ardmore, Okla., 7,548.
The players have eight games remaining in the tournament, which is being held at Anaheim's BRC Wonder Bowl, to improve in the standings. "I feel real good. I've been throwing the ball real well all week," Romeo said. "It'll be tough to catch Nikki, but I'm just trying to stay in the top five."
If Romeo finishes among the leaders, she will appear on ESPN in Saturday's final. The winner will win $5,000, the second-place finisher gets $2,500 and third place offers $1,500.