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The 11th Frame: Daria Pajak a win away from taking breakout year to new level with 2017 U.S. Women's Open win; Erin McCarthy, Valerie Bercier, Nicole Trudell, Liz Johnson also make stepladder finals

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, August 5, 2017 10:00 pm

The stepladder finalists for the 2017 U.S. Women's Open, left to right and in order from first to fifth: Daria Pajak, Erin McCarthy, Valerie Bercier, Nicole Trudell and Liz Johnson. Photo by Professional Women's Bowling Association.
Winning a title makes it a special year for a rookie pro bowler. Winning a major makes it an extraordinary year. Winning a major and another title makes it a truly historic year, bringing into play the possibility of winning both Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year, something that has never been done in the history of the PBA Tour or PWBA Tour. The PWBA Tour list is attached to the bottom of this story as a PDF. PWBA Player of the Year is determined by competition points, and Liz...

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