29th August, Las Vegas: 2018 WBT-PBA World Bowling Tour Thailand winner, Danielle McEwan picked up Team USA's first gold medal at the 2019 World Bowling Women's Championships after defeating Shannon O'Keefe, 259-193 in an all-American Singles final.
McEwan got off to a great start with a double strike in her first two frames as O'Keefe marked her first and rolled a strike in the second frame. McEwan stucked again in the third while her compatriot sufferd a big split to trail McEwan by 44 pins.
And when McEwan added two more strikes, the tie was more or less in the bag for McEwan. By the eighth frame, O'Keefe was still 46 pins behind. McEwan ended full of confidence striking out to take a convincing victory for her first invidual gold medal.
The champion breezed past topseed, Le Nayoung of Korea, 256-173 in the first semi-final match to reach the final while O'Keefe dispatched third-seed, Sandra Andersson of Sweden, 213-183 to face her team-mate in the final.