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Big finish gives Marshall Kent second-round lead in Indianapolis

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Thanks to a big finish, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., overtook 20-something left-handers Matt Sanders of Indianapolis and Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., to grab the second round lead in the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic Wednesday at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kent (pictured right and above), a 25-year-old four-time Professional Bowlers Association titlist and the tour’s 2014 rookie of the year, fired games of 215, 244, 268, 202, 227, 266 and a 256 in his closing game to finish the second round with a 1,946 pinfall total and a 16-game total of 3.891 pins.

He overtook Sanders, the early leader, and Butturff, who wound up tied with Sanders, four pins behind Kent.

“I got to play the way I really like to play,” Kent said. “Stand left, throw right, crank it up and watch it float back to the pocket. It worked well tonight.”

Sanders, the 2017 PBA Rookie of the Year, was feeling under the weather, but he didn’t bowl like it earlier in the day when he rolled into the early lead. The 24-year-old left-hander rolled games of 204, 222, 258, 278, 237, 279, 278 and 216 to finish with a 16-game total of 3,887 pins. Butturff (right), 23, momentarily held the lead before closing with a 194 game to fall back into a tie for second.

Those three and 34 others advanced to Thursday morning’s cashers round, remaining in contention for Sunday’s five-player stepladder finals.

Sanders, a former NAIA All-American with Marian University, started slowly, but got hot in an event that has special meaning. An Evansville native, he recently relocated to Indianapolis.

“It would really mean a lot to win a title in my home state,” Sanders said, “but I have to make it to the stepladder finals first.”

Sanders won his first PBA Tour title in the PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open in Memphis last June. He also finished fifth in the end-of-2017-season PBA World Championship and finished sixth in last week’s PBA Tournament of Champions, missing the ESPN finals by 10 pins. Butturff also owns two titles, both won in 2016.

In addition to Sanders, fellow Hoosiers Ronnie Russell (left) of Marion (10th place) and EJ Tackett (right) of Huntington (29th) were among the players who remain in contention.

The Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic is a special tournament at the heart of a week dedicated to the organization’s birth in 1958 and 60 years of competition since then. Included in the season-long celebration will be the unveiling of the PBA’s 60 Most Memorable Moments, the PBA 60th Anniversary Celebration dinner and PBA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Saturday, and Sunday’s live 1 p.m. ESPN finals of the 60th Anniversary Classic.

Based on 16-game qualifying totals, the top 37 players out of the starting field of 148 now advance to an eight-game cashers round Thursday at 9 a.m. After 24 qualifying games, the top 24 will bowl eight-game head-to-head match play rounds Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

All preliminary rounds, plus the annual PBA League Draft on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and the PBA 60th Anniversary Celebration dinner Saturday at 6:30 p.m., will be live streamed on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame.

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Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic – Second Round Standings

Players with position, hometown and 16-game total; top 37 advance to the cashers round at 9 a.m. Thursday

1, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3,891
2, (tie) Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, and
Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 3,887
4, Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 3,798
5, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 3,751
6, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,746
7, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 3,727
8, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 3,722
9, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,716
10, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,697
11, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,694
12, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 3,684
13, Richie Teece, England, 3,665
14, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 3,654
15, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,636
16, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,634
17, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,628
18, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 3,622
19, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W. Va., 3,615
20, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 3,607
21, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 3,600
22, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 3,598
23, Charlie Brown Jr, Grandville, Mich., 3,597
24, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 3,596
25, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,594
26, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 3,589
27, Dom Barrett, England, 3,586
28, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 3,585
29, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,584
30, Graham Fach, Canada, 3,577
31, Patrick Girard, Canada, 3,573
32, (tie) Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and
Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,568
34, Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 3,567
35, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 3,563
36, Richard McCormick, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3,560
37, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 3,557

Missed Cut:
38, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 3,552.
39, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and
Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 3,550
41, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 3,544
42, (tie) Jason Belmonte, Australia, and
Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 3,539
44, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 3,525
45, Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 3,524
46, Mitch Hupe, Towanda, Kan., 3,517
47, Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 3,516
48, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 3,514
49, Matt O’Grady, Rahway, N.J., 3,505
50, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3,502
51, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,500
52, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 3,491
53, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 3,484
54, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,483
55, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 3,482
56, (tie) Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, and
Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 3,481
58, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,479
59, Stuart Williams, England, 3,476
60, (tie) Michael Tang, San Francisco, and
Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., 3,465
62, Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., 3,463
63, Francois Louw, South Africa, 3,458
64, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,445
65, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 3,443
66, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 3,436
67, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,433
68, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 3,430
69, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 3,426
70, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 3,421
71, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 3,420
72, (tie) Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., and
Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,419
74, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 3,418
75, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 3,414
76, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 3,412
77, Aaron Lorincz, Center Line, Mich., 3,408
78, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 3,406
79, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 3,397
80, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,393
81, Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., 3,391
82, Rhino Page, Orlando, 3,379
83, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,377
84, Tyler Wilds, Three Rivers, Mich., 3,376
85, Sam Cooley, Australia, 3,366
86, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 3,355
87, (tie) Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and
Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 3,353
89, (tie) Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., and
Kyle Cook, Centerville, Ohio, 3,346
91, Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 3,345
92, Ray Teece, England, 3,339
93, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 3,335
94, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 3,316
95, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 3,315
96, Napatra Buspanikonkul, Thailand, 3,314
97, Beau Peterson, Newton, Kan., 3,313
98, Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 3,312
99, Kristian Sieradzki, Seminole, Fla., 3,311
100, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 3,306
101, Matthew Ogle, Louisville, Ky., 3,300
102, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 3,293
103, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 3,287
104, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 3,282
105, Zachery Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,277
106, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 3,274
107, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 3,268
108, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 3,267
109, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,266
110, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 3,261
111, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 3,259
112, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 3,258
112, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,258
114, Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 3,256
115, Myles Duty, Modesto, Calif., 3,235
116, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,226
117, Jason Zook, Tampa, Fla., 3,221
118, Jason Britain, Springfield, Mo., 3,215
119, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 3,214
120, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 3,202
121, Christopher O’Neil, Decatur, Ill., 3,199
122, Marco Moretti, Costa Rica, 3,191
123, Russ Oviatt, Chandler, Ariz., 3,184
124, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,178
125, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 3,168
126, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,162
127, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,153
128, Noel Vega, Noblesville, Ind., 3,146
129, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,136
130, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 3,118
131, Steve Walls, Jr., Canada, 3,098
132, Chris Hartung, Goshen, Ind., 3,090
133, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,052
134, Justin Wyman, Fairport, N.Y., 3,023
135, (tie) Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., and
William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 3,010
137, Tony Gilbert, Indianapolis, 3,007
138, Kenneth Galitsky, Plainfield, Ind., 2,891
139, James Johnson, Waynesville, Mo., 2,880
140, Jackson Getting, Portsmouth, N.H., 2,879
141, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 2,854
142, Greg Lair, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,831
143, Patrick Norred, LaPorte, Ind., 2,813
144, Sandra Gongora, Mexico, 2,771
145, Matthew Ward, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 2,612
146, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,044
147, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,733
148, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 1,631

300 games (2) – Russ Oviatt, Richard McCormick

Herbert Bickel

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