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Jakob Butturff earns No. 1 seed for PBA 60th Anniversary Classic finals

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Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., won seven of his final eight matches Friday night to lead the field of five 20-something finalists into Sunday’s championship round of the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. The stepladder finals will air live on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.

Pictured above from left: Jakob Butturff, Marshall Kent, Keven Williams, Matt Sanders and Shota Kawazo.

Butturff (right), a 23-year-old left-hander who has hovered in or near the lead throughout the tournament, will be joined in the stepladder finals by four-time PBA Tour winner Marshall Kent (left) of Yakima, Wash., 25; two-handed lefty Keven Williams of Springfield, Mo., 25; Indiana native Matt Sanders, 24, and Japan PBA star Shota Kawazoe, the oldest player in the field at 29.

Butturff, who won both of his PBA Tour titles in 2016 when he also won a PBA-record nine regional titles, averaged 236.29 for his 48 games, posting a 11,852 pinfall total to run away from Kent by 313 pins. Butturff’s only fault in the final round was a 192 game in the only match he lost. Otherwise he didn’t have a game lower than 234.

Kent, PBA’s 2014 Rookie of the Year, won his most recent title in the 2017 Oklahoma Open. He finished with a 11,539 total.

Williams (right), a third-year PBA member, has a high finish of 34th place in limited PBA Tour competition. He held off Sanders (left), the 2017 PBA Rookie of the Year, by two pins for fourth place.

The chase for the final berth in Sunday’s finals boiled down to the final game where Kawazoe struck out in the 10th frame to win the spot by a single pin over Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa. Kawazoe (right), a 15-time Japan PBA champion, has moved to the United States to bowl full-time in PBA competition in pursuit of his life-long dream, a PBA Tour title.

The Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic is part of a series of celebratory events including the PBA 60th Anniversary Celebration dinner and hall of fame induction ceremonies Saturday.

The 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 – Sixth Round Standings

Players with position, hometown, match-play record and 48-game total including match play bonus pins; top five advance to ESPN stepladder finals Sunday at 1 p.m. EST

1, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 17-7, 11,852
2, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 12-12, 11,539
3, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 12-11-1, 11,452
4, Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, 13-11, 11,450
5, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 13-11, 11,235

Missed Cut:
6, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 16-8, 11,234, $7,000
7, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 11-13, 11,223, $6,000
8, Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 15-9, 11,170, $5,500
9, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 12-12, 11,160, $5,500
10, Dom Barrett, England, 15-8-1, 11,153, $5,000
11, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 12-11-1, 11,102, $4,500
12, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 13-11, 11,065, $4,000
13, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 10-14, 11,039, $3,600
14, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 13-11, 11,035, $3,400
15, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 11-13, 11,027, $3,300
16, Richie Teece, England, 11-11-2, 10,975, $3,200
17, Graham Fach, Canada, 12-12, 10,922, $3,100
18, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 9-14-1, 10,880, $3,000
19, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 12-12, 10,820, $2,900
20, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 11-13, 10,810, $2,800
21, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 10-14, 10,764, $2,700
22, Charlie Brown Jr, Grandville, Mich., 11-13, 10,744, $2,600
23, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 6-18, 10,430, $2,500
24, Richard McCormick, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8-16, 10,338, $2,400

300 games (1) – Brandon Novak.

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

Players with position, hometown, match-play record and 40-game total including match play bonus pins

1, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 10-6, 9,800
2, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 8-8, 9,630
3, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 9-6-1, 9,579
4, Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, 8-8, 9,449
5, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 10-6, 9,443
6, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 7-9, 9,383
7, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 11-5, 9,355
8, Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 10-6, 9,310
9, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 9-7, 9,275
10, Richie Teece, England, 8-6-2, 9,218
11, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 7-9, 9,212
12, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 9-7, 9,192
13, Dom Barrett, England, 9-6-1, 9,185
14, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 8-7-1, 9,184
15, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6-9-1, 9,097
16, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 6-10, 9,095
17, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 8-8, 9,086
18, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 8-8, 9,059
19, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 7-9, 8,985
20, Graham Fach, Canada, 7-9, 8,976
21, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 6-10, 8,872
22, Charlie Brown Jr, Grandville, Mich., 8-8, 8,847
23, Richard McCormick, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-9, 8,703
24, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 3-13, 8,646

Herbert Bickel

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