Title Breakthrough

PBA star gets milestone win.

by Steve Samek

Sunday, I did something I haven’t done in a while, watch bowling. The PBA Oklahoma City Open was being contested. I tuned in just in time to see Chris Barnes beat Jesper Sevenson in match one. Afterward Barnes took on Rhino Page and won to set up a match against Jason Belmonte. Barnes took out Belmonte too, earning the right to face Marshall Kent in the finals. https://www.pba.com/articles/Kent-Outlasts-Barnes-in-Championship-Match-To-Win-Grand-Casino-Hotel-Resort-PBA-Oklahoma-Open.

 

I was pleasantly surprised to see Barnes on the show. He was one of my favorites when I bowled in high school. Though it seemed like he hadn’t been relevant on the tour sense then. Barnes has won 18 titles during his time on tour. https://www.pba.com/bowlers/bowler/13248.

 

Kent is part of the new young talent wave on the PBA Tour. Though entering the match, he was 0-7 on TV, despite winning three titles. https://www.pba.com/bowlers/bowler/41121. Could Kent finally breakthrough for a win on Tv.

In dramatic fashion, the match came down to the 10th frame. Kent strung together four strikes to win 194-188 over Barnes. https://www.pba.com/articles/Kent-Outlasts-Barnes-in-Championship-Match-To-Win-Grand-Casino-Hotel-Resort-PBA-Oklahoma-Open.  Giving Kent his first win on television and his fourth title. Good to see the kid earn a win on TV. Having Barnes win would have been great too. As it’s always nice to see a win after a long drought of winning.

 

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