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The 11th Frame: With 3 flush, clutch strikes, Chris Barnes returns to PBA Tour winner’s circle for first time since 2015

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:00 pm

Chris Barnes won his 19th PBA Tour title — and first since 2015 — on Sunday. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
As I noted in this story after Saturday’s qualifying round of the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open at South Plains Lanes in Lubbock, Texas, Chris Barnes is nearly eligible for the PBA50 Tour, has endured back surgery, and hasn’t won a PBA Tour title since the 2015 DHC PBA Japan Invitational, which was before his back surgery. But with three flush, clutch strikes to end the tournament, the PBA Hall of Famer returned to the PBA Tour winner’s circle, edging young star...

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