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The 11th Frame: Jesper Svensson averages nearly 260 in leading first round of PBA events in Oklahoma that highlights Catch 22 of PBA lane conditions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 11:00 pm

Jesper Svensson averaged nearly 260 in the first round of the PBA events in Oklahoma on Tuesday. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
It’s a Catch 22 of sorts for those who do lanes for the PBA Tour: make them too flat and right-handers can blow a hole in the pattern, jump deep inside and run the lefties over, or put enough oil in the middle and shape the pattern in an attempt to keep the right-handers to the right and the scores soar and lefties often dominate righties. That never-ending circle has been causing debate (and more) on the PBA Tour for eons, and it probably won’t end short of some genius inventing a...

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