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The 11th Frame: Jakob Butturff is top seed for third straight PBA Tour tournament; can he beat survivor of Patrick Girard, Jesper Svensson, Dom Barrett, Tom Daugherty to win this time?

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 4:00 pm

The stepladder finalists for the PBA Oklahoma Open, left to right and in order from first to fifth: Jakob Butturff, Patrick Girard, Jesper Svensson, Dom Barrett and Tom Daugherty. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
If nothing else, Jakob Butturff might be the most resilient bowler in PBA Tour history. The 24-year-old lefty with the quirky corkscrew release and devastating strike ball on Friday earned the top seed for the third straight tournament as he held on to lead the PBA Oklahoma Open heading into Sunday’s stepladder finals live on FS1 at noon Central Time.  A player of less mental fortitude might have been done in by the losses Butturff suffered in the 2019 season-opening PBA Hall of...

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