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The 11th Frame: Failure leads to success as Madison Area USBC Hall of Famer Joel Carlson wins first PBA50Tour title by beating PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr 279-279, 10-8 in title match

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2019 9:00 pm

Joel Carlson, right, after winning the 2019 PBA50 Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center Open. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Just four days ago, Joel Carlson suffered through a heartbreaking failure with a 185 final game that dropped him from second to sixth, missing the stepladder finals by two pins in the 2019 PBA50 Mooresville Open. “I was in second bowling Walter Ray (Williams Jr.) to be the No. 1 seed and I had just bowled a match against Ron Mohr on that pair and it just dried up,” Carlson recalled in a phone interview Sunday night. “I tried to throw harder, which made me throw bad shots and...

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