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The 11th Frame: E.J. Tackett dedicates emotional PBA Tour Finals win to grandfather who died last week

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:00 pm

E.J. Tackett won the PBA Tour Finals on Sunday for his 13th PBA Tour title. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
On July 14, Keith D. “Alex” Smart of Huntington, Indiana, died at the age of 90. His obituary said that "He was an avid bowler who passed on his love of bowling to his kids and grandkids, and was inducted into the Knights of Columbus International Bowling Hall of Fame in March of 2019.” One of those grandkids is E.J. Tackett, the PBA star who was 2016 PBA Player of the Year. On Sunday, Tackett won the Barbasol PBA Tour Finals presented by Red Rock Casino Resort &...

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