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Back to basics equals back on top for Francois Lavoie, who wins his second U.S. Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:00 pm
Francois Lavoie after winning his second U.S. Open on Wednesday night at Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
It was only a couple of years ago that Francois Lavoie was looking like the next big thing in bowling, winning the 2016 U.S. Open and Shark Championship as he became PBA Rookie of the Year, and then the 2017 Greater Jonesboro Open. With a fundamentally sound and relatively simple game, the modern day stroker seemed like a player who would never get in a serious slump. But then he somewhat disappeared, so much so that when I went to the FloBowling Summer Swing in August, I asked a few people I...