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The 11th Frame: After 2 big-scoring days, flat pattern will bring 2020 U.S. Open back to 'a bloodbath,' Bill O'Neill says

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:00 pm

Kris Prather leads the 2020 U.S. Open after the second round. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
After two decidedly un-U.S. Open like big-scoring days, the flat pattern being used in Thursday’s third qualifying round of the 2020 U.S. Open almost certainly will produce a scoring pace more in line with what people think of when you say, “U.S. Open.” “The third pattern is going to be a bloodbath,” PBA superstar Bill O’Neill said on the Sweep The Rack Podcast posted Wednesday. “They are miserable.” With some carrydown from plain urethane being...

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