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Top seed Nick Pate edges Nathan Michalowski to win 2021 La Crosse Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 pm
Top seed Nick Pate won the 2021 La Crosse Open. Photo by La Crosse Open.
A year after losing the title match to Tom Hess, Nick Pate edged Nathan Michalowski 265-259 on Saturday to win the ninth annual 2-pattern La Crosse Open presented by Brunswick at Pla-Mor Lanes. Tony Oliva was third and Brent Neumann fourth. The top four prizes were $1,300, $1,000, $800 and $700. Oliva opened the stepladder by beating Neumann 237-185, then fell to Michalowski 223-205 in the semifinal match. Here is video of the stepladder finals. The format again featured qualifying of six...