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The 11th Frame: U.S. Open day 4: Shafer has commanding lead but now Parkin steals spotlight

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 4:30 pm

Ryan Shafer leads and Missy Parkin is ninth heading into match play at the U.S. Open. Picture by Pro Bowlers Association.
Ryan Shafer keeps extending his lead in the U.S. Open and sharing, if not losing, the headlines. On Thursday, it was 14-year-old Kamron Doyle making the cashers cut. On Friday, it was Missy Parkin becoming the first woman ever to make the finals of the toughest test in bowling — and in her first U.S. Open, according to PBA. Shafer now has a 170-pin lead over Mike Fagan and is averaging an amazing 224 on the flat U.S. Open pattern heading into 24 games of round robin match play,...

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