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Matt McNiel dominates in winning inaugural Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:00 am
Matt McNiel cruised to a dominating win over the weekend at the Open. Pictured left to right are Bob Hochrein (General Manager of Cherry Lanes), McNiel, runnerup Shannon Buchan, Mike Flanagan (, and Jeff Richgels ( Photo by Kim Richter.
DUBUQUE, IOWA — I now have seen Matt McNiel bowl twice in person and he has won both times. I guess you could say I am twice as impressed as I was with the Minnesota lefty’s formidable skills. His latest win came over the weekend at the Open presented by Coors Light,, and Diamond Jo Casino at Cherry Lanes. On a brutally tough lane condition, the king of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships added to his three-eagle resume with a...