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The 11th Frame: After a quarter century-plus, Jim Graefe wins his first PBA title

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 6:00 pm

After more than a quarter century of bowling PBA tournaments, Jim Grafe finally won his first title on Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when he defeated Kenny Parks 215-211 to win the PBA Lancer Lanes Chameleon Open. Photo by Susan Dyhr.
Jim Graefe was bowling PBA Regionals back in the 1980s and often made match play but never could quite manage to win. The Wisconsin righty took many years off to focus on his family, but eventually returned to the PBA after he turned 50. And he finally won a title on Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when he defeated Kenny Parks 215-211 to win the PBA Lancer Lanes Chameleon Open. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! Congrats to Jim on a well deserved win! First was $1,100 and second $800. Graefe...

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