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The 11th Frame: New 52-foot lane pattern produces surprising TV finals cast at Lucas Oil Badger Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:00 pm

The TV finalists for the PBA Badger Open: Josh Blanchard, Jake Peters, Aaron Lorincz, Michael Haugen Jr. and Kurt Pilon. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
If a betting man looked at a top 24 on the PBA Tour heading into round robin match play that included Chris Barnes, Jason Belmonte, Tommy Jones, Ryan Shafer, Mike Fagan, Mika Koivuniemi, Sean Rash, Norm Duke and Bill O’Neill, he’d be hard pressed to bet against at least one of those making the top five stepladder finals. Of course, the odds of all of those stars missing the stepladder would be so long, it might be worth tossing a couple of bucks on it. Call it the PBA equivalent of...

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