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The 11th Frame: Three patterns, 59 games predictably produce Hall of Fame top of the leaderboard

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:00 pm

The TV finalists for the Lucas Oil PBA Milwaukee Open: Chris Barnes, Pete Weber, Norm Duke, Mike Fagan and Jason Sterner. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
I think a case can be made that if you bowled a PBA Tour event on three very soft lane patterns for 59 games, the top of the leaderboard would be Hall of Fame caliber. Do it on a flat 40-foot pattern and the extremes of Sport compliant 32-foot and 52-foot pattern and I think it's almost a lock that the top of the leaderboard would be Hall of Fame caliber. And that is exactly what happened with the Lucas Oil PBA Milwaukee Open, which heads into the TV finals with these five bowlers set to...

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