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The 11th Frame: Liz Johnson wins battle of survival with Shannon O'Keefe for U.S. Women's Open title

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2015 6:00 pm

Liz Johnson with Storm Products Tour reps Jim Callahan, left, and Del Ballard Jr., right, after winning her fourth U.S. Women's Open title. Photo by Storm Products.
Liz Johnson’s expression — actually non-expression — after her final shot won the USBC Hall of Famer her fourth U.S. Women’s Open title said it all: Johnson didn’t so much win the Open as she survived it. And when she finally did react, it was to put her hands over her head as if to protect herself from more figurative blows like the ones she had just survived. On a brutally tough lane condition befitting the ultimate test in women’s bowling, Johnson edged...

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