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The 11th Frame: Memories of Dave Davis and Mike Aulby as Ryan Ciminelli beats top seed Anthony Pepe for PBA Las Vegas Open title

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:00 pm

Ryan Ciminelli won his third career PBA Tour title by beating top seed Anthony Pepe 269-211 in the title match of the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
No matter how much a player leads a tournament by, when there’s a stepladder finals there’s always one more match to win to claim a title. The old saying is you have to win the tournament twice. Most famously (or perhaps infamously), Dave Davis led the PBA Tour tournament in Palatine, Illinois, in 1980 by 770 pins but lost the title match to Mike Aulby. With 10 fewer games than Davis had in that event, Anthony Pepe “only” led the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las...

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