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The 11th Frame: Mike Machuga pays PBA fine, returning to top level bowling at USBC Masters

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:00 am

Mike Machuga doing his famous flop. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Thanks to supporters in a GoFundMe campaign, Mike Machuga has paid his $1,000 PBA fine and will be competing in next week’s United States Bowling Congress Masters. While the Masters is a USBC event, it also is part of the PBA Tour, counts as a PBA Tour title for PBA members, and the rules require that a competitor be in good standing with the PBA in order to compete. After he paid the fine, Machuga posted this on Facebook: “I just paid the fine to the PBA. I am now a ‘former...

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