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The 11th Frame: Young lefty with unconventional style Jakob Butturff defies conventional wisdom by edging into all-events lead at 2016 Open Championships

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:00 pm

Jakob Butturff on Saturday totaled 2,124 to edge into the all-events lead at the 2016 USBC Open Championships. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
Jakob Butturff probably has heard it an uncountable number of times: You can’t be successful with that style. The first time I saw Butturff was at the 2015 World Series of Bowling and I have to admit that my first reaction was that there was no way anyone can be successful at the top level of bowling with a style like that. But if I've learned anything in four-plus decades as a bowler it’s this: If you can repeat what you do, it really doesn’t matter what you do. Butturff...

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