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The 11th Frame: Shannon Pluhowsky completes amazing journey to top seed of U.S. Women’s Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:00 pm

The stepladder finalists for the 2016 U.S. Women's Open, left to right and in order from first to fifth: Shannon Pluhowsky, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen, Liz Johnson and Kelly Kulick. Photo by Professional Women's Bowling Association.
In what should go down as one of the more remarkable performances in bowling history, Shannon Pluhowsky on Saturday completed a rise from barely making match play to top seed for Sunday’s TV finals of the U.S. Women’s Open at Stardust Bowl in the Chicago suburb of Addison. It wasn’t just what she did, but how she did it, and under what circumstances. Pluhowsky on Friday struck out in the final game of the cashers round for 172 and wasn’t sure if she had made match...

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