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The 11th Frame: PBA50 Tour rookie Eddie Graham caps solid season with first title, outlasting Bob Learn Jr. in DeHayes Insurance Group Championship

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:00 pm

Eddie Graham, center, won his first PBA50 Tour title by taking the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite on Tuesday. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Unlike with the PBA Tour, being a rookie on the PBA50 Tour generally is an advantage simply due to the laws of physics: after 50, every year downgrades your physical abilities. It’s what makes men like Johnny Petraglia, who still fights for titles as he approaches 70, so amazing. Even a bowler like me who never finished higher than 7th on the PBA Tour was able to make the cut in every PBA50 Tour event I bowled in my first two years after turning 50 and made a couple of runs at winning....

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