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The 11th Frame: Japan’s Shota Kawazoe cruises to top seed of DHC PBA Japan Invitational; Jason Sterner, Sean Rash, Chris Barnes, E.J. Tackett also make stepladder finals

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 am

Japan’s Shota Kawazoe on Friday cruised to the top seed for the stepladder finals of the DHC PBA Japan Invitational. Storm reported that he used the PHAZE II he is holding. Photo by Storm Products.
Japan’s Shota Kawazoe on Friday cruised to the top seed for the stepladder finals of the DHC PBA Japan Invitational, according to scoring posted on PBA.com here. Kawazoe went 24-8 and averaged 247.56 as he totaled 8,642, a stunning 401 pins ahead of No. 2 seed Jason Sterner at 8,241 at Bentencho Grandbowl in Osaka. Also making the stepladder in third through fifth were Sean Rash (8,234), Chris Barnes (8,155) and E.J. Tackett (8,138), who edged Jesper Svensson by 10 pins for the...

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