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The 11th Frame: 2016 Player of the Year E.J. Tackett soars past legends to top of FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions heading into final round before TV

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 11:59 pm

2016 PBA Player of the Year E.J. Tackett took the lead in Friday’s fourth round of qualifying of the 52nd FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
2016 PBA Player of the Year E.J. Tackett quietly rose to third in Friday’s third round of qualifying of the 52nd FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions, his move figuratively drowned out by the roar of living legends Pete Weber and Norm Duke taking the top two spots. That is, if arguably the most powerful top-level bowler in the world — and inarguably most powerful non-2-hander — could ever make a quiet move on the lanes. Tackett, who was 18th after the first round and fifth...

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