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The 11th Frame: Nick Kruml leads USBC Masters qualifying as final match play spot comes down to roll-off

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:59 pm

Nick Kruml led qualifying at the USBC Masters. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
Nick Kruml, a Chicago area bowler who competed for UW-Whitewater, closed with games of 288 and 266 to edge out 3-time United States Bowling Congress Masters champion Jason Belmonte for the lead as Masters qualifying ended Thursday at the Orleans in Las Vegas. The 23-year-old right-hander never rolled a game under 200 as he totaled 1,260, 1,118 and 1,216 for his three 5-game qualifying blocks for a 15-game total of 3,594 (239.6 average), 16 pins more than Belmonte. The 40-foot lane pattern for...

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