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The 11th Frame: Josh Blanchard wins third PBA Tour title, denies A.J. Johnson his first in PBA Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:00 pm

Josh Blanchard and his wife Aimee and daughter after he won the PBA Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic for his third PBA Tour title. Photo by Craig Elliott.
Josh Blanchard won his third PBA Tour title and denied A.J. Johnson his first in the PBA Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic over the weekend at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Florida. Blanchard qualified third for the 4-person stepladder finals and then beat 2-hander Shawn Maldonado 236-175, Dom Barrett 279-258 with a strike in the 10th, and Johnson 232-204. It was Blanchard’s first title in nearly two years and Johnson’s third runner-up finish. “It feels unbelievable,”...

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