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The 11th Frame: Mike Hoffman averages nearly 265 in leading MAST Year End tourney qualifying; back on the DL for me

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:00 pm

Mike Hoffman after winning one of his 17 MAST titles. Photo by Madison Area Scratch Tour.
After Mike Hoffman rolled a 268 in Saturday’s first game of qualifying in the Madison Area Scratch Tour Year End tournament, I joked to him that he’d probably average that for the day. While it was a joke, it was only slightly exaggerated as I did figure the left-hander known for his striking binges on conditions like the Spartan Bowl house shot might cruise at about a 250 clip for the eight games of qualifying. Hoffman, a 17-time MAST champion, came closer to my joke than anyone...

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