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The 11th Frame: With clutch finish, Steve De Kerf Jr. ties Matt Gasn’s 802 for 2017 Open Championships singles lead

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 11:59 pm

Steve De Kerf Jr. fired an 802 on Friday to tie Matt Gasn for the singles lead at the 2017 USBC Open Championships. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
It’s one of the oldest axioms in bowling: When you need multiple strikes at the end to win, stay calm until after the last one to avoid getting over-amped and ruining a shot you need. Apparently, no one ever told Steve De Kerf Jr., or if they did, he didn’t listen. Either way, it didn’t matter in the biggest 10th frame of his life, as De Kerf rolled three clutch strikes and celebrated after each one as he closed with a 7-bagger to tie Matt Gasn for the singles lead with 802...

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