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The 11th Frame: Kris Prather opens up 70-pin lead over Mike Wolfe as PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open heads to match play

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 pm

Kris Prather, insert, leads the PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open heading into match play. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
At 25, Kris Prather was born about the time the XCalibur appeared, the final advancement that made polyester (plastic) balls nothing more than spare balls for most bowlers. That is, except in gimmick events where other types of balls are banned, such as this weekend’s PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open that limits players to two polyester balls like those that were the standard when Hardwick was at his peak.   Prather’s age and resulting less experience with...

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