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The 11th Frame: Germany’s Birgit Poppler keeps international flavor in PWBA Tour, earning top seed of Orlando Open; Danielle McEwan, Liz Johnson, Stefanie Johnson also make TV show

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:00 pm

The stepladder finalists for the PWBA Orlando Open, left to right and in order from first to fourth: Birgit Poppler, Danielle McEwan, Liz Johnson and Stefanie Johnson. Photo by Professional Women's Bowling Association.
The national team bowlers from Singapore and Malaysia have ended their stints on the 2017 PWBA Tour and gone home and the players from south of the border were busy this week at the Central American Championships. That may have made the field for this week’s PWBA Orlando Open the weakest of the season, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t international flavor: Birgit Poppler of Germany went undefeated in match play on Saturday at Boardwalk Bowl and earned the top seed for the...

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