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The 11th Frame: Norm Duke puts on shotmaking clinic at 2017 U.S. Open in what Chad Murphy says may have been the tournament’s last with this format

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:00 pm

Shotmaker supreme Norm Duke took the lead in the 2017 U.S. Open after Sunday's third round of qualifying. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
If you gathered a group of bowling “experts” in a room and asked them to list the 10 greatest shotmakers of the last 50 years, the odds would be overwhelming that Norm Duke would be on every list — and probably up high. There is nothing he hasn’t done with a bowling ball, winning on the PBA Tour from one gutter to the other, with a sweeping hook and nearly a straight ball, on high- and low-scoring conditions, and with almost every type of bowling ball. Even at 53, Duke...

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