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The 11th Frame: Amid breathtaking highs and heartbreaking lows, Jakob Butturff just keeps heading to the next tournament as he crafts a career seemingly without limits

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 8:00 am

Jakob Butturff reacts to a shot during the TV finals en route to winning the QubicaAMF World Cup. Photo by World Cup.
It’s almost hard to wrap your head around the fact that just a little over two years ago, Jakob Butturff was a virtual unknown, as I chronicled in this story in early 2017. Butturff first attracted national attention when he won the New Mexico Open in August 2015, beating Francis Lavoie — another relative unknown at the time who become a PBA Tour champion and household name — in the title match. He made his first PBA Tour TV show at the World Series of Bowling in 2015,...

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