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The 11th Frame: Eddie Byrd shows them who he is with 749 to lead star-studded team into lead at 2016 Open Championships

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:59 pm

Who’s Eddie Byrd? — left to right, Stefanie Johnson, Eddie Byrd, Jim Stephens, Lynda Barnes and Brett Sterley — totaled 3,241 Thursday night to take the team event lead at the 2016 USBC Open Championships. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
If you’re a decent Midwest bowler who has been around a few years, you know who Eddie Byrd is. Those who didn’t know found out Thursday night at the National Bowling Stadium as the powerful, 42-year-old right-hander from the St. Louis area blasted a 749 to lead Who’s Eddie Byrd? into first in team event at the 2016 USBC Open Championships with 3,241 (1,083-1,028-1,130), the United States Bowling Congress reported. Wickliffe Lanes had held the lead with 3,202. The...

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