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The 11th Frame: Mental error we all make ends up costing Matt Gilman Open Championships singles lead

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:00 pm

I imagine that most every top bowler has done it at some point: You leave a single pin, step up to shoot the spare and while you are thinking about why you didn’t carry the strike, you flag the spare. It probably is my biggest mental weakness, as I tend to overanalyze and have trouble staying in the moment. I did it in team event at the Open Championships this year, leaving a weak 10-pin after starting with four strikes and then missing the spare as I was thinking about whether it was...

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