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The 11th Frame: Matt McNiel departs Linds Lakers, becoming the Kevin Durant of the USBC Open Championships

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 3:00 am

Matt McNiel, left, and Chuck Vashaw after shooting what would be the doubles Eagle winning score of the 2012 USBC Open Championships. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
Matt McNiel has departed the Linds Lakers and is a free agent for the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Considering his incredible record at the tournament that includes being the only bowler in history to win the all-events three times, McNiel could be considered the Kevin Durant of the Open Championships. Of course, his situation is complicated by the new rules for the 2017 Open Championships that make all of the top stars of the PBA Tour eligible, and also make it harder...

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