LECLAIR’S BACK TO BACK TITLES CLAIMS JULY BOWLER OF THE MONTH

Brian LeClair, Albany, New York, has been voted as the July 2019 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association.

LeClair won back-to-back titles on the PBA50 Tour, the River City Extreme Open presented by Hammer and South Shore Open presented by Ebonite, his fourth and fifth PBA50 career titles.

For the River City Extreme Open crown, LeClair qualified in tenth place, then vaulted to the top seed for the stepladder final where he defeated Pete Weber, St. Ann, Missouri, 225-200. Weber was making his first championship round appearance in more than a year.

LeClair kept up the hot pace in the South Shore Open presented by Ebonite, finishing qualifying in sixth place, then ending match play as the top seed again for the stepladder final. He ousted fellow upstate New Yorker Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, New York, 214-203. Ventura had won three stepladder matches of his own leading up to the championship match.

Also receiving votes this month were Amanda Greene and Kyle Sherman, winners of the Storm Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles, E.J. Tackett, winner of the PBA Tour Finals, Ron Mohr, winner of the PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic, Arnar Davio Jonsson, winner of the 10 th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger, and Daniel Fransso, winner of the 15th Storm San Marino Open
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(Photo courtesy of the PBA)

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