Shawn Maldonado Leads PBA Lubbock Sports Open After First-Round Qualifying

Averages 243 to lead 40 players into cashers qualifying

 

Lubbock, Texas—PBA Tour champion Shawn Maldonado led all players through eight games of qualifying in the PBA Lubbock Sports Open. Maldonado averaged 243.38 and holds a 24-pin lead over second-place Toby Sambueno entering tomorrow’s six-game cashers qualifying round at South Plains Lanes.

 

Maldonado won his first PBA Tour title earlier this year in the PBA Chameleon Championship and previously finished second in the 2016 PBA Lubbock Sports Open.

 

Defending champion Dick Allen also qualified for cashers round, rolling a 234 in the final game of qualifying to get inside the cut in a tie for 32nd. Jakob Butturff, who won the 2019 PBA Lubbock Sports Shootout, fell short of the cut, finishing 61st. It’s the first time in five years Butturff, who also won in 2016, will miss the stepladder finals in a PBA Summer Tour event held in Lubbock. 

 

Competition resumes tomorrow with six games of cashers qualifying at 9:30 a.m. ET. Following cashers qualifying, the top 16 players advance to match play beginning at 1:15 p.m. ET. The four-player stepladder finals start at 5 p.m. ET. All rounds will be streamed live on FloBowling. To subscribe, visit FloBowling.com.

 

PBA Lubbock Sports Open Top 10 Through 8 Games

South Plains Lanes – Lubbock, Texas

 

Shawn Maldonado +347

Toby Sambueno +323

Anthony Lavery-Spahr +316

Tom Daugherty +279

Andrew Anderson +264

Stu Williams +239

Nick Pate +239

Jason Sterner +237

Kyle Troup +235

Marshall Kent +227

 

Full PBA Lubbock Sports Open standings: https://www.pba.com/tournaments/2021/pba-lubbock-sports-open-presented-storm-and-south-plains-lanes

 

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2020, the PBA launched PBA Jr., a club for elite youth bowlers under the age of 17 and the PBA Pinsiders, a membership for fans of the sport. For more information, please visit PBA.com

 

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