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
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