JUNE 10, 2022 JILL WINTERS
Jupiter, Florida – Kyle Troup is always ready to put on a show especially inside Bowlero Jupiter.
In a showdown for the throne at the final day of the PBA King of the Lanes, Troup executed at a high level as he again proved his dominance inside the bowling center.
The North Carolina native opened with three strikes and picked up back-to-back 10-pins. His opponent, reigning King of the Lanes Jason Sterner started off with a double before leaving the dreaded 7-10 split. Troup held a 12-pin lead in the fifth followed by six strikes.
He finished off with a 266 game which was just too much for Sterner who rolled 225. Troup proudly grabbed his crown and scepter, donned his new robe, and even added one of his Afro pick combs to the outside of his new headpiece in true Troup fashion.
“I have won a quarter of a million dollars in this building, so a lot of great memories here and we get to add another one to it,” he said. “King of the Lanes is something I have always wanted to win, especially watching Wes Malott be a dominant figure in this tournament for a long time.”
“Who knows where the next King of the Lanes will be, maybe Portland, Maine,” Troup guessed. “That would be awesome. I get to hold this title for awhile, so I am going to wear the crown well.”
Troup now adds his King of the Lanes attire to his two WWE championship belts. He earned that second belt just last month by defeating Tommy Jones 3-1 at the 2022 Kia PBA Playoffs, earning his ninth career PBA Tour title along with a cool $100,000.
Troup, who has been nearly unbeatable at Bowlero Jupiter, was impressive against Jones once again. Having won his first major title at the 2021 PBA Players Championship for $250,00 inside this exact bowling center, Troup relied on his past experience. He was perfect on the left lane and one stubborn 10-pin in the second frame cost him a perfect game against Jones.
The charismatic two-hander won 280-207.
“Once I found a ball that controlled the pocket on both lanes then it came down to me,” Troup said about his game plan. “If I made the right shot with my speed control then it was going to strike. I just chose to go with that, and we definitely executed a few shots there.”
Next season, Troup has his eyes on winning another title to become Hall of Fame eligible.
Match 1 – Troup def. Jones 280-207
Match 2 – Troup def. Sterner 266-225
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