Thursday, January 22, 2009

First Round Tournament of Champions

Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., averaged 255 for eight games to take the first round lead in the Professional Bowlers Association H&R Block Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes Thursday.

Shafer, a four-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour champion, held a 115-pin lead over Dave Husted of Milwaukie, Ore.

Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., who is seeking a fourth consecutive PBA major title, was in 34th place after the opening round with a 1,773 pinfall total. He was 63 pins out of the 24th spot needed to advance to match play.

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