During the Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open in Baltimore, fellow Texans Wes Malott (the reigning PBA Player of the Year) and Chris Barnes (who held that title the year before), were in first and second place, respectively, after three rounds.
Starting the fourth round on the Chameleon pattern and bowling on the same pairs of lanes, Malott and Barnes bowled identical games of 233, 193 and 245.
“That was interesting,” Malott laughed. “We were just trying to make it easy on scorekeepers.”
After finishing the Chameleon round in the same one-two positions, they were again assigned to bowl together for the fifth (Scorpion) round. In the first game, both bowled 217 games.