2017 Bowling US Open

2017 Bowling US Open

The 2017 US Open is finished for me. I ended up 5 pins short of the top 36 after the 24 games.

I just made too many bad shots on a challenging condition over the course of the tournament. I did pretty well on my spares, but did miss a 3-9 and a couple 3-6-9-10’s. What follows is what I see as a right hander. My opinion of the lane condition is that they didn’t want to make it too easy. The outside part of the lane was not as playable as last couple of years which would have kept the players right longer. So with players trying to find a ‘reaction’ to the pocket, most of the players moved left quicker than they did the last two years. That led to players lofting the left gutter even sooner than they did in those 2 years. A lot of players had trouble playing that far left so they opted to play the right side of the lanes. That was not an easy option as there was not much friction to the right (most of it is left). Since I don’t hook the ball as much as most of the bowlers in the field, I was actually fine with how the lanes played on the ‘double burn’. I had a little trouble on one lane, but it really stemmed from my drifting differently on the left lane compared to the right lane. Once I realized what I was doing, my reaction was much better. I was a bit disappointed in my bowling in my first 2 rounds on the ‘burn’. I did finally bowl better the 3rd round on the ‘fresh’ but it wasn’t enough. I mainly used a dull Magnitude 55 and a shined Pearl Edge on the double burn.

I will be in Syracuse for one more day before I head south to North Carolina. I do have some of my replica jerseys with me, so if you see me in the next couple of weeks, it may be possible to sell you one. I will be bowling in Fayetteville NC this weekend in the PBA regional. Then I will go to Reno for the PBA WSOB where I hope I will be for 2 weeks!

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