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Bowling News USA - August 25, 2014 Ryan Shafer blowing away competition in PBA East Region Breaking NewsPro Bowling

ShaferEastRegionWinner Shafer’s latest regional title is his third  of the  season and 26th of his career.

 Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, New York,  went 7-4-1 in match play and finished  with  a 20-game total of 4,593 pins to  record a  146-pin victory over Brian  LeClair of Albany,  New York, in the PBA  Bethmann-Russell  Syracuse Open  presented by Radical at  Flamingo  Bowl Sunday.

 Shafer led qualifying but lost his first three  matches, giving the lead to LeClair. After making a ball change, Shafer won out to race away to victory. LeClair, with a 227 position-round game, held on to second over Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, by two pins.

In addition to his third regional win of the season and the 26th of his career, Shafer earned $2,500 and improved his competition points lead to 43,000 points over LeClair in the battle to see who represents the East Region in the PBA Regional Finals, which will be held during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas. LeClair earned $1,300 as the runner-up and Graham earned $1,100 for finishing in third place...[read more]

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