8/14/19

Andrew Anderson Tops PBA Wilmington Open Qualifying To Lead 32 Players into Wednesday’s Cashers Round

WILMINGTON, N.C. - (Aug. 13, 2019) – Trying for his first Go Bowling! PBA Tour title of the season,2018PBA Player of the Year Andrew Anderson of Holly, Michigan, averaged 254 for eight games Tuesday to top qualifying for the PBA Wilmington Open leading 32 players who advanced to Wednesday’s cashers round. 

Anderson, a two-time PBA Tour titlist, bowled a 2,034 eight-game pinfall total at Ten Pin Family Fun Center with games of 257, 275, 268, 256, 243, 259, 218 and 258 to lead BJ Moore of Greensburg, Pennsylvania who finished the day in second 40 pins behind with 1,994.                     

Brad Miller of Lees Summit, Missouri, bowled back-to-back 300 games on his way to finishing third in qualifying with 1,924.  After bowling 223 in the first game of the round, Miller bowled 300s in the second and third games before finishing the round with games of 237, 213, 201, 235 and 215. 

Finishing the day in fourth was 10-time PBA Tour titlist Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas with 1,900 and PBA Harry O’Neale Chesapeake Open winner Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, rounded out the top five with 1,897. 

After tying for 32nd with a 1,754 pinfall, England’s Dom Barrett beat Connor Pickford of Charlotte, North Carolina, 196-179 in a one-game roll-off to advance to the cashers round. 

Competition resumes Wednesday with the four-game cashers round at 9 a.m. The top 16 after 12 games will then advance to the three-game Round of 16 at 11:30 a.m. Eight players will then advance to the two-game Round of 8 which will determine the four players for the stepladder finals at 3 p.m. All times are Eastern. 

All of Wednesday’s competition will be livestreamed on FloBowling. For subscription information, visit FloBowling.com.

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