Ronnie Russell Puts Together Two Solid Rounds to Top PBA Chameleon Championship Qualifying
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (March 13, 2019) – Four-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour winner Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind., put together two solid rounds bowling a 2,350 10-game pinfall total to lead PBA Chameleon Championship qualifying Wednesday at Thunderbowl Lanes.
Bowling on the PBA 39-foot Chameleon lane condition in the second event of PBA World Series of Bowling X, Russell bowled games of 246, 236, 235, 248 and 288 in Wednesday’s first round and followed it up with 213, 195, 201, 280 and 208 in the second round.
“I knew I had something special going when it seemed like a lot of the guys around me were struggling,” said Russell, whose last tour win came in the 2016 Fall Classic Team Challenge. “I’m just not sure what it was.
“Pair to pair the lanes were really changing, and how quickly you could adjust depended on who you followed when you moved to a different pair,” Russell added. “It’s great to be the qualifying leader but it’s kind of hard to take a lot of satisfaction out of it because there’s so much more to go.”
Russell led 16 players who advanced to single elimination match play on March 19. After match play, the top four players will advance to the Chameleon Championship live finals on FS1 March 19 at 8 p.m. ET.