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March 1, 2009

Kegler's Korner: TH native Marc Pruett takes on some of PBA’s finest

While perusing daily standings from this week’s Professional Bowlers Association Etonic Marathon Open at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis this week, I happened upon the name of Terre Haute bowler Marc Pruett.

Pruett competed in this “open field” tournament, meaning anyone could enter. What was significant about this event, it was the first in PBA history requiring players to bowl 54 games on six different lane conditions. There was no match play.

The 161 entrants bowled on the Cheetah pattern Tuesday, then the Viper pattern on Wednesday. After those 18 games, the field was cut to the top 53.

Bowlers surviving the cut bowled 18 games on Thursday (Chameleon and Scorpion patterns), then 18 additional games on Friday (Shark and Earl Anthony patterns).

Pruett missed Wednesday’s cut, finishing in 156th place with a 18-game score of 3,045 (169.17 average).

That might not sound impressive, but he was competing in a star-studded field including several players from the PBA’s 50 greatest players in history. Also missing the cut was Norm Duke, the defending champion at Woodland Bowl in last season’s PBA World Championship.

The top five survivors — Wes Malott, Pete Weber, Ronnie Russell, Bill O’Neill and Chris Barnes — square off in today’s live televised stepladder finals at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Russell is an Indianapolis resident and a former standout collegiate bowler at Vincennes University.

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Sarah Tharp was conspicuous by her many appearances on the leaderboard — singles, doubles and all-events (all handicap) — in the Greater Terre Haute USBC Women’s Bowling Association City Tournament on Feb. 14-15 and 21 at Vigo Bowl.

In singles, Tharp led with 814, followed by Kitty Cottom (728), Barb Campbell (726) and Tracey Booth (726).

In doubles, Tharp teamed up with Cathy Wortman (1,405) for first place, trailed by Jody Wheeler-Misty Chandler (1,398) and Alicia Ford-Linda Campbell (1,381).

In all events, Tharp paced the handicap division with a score of 2,162.

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