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Hall of Famer Brian Voss Wins Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic For First Career PBA50 Tour Title


ANDERSON, Ind. - Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., a 25- time winner on the
PBA Tour, won the PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip for his first win on the tour for players 50 and older. Voss defeated
United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer and top seed Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 222-
206, in the championship match to hand Boresch his second runner-up finish in a
row after losing in last week's PBA50 South Shore
Open title match to Pete Weber who won his record sixth title of the season.

"I get old but winning never gets old as the saying goes," said Voss, who turns 58 Thursday. "This game takes a lot to win. There's so much to think about and there's not one moment t hat I'm not working thinking about what I need to do on every shot."

In a relatively close match, Voss held a seven pin lead in the seventh frame but then threw a double in the Tour title and his first since 2013. Voss
also picked up a rare 3-4-6-7-10 split in the third frame which helped him stay in front early in the match.

"I take pride in making a lot of the splits I leave," said Voss, who is also a member of the USBC Hall of Fame. "Whether it takes one shot or two you just have to believe that you can knock them all down. You have to think you can always make it."

Voss' previous best PBA50 Tour finish was second in the 2009
Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open. "To be honest, every year that top 10 pretty consistently. In a
strange way, now that it's over with, it kind of seemed easy."

In the opening stepladder match, PBA50 Tour rookie Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio beat two-time PBA50
Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 243-213, and then went on to beat Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., 279-211, in the second match. In the semifinal match Voss defeated Kretzer 240-222 to advance to the title match.

Article was posted with permission from Stars & Strikes, America's Bowling Newsmagazine.

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