After opening his first three games with truly consistent 258, 259, 259 for a 776 series, Norwegian international looked to be on
course for at least a high 1400 series, if not breaking into 1500.
But the fickle finger of fate decreed otherwise and although his fourth game was 248, he finished the last two 192 aand 182 and with a total of 1396 slid back down the rankings.
The only other to break 1300 on this squad was Sweden’s Karl Wahlgren with 1320.
Sweden features once again as top scorer for the four women on this squad was Nina Flack, posting 1244 including her 48 point bonus.
Torgersen is an international tenpin star much missed over the recent tournaments, taking time olfftravel to attend to his pro shop business and attend to his family life.
“I have been bowling less this year,” Torgersen explained. “I have been bowling, but not on the European Tour. I have missed being around, but someetimes when you see the scores it looks as though all the good guys are bowling so well. I’m finding it a long way back but afterwinning this squad I feel like I am a contender again.
“I will not compete in all of remaining EBT events as I want to stay home and look after my pro shop business and my boys. Since 1994 Nilsson has been my coach and he is coaching the guys in the club, so once in a while I go down there and work with him. He lets me know if I am doing something terrible but a lot of the time I am coaching my son.
“Because I have a pro shop I have to be up to date with all the new balls ad I have been drilling some for myself, but most of the time I don’t get to use them so often as I don’t bowl so much. for this tournament I have brought balls I used the previous season, so they are older balls.”
It is great to see Torgersen back in the leaders’ circle and to be a good each way bet for Sunday’s finals.
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TOP TEN STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 6:
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