McCune Wins PBA Rex & Griffin Bigelow Memorial Central Open

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Bobby Jakel
PBA Central Region Director

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Eugene McCune

Troy, Ohio – Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., defeated J.R. Raymond of Bay City, Mich., 211-161, to win the Professional Bowlers Association Rex & Griffin Bigelow Memorial/BW3’s/Nance Construction Central Open presented by MOTIV at Troy Bowl Sunday.

The title was McCune’s first of the year in the PBA Central Region and his 21st career PBA Regional title. He also earned $3,000.

Raymond defeated Dan MacLelland of Canada, 246-199, to advance to the championship match. In the first stepladder match, MacLelland eliminated Aaron Lorincz of Saginaw, Mich., 211-203.

Raymond earned $1,500 for second place; MacLelland won $1,200 for third, Lorincz, $1,000 for fourth.

The next PBA Central Region event will take place in Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 3-4. Xtra Frame, PBA’s online video-streaming channel, will cover Sunday’s Kokomo Central Shootout presented by Security Federal Savings Bank from Heritage Lanes. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

PBA REX & GRIFFIN BIGELOW MEMORIAL/BW3’S/NANCE CONSTRUCTION CENTRAL OPEN

PRESENTED BY MOTIV
Troy Bowl, Troy, Ohio, Sunday

Final Standings:

1, Eugene, McCune $3,000. 2, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., $1,500 3, Dan MacLelland, Canada $1,200. 4, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., $1,000.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – MacLelland def. Lorincz, 211-203.

Semifinal Match – Raymond def. MacLelland, 246-199.

Championship – McCune def. Raymond, 211-161.

Final Match Play Standings (after 20 games, including match play records; top four advance to stepladder finals):

1, McCune, 9-3, 4,450. 2, Raymond, 7-4-1, 4,417. 3, MacLelland, 8-4, 4,377. 4, Lorincz, 5-7, 4,310. 5, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6-6, 4,243, $850.  6, Dave Wodka, Beaver Creek, Ohio, 4-7-1, 4,201, $800.

7, Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 6-6, 4,142, $775. 8, Kelly Jordon, Marion, Ohio, 4-6-2, 4,140, $760. 9, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6-6, 4,125, $745. 10, Anthony Kennard, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 6-6, 4,089, $730. 11, Brian Nicodemus, Elkhart, Ind., 6-6, 4,070, $715. 12, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3-9, 3,975, $700.

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