Michael Daniels of Slidell, La., enjoyed a memorable debut on bowling’s biggest stage as he cruised into the Regular Singles lead at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Feb. 23.
The 47-year-old right-hander achieved the 30 clean frames he was hoping for on the way to games of 210, 267 and 257 for a 734 series at the Baton Rouge River Center. Ed Seliga of Kenosha, Wis., previously held the lead with 719.
“Everyone told me to expect a tough shot, so my goal was to come out with three 600 series, and I would be happy with that,” said Daniels, who added a 614 series in doubles and 604 in team for a 1,953 all-events total, which is second overall.
“I also wanted to get a 30 clean, and I failed in my first two attempts, so it was on my mind in singles. I also wanted to get enough for 1,800.”
Two days later, 31-year-old Joel Fee (right) of Pella, Iowa, found his way into the top spot in Classified Singles with games of 234, 236 and 185 for a 655 series.
As posted on digitalbowling.com