Malott takes lead after Shark round at Lumber Liquidators

April 01, 2010|By Sports Digest

Defending champion Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, advanced from seventh place into the lead in the Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open at AMF Country Club Lanes on Wednesday as two of the PBA Tour's top players made bids for their first title of the season in the tour's final event. Malott, who also is the reigning PBA Player of the Year, averaged 246 as he finished Wednesday's Shark round with an 18-game total of 4,434 pins and a 155-pin lead over Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y. Twelve-time PBA champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, was in third place with 4,274 pins, followed by Sean Rash of Wichita, Kan., at 4,266 and Dave D'Entremont of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, at 4,261.

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