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Lefties rule at Killeen Open

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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012 5:56 pm

The Southwest Region PBA Killeen Chameleon Open concluded Sunday and the bowlers did nothing to quell the rumors that Hallmark Lanes is a lefty's house.

As the roster of 16 was cut to eight and then four, the two left standing were both left-handed.

Dustin Ochoa from San Antonio, a former youth bowler and a Texas State Hall of Honor recipient was matched against the four-time Killeen Open winner Mike Scroggins.

Scroggins got off to a fast start striking in the first five frames and Ochoa was unable to catch up and Scroggins went on to win 256–210.

For Scroggins, it was his fifth Killeen Open title having captured the first three in 1997, 1998 and 1999. In 2000, he was expected to win again but was defeated by Chris Barnes only to come back with a vengeance in 2001.

Scroggins has competed in all 16 Killeen Opens and he told Dick Atkinson, proprietor of Hallmark Lanes, "I told you the first time I won that as long as you have this event I will be here, and I have. If you have it again, I will be back."

Scroggins, an Amarillo native, has great credentials, having held the USBC record for most 800 series in a year with 15, he has eight PBA titles, including two majors, 2009-10 marked the fourth season he has earned at least $100,000. During the 2005-2006 seasons he won over $205,000.

He earned $2,700 Sunday for a weekend's work.

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