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TFD: 12-year-old bowling prodigy ... and the liars of SportsNation?

Posted by: Michael Rand under Sports Updated: May 11, 2010 - 5:36 PM

A story earlier today on ESPN.com caught our eye:

A 12-year-old boy has become the youngest bowler to earn money at a Professional Bowlers Association event -- but he can't spend that cash right away.

Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., finished 30th in the PBA's Canton (Ga.) Open Regional tournament Sunday, receiving $400 that will be deposited into a scholarship account.

Bowling as a non-PBA member, he had a 2,797 13-game pinfall total for a 215.1 average. The sixth-grader was competing against a 94-player field that included some of the top regional and national tour professional players from the organization's South region.

He was already the youngest bowler to roll a United States Bowling Congress-certified 800 series. He became interested in the sport when he attended a friend's bowling birthday party at the age of 7.

But what really caught our eye is the poll graphic you see on the right. Perhaps that kind of story would naturally attract an advanced bowler, but really: 29 percent have thrown better than 250, and 59 percent have gone over 200?

RandBall Nation, do you cry foul on SportsNation, or is that legit?

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