LeClair Continues Momentum, Takes PBA50 South Shore Lead

Fresh off his victory in Minnesota, Brian LeClair found his way to the top of the leaderboard after the opening round of qualifying Tuesday at the 2019 PBA50 South Shore Open.

LeClair surged into the top spot in the final game by closing with a 296 game, bringing his eight-game total to 1,882, a 235.25 average, at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Indiana.

Just a few nights ago, LeClair defeated Pete Weber to win the PBA50 River City Extreme Open in Monticello, Minnesota, for his fourth career PBA50 Tour title.

Results: PBA50 South Shore Open Qualifying Round 1

LeClair put together a solid opening round Tuesday, starting with games of 191, 255, 227 and 240 before closing with 234, 214, 225 and 296 to take the lead.

All 91 players in the field will return Wednesday for eight final games of qualifying before the field is narrowed. A cashers round and two rounds of match play will take place Thursday to determine the stepladder finalists. All rounds of the event are being broadcast live on FloBowling.

Paul Fleming, a contender for PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors, sits in second place with 1,878, while Brian Kretzer is third with 1,857.

Ryan Shafer had the lead heading into the final game but dropped to fourth with 1,856. Dean Billings, who opened the event with games of 289 and 279, sits in fifth place with 1,825.

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