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Shawn Maldonado wins 2021 PBA Lubbock Sports Open as Jake Peters falls short of emotional win

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2021 6:00 pm
Shawn Maldonado after winning the 2021 PBA Lubbock Sports Open for his second PBA Tour title. Photo by PBA.
Before Sunday’s stepladder finals of the PBA Lubbock Sports Open, presented by Storm and South Plains Lanes, I wrote on Facebook that “Have to think most of the bowling world not directly tied to the other guys is pulling for Jake Peters, who has an angel on his shoulder.” I can’t imagine anyone who cares enough about bowling to subscribe to not knowing that Peters’ wife Melissa died of cancer a couple of months ago. The outpouring on social media...