Putting teen sensation Jillian Martin's historical win in the 2021 PWBA BowlTV Classic in context
JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 10:00 pm
Jillian Martin is all smiles after winning the 2021 PWBA BowlTV Classic on Tuesday. Photo by John Martin.
More than six months after she came within seven pins of winning the PWBA ITRC Classic at age 16, Jillian Martin on Tuesday night beat Verity Crawley 221-188 to win the 2021 BowlTV Classic at 17 years and 17 days.
Martin smashed Hall of Famer Wendy Macpherson’s record for youngest to win a PWBA Tour title of 18 years, 2 months, 9 days set when Macpherson won the U.S. Women’s U.S. Open on April 5, 1986.
To put Martin’s win in historical context, bowling historian Eric Hartman...