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Marshall Kent (born September 21, 1992) is an American ten-pin bowler from Yakima, Washington who currently competes on the PBA Tour and World Bowling Tour. He has been a member of Junior Team USA, and is a six-time and current member of Team USA. He has won multiple PBA titles and PBA regional titles.

Marshall Kent
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Kent in 2017
Born (1992-09-21) September 21, 1992 (age 26)[1]
Bowling Information
AffiliationPBA
Dominant handRight
Wins4
300-games12
SponsorsStorm Bowling, Turbo Grips, Apparel EFX
Personal blogfacebook.com/that1bowler300/

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Amateur careerEdit

Kent was a five-time member of Team USA, and was a two-time Collegiate Player of the Year (2011-12 and 2012-13) bowling for Robert Morris University Illinois.[1]

Kent won a gold medal in trios at the 2011 PABCON Youth Championships, and was the 2012 Russian Open Champion.[1] He won two gold medals (singles and team) in the 2012 World Youth Championships, and a team gold medal in the 2012 PABCON Championships.[1]

Kent won the 2014 Brunswick Euro Challenge as an amateur, and thus his win did not qualify for a PBA title.[1]

Professional bowling careerEdit

Shortly after his Brunswick Euro Challenge win in March 2014, Kent joined the Professional Bowlers Association. He was named the 2014 Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year.[1] In addition to four standard PBA Tour wins, Kent has four PBA Regional titles and a runner-up finish at the 2016 U.S. Open.[1][2]

2017 was Kent's first year with multiple PBA Tour wins. He finished the season fourth in PBA earnings, with a career-best $112,480.[3] To date, he has career earnings of $428,045.50 and 17 career 300 games in PBA competition.[1]

Despite a career-high five championship round appearances, Kent failed to win a title in the 2018 PBA Tour season. He did win the non-title season-ending PBA Clash event on December 23.[4]

PBA Tour winsEdit

  1. 2014: Kingdom International Open (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)[1]
  2. 2016: PBA Team Challenge (with 'Merica Rooster Illusion team) (Las Vegas, NV)[1]
  3. 2017: Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open (Lubbock, TX)[1]
  4. 2017: Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open (Shawnee, OK)[1][5]

Career statisticsEdit

Statistics are through the last complete PBA season.

Season Events Cashes Match Play CRA+ PBA Titles Average Earnings ($)
2012–13 6 3 2 1 0 215.18 12,735
2014 13 9 3 1 1 217.03 32,528
2015 23 16 8 1 0 218.04 56,793
2016 28 18 7 1 1 219.29 77,670
2017 21 17 9 3 2 221.53 112,480
2018 29 18 11 5 0 217.54 101,890

+CRA = Championship Round Appearances

PersonalEdit

From 2013 to early 2018, Marshall dated PWBA bowler Danielle McEwan. The two initially met when both were members of Junior Team USA, but did not officially become a couple until representing Team USA at an event in Bangkok, Thailand.[6] After five years of dating, McEwan and Kent went their separate ways for unspecified personal reasons.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Marshall Kent (bowler profile)". PBA. July 5, 2017. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Schneider, Jerry (November 9, 2016). "Canada's Francois Lavoie Rolls Historic 300 on Way to 2016 U.S. Open Win". pba.com. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Earnings: 2017 Season". pba.com. January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  4. ^ Schneider, Jerry (December 23, 2018). "Marshall Kent Wins 2018 PBA Clash in Landmark FOX Sports Telecast". pba.com. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Yakima bowler Marshall Kent wins his second PBA title in three weeks". Yakima Herald-Republic. July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "10 Couples Who Found Love on the Lanes". iabowling.com. August 7, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2017.

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