Last seasons point race, to Isom Hawes of East Point, GA credit was not really a race at all. After 4 tournaments he basically ran off with the points and I feel everyone else kind of gave in to the race. This season on the other hand is a pretty tight battle with just two tournaments left.
Lee Vanderhoef of Greenville, SC started the first 4 tournaments as if he was going to do the samething this year, but fortunately for us and the bowlers that are in the top 5 listed here, he had bigger fish to fry elsewhere. Here are the top 5 after 8 stops:
1 Jeff Shaw, Marietta, GA - 1114
2 Dennis Killough, Indian Trail, NC - 1050
3 Aaron Hayes, Clarksville, TN - 1024
4 Bruce Locher Jr., Marietta, GA - 946
5 Greg Black Jr., Riverdale, GA - 939
Jeff Shaw has a decent lead but Dennis Killough and Aaron Hayes are basically one good finish from getting right there with him. Not to add any pressure (well maybe a little :) but this is a pretty exciting race for the $1000 1st place. Even though 2nd gets $500 and 3rd $300 thats not bad, but it is a big difference in $500 and $1000. How do you think this race is going to finish? Tell me who will be the Champion and who will round out the top 5 in the RealBowler of the Year points race?