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Tennessee boy, 12, earns $400

5/12/2010

A 12-year-old boy has become the youngest bowler
to earn money at a Professional Bowlers Association event -- but he
can't spend that cash right away.

Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., finished 30th in the PBA's
Canton (Ga.) Open Regional tournament Sunday, receiving $400 that
will be deposited into a scholarship account.

Bowling as a non-PBA member, he had a 2,797 13-game pinfall
total for a 215.1 average. The sixth-grader was competing against a
94-player field that included some of the top regional and national
tour professional players from the organization's South region.

He was already the youngest bowler to roll a United States
Bowling Congress-certified 800 series. He became interested in the
sport when he attended a friend's bowling birthday party at the age
of 7.

"After that he was hooked," his mother, Cathy, said, according to PBA.com. "Before we knew it he was bowling three days a week and at this point I think he's got about 60 bowling balls."

Doyle said he's already thinking about his future in the sport, according to the PBA.com.

"When I'm ready for college I'd like to go to Wichita State or Weber State because they are two of the top bowling schools," he said, according to the report. "After that I'd like to bowl on the PBA Tour."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.