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Klepac bowls 49th, 50th perfect games

By on June 27, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Tom Klepac

The accomplishment of rolling a 300 game in bowling is rare enough for most, but not for Columbia’s Tom Klepac. 

The 62-year-old had already bowled 48 career perfect games entering Wednesday night summer league play last week at West Park Bowl in Columbia. 

But even Klepac enjoyed a rarity on this night, rolling two 300 games to reach 50 for his career.

“There are people who bowl a lifetime and never get a 300,” Klepac said. “To have two in one night… I’m pretty excited about it.”

Klepac didn’t roll two consecutive 300 games; he sandwiched a 267 game in between.

His first perfect game came nearly 38 years ago in September 1980. This was obviously the first time he had rolled two  12-strike games in one night.

Klepac gave a rough estimate of 10,000 league games bowled over his career...>>>

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.