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U.S. Marshals Escort Bowling Player from 2024 U.S. Open

Updated: Feb 4

U.S. Marshals Escort Bowling Player from 2024 U.S. Open

An incident involving U.S. Marshals occurred during the 2024 U.S. Open.

Brandon Novak has allegedly withdrawn from the 2024 U.S. Open at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, IN, having played less than two games in today's fourth qualifying round.

Novak started off strong with 236 in the first game, but in the midst of the second game of qualifying round 4, the 35-year-old professional bowling player was escorted from the venue by U.S. Marshals, various sources have confirmed. Further details regarding the possible arrest are still unclear and to be disclosed.

The right-hander, Brandon Novak, was in 20th place after the 24 games of qualifying with a total of 4902. Thirty-six players advanced to the cashers round.

The remaining 35 players then resumed the competition in the prestigious U.S. Open event to determine the top 24 players who will advance to the match-play round.

After 32 qualifying games, Anthony Simonsen led the field with 7005 pins (218.91 avg.). Two European players, Richard Teece and Dominic Barrett, advanced to the match-play round.


The first round of match-play will start tonight, while the other two will be played tomorrow. The top 5 players will then advance to the stepladder finals.

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