Newman student and bowler Derek Hartnell

NU senior ‘superstar’ Derek Hartnell shows pro bowler how it’s done


Newman student Derek Hartnell

Derek Hartnell

In an event billed as a match-up between the superstars of today and the superstars of tomorrow, Newman senior Derek Hartnell beat 12-time Professional Bowlers Association tour winner Chris Barnes at what was an ironic venue — Barnes’ own tournament.

Hartnell won the three-game, total pinfall, winner-take-all match 719-698 in the first Chris Barnes Challenge, held Dec. 5 in Wichita.

Hartnell was down 77 pins at one point, but fought back, cutting away at Barnes’ lead and throwing several strikes. By the end, Hartnell had more than made up his earlier deficit, winning the Challenge, pocketing the $3,200 in prize money — and savoring the excitement of having beaten one of the best bowlers in the country.

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