CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS —
During the post-tournament chat, Baird got a little choked up.
“It’s great to have dad here,” he said, referring to his father and WCCBA Hall of Famer Rod Baird. “He gives me tips to help me.”
In his words, it was evident how much his 86-year-old father means to him.
Baird’s three-game, match-play block series were 709 and 773 ... Jeff Keener, who finished fourth, shot a 300 game and an 822 series in the opening three-game block ... Other top local finishers: 9. Dan Francis, 13. Alan Felmlee, 19. Rob Benge, 21. Chris Moffett, 23. Jason Easler ... A total of 110 bowlers participated in the event ... By the way, did you notice my pre-tournament prediction in Thursday’s column? Baird. I nearly predicted the finals correctly as I picked Baird to defeat Eighmy, who finished third.