October 27, 2012 03:17
SYDNEY, Australia – Australian two-handed star Jason Belmonte, responding to the cheers of his home country fans, rallied for a stunning 2-1 victory over American rival Sean Rash to win the AMF Australian Masters Saturday at AMF Rooty Hill bowling center.
After Belmonte won the first game in the best-of-three title match by a 174-172 margin, Rash tied the match with a 255-223 win in game two. Rash then started the decisive final game with six strikes, but lost his momentum and Belmonte struck out for a 256-243 win to claim the $25,000 first prize.
Belmonte also earned a PBA International Tour title, his fifth career title, in the final WTBA World Bowling Tour event leading into the PBA World Series of Bowling IV, which gets underway Friday at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.
In the all-American women’s title match, Chicago’s Diandra Asbaty swept California’s Missy Parkin, 204-200, 221-192.
For compete Australian Masters scores, visit www.tenpinevents.org.au/2012_Adult_Nationals/Masters
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