Hailing from Australia, international bowling star Jason Belmonte came over the Pacific to not just compete in the Professional Bowler’s Association but to do well. He’s done just that after Sunday’s victory at the Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic (what a great name). Belmonte, the first two-hander to win a PBA tournament, defeated Bill O’Neil and Michael Fagan to take home the title. The tournament was unique in that there were two different oil patterns on the two lanes, and Belmonte showed his prowess on both. While he’s previously been around the world bowling in major tournaments, winning a PBA title in his first year on the tour is quite an accomplishment. Congrats, Jason.
Next week’s tourney stops in North Brunswick, NJ for the US Open, probably the most difficult and most prestigious tournament on the PBA Tour. Should you have $500 for the non-PBA member fee, you can even bowl.