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Australia's Jason Belmonte To Become 47th And Fastest Member Of PBA “Millionaire's Club”


Australia’s two-handed star, Jason Belmonte, officially became the 47th member of the PBA “Millionaire’s
Club” after qualifying for the match play finals of the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. And he became the fastest player to reach that milestone in terms of the fewest number of events bowled to get to $1 million, thanks in no small part to his collection of 14 career titles including eight majors.

Less than $2,000 shy of the milestone after winning his unprecedented fourth USBC Masters title in February, Belmonte – who bowled the Roth/Holman Doubles event with partner Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa. – won more than the $2,000 he needs to exceed $1 million in official PBA Tour earnings. At age 33 and bowling in his 131st PBA Tour event, he shattered the record for reaching $1 million in the fewest number of events, previously held by Wes Malott who broke the million-dollar barrier when he won the 2013 U.S. Open in his 180th event.

The youngest player to reach $1 million in career
earnings was Pete Weber who was 26 in 1989 when he reached the milestone in his 253rd Tour event.

Article was posted with permission from Stars & Strikes, America's Bowling Newsmagazine.