O’Neill Tops Biggest-Ever Field To Grab September Kegel Bowler of the Month Honors
ARLINGTON, Texas - Bill O'Neill of Southampton, Pa. has been named Kegel Bowler of the Month by the Bowling Writers Association of America for September.
The two-time Collegiate Player of the Year won his first Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) title, the PBA Chameleon Championship over Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 205-192, and then continued his hot hand in the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Competing as a Team USA member for the first time, O'Neill took home four out of a possible six gold medals in Men's Team, Men's Trios, Men's All-Events, and Men's Singles. He broke an eight-year-old record in the Men's Singles event averaging 245, and won the Men's All-Events by over 300 pins.
In very close voting this month, other nominees capturing votes were Kelly Kulick, PBA Women's World Championship and Women's Series Shark Championship winner, and Shannon Pulhowsky, PBA Women's Series Chameleon Championship winner, PBA World Championship runner up, PABCON Women's Team Gold Medalist, PABCON Women's Trio's Gold Medalist.
A total of 14 Bowler of the Month nominees (six women, eight men) were presented to the selection committee, the largest slate of names ever nominated for this award.