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Jason Belmonte takes initial step in march to history by leading opening day of 2019 PBA Tournament of Champions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:00 pm
Jason Belmonte with the Nevada-Reno cheerleaders after winning his ninth major title in the 2017 PBA World Championship at the National Bowling Stadium. Photo by Susie Fever.
As I detailed in this preview story, Jason Belmonte is just one major title from tying the PBA record of 10 and two from tying the true historical record of 11 by Don Carter. That’s a long march to history, and to paraphrase the old saying, every long march starts with a single step. Belmonte’s single step amounted to 2,824 pins over 12 games on the first day of the 2019 PBA Tournament of Champions, giving him a 97-pin lead over fellow 2-hander Matt Ogle after two rounds of the...