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6 years after finishing second, A.J. Johnson leads after first round of 2021 USBC Masters as he seeks elusive PBA Tour title

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:00 am
A.J. Johnson bowling for the title in the 2015 USBC Masters at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
A.J. Johnson was just a senior at McKendree University when he earned the top seed for the TV finals of 2015 USBC Masters at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay. The powerful and uber-talented right-hander lost the title match to 6-time and reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte 202-157, as I detailed in this story. Johnson soon joined the PBA Tour and it seemed that the question was how many titles Johnson would win, not if he would win. But despite winning numerous medals for...