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Gary Faulkner Jr. leads, Jason Belmonte sneaks in with wild finish as 2021 USBC Masters heads to match play

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 4:00 am
Gary Faulkner Jr. led qualifying at the 2021 USBC Masters. Photo by USBC.
Jason Belmonte’s wild ride to a final game — and final frame — of qualifying at the 2021 USBC Masters at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno stirred up bowling's social media Thursday, almost as much as positive COVID-19 tests by players had earlier in the week. Seven games into the 15 games of qualifying, the 6-time and reigning PBA Player of the Year was cruising at 109 over, far above a cut that clearly was going to end up well under. But Belmonte’s quest for a...