Two-handers Osku Palermaa, right, and Jason Belmonte are 1-2 in the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions heading into match play. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Two hands were way better than one on Thursday at the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions as Osku Palermaa and Jason Belmonte soared to the top of the leaderboard in the third and final round of qualifying.
Palermaa, a three-time PBA Tour champion, fired games of 254, 239, 259, 277, 215, 254, 280 and 274 for a 2,052 block total and 5,877 overall total (244.8 average for 24 games).
Belmonte started the day in 8th but was chasing down Palermaa before a 169 finish after games of 287, 250,...