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The 11th Frame: Best storylines as USBC Masters heads into match play

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Defending champion Jason Belmonte was the qualifying leader at the 2014 USBC Masters. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
If the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Masters were a “normal” major tournament, the top storyline would be obvious: defending champion and reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte on top and whether he could run away with the top seed again. But with the Masters format of dropping qualifying pins for the double-elimination match play bracket, all of the 64 finalists start on an equal footing Friday morning. Belmonte obviously is a storyline, just not the storyline. So...

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