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The 11th Frame: Young Jesper Svensson defeats Jason Belmonte in battle of 2-handers for Bahrain Open title

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 4:00 pm

Jesper Svensson, middle, won his first PBA Tour international title in the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open on Saturday. Jason Belmonte, right, was second and Mika Koivuniemi, left, was third. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
As I wrote heading into the final day of competition at the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open, young 2-handed lefty Jesper Svensson of Sweden is one of the most highly regarded young bowlers in the world. He lived up that billing on Saturday in as big a way as possible, defeating the world’s best bowler to win his first PBA International Tour title less than a month after turning 20. Svensson earned the top seed, meaning he needed to be beaten twice by the semifinal winner. But...

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