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Unheralded Mitch Beasley earns top seed for FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions TV finals; Jason Belmonte keeps three-peat effort alive

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 11:59 pm
The TV finalists for the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions, left to right and fifth to first: Tom Daugherty, E.J. Tackett, Jason Belmonte, Jesper Svensson, Mitch Beasley. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Just because many bowling fans might be unfamiliar with Mitch Beasley does not mean he is not a very good bowler. Due to his U.S. Air Force career and injuries, Beasley never got to focus on bowling and have a full chance to find his place on the PBA Tour. But at 47, the Track staffer and powerful — by his generation’s standards — right-hander is retired from the Air Force and healthy again, and this week at the 51st FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions he showed what might...