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Jason Belmonte answers critics by soaring to top seed of Detroit Open in superb Fall Swing; Sean Rash, Wes Malott, Tom Daugherty and E.J. Tackett also make stepladder finals

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:00 pm
The stepladder finalists for the PBA Detroit Open, left to right and in order from first to fifth: Jason Belmonte, Sean Rash, Wes Malott, Tom Daugherty and E.J. Tackett. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
After three straight PBA Player of the Year seasons, Jason Belmonte has failed to win a title in 2016, which has given fuel to the critics of the polarizing 2-handed Australian. But at this week’s Fall Swing at Thunderbowl Lanes in the Detroit superb of Allen Park, Belmonte bowled perhaps as well as he ever has, making four of the five possible shows, capped by a dominating performance Thursday to earn the top seed for the Detroit Open, the main event of the Fall Swing....