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The 11th Frame: Lack of round-robin bonus pins doesn’t preclude exciting finish as Jason Belmonte earns top seed for Barbasol PBA Players Championship

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 11:59 pm

The stepladder finalists, left to right and in order from first to fifth, for the Barbasol PBA Players Championship: Jason Belmonte, Anthony Simonsen, Martin Larsen, A.J. Chapman and Connor Pickford. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Earlier this week, Jason Belmonte admitted he had learned a lesson from a winless 2016 when he had a chance for an unprecedented fourth straight PBA Player of the Year crown. “I had a lot of expectations last year and because of that I took my focus off the prize,” Belmonte said in this PBA news release after taking the lead in the second round of the Barbasol PBA Players Championship at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio. “I admit I put pressure on...

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