Last year, Jason Belmonte of Australia accomplished something that hadn't been done in nearly 50 years. Next week, he will attempt to accomplish something no bowler has done in the 64-year history of the United States Bowling Congress Masters.
Belmonte made history last year by becoming just the third player to win the USBC Masters in back-to-back years. No bowler has ever won the event three consecutive years.
The two-handed star will again be the player to beat when the 2015 USBC Masters kicks off with the first round of qualifying Tuesday, Feb. 3, at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis. The event will feature a sold-out field of 336 of the top professional and non-professional bowlers in the world.
Belmonte climbed the stepladder from the fourth position, eventually defeating top seed E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Indiana, 221-177, to win the 2014 Masters.