Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., completed one of the most impressive, if unlikely, victories in his hall of fame career, defeating four opponents including top qualifier Jason Belmonte of Australia, 254-227, to win the PBA World Championship at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The concluding event of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IV, and the first major championship of the 2012-13 PBA Tour season, aired Sunday on ESPN. The championship round was taped in November.
Bohn, who had not won a tour title in more than four years, captured his 33rd PBA championship – and second major – with a stunning performance that began when he claimed the 24th and final position in match play by only three pins, followed by qualifying for the stepladder finals by only nine pins.
Bohn’s amazing performance is the subject of Bowlers Journal International’s February cover story.