Monacelli Snags August Bowler of Month Honor

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

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Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela has been selected as the August 2015 Kegel Bowler of The Month by the International Bowling Media Association.

Monacelli defeated Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., for the 2015 USBC Senior Masters title, 192-190 and 254-243, in a double-elimination rolloff. Monacelli conquered the elimination bracket and needed to twice defeat Weber.

The opening match of the five-man stepladder saw 1987 USBC Masters champ and fourth-seeded Rick Steelsmith of Wichita, Kan., best fifth-seeded Walter Ray Williams, Jr. of Oxford, Fla., 217-186. Third-seeded Monacelli ground out a 179-173 win over Steelsmith, followed by a 238-204 win over second-seeded Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo.

Monacelli finished fifteen-game qualifying round in second place averaging 228. Weber led qualifying with a 233 average.

Others obtaining votes this month were Ryan Shafer, winner of the PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter's Pro Shop East Classic hosted by Mid-County Lanes; Liz Kuhlkin, winner of the PWBA Topeka Open presented by Prairie Band Casino & Resort; Mike Scroggins, winner of the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite, and Liz Johnson, winner of the PWBA Detroit Open.

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