Pete Weber Named June Bowler of the Month

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

PDW2Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., has been selected as the June 2015 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association.

Weber threw a clutch 10th frame double to defeat Eric Forkel of Henderson, Nev., 224-212, to win the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm.

Starting as the fourth-seed in the four-man stepladder final, the PBA Hall of Famer downed Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., 224-202. Weber then ousted defending Senior U.S. Open champion Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., 247-190, setting up the final with Forkel.

After averaging more than 214 in qualifying, Weber maintained the pace in the 32-game match play portion, going 20-12, while not falling lower than sixth place.

Weber now has four PBA50 Tour titles, including two majors. The 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year is the owner of 37 PBA Tour titles, including a record-tying 10 majors.

With four remaining events on the PBA50 schedule, including the USBC Senior Masters, Weber is the leader on the competition points list for PBA50 Player of the Year.

Others obtaining votes this month in very close were E. J. Tackett, winner of the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open presented by Storm, Graham Fach, winner of The Proprietors Cup IV, Andres Gomez, winner of the PBA XtraFrame Pensacola South Open, Amleto Monacelli, winner of the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV, and Brian LeClair, winner of the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track.

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