Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, will try to defend his 2013 Lipton U.S. Open title and Australia’s Jason Belmonte – Malott’s title-match victim in the 2013 U.S. Open title match in Columbus, Ohio – will be out to win his third PBA major title of the year when the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open gets underway Monday at AMF Garland Lanes in Garland, Texas.
Exclusive live coverage of the qualifying and match play rounds of the U.S. Open is next up on Xtra Frame. Qualifying coverage will include eight-game squads beginning at 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3; Wednesday, Nov. 4, and Thursday, Nov. 5, and followed by the eight-game cashers round at 11 a.m. on Nov. 6. Three eight-game match play rounds will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, and at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. All times noted are Eastern. The stepladder finals will air live on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. ET.
Malott won the 2013 U.S. Open title with a 214-156 upset over Belmonte, the top qualifier. Since then, Belmonte has demonstrated his dominance in PBA major tournaments, winning a record three consecutive USBC Masters titles and back-to-back Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions titles, including events held earlier in 2015. The U.S. Open was not held in 2014.
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