Duke, Malott Take PBA Doubles Lead

With a tightly bunched leaderboard, the final round of match play Saturday for the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championships will provide plenty of drama.

After Friday night’s opening round of Baker match play, Norm Duke and Wes Malott emerged as the team to beat with six games of round robin match play remaining at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Duke and Malott have a 34-game total of 8,185 and went 5-1 in match play in the opening round to claim the top spot. Defending champions Jason Belmonte and Bill O’Neill are right behind them in second after going 6-0 in matches to total 8,173.

Results: PBA Doubles Championship Round 1 Match Play

Patrick Girard, who earlier in the day advanced to the stepladder finals of the PBA Oklahoma Open, and his partner Zacharay Wilkins occupy the third spot with 8,159. Sam Cooley and Anthony Lavery-Spahr are fourth with 8,111.

Rounding out the top five are Kyle Sherman and Brad Miller, whose 3-3 match-play record helped them total 8,056.

All 12 teams return Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Eastern live on FloBowling for the final six games of round robin match play with the top five teams advancing to the stepladder finals, which will be taped Sunday for broadcast on Jan. 20.

Storm Inks Belmonte To Four-Year Extension

Four-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte has signed a four-year contract extension with Storm, the company announced Tuesday.

Emotional Ogle, Rash Win PBA Doubles Title

Matt Ogle and Sean Rash made an emotional run just to make the stepladder finals at the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, and they didn’t stop there.

Butturff Has A Chance To Make History In Lubbock

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PBA Doubles Show Features Seven Non-Champions

With seven players in the finals who have never won a PBA Tour title, bowling fans will see some new faces Sunday in the stepladder finals of the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship.

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The PBA has locked in two majors, the United States Bowling Congress Masters and the U.S. Open, into its television deal with FOX Sports, it was announced Tuesday.

Butturff Outmaneuvers Svensson To Win Oklahoma Open

In a fascinating championship match between a pair of lefties forced to make adjustments and complete with a little off-the-lanes drama, Jakob Butturff defeated Jesper Svensson to win the PBA Oklahoma Open on Sunday.