Australian Bowlers Shine at the 2024 USBC Masters in Las Vegas

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
March 27, 2024

The 2024 USBC Masters is currently underway, captivating audiences with its display of elite bowling talent.

This event, a highlight of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) tour, is taking place in Las Vegas, drawing participants from around the globe, including several notable Australian competitors.

The tournament boasts a grand prize of $100,000 USD for the champion, with total prize money amounting to $457,500 USD. The stakes are high, and the competition is fierce, ensuring an exciting few days ahead.

Representing Australia this year are four talented bowlers: Jason Belmonte, Sam Cooley, Callum Borck, and Chris Castle. After the first round of qualifying, Callum Borck emerged as the top performer among the Australians, tying for 20th place. The young bowler from Western Australia had an impressive average score of 232 on the opening day.

Today, the second day of competition saw the Australian bowlers return for another five games in the second round. Sam Cooley stood out, averaging an extraordinary 259 over five games, which propelled him to the lead after initially finishing in 34th place on the first day. There is still one squad left to complete second round of qualifying.

As the tournament progresses, the goal for these bowlers is to rank among the top 63 (PLUS the defending champion) after 15 games, spread across three rounds of qualifying. Those who achieve this will advance to the double-elimination match-play rounds.

We extend our best wishes to the Australian bowlers as they continue to compete in this prestigious tournament, aiming to showcase their skills on the international stage.

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Credit to the USBC for the image used.