Is Brad Angelo camera-shy?
Angelo's career record in televised matches fell to 1-6 after the Lockport bowler finished second in the PBA BowlersParadise.com Open on Sunday.
Rick Lawrence of Celina, Texas, defeated Angelo, 233-198, in the title match.
Lawrence struck in seven of his first eight shots against Angelo, the 2003-04 PBA World Point Rankings leader. Angelo left two open frames in the same span.
"I'd like to say it was experience that helped me out there, but I have not had a lot of experience on television," said Lawrence, who won $40,000 and earned an exemption for the 2005-06 season. "Still, I've bowled for a long time so I think I still have a lot of experience in dealing with pressure."
Before taking on Angelo, Lawrence defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the semifinals, 238-217. Williams, looking to tie bowling legend Earl Anthony for the most career tour titles with 41 wins, started out slowly, converting three spares in the first five frames. Lawrence sealed the game with strikes from the sixth to ninth frames, while Williams converted single pin spares in the ninth and 10th frames.
In the other semifinal, Angelo defeated Jason Couch, 257-226. Down six pins heading into the sixth frame, Angelo struck on his final seven shots while Couch managed just two strikes the rest of the way.
Angelo won $20,000 for his second-place finish.