Three-timer winner Jason Belmonte of Australia defeated Martin Hoskins, 722-672, in their three-game total pinfall match to claim the No. 1 seed on the stepladder for Sunday’s final round of the USBC Masters Tournament at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Hoskins will be on the No. 2 spot.
Darren Tang (742), Michael Tang (716) and Martin Larsen (662) prevailed in a four-man match to decide the other three slots on the stepladder. Bill O’Neill (559) was eliminated.
Brad Angelo of Lockport and John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda were eliminated in match play Friday. Angelo lost to Lucas Legnani (670-668) and Tom Smallwood (622-568) while Szczerbinski fell to O’Neill (719-697) and Kyle Sherman (661-597).