Jason Belmonte of Australia rolled a strike to edge Wes Mallot in the championship of the PBA Tournament of Champions at the Thunderbowl in Allen Park Sunday. (Jesse Grant / Getty Images)
Jason Belmonte defeated Wes Malott with a strike on his final ball to win the Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions by a single pin Sunday at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park.
Belmonte, 30, defeated Malott, 219-218, after earning the top berth in the stepladder finals by 363 pins over Dom Barrett but escaped with a one-pin victory after Malott left an 8 pin on his first shot in the 10th frame.
Belmonte collected his eighth career victory and second PBA major title just a week after being named 2012-13 PBA Player of the Year.