Sean Rash named April BWAA Kegel Bowler of the Month


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    Near unanimous selection after Tournament of Champions win

    201112PBA15SeanRash5.jpgSean Rash (pictured) of Montogomery, Illinois has been named the April 2012 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the Bowling Writers Association of America.

    Rash won the PBA Tournament of Champions defeating Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, New, York, 239-205 for his fifth career PBA title. It is also his second career major win and his first win since the 2007 USBC Masters, ending a five-year wait.

    The four-man stepladder finals featured the #4 seed Ciminelli downing a pair of PBA Chris Schenkel Player of the Year candidates. The first defeat was handed to #3 seed Mike Fagan, Dallas, 190-182. Ciminelli then pulled away from #2 seed Jason Belmonte, West Orange, NSW, Australia, 257-223, setting up the title match with the top-seeded Rash.

    With the win, Rash becomes another strong candidate for the PBA Player of the Year race. Although this was his lone win on the 2011-12 PBA Tour, Rash was either first or second in earnings, average, match play appearances, and tournament points.

    Others receiving votes were Diandra Asbaty, winner of the USBC Queens; Lennie Boresch, Jr., winning his first PBA Senior Tour stop five days after becoming eligible, the PBA Senior Sun Bowl in the Villages; and Norm Duke, winner of the PBA Dick Weber playoffs, presented by Hammer.


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