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Bowling News USA - April 10, 2013 15-Year-Old Wesley Low Jr. Wins PBA Regional...

Wesley Low Jr., at age 15, became the youngest bowler ever to win a PBA Regional title – breaking a 34-year-old record set by PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber in 1979 – when the two-handed competitor from Palmdale, Calif., defeated Deeronn Booker of Anaheim, Calif., 299-234, to win the PBA Non-Champion West tournament at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas on Friday, March 29.

(2010 "Storm Prodigy" video featuring Wesley Low Jr.)

Low, a member of Junior Team USA who was 29 days shy of his 16th birthday, lost his bid for a perfect game in the title match when he left an 8 pin on his final shot.

He does not get credit for a PBA title because he is not a member of the PBA, but his $1,500 in earnings will help build his USBC SMART scholarship fund. Weber won a PBA Midwest Regional title in St. Louis in 1979. Weber was a PBA member at that time, therefore earning credit for his title.

Low, who bowls with two hands from the left side of his body, finished third in the same non-champions event in 2012. The 2011 Teen Masters 14-Under champion defeated Chris Groom, Lancaster, Calif., 278-198, while Booker edged Rick Benard of Henderson, Nev., 225-217, in the semifinal round to set up the championship match.


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