INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Anthony Simonsen became the youngest major champion on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour, winning the U.S. Bowling Congress Masters on Sunday at 19.
Simonsen, from Princeton, Texas, beat Canadian amateur Dan MacLelland of Canada 245-207 in the title match, rolling strikes on eight of his first nine shots.
Simonsen, at 19 years, 39 days, broke Hall of Famer Mike Aulby's mark of 19 years, 83 days set in the 1979 PBA National Championship.
MacLelland beat Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, 216-213 in the semifinal match.
Malott opened the stepladder final with a 258-189 victory over Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Florida, and beat Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, 258-201 in the second match.