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Weber wins record fifth PBA title

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Pete Weber won a record fifth U.S. Open bowling championship Sunday, throwing a strike on his final ball to beat Mike Fagan 215-214.

Weber surpassed his farther, Dick Weber, who won the tournament's predecessor four times, as did Don Carter. He earned a spot in the Round of 36 for the season-ending Tournament of Champions.

"This is my greatest title ever," Weber said. "To win five U.S. Opens and pass Dick Weber and Don Carter says a lot, but I'll never say I'm better than them. They paved the way for us to be here."

To reach the final, Weber beat Ryan Shafer 223-191 in the opening march and Jason Belmonte 225-213 in the semifinal.