It was a day of firsts as Brad Angelo and Stefanie Nation each captured their first career PBA title at the Pepsi Viper Championship at Thunder Alley in Omaha, the second stop of the 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour.
Angelo, a seven-year veteran of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour, defeated No. 1 seed Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, 256-215 in the championship match. With both bowlers vying for their first title, the game was tied at 107 in the fifth frame and Angelo proceeded to strike in the sixth through 11th frames to run away with the victory. Prior to today, Angelo had appeared in 13 PBA televised finals without garnering a title.
Stefanie Nation, of Arlington, Texas, a veteran of last year’s inaugural PBA Women’s Series which is sponsored by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), also claimed her first PBA title on Sunday, defeating Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., 225-200. Nation struck in the third through sixth frames keeping the match close. Feldman, opening in the ninth frame, enabled Nation to clinch.
Story courtesy of PBA.com