of Urbandale, Iowa, thrust his hands to the sky, jumped into the air and relished his place in bowling history as he claimed the title at the 2011 Bayer USBC Masters on Sunday at the National Bowling Stadium. Hess defeated top seed Jack Jurek
of Lackawanna, N.Y., 225-214, to win his first career PBA Tour title. Hess defeated Mika Koivuniemi
of Finland, 254-219, for the right to bowl Jurek. In the opening match, Koivuniemi eliminated Mike DeVaney
of Murrieta, Calif., 230-206.