Australian two-handed star Jason Belmonte
(pictured) not only claimed the sixth-round lead in 69th U.S Open Saturday at Brunswick Zone-Carolier, but did it by demolishing his competitors. Belmonte, who won three three of his four career PBA titles earlier this season in the PBA World Series of Bowling, put an exclamation point on his rise to the top by defeating previous leader Ryan Shafer
of Horseheads, N.Y., 254-191, in the final match of Saturday's afternoon round. Belmonte, the PBA Tour's 2009-10 Rookie of the Year, is still looking for his first major title.