Australia's Jason Belmonte
(pictured with the trophy), with a strike on his final ball, defeated Wes Malott
of Pflugerville, Texas, to win the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions by a single pin Sunday at Thunderbowl Lanes. Belmonte, a 30-year-old two-handed player, defeated Malott, 219-218, after earning the top berth in the stepladder finals by 363 pins over England's Dom Barrett
, but he escaped with his one-pin victory when Malott left an 8-pin on his first shot in the 10th frame.