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Learn wins PBA50 Midwest Regional crown

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By Lyle Zikes
Special to the Daily Herald

Bob Learn Jr. outscored Wauconda's Curt Aemisegger, 202-189, Sunday to win the Professional Bowlers Association PBA50 Midwest Regional tournament at Beverly Lanes in Arlington Heights.

The title match was close until Aemisegger left a 4-7-10 split in the seventh fame, followed by a similar 6-7-10 split a frame later.

For the 51-year-old Learn of Macomb, Mich., it marked his 27th PBA regional title to go along with six national tour championships, including the 1999 U.S. Open.

A field of 49 bowlers bowled under PBA's Masters lane conditions as Learn averaged 217 for 11 games.

Here are the final standings of the tournament, which was presented by Allstate:

PBA50 Midwest Regional

Title match

Rk. Bowler, Hometown: Score (Winnings)

1. Bob Learn Jr., Macomb, Mich.: 202 ($1,500)

2. Curt Aemisegger, Wauconda: 189 ($900)

Semi-finalists

3. Tim Kauble, Marion, Ohio ($700)

Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill. ($700)

Round of 8

5. Mike Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich. ($550)

Mark Denault, Kankakee ($550)

Don Holmes, Itasca ($550)

Dave Armstrong, Naperville ($550)

Round of 12

9. George Hall, Genoa, Ill. ($450)

Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich. ($450)

Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge ($450)

Brad Snell, Mount Prospect ($450)

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