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
Rk. Bowler, Hometown: Score (Winnings)
1. Bob Learn Jr., Macomb, Mich.: 202 ($1,500)
2. Curt Aemisegger, Wauconda: 189 ($900)
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)