LAS VEGAS — Twenty-two years after his father won the same pro bowling tournament, 22-year-old Pete Weber won the $175,000 Showboat Invitational, 176-170, over Art Trask Saturday afternoon.
Weber took over the PBA money lead by picking up the $33,000 first-place check. When his father, Hall of Famer Dick Weber, won the event in 1963, he earned $3,000.
The younger Weber, now holder of five Professional Bowlers Assn. titles, trailed Trask by three pins going into the final frame. He rolled a clutch double and had to wait until Trask failed to roll the necessary two strikes for the victory in his half of the 10th.
Finishing behind Trask in third was Joe Hutchinson of Scranton, Pa., followed by Marshall Holman of Jacksonville, Ore., who flirted with a perfect game in the opening match, and Guppy Troup of Neptune Beach, Fla.