Anthony Neuer entered the history of the Bowling Association tour on Sunday by picking up a rare 7-10 division in his US Open semifinal match.
The 18-year-old became only the fourth player to achieve a feat during the TV show PBA Tour, and the first to do so on the air since 1991.
“Ginger Assassin,” as Fox Sports play-by-play speaker called him, knocked both needles down and turned 7-10 in the seventh frame of his match with Jakob Butturff at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada.
Although Neuer – whose father Andy Neuer won the title on the PBA tour in 1994 – made history with top events, 26-year-old Butturff will beat him, 257-203.
Butturff would fall to Chris Via with the smallest margin in the US Open final, 214-213. Butturff has already finished second at the US Open three times, one of the top five PBA tour titles. For the 29-year-old Via, winning the US Open is her first title on a PBA tour.