Anthony LaCaze of Glen Ellyn, Ill., made PBA history today at the Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championships at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., as he became the first amateur to reach a PBA telecast since the tour switched to an all-exempt field for the 2004-2005 season. LaCaze, who was the No. 21 seed going into Friday’s Round of 8, defeated No. 29 seed Brad Angelo, last week’s champion at the Pepsi Viper Championship in Omaha, Neb., 4-2 to advance to the semifinals on Sunday.
The Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship is taking place from Nov. 4-9 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. Saturday is a day for the fans, with PBA Pro-Ams and Fan Day taking place at Olympia Lanes. The championship round takes place Sunday, live on ESPN at 1 p.m. EST.