The titles just keep on coming for Robin Romeo of Newhall.
Romeo, a USBC Hall of Famer, defeated top-seeded Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., 241-188, to win the $3,500 first-place prize.
Romeo reached the finals with a 234-191 win over 2011 Senior Queen champion Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif. Earlier, Romeo scored a 217-191 victory over defending champion Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla.
Two years earlier, Romeo won the 2012 U.S. Senior Women’s Open, becoming the first woman bowler to claim both a U.S. Women’s Open and Senior U.S. Women’s Open championship.
Romeo won the U.S. Women’s Open in 1989, a year in which she was named the women’s bowler of the year.
After winning the U.S. Senior Open, Romeo said: “As you get older, you don’t think you’ll ever win [a major] again. But if you’re competitive when you’re 20, you’ll be competitive when you’re 50.
“After I won [the Senior Open], someone said there’s nothing like winning. And it’s true. It never gets old.”
With the Senior Queens title, the 57-year-old Romeo has now won four major titles, which includes a championship in the Sams Town Invitational in 1993.
Romeo has a long list of credentials. She has bowled more than 20 certified perfect games. The first time she competed in a West Coast Senior Tour event – 10 years ago – she won it.
Fifty-six bowlers aged 50 and older took part in the 2014 Senior Queens.