Boresch Takes Tip From LeClair to Take First Round Lead in PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages

by Jerry Schneider April 23, 2017 19:13

Thanks to a tip from last week’s Pasco County Florida Open winner Brian LeClair, two-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr. put it to good use by taking the first round lead Sunday in the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes in the Villages, Fla.

Boresch, of Kenosha, Wis., topped the field of 160 players 50 and over with a 1,952 eight-game pinfall total (244 average) bowling games of 226, 225, 228, 249, 300, 257, 223 and 244.

“After the third game I was talking with Brian and he suggested I try another ball,” Boresch said. “With both of us being pro shop operators we talk a lot about what equipment to use for various conditions.

“I was throwing the ball well the first three games but just couldn’t get the pin carry I wanted,” Boresch added. “I thought what the heck I’ll take Brian up on his suggestion and went to a new ball that hit a little more on the back end. Sure enough that was the right move.”

Boresch, who finished seventh in the Pasco County Open, held a 10-pin lead over three-time PBA50 and five-time PBA Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie. Pa. with 1,942. Rounding out the top five after the first round were Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,935; PBA Hall of Famer Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,921, and Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., who also rolled a 300 in the round, 1,917.

Bowling in his first PBA50 tournament of the season, defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., finished the round in 23rd with a 1,822 pinfall.

LeClair, who won the Pasco County Open for his second career PBA50 Tour title, finished 12th with 1,873.

After Monday’s second qualifying round, the top 32 players will advance to Tuesday’s match play round. After match play, the top five will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

The Sun Bowl In The Villages will be available on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame but on a one-day delayed basis beginning Monday at 9 a.m. ET with Sunday’s first round action. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for schedule and subscription information.

PBA50 SUN BOWL IN THE VILLAGES PRESENTED BY RADICAL

Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, Fla., Sunday

FIRST ROUND

(after 8 games)

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,952.
2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,942.
3, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,935.
4, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,921.
5, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,917.
6, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,891.
7, Darryl Dempsey, Pinellas Park, Fla., 1,884.
7, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,884.
9, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,882.
10, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,881.
11, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,879.
12, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,873.
13, Joe Fulner III, Belleview, Fla., 1,863.
14, Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,856.
15, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,855.
16, n-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 1,853.
17, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,842.
18, John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 1,840.
19, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,831.
20, (tie) Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., and Tony Adkins, Port Orange, Fla., 1,829.
22, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,825.
23, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,822.
24, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,820.
25, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,816.
26, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,815.
27, (tie) Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, and David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,814.
29, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 1,813.
30, Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 1,811.
31, Michael Shequin, Debary, Fla., 1,809.
32, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 1,803.
33, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,802.
34, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,800.
35, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,798.
36, (tie) Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,797.
38, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,792.
39, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,790.
40, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,789.
41, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,787.
42, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,785.
43, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,771.
44, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,769.
45, (tie) Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., and Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,767.
47, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,763.
48, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,759.
49, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,756.
50, Michael Byers, Charleston, S.C., 1,754.
51, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,752.
52, n-John Thomspon, Sarasota, Fla., 1,751.
53, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,748.
54, n-Rick Pittman, Fruitland Park, Fla., 1,747.
55, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,745.
56, Richard McDaniel, Coconut Creek, Fla., 1,742.
57, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,734.
58, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,733.
59, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,732.
60, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,730.
61, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,727.
62, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,725.
63, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,724.
64, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,723.
65, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,721.
66, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,720.
67, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,717.
68, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,712.
69, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 1,710.
70, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,707.
71, (tie) Doug Hergenrader, Griimes, Iowa, and David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,706.
73, Gary Morgan, Atlanta, 1,701.
74, Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,696.
74, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1,696.
76, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,695.
76, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,695.
78, (tie) n-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., and Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 1,694.
80, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,692.
81, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,691.
82, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,688.
83, (tie) Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., and Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,679.
85, Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 1,676.
86, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,674.
87, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, 1,671.
88, Bobby Sense, Jr., Massillon, Ohio, 1,669.
89, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,666.
90, (tie), William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., and Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,664.
92, (tie) Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., and Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,660.
94, n-David Cushion, Dewitt, Mich., 1,652.
95, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,651.
96, (tie) Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., and James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 1,649.
98, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,647.
99, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,641.
100, (tie) Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., and Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,640.
102, (tie) John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., and George Gomez, Orlando, Fla., 1,638.
104, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,636.
105, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,633.
106, John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 1,627.
107, John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1,624.
108, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,622.
109, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,620.
110, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1,618.
111, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 1,616.
112, (tie) Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., and David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 1,605.
114, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,597.
115, James Deplanche, Taylor, Mich., 1,595.
116, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 1,593.
117, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,592.
118, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,590.
119, James Blackstone, Kennesaw, Ga., 1,587.
120, (tie) James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., and Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,586.
122, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,583.
123, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 1,582.
124, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,581.
125, John Dougherty, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 1,578.
126, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,574.
127, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,570.
128, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,559.
129, Han Chen, Wellington, Fla., 1,553.
129, Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1,553.
131, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,545.
132, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,540.
133, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,537.
134, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 1,533.
135, n-Adam Colton, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,528.
136, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,527.
137, Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 1,520.
138, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 1,519.
139, Larry Felts Jr., Moore, S.C., 1,509.
140, Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,508.
141, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,497.
142, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,496.
143, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,495.
144, Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., 1,493.
145, n-Dave Van Riet, Summerfield, Fla., 1,489.
146, Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,481.
147, Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., 1,478.
148, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 1,471.
149, (tie) Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla., and Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 1,466.
151, Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,456.
152, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,455.
153, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,454.
154, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,445.
155, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,432.
156, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 1,430.
157, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,418.
158, John Maloof, Park Hall, Md., 1,380.
159, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,348.
160, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,051.

300 games (3) – Lennie Boresch Jr., Sammy Ventura, Gary Alstott

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LeClair Benefits From Open by Duke in 10th Frame To Win Pasco County Florida Open for Second Career PBA50 Tour Title

by Jerry Schneider April 20, 2017 16:12

An open in the 10th frame of the championship match by PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., enabled tournament top qualifier Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., to win the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl Thursday for his second career PBA50 Tour title.

After LeClair finished with 191 in the title match, Duke needed to mark in the 10th to win but left the 2-4-8-10 split which he failed to convert finishing with 187. It was the fourth consecutive runner-up finish for Duke in the Pasco County Florida Open.

“I’ve lost a few that way, so it was nice to be on the winning end this time,” said an emotional LeClair, whose brother Kevin passed away of natural causes in February. “I don’t know what else to say but I think someone was maybe looking down on me today.”

After breezing to wins in the first three stepladder matches, Duke, trying for his fourth career PBA50 Tour title, struggled in the title match throwing splits that he failed to convert in the first three of four frames. He rallied back with five consecutive strikes but the missed split in the 10th ended his title hopes.

“I could see how that could have happened to Norm because I was having trouble with that right lane, too,” LeClair said. “If I had it to do over again I would have made another ball choice but I decided to stick with it because I could see Norm was struggling. Fortunately, I was able to fill the frames when I needed to.”

Duke, the No. 5 qualifier, opened the stepladder finals with a 258-215 win over No. 4 qualifier two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas who was trying for his ninth PBA50 Tour title and first since 2012. It was yet another top-five finish without a win for Mohr who had a combined eight PBA50/PBA60 top-five finishes in 2016 and finished second to Hall of Famer Tom Baker in the PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open which concluded on Monday.

Duke then went on to beat No. 3 qualifier Stoney Baker of Canton, Ga., who was making his first PBA50 finals appearance, 266-202, before defeating five-time PBA Tour winner Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, who was making his PBA50 Tour debut, 241-227, in the semi-final.

As the top qualifier, LeClair dominated taking a 9-3 match play record and 180-pin lead into the finals over Haugen who was the No. 2 qualifier.

The PBA50 Tour travels to The Villages, Fla., beginning Sunday for the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical.

The Sun Bowl In The Villages will be available on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame but on a one-day delayed basis. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for schedule and subscription information.

PBA50 PASCO COUNTY FLORIDA OPEN

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Thursday

Final Standings:

1, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., $7,500.

2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., $4,000.

3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $3,000.

4, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., $2,000.

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $1,750. 

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Duke def. Mohr, 258-215.

Match Two – Duke def. Baker, 266-202.

Semifinal Match – Duke def. Haugen, 241-227.

Championship – LeClair def. Duke, 191-187.

FOURTH ROUND

(Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and 26-game total pinfall including bonus)

1, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 9-3, 6,531.
2, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 9-3, 6,351.
3, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 10-2, 6,283.
4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 8-3-1, 6,254.
5, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 7-5, 6,233.
6, Steve Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 7-5, 6,127, $1,600.
7, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 7-5, 6,108, $1,550.
8, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 6-6, 6,077, $1,500.
9, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 6-6, 6,074, $1,450.
10, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 7-4-1, 6,042, $1,425.
11, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 6-5-1, 6,008, $1,400.
12, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 5-7, 5,987, $1,375.
13, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 6-6, 5,953, $1,350.
14, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 6-6, 5,947, $1,325.
15, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 9-3, 5,937, $1,300.
16, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-8, 5,935, $1,275.
17, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 7-5, 5,933, $1,250.
18, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 6-6, 5,927, $1,240.
19, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 6-0, 5,890, $1,230.
20, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 4-8, 5,861, $1,220.
21, Peter Knopp, Germany, 5-7, 5,838, $1,210.
22, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 8-4, 5,823, $1,200.
23, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 3-9, 5,806, $1,190.
24, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 5-7, 5,804, $1,180.
25, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 6-6, 5,803, $1,170.
26, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 4-8, 5,741, $1,160.
27, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-8, 5,739, $1,150.
28, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 4-8, 5,711, $1,140.
29, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 4-8, 5,691, $1,130.
30, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 4-8, 5,675, $1,120.
31, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3-9, 5,623, $1,110.
32, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 2-10, 5,525, $1,100.

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Brian LeClair Averages 250 in Second Round To Top PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open Qualifying

by Jerry Schneider April 19, 2017 15:58

Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., put together a 1,753 seven-game pinfall total (250.4 average) in the second round to top qualifying in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open Wednesday at Lane Glo Bowl leading a field of 32 players into match play.

After bowling 1,671 to finish third after the first round, LeClair was the model of consistency in the second round with games of 246, 268, 237, 243, 245, 258 and 256 surging into the lead with a 3,424 14-game pinfall total (244 average).

“That round probably looked more consistent than it was,” said LeClair, who won the 2015 Fountain Valley Open for his lone PBA50 Tour title. “There weren’t too many highs or too many lows, but I had my share of splits and opens. Fortunately, I was able to string strikes to make up for it.”

In 2016, LeClair had a best finish of second which came in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open.

“I’m bowling well in spurts but haven’t been able to put together a tournament where I’ve bowled well all the way through,” the 52-year-old LeClair added. “I’m working on building more consistency into my game.”

LeClair holds a 137-pin lead over first round leader and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas with 3,287. Mohr finished second in the PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open at Lane Glo Bowl that concluded on Monday.

Finishing qualifying in third was Steve Pavlinko of Sewell, N.J., with 3,279, followed by two-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 3,228, and 2016 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Eddie Graham of Centerville, Ohio in fifth with 3,201. PBA50 Tour rookie and five-time PBA Tour winner Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix finished sixth with 3,173.

Defending champion, PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., finished the round in 12th with 3,142.

Five-time PBA Tour winner, Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., who is also making his PBA50 Tour debut also advanced to match play finishing 20th with 3,101.

After Thursday’s match play round, the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals set for 4 p.m. ET.

The Pasco County Open is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 PASCO COUNTY FLORIDA OPEN 

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Wednesday

SECOND ROUND

(After 14 games. Top 32 players advance to match play)

1, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,424.
2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,287.
3, Steve Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,279.
4, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,228.
5, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3,201.
6, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,173.
7, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,168.
8, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,164.
9, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 3,161.
10, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,153.
11, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,146.
12, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,142.
13, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,137.
14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,123.
15, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,115.
16, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,111.
17, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,105.
18, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,103.
18, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,103.
20, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,101.
21, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 3,097.
22, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 3,087.
23, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,074.
24, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 3,071.
25, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,065.
26, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,061.
27, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,055.
28, (tie) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,048.
30, (tie) Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., and John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,044.

32, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,040.

Did not advance:
33, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,039, $1,000.
34, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,030, $1,000.
35, Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 3,025, $1,000.
36, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 3,024, $1,000.
37, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,017, $1,000.
38, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,016, $1,000.
39, (tie) William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,013, and John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 3,013, $1,000.
41, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,008, $1,000.
42, (tie) Bobby Sense, Jr., Massillon, Ohio, 2,993, and Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 2,993, $1,000.
44, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,989, $1,000.
45, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 2,987, $1,000.
46, ss-n-James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 2,982, $1,000.
46, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,982, $1,000.
48, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 2,975.
49, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,972, $1,000 
50, (tie) John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 2,971.
52, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 2,969.
53, (tie) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., and Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 2,965.
55, Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 2,960.
56, Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 2,951.
57, n-Edward Irwin, Hudson, Fla., 2,950.
58, ss-n-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 2,948, $1,000
59, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,944.
60, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2,938.
61, Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., 2,935.
62, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 2,933, $1,000 
63, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,930, $1,000. 
64, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,928, $1,000. 
65, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,921, $1,000 
66, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,920, $1,000. 
67, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 2,911.
68, n-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., 2,909.
69, n-John Thomspon, Sarasota, Fla., 2,903.
70, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 2,902.
71, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,897.
72, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 2,894.
73, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 2,883.
74, (tie) n-William Tramel, Crawforville, Fla., and Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 2,881.
76, (tie) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,876.
78, Harry Wright, Venice, Fla., 2,875.
79, Billy Block, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 2,874.
80, n-Joe Barna, Stuart, Fla., 2,872.
81, (tie) Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., and Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,867.
83, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 2,860.
84, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 2,853.
85, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,851.
86, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,848.
87, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 2,846.
88, Michael Shequin, Debary, Fla., 2,832.
89, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 2,831.
90, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,826.
91, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 2,821.
92, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 2,819.
93, John Dougherty III, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 2,818.
94, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 2,805.
95, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,800.
96, (tie) Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., and Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 2,799.
98, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,796.
99, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 2,795.
100, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 2,792.
101, James Deplanche, Taylor, Mich., 2,780.
102, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2,777.
103, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,776.
104, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,772.
105, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,762.
106, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, 2,756.
107, Han Chen, Wellington, Fla., 2,744.
108, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,743.
109, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 2,737.
110, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,735.
111, n-Jeffery Roberson, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 2,724.
111, Darryl Dempsey, Pinellas Park, Fla., 2,724.
113, (tie) Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 2,719.
115, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2,718.
116, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 2,712.
117, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,703.
118, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 2,699.
119, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,696.
120, n-Peter Hernandez, Land O Lakes, Fla., 2,692.
121, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 2,690.
122, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,687.
123, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 2,663.
124, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 2,660.
125, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 2,652.
126, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 2,643.
127, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 2,628.
128, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,622.
129, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 2,610.
130, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 2,585.
131, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,577.
132, (tie) Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., and Larry Gross, Ocala, Fla., 2,575.
134, (tie) John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., and Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 2,541.
137, Gary Morgan, Atlanta, 2,535.
138, Don Lane, San Francisco, 2,530.
139, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,515.
140, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 2,473.

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Mohr Rebounds From PBA60 Loss to Take First Round Lead In PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open

by Jerry Schneider April 18, 2017 15:53

After a tough loss in the championship match of Monday’s PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open, two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas averaged 244 to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open Tuesday at Lane Glo Bowl.

Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour winner, had games of 218, 247, 279, 253, 258, 237 and 217 for a 1,709 seven-game pinfall total to lead the 140-player field.

Mohr lost the Killer ‘B’ Open title match when he threw a seven-count on the final ball of the 10th frame giving PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., the 247-245 win.

“Sure, it was disappointing but I look at the big picture,” said Mohr, who was PBA50 Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011. “Looking back, I bowled really well in the tournament and to be able to shoot 240 in the title match against a Hall of Famer like Tom, it softens the disappointment somewhat.

“I’m still bowling with a lot of confidence and feel like it’s just a matter of time before I get it done,” Mohr added. “I just need to step it up a little bit.”

Mohr, the 2016 PBA60 Player of the Year (for players 60 and over), had a combined eight PBA50 and PBA60 top-five finishes last season which included two runner-up finishes. He’s trying to win his first PBA50 Tour event since the 2012 Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open.

Mohr holds a 36-pin lead over Steve Pavlinko of Sewell, N.J., in second with 1,673, followed by Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., 1,671; Hall of Famer Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,657, and Don Breeden of Clive, Iowa, 1,648, rounding out the top five.

Defending champion Hall of Famer and 10-time PBA50 Tour winner Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., finished sixth after the first round with a 1,641 pinfall.

Baker, who is tied for second on the all-time PBA50 Tour titles list with Gary Dickinson and Dale Eagle at 12 wins, finished 14th with 1,582.

Qualifying continues Wednesday which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to match play on Thursday. The top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. ET.

The Pasco County Open is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 PASCO COUNTY FLORIDA OPEN 

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Tuesday

FIRST ROUND

(after seven games)

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,709.
2, Steve Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,673.
3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,671.
4, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,657.
5, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,648.
6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,641.
7, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,629.
8, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,627.
9, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,603.
10, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,595.
11, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,594.
12, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,593.
13, John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 1,587.
14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,582.
15, (tie) Peter Knopp, Germany, and John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,577.
17, Billy Block, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 1,570.
18, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 1,568.
19, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,557.
20, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,553.
21, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,552.
22, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,549.
23, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1,543.
24, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,540.
25, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,539.
26, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,536.
27, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,534.
28, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,530.
29, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,527.
30, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,524.
31, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,521.
32, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,520.
32, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,520.
34, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,519.
34, (tie) Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., and Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 1,519.
37, (tie) Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., and Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,518.
39, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,517.
40, (tie) Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., and Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 1,512.
43, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,511.
44, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,506.
45, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,503.
46, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,502.
47, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,501.
48, Harry Wright, Venice, Fla., 1,500.
49, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,499.
50, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,496.
51, (tie) Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,494.
53, Bobby Sense, Jr., Massillon, Ohio, 1,492.
54, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,491.
55, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,487.
56, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,484.
57, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,477.
58, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,471.
59, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,468.
60, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,466.
62, (tie) n-Joe Barna, Stuart, Fla., and n-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 1,464.
64, (tie) Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,463.
66, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,461.
67, (tie) John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and n-James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 1,459.
69, (tie) Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, and Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,457.
71, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,455.
73, n-John Thomspon, Sarasota, Fla., 1,448.
74, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,446.
75, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,443.
76, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,440.
77, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 1,439.
78, n-William Tramel, Crawforville, Fla., 1,438.
79, (tie) Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., and Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,437.
81, (tie) Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., and Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,431.
83, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,429.
84, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,423.
85, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,421.
85, n-Edward Irwin, Hudson, Fla., 1,421.
87, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., and Darryl Dempsey, Pinellas Park, Fla., 1,418.
89, (tie) Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., and James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,417.
91, n-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., 1,412.
92, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,406.
93, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,398.
94, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,394.
95, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,393.
96, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,390.
97, James Deplanche, Taylor, Mich., 1,387.
98, Han Chen, Wellington, Fla., 1,384.
99, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,379.
100, n-Peter Hernandez, Land O Lakes, Fla., 1,378.
101, (tie) David Taylor, Largo, Fla., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,373.
103, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,372.
104, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,364.
105, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,363.
106, Larry Gross, Ocala, Fla., 1,361.
107, John Dougherty III, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 1,359.
108, n-Jeffery Roberson, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 1,358.
109, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,353.
110, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 1,350.
111, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,349.
112, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,342.
113, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,341.
114, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1,339.
115, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,332.
116, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,329.
117, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,323.
118, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,320.
119, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,318.
120, (tie) Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., and Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 1,312.
122, (tie) John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., and Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,306.
124, Michael Shequin, Debary, Fla., 1,305.
125, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, 1,302.
126, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,301.
127, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,297.
128, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 1,288.
129, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1,283.
130, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,281.
131, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 1,280.
132, (tie) n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., and Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,272.
134, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,263.
135, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,222.
136, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,221.
137, Gary Morgan, Atlanta, 1,210.
138, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,209.
139, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,172.
140, John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 1,115.

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Tom Baker Survives 10th Frame Shootout with Ron Mohr To Win PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open

by Jerry Schneider April 17, 2017 13:13

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer and Four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., survived a 10th frame shootout in the title match to win the PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open at Lane Glo Bowl Monday for his first PBA60 title.

Baker, who had thrown a double and nine-count to finish with a 247 game, had to wait in the wings as tournament top qualifier two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, had a chance to win the match by one pin with three strikes in the 10th frame. Mohr threw the first two strikes but on the third shot left the 2-4-8 to finish with 245.

“That was a great back and forth match,” said Baker, who is a 12-time winner on the PBA50 Tour and 10-time winner on the PBA Tour. “You couldn’t ask for more than that.

“It’s very rewarding when you can win with a big finish,” the 62-year-old Baker added. “The way Ron was bowling I expected he would probably do the same thing but it looked like he got the ball a little inside in the oil and the ball didn’t have a chance to finish.”

For Baker it was his first national tournament title since winning the 2014 PBA50 Dayton Classic. In 2016, on the PBA50 Tour, he had four top-five finishes with a best of third in the Mooresville Classic.

“I’m looking forward to a good season,” Baker said. “To get a win right out of the gate really adds to your confidence so hopefully there will be more to come.”

Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour winner, who was trying for his first national PBA tournament win since capturing the 2012 PBA50 Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open title, had a combined eight top-five finishes in PBA50 and PBA60 tournaments in 2016 with a best finish of second in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages and PBA60 Dick Weber Classic.

In the semifinal match, Mohr beat John Dudak of Orland Park, Ill., 236-231, to advance to the final. Dudak, beat Mike Chrzanowski of Shepherd, Mich., 257-215 in the opening match and Don Blatchford of Santa Monica, Calif., 203-151, in the second match to advance to the semifinal against Mohr.

All five players will join a field of approximately 150 players, including defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr., for the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open which begins Tuesday at Lane Glo Bowl with first round qualifying. Qualifying continues on Wednesday which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to match play on Thursday. The top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. ET.

The Pasco County Florida Open will also be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA60 KILLER ‘B’ OPEN 

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Monday

Final Standings:

1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., $7,500

2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $4,000

3, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., $3,000

4, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., $2,000

5, Mike Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Dudak def. Chrzanowski, 257-215.

Match Two – Dudak def. Blatchford, 203-151.

Semifinal Match – Mohr def. Dudak, 236-231.

Championship – Baker def. Mohr, 247-245.

Second Round Standings

(Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and 20-game total pinfall including bonus)

1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-1, 4,870.
2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-3, 4,757.
3, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 7-1, 4,756.
4, (tie) John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 6-2, and Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 6-2, 4,720.
6, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 4-4, 4,688, $1,600.
7, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 7-1, 4,660, $1,500.
8, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3-5, 4,645, $1,450.
9, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3-5, 4,624, $1,400.
10, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 4-4, 4,595, $1,375.
11, Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 5-3, 4,578, $1,350.
12, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 5-3, 4,575, $1,325.
13, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 4-4, 4,570, $1,288.
13, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 5-3, 4,570, $1,288.
15, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 5-3, 4,556, $1,250.
16, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3-5, 4,538, $1,225.
17, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 4-4, 4,514, $1,200.
18, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3-5, 4,506, $1,190.
19, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 4-4, 4,493, $1,180.
20, n-John Weltzien, Wellington, Fla., 4-4, 4,490, $1,170.
21, n-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 4-4, 4,480, $1,160.
22, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 4-4, 4,464, $1,150.
23, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 4-4, 4,415, $1,140.
24, (tie) Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3-5, and Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3-5, 4,399, $1,125.
26, n-Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla., 3-5, 4,379, $1,110.
27, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 2-6, 4,377, $1,100.
28, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 2-6, 4,360, $1,090.
29, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 4-4, 4,345, $1,080.
30, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 1-7, 4,342, $1,070.
31, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3-5, 4,300, $1,060.
32, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1-7, 4,180, $1,050.

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