Defending Champion Ron Mohr Takes PBA60 Dick Weber Championship Lead After First Round

by Jerry Schneider August 7, 2019 19:55

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Defending champion Ron Mohr bowled a 1,628 pinfall total for seven games to take the first-round lead Wednesday in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global at Pro Bowl West.

The Fort Wayne native, who now lives in Las Vegas, bowled games of 246, 249, 204, 268, 245, 194 and 222 averaging 232 for the round.

“I missed the (lane condition) transition in in the 204 and 190 game,” said the PBA Hall of Famer who has already clinched his fourth consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year Award. “I wasn’t too worried about it because if you can grind out a 190 or 200 when you’re not able to make the right adjustment that’s not too bad.”

The 63-year-old Mohr, who also owns two PBA50 Player of the Year honors, is currently on a string of six top-five finishes in PBA50/60 competition. Most recently he finished fifth in the PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship which ended Monday in Jackson, Michigan.

“It’s been an unbelievable run and hopefully I can keep it going for a good finish to the season in my hometown,” said Mohr, a two-time PBA60 titlist. “I don’t recall ever being on a stretch where I’ve bowled this consistently well.”

In July Mohr won the PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title.

Mohr holds a nine-pin lead over 2017 Dick Weber Championship runner-up Dave Axon of Bellevue, Nebraska finishing the round with 1,619. In third is 2017 winner Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pennsylvania with 1,599.

Rounding out the top five were JAX 60 National Championship and 2018 Dick Weber Championship runner-up Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Michigan in fourth with 1,583 and PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas in fifth with 1,556.

JAX 60 National Championship winner PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss got off to a slow start finishing the round in 51st with 1,421.

The field returns for another seven-game qualifying round Thursday morning at 11 a.m. ET after which the top 32 players will advance to the first match play round at 5 p.m. After the second match play round at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled for noon.

FloBowling is providing live start-to-finish coverage of the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship, the final event of the 2019 PBA50/60 season. Subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Wednesday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after seven games)

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,628.
2, Dave Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,619.
3, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,599.
4, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,583.
5, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,556.
6, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 1,555.
7, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,540.
8, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,539.
9, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 1,533.
10, (tie) Rick Minier, Houston, and Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,528.
12, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,527.
13, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 1,523.
14, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,521.
15, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, AZ, 1,520.
16, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,500.
17, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 1,495.
18, n-Gary Kresse, Chandler, Ariz., 1,493.
19, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,489.
20, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,487.
21, (tie) Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, and Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,485.
23, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,481.
24, Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 1,475.
25, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,473.
26, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,472.
27, n-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,471.
28, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,469.
29, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,467.
30, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 1,464.
31, (tie) n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., and Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,463.
33, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,462.
34, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,458.
35, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,457.
36, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,451.
37, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,450.
38, (tie) Mike Mineman, St Louis, Mo. and Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,446.
40, Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., 1,445.
41, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 1,443.
42, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,442.
43, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 1,441.
44, Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,440.
45, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,433.
46, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,432.
47, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,427.
48, Conn Casey, Canada, 1,426.
49, (tie) Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., and Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,423.
51, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,421.
52, Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 1,420.
53, n-Earl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 1,419.
54, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,418.
55, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,410.
56, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,409.
57, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,405.
58, n-Andrew Bizub, Huber Heights, Ohio, 1,395.
59, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,394.
60, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,392.
61, (tie) Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., and Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,381.
63, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,380.
64, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,377.
65, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,369.
66, (tie) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, and Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,367.
68, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,366.
69, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,363.
70, Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 1,361.
71, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,360.
72, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,359.
73, (tie)Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,356.
75, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,355.
76, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,350.
77, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,340.
78, n-Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 1,338.
79, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 1,337.
80, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,335.
81, Kurt Gengelbach, Lewisville, Texas, 1,334.
82, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,333.
83, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,332.
84, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 1,330.
85, n-Barry Gilitiuk, Mesa, Ariz., 1,321.
86, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,299.
87, n-Jay Young, Pemberville, Ohio, 1,291.
88, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Vir., 1,282.
89, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,266.
90, n-Mostafa Nejatbakhsh, Canada, 1,263.
91, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,258.
92, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,250.
93, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,249.
94, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,241.
95, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,224.
96, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,213.
97, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,212.
98, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,210.

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Sam Houston State’s Bea Hernandez Named 2019 PBA Billy Welu Scholarship Award Winner

by Jerry Schneider August 7, 2019 08:16

CHICAGO – Sam Houston State University sophomore and 2019 NCAA Women’s Bowling Division I Rookie of the Year Bea Hernandez, has been named the winner of the 2019 PBA Billy Welu Scholarship Award which recognizes scholastic excellence and achievements in bowling.

A native of the Philippines, the 19-year-old international business major is entering her second year as a member of Sam Houston State’s Bearkat women’s bowling team. She holds a 3.9 grade point average, was named to the Dean’s list in 2018 and most recently was named to the President’s list in the spring of 2019.

In addition to her Rookie of the Year honor, she was named NCAA Second Team All-American, Southland Bowling Conference Championship Most Valuable Player and Newcomer of the Year.

“As a foreign student from a developing economy who is studying here in the U.S., the scholarship means so much to me and my family,” said Hernandez.  “It will definitely help me fulfill my dream of being able to finish my studies here (at Sam Houston State) and at the same time being able to continue to bowl at a high level of competition.

“I also would like to extend my gratitude to the PBA for this honor and to Sam Houston State bowling coach Brad Hagen, for making me a better person both on and off the lanes, and to my Bearkat teammates and the SHSU Athletics Department for making me feel at home.”

In addition to her bowling accomplishments at Sam Houston State, Hernandez is a member of both the Philippines national adult and youth teams. She earned a bronze medal in doubles in the 2017 Asian Youth Bowling Championships.

The $1,000 scholarship award was established to annually recognize a college student who combines outstanding bowling talents with academic excellence. Welu, who passed away in 1974, was best known for his expert analysis alongside legendary ABC broadcaster and PBA Hall of Famer Chris Schenkel on the “Pro Bowlers Tour” series. Welu was a two-time PBA Tour champion and a member of the PBA Hall of Fame’s inaugural induction class in 1975.

BILLY WELU SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS

2019 – Bea Hernandez (Sam Houston State)

2018 – Wesley Low Jr. (Wichita State)

2017 – Kristie Lopez (Wichita State)

2016 – Sydney Brummett (Wichita State)

2015 – Ramon Hilferink (Webber International)

2014 – Melanie Hannon (Fairleigh Dickinson)

2013 – Katie Thornton (Webber International)

2012 – Danielle McEwan (Fairleigh Dickinson)

2011 – Kristina Frahm (Maryland Eastern Shore)

2010 – Kim Yioulos (Pikeville)

2009 – Elizabeth Seibel (Penn State)

2008 – Heather D’Errico (Robert Morris-Illinois)

2007 – Ricki Williams (Wichita State)

2006 – Jerrod Reece (Creighton University)

2005 – Mandy Pezzano (U of Penn)

2004 – Holly Pusok (University of Houston)

2003 – Robby Spigner (Indiana University)

2002 – N/A

2001 – Jennie Snoddy (Notre Dame College of Ohio)

2000 – Jackie Edwards (Cal State-Fresno)

1999 – Steven Svetlik (University of Illinois-Chicago)

1998 – Nicholas Hoagland (Indiana University)

1997 – Preston Brunswig (Wichita State)

1996 – Brenda Dosher (University of Southern Indiana)

1995 – Michael Lamont (University of Florida)

1994 – Joe Ciccone (Erie Community College)

1993 – N/A

1992 – Stephen Dale Jr. (Northeastern University)

1991 – Kari Murph (Morehead State)

1990 – Kimberly Berke (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

1989 – Ronni Shehorn (San Jose State)

1988 – Julie Powell (University of Michigan)             

1987 – N/A

1986 – Paul Kaib (University of Florida)

1985 – Curt Pezzano (University of Miami (Fla.)

1984 – Michelle Mullen (University of Illinois)

1983 – Jeri Edwards (Penn State)

1982 – Patricia Bowie (Arizona State)

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Voss Beats Sullins in Title Match Thriller to Win PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship

by Jerry Schneider August 5, 2019 18:20

JACKSON, Mich. – PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, a 25-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist, defeated Harry Sullins 264-256 in the title match to capture the PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship in memory of Mel Wolf title Monday at JAX 60 Lanes for his first PBA60 win.

Competing in the tournament exclusively for players 60 years of age and older, Voss started the match with eight strikes before he opened in the ninth frame after leaving the 4-6-7 split. Sullins, who also was trying for his first PBA60 title, was able to stay in the match with a string of eight strikes of his own after a 7-10 split in the second frame. The USBC Hall of Famer, who is a five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, had a chance to win the match with a strike on the second ball of the 10th frame but left a solid 10 pin which gave the win to Voss.

“That’s why I bowl right there,” the 61-year-old Voss said of his victory. “I wanted the 300 game but it probably turned out more exiting the way it ended. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many times you’ve done it, winning never gets old.

“I was really into it and Harry was too,” Voss added. “We were really pushing each other. I got a little slow with that shot in the ninth frame but fortunately I learned from it.”

Voss had a 13-3 overall match play record including a 6-0 run in the final round which contributed to his final day surge to earn the top seed for the stepladder finals.

“I didn’t feel I was bowling that great early in the tournament but when I got to match play I figured out I was just arcing the ball too much,” Voss said. “As it turned out I could just move a little further to the right and not put so much arc on the ball.”

Sullins, the no. 2 seed, won the semifinal match thriller 235-234 over No. 3 seed former Team USA member Jerry Sikora who left the 3-9 on his final shot of the 10th frame to give Sullins the win and a berth in the title match.

In the first stepladder match, three-time PBA50 Tour and one-time PBA60 titlist Mike Dias beat No. 5 seed and newly-crowned PBA60 Player of the Year Ron Mohr 211-200. In the second match Sikora beat Dias 227-190 to meet Sullins in the semifinal.

PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, 72, led the first four rounds of the tournament but eventually finished sixth, losing to Mohr in the position round match to miss the finals.

The tournament was named in honor of longtime PBA50 competitor Mel Wolf who passed away in 2011. The one-time PBA50 Tour titlist was the driving force in bringing the senior tour to Jackson in 1992.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by The DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana concludes the 2019 PBA50/60 season Aug. 7-9. Mohr, an 11-time PBA50 Tour and two-time PBA60 titlist, is the defending champion.

Fans can follow all the action via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

In memory of Mel Wolf
JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Monday

Final Standings:

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $10,000.

2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Twp., Mich., $5,000.

3, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., $3,000.

4, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., $2,000.

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Dias def. Mohr, 211-200.

Match Two – Sikora def. Dias, 227-190.

Semifinal Match – Sullins def. Sikora, 235-234.

Championship Match – Voss def. Sullins, 264-256.

Modified Match Play Round 3 (includes match play record, 30-game pinfall totals, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 13-3, 7,501.
2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 10-6, 7,367.
3, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 9-6-1, 7,359.
4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 10-6, 7,352.
5, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 11-5, 7,336.
6, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-9, 7,287, $1,700.
7, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 8-8, 7,272, $1,600.
8, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 9-7, 7,210, $1,500.
9, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 8-8, 7,197, $1,450.
10, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 8-8, 7,190, $1,400.
11, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 9-7, 7,156, $1,375.
12, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 12-4, 7,107, $1,350.
13, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 7-8-1, 7,065, $1,325.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 9-6-1, 7,011, $1,300.
15, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 8-8, 6,976, $1,285.
15, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 7-9, 6,976, $1,285.
17, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 7-8-1, 6,900, $1,270.
18, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 6-10, 6,853, $1,260.
19, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 7-9, 6,851, $1,250.
20, n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 6-10, 6,806, $1,240.
21, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 5-11, 6,715, $1,230.
22, Rick Minier, Houston, 5-11, 6,678, $1,220.
23, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 4-12, 6,655, $1,210.
24, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 5-11, 6,464, $1,200.

Modified Match Play Round 2 (after 24 games, includes match play record and total pinfall including match play bonus pins. All 24 players advance to match play Round 3)

1, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-3, 5,995.
2, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 6-4, 5,876.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 7-3, 5,856.
4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 6-4, 5,814.
5, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 6-4, 5,797.
6, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 5-5, 5,762.
7, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 4-6, 5,758.
8, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 6-4, 5,747.
9, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 4-6, 5,700.
10, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 6-4, 5,694.
11, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 5-5, 5,688.
12, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 6-4, 5,667.
13, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 8-2, 5,649.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 6-4, 5,582.
15, (tie) Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 4-6, and n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 5-5, 5,552.
17, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 4-6, 5,505.
18, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 4-6, 5,492.
19, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 4-6, 5,468.
20, n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 4-6, 5,448.
21, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3-7, 5,391.
22, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3-7, 5,381.
23, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 5-5, 5,304.
24, Rick Minier, Houston, 2-8, 5,270.

300 game – Brian Voss

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Petraglia Posts 4-1 Record in First Match Play Round to Retain Lead in PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship

by Jerry Schneider August 4, 2019 17:00

JACKSON, Mich. – After advancing as the top qualifier from the second round, PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia compiled a 4-1 record in the first match play round Sunday to retain his lead in the PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship in memory of Mel Wolf at JAX 60 Lanes.

The 72-year-old left-hander, who owns 14 Go Bowling! PBA Tour and eight PBA50 Tour titles, finished the day with a 4,662 19-game pinfall total, including match play bonus pins, to lead the match play field of 24 players ages 60 and older. He bowled games of 202, 234, 246, 249 and 245 in Sunday’s match play round. His only loss came in a second match defeat at the hands of Dave Axon of Bellevue, Nebraska, 235-234.

“At this stage of the tournament the one thing I have to worry about is running out of gas and if you start to get tired that’s when you start to lose focus,” said Petraglia, who is trying for his first win in a PBA60 event. “I just keep reminding myself that I’m 72 and not 32. Everything is great at this point with my ball choices and my adjustments – I just need to concentrate on keeping my game together.”

There is still a lot of work for Petraglia and the other 23 players in the match play field to do with a five-game match play round at 11 a.m. ET and a six-game round at 2:30 p.m. Monday that will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals at 6 p.m. Each match play win awards 30 bonus pins.

Petraglia’s first senior title came at JAX 60 Lanes (then Airport Lanes) when he won the 1998 PBA Senior National Championship and then won there a second time when he captured the 2008 Senior Jackson Open. He is trying for his first win in PBA60 competition (established in 2014) but has two runner-up finishes to his credit.

Petraglia leads Jerry Sikora of Huron, South Dakota in second finishing the day with a 3-2 record and 4,601 pinfall. Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, who has already locked up his fourth consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year honor, finished the day in third with a 3-2 record and 4,577 pinfall.

Rounding out the top five were two-time PBA50 Tour winner Hall of Famer Brian Voss, Centennial, Colorado (4-1), 4,558, and Toby Contreras, Lees Summit, Missouri (3-2), 4,526.

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PBA60 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

In Memory of Mel Wolf

David Small’s JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Sunday

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 19 games. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins. All 24 players advance to Monday’s match play rounds)

1, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 4-1, 4,662.
2, Jerry Sikora, Huron, S.D., 3-2, 4,601.
3, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3-2, 4,577.
4, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 4-1, 4,558.
5, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 3-2, 4,526.
6, Mike Mineman, St Louis, Mo. 2-3, 4,519.
7, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 3-2, 4,491.
8, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-2, 4,486.
9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-2, 4,482.
10, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2-3, 4,479.
11, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3-2, 4,455.
12, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3-2, 4,435.
13, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 4-1, 4,428.
14, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 2-3, 4,390.
15, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1-4, 4,352.
16, (tie) Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 2-3, and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 4-1, 4,344.
18, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1-4, 4,300.
19, n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 2-3, 4,294.
20, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1-4, 4,286.
21, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 2-3, 4,267.
22, Rick Minier, Houston, 2-3, 4,259.
23, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1-4, 4,224.
24, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2-3, 4,212.

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 14 games. Top 24 advance to first match play round)

1, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,366.
2, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 3,341.
3, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,328.
4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,274.
5, Jerry Sikora, Huron, S.D., 3,263.
6, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,255.
7, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,247.
8, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3,243.
9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,242.
10, n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 3,234.
11, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,222.
12, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 3,216.
13, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,208.
14, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 3,200.
15, (tie) William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, and Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,192.
17, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,166.
18, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,154.
19, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,150.
20, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,145.
21, Rick Minier, Houston, 3,143.
22, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3,140.
23, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,134.
24, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 3,129.

Did not advance:
25, n-Kirt Gundry, Lansing, Mich., 3,123, $1,000.
26, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,114, $1,000.
27, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,102, $1,000.
28, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,091, $1,000.
29, n-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 3,086, $1,000.
30, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,077, $1,000.
31, n-Barry Gilitiuk, Mesa, Ariz., 3,074, $1,000.
32, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,061, $1,000.
33, n-Edward Mintz, Canton, Mich., 3,053, $1,000.
34, (tie) Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., and Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 3,048, $1,000.
36, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 3,044.
37, (tie) Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., and n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va., 3,036.
39, Douglas Weese, Lansing, Mich., 3,035.
40, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 3,030.
41, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,028.
42, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 3,027.
43, n-Jay Young, Pemberville, Ohio, 3,020.
44, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3,017.
45, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,014.
46, Kurt Gengelbach, Lewisville, Texas, 3,009.
47, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,004.
48, n-Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 3,003.
49, n-Rick Goergen, Midland, Mich., 3,001.
50, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2,999.
51, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2,998.
52, n-Robert Worrall II, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,989.
53, n-Fred McClain, Allen Park, Mich., 2,971.
54, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,969.
55, Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 2,962.
56, (tie) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, and n-Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, 2,959.
59, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 2,957.
60, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 2,955.
61, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,950.
62, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 2,944.
63, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,941.
64, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 2,937.
65, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,936.
66, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 2,932.
67, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 2,929.
68, Robert Kicmal, LaGrange, Ill., 2,921.
69, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,916.
70, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,915.
71, Conn Casey, Canada, 2,914.
72, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,912.
73, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 2,908.
74, Larry Zacharias, Plainfield, Ill., 2,901.
75, n-Ron Barker, Delavan, Wis., 2,896.
76, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 2,893.
77, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 2,886.
78, n-Gary Kresse, Chandler, Ariz., 2,881.
79, Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., 2,871.
80, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 2,862.
81, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 2,858.
82, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,850.
83, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,826.
84, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,821.
85, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 2,816.
86, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 2,795.
87, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 2,790.
88, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,782.
89, n-Victor Portalatin, Jackson, Mich., 2,771.
90, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 2,740.
91, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,728.
92, n-Ronald Libs, Tinley Park, Ill., 2,727.
93, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 2,726.
94, Brian Phillips, Quinnesec, Mich., 2,719.
95, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,712.
96, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 2,675.
97, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 2,650.
98, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,645.
99, Don Lane, San Francisco, 2,641.
100, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,631.
101, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 2,630.
102, Jean-Marc Gagnon, Punta Corda, Fla., 2,561.
103, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,449.
104, Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,208.
105, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,333.

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Johnny Petraglia Leads PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship After First Round

by Jerry Schneider August 3, 2019 18:30

JACKSON, Mich. – PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia averaged 247 for seven games Saturday to lead the first round of the PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship in memory of Mel Wolf at JAX 60 Lanes.

The 72-year-old left-hander, who owns 14 Go Bowling! PBA Tour and eight PBA50 Tour titles, bowled a 1,734 seven-game pinfall total with games of 214, 258, 278, 237, 246, 279 and 222 to lead the field of 105 players ages 60 and older.

“With the longer (lane conditioning) pattern I’m able to throw the ball slower and that’s to my advantage,” Petraglia said. “It’s when I have to throw hard is when I get into trouble.

“I started practice with two balls that were pretty similar, but I went with the one that was a little stronger because it allowed me to move inside if I needed to and it gave me more room for error,” Petraglia added.

Petraglia’s first senior title came at JAX 60 Lanes (then Airport Lanes) when he won the 1998 PBA Senior National Championship and then won there a second time when he captured the 2008 Senior Jackson Open.

“This has been a good center for me and I have a lot of good memories of bowling here as you can imagine,” Petraglia said. “So, I’m hoping for good things to happen as the tournament continues.”

Petraglia’s last “senior” tour event win came in the 2012 PBA50 Senior Dayton Classic. He has yet to win a PBA60 event but has two runner-up finishes to his credit.

Petraglia leads fellow left-hander, three-time PBA50 Tour titlist and 2018 USBC Super Senior Classic winner Mike Dias of Lafayette, Colorado and Gary Reh of Fort Mohave, Arizona, tied for second with 1,653. Rounding out the top five are Mike Mineman, St. Louis, Missouri, 1,643 and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nevada, 1,633.

The entire field returns for another seven-game qualifying round Sunday at 11 a.m. ET after which the top 24 players will advance to the first match play round at 4 p.m. ET. Match play continues with rounds Monday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to determine the top five for the stepladder finals at 6 p.m.

The tournament is named in honor of longtime PBA50 competitor Mel Wolf who passed away in 2011. The one-time PBA50 Tour titlist was the driving force in bringing the senior tour to Jackson for the first time in 1992.

PBA60 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

In Memory of Mel Wolf

David Small’s JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Saturday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after seven games)

1, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,734.
2, (tie) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,653.
4, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 1,643.
5, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,633.
6, (tie) Jerry Sikora, Huron, S.D. and n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 1,625.
8, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,615.
9, n-Barry Gilitiuk, Mesa, Ariz., 1,611.
10, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,607.
11, (tie) Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, and Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 1,593.
13, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,585.
14, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,581.
15, (tie) Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,578.
17, n-Kirt Gundry, Lansing, Mich., 1,577.
18, Rick Minier, Houston, 1,563.
19, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,562.
21, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,555.
22, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Vir., 1,551.
23, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,548.
24, (tie) n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., and Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,547.
26, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,543.
27, Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., 1,542.
28, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,537.
29, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,534.
30, (tie) Tom Baker, King, N.C., James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,533.
33, (tie) Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,526.
35, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,524.
36, (tie) James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 1,521.
38, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,519.
39, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,518.
40, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,516.
41, (tie) Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., and Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,509.
43, n-Robert Worrall II, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,508.
44, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,503.
45, (tie) Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., and Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,497.
47, Kurt Gengelbach, Lewisville, Texas, 1,492.
48, n-Fred McClain, Allen Park, Mich., 1,481.
49, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,480.
50, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,478.
51, n-Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, 1,476.
52, Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 1,474.
53, (tie) Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., and n-Jay Young, 1,471.
55, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 1,470.
56, n-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 1,468.
57, Douglas Weese, Lansing, Mich., 1,465.
58, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,448.
59, n-Rick Goergen, Midland, Mich., 1,445.
60, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,440.
61, (tie) Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., and Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,439.
63, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 1,438.
64, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,436.
65, (tie) n-Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., and Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,429.
67, Robert Kicmal, LaGrange, Ill., 1,428.
68, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,427.
69, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,426.
70, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,423.
71, Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,421.
72, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,419.
73, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,416.
74, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,414.
75, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,413.
76, n-Edward Mintz, Canton, Mich., 1,412.
77, (tie) n-Gary Kresse, Chandler, Ariz. and Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,407.
79, Conn Casey, Canada, 1,393.
80, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,382.
81, (tie) Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., Larry Zacharias, Plainfield, Ill., and Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,381.
84, n-Victor Portalatin, Jackson, Mich., 1,378.
85, (tie) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, and n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 1,374.
87, n-Ron Barker, Delavan, Wis., 1,373.
88, (tie) Don Lane, San Francisco, and Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,366.
90, (tie) Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., and Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,360.
92, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,359.
93, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,351.
94, Brian Phillips, Quinnesec, Mich., 1,350.
95, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,347.
96, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,333.
97, n-Ronald Libs, Tinley Park, Ill., 1,332.
98, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,326.
99, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,309.
100, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,305.
101, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,291.
102, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,278.
103, Jean-Marc Gagnon, Punta Corda, Fla., 1,267.
104, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 1,254.
105, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,205.

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