2017 PBA50 Tour Western Swing Begins With Northern California Classic May 28-31

by Jerry Schneider May 24, 2017 11:39

After a one-week break, the PBA50 Tour heads west for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV May 28-31 at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif.

The sixth stop of the season will be covered live from start to finish on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

As the PBA50 Tour reaches the halfway mark for 2017, Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., tops the PBA50 Player of the Year race with the help of his two wins which came in the Pasco County Florida Open and Johnny Petraglia BVL Open. He is the season’s only multiple winner.

LeClair holds a commanding lead over last week’s PBA50 Miller Lite Players Championship winner Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., in second. Goebel, who was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in February of this year, won his first PBA50 Tour title in the season’s first major by defeating Parker Bohn III, 264-230, in the title match.

In last season’s Northern California Classic, Noel Vazquez of Sacramento, Calif., won his first PBA50 Tour title by beating defending PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber 255-224 in the title match.

Following the Northern California Classic, the PBA50 Tour heads to Las Vegas for the USBC Super Senior Classic (for players 60 and over) June 1-4; USBC Senior Masters, June 4-11, both at Sam’s Town, and the Suncoast Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm at the Suncoast Bowling Center June 11-16.

In addition to Player of the Year honors, the players who compete on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over are battling to become one of the top eight players from the points list to advance to the PBA50 segment of the PBA Challenge which will be held in conjunction with the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX set for Nov. 7-19 in Reno, Nev.

Northern California Classic competition begins with the first of two eight-game qualifying rounds on Monday, May 29 at 8 a.m. PT to be followed by the second round on Tuesday, May 30. After a cashers round on Wednesday, May 31, the top 24 players will advance to match play which will determine the top five for the stepladder finals schedule for 6:30 p.m.

The practice session is scheduled from 9 a.m. – noon on Sunday, May 28 with pro-am squads scheduled for 1, 3 and 7 p.m.

For admission and pro-am entry information call Harvest Park Bowl at (925) 516-1221. For Xtra Frame subscription information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSIC PRESENTED BY MOTIV SCHEDULE

Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, Calif. (all times Pacific)

Sunday, May 28

9 a.m. – Noon – Practice session

Pro-ams – 1, 3, 7 p.m.

Monday, May 29

8 a.m. – A squad qualifying (8 games)

1:30 p.m. – B squad qualifying (8 games)

Tuesday, May 30

8 a.m. – B squad qualifying (8 games)

1:30 p.m. – A squad qualifying (8 games)

Wednesday, May 31

8 a.m. – Cashers Round

11:30 a.m. – Match play round 1 (five games)

2:30 p.m. – Match play round 2 (six games)

Top five advance to stepladder finals

6:30 p.m. - Stepladder finals

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Brian LeClair Wins Johnny Petraglia BVL Open to Become Season’s First PBA50 Tour Two-Time Winner

by Jerry Schneider May 9, 2017 18:53

Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., won the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday to become the season’s first PBA50 Tour two-time winner.

LeClair defeated two-time PBA50 Player of the Year and eight-time winner Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 245-195, in the championship match at Farmingdale Lanes to also win his third career PBA50 Tour title.

LeClair, who was the top qualifier for the finals, dominated from the start throwing strikes in the first eight of nine frames. Mohr, who qualified second, was able to get his ball to the pocket but had trouble with pin carry during the match.

“I don’t know that I bowled that much better of a game than Ron,” LeClair said. “The key for me was to keep my hand behind the ball at release to get more forward roll. Sometimes that’s an advantage and sometimes it’s not, but it looked like guys were having trouble with pin carry if they had too much side roll.”

LeClair went undefeated in the final round of match play winning all six of his matches to earn the top qualifying position for the stepladder finals.

“It was one of those days where it seemed like I couldn’t bowl a bad game and my opponents couldn’t get anything going,” said LeClair, who won the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open. “All the pieces just seemed to fit this week.”

LeClair finished second in last year’s Johnny Petraglia BVL Open losing to reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber 223-204 in the title match.

In the semi-final match, Mohr, who was hoping to end a five-year drought without a PBA50 Tour win, defeated five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 226-168, to advance to the title match.

Learn advanced to the semi-final with a 243-197 win over PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela in the second stepladder match.

In the opening match, Monacelli, who was trying for his eighth PBA50 Tour title, beat John Conroy of Mahopac, N.Y., 224-194. Making his first finals appearance, Conroy earned a career-high fifth-place finish.

The PBA50 Tour travels to Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis May 13-16 for the PBA50 Miller Lite Players Championship, the first major of the season. Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA BVL OPEN

Presented by Brunswick

Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Tuesday

Final Standings

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

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

3, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., $2,500.

4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $2,000.

5, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y. $1,750.

Stepladder Results

Match One – Monacelli def. Conroy, 222-194.

Match Two – Learn def. Monacelli, 243-197.

Semi-final Match – Mohr def. Learn, 226-168.

Championship – LeClair def. Mohr, 245-195.

Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play record and bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 6-0, 1,741.
2, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 4-2, 1,585.
3, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,574.
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4-2, 1,540.
5, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 4-2, 1,510.
6, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 4-2, 1,498, $1,500.
7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3-3, 1,474, $1,500.
8, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3-3, 1,426, $1,500.
9, n-Todd Lathrop, Colchester, Conn., 4-2, 1,401, $1,400.
10, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, 1,388, $1,300.
11, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-3, 1,358, $1,300.
12, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1-5, 1,342, $1,400.
13, ss-n-John Masiello, Buffalo, N.Y., 2-4, 1,338, $1,300.
14, Glenn Smith, New York, 1-5, 1,308, $1,300.
15, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1-5, 1,305, $1,300.
16, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1-5, 1,286, $1,300.

Match Play Round 1

(after five games including match play record and bonus pins)

17, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2-3, 1,147, $1,100.
18, ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1-4, 1,143, $1,100.
19, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3-2, 1,107, $1,100.
20, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 2-3, 1,096, $1,100.
21, ss-Tom Laskow, Dover, N.J., 2-3, 1,086, $1,100.
22, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1-4, 1,071, $1,100.
23, n-Geroge Szczublewski, West Seneca, N.Y., 0-4-1, 1,020, $1,100.
24, Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 1-4, 1,005, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 1,094, $1,000.
26, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,090, $1,000.
27, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 1,086, $1,000.
28, ss-Andrew Smith, Colonie, N.Y., 1,082, $1,000.
29, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 1,080, $1,000.
30, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,079, $1,000.
31, (tie) ss-n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 1,072, and n-Craig Schoonmaker, Glenville, N.Y., 1,072, $1,000.

32, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 1,008, $1,000.
33, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 990, $1,000.
34, ss-Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 957, $1,000.
35, ss-n-Louis Getzelman, Massapequa, N.Y., 935, $1,000.

ss-PBA60 player age 60 and over; n-non-member

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Parker Bohn III Bowls a Clean Round and Averages 240 to Top Qualifying in PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

by Jerry Schneider May 8, 2017 16:40

PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., bowled eight games without an open frame and averaged 240 to lead qualifying after the second round in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale Lanes.

Bohn, a 35-time PBA Tour titlist and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, led qualifying with a 3,845 16-game pinfall total bowling games of 278, 239, 278, 217, 217, 279, 245 and 216 in the second round after finishing the first round in fifth with 1,876.

“I’ve had a clean round a few times and there’s always a lot of satisfaction when you can do that.” said the 53-year-old Bohn. “When you think of everything that can happen in a round there’s a certain amount of pride you can take in bowling 80 clean frames.

“I did have a couple small splits and left the 3-7 (split) early on so I had to work a little to keep the string going,” Bohn added.

Bohn is hoping for his first PBA50 Tour title since winning the Pasco County Florida Open and Treasure Island Resort and Casino Open in 2015. He had a best finish of second in 2016 and this season has a best finish of third which came in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages.

“I would say I’m bowling okay,” Bohn said. “I haven’t done anything stellar but I think I’ve got a good foundation. I’m just looking for that breakthrough moment that will move my game up a notch.”

First round leader Todd Lathrop of Colchester, Conn., finished second 62 pins behind Bohn with a 3,783 pinfall.

Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., a 25-time PBA Tour and one-time PBA50 Tour titlist, finished third with 3,769, followed by five-time Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 3,694, and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas rounding out the top five with 3,688.

Defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., finished qualifying in ninth with 3,596. In 2016, the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open was the third of a record four consecutive PBA50 Tour wins during the season for the Hall of Famer. The two-time reigning PBA50 Player of the Year went on to win two more titles for a record six wins during the season.

The top 16 players advanced into Tuesday’s match play rounds. Players qualifying 17th-28th plus eight PBA60 players advanced to a cashers round that will determine eight additional match play spots. After match play concludes, the top five will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

Johnny Petraglia BVL Open final day action will be covered live by PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA BVL OPEN

Presented by Brunswick  

Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Monday

SECOND ROUND

(after 16 games; top 16 advance to match play; 17th-28th places plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round which determines eight additional match play finalists)

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,845.
2, n-Todd Lathrop, Colchester, Conn., 3,783.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,769.
4, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,694.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,688.
6, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,676.
7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,658.
8, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,653.
9, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,596.
10, n-Geroge Szczublewski, West Seneca, N.Y., 3,588.
11, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,571.
12, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,530.
13, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,528.
14, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,527.
15, n-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,524.
16, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,516.
17, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,512.
18, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 3,507.
19, n-Craig Schoonmaker, Glenville, N.Y., 3,506.
20, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 3,505.
21, n-John Masiello, Buffalo, N.Y., 3,495.
22, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,476.
23, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,471.
24, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,470.
25, Andrew Smith, Colonie, N.Y., 3,467.
26, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,455.
27, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 3,447.
28, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,446.
29, n-Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 3,444.
30, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,423.
31, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,422.
32, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,417.
33, n-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 3,407.
34, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,401.
35, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,399.
36, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,396.
37, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,391.
37, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 3,391.
39, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 3,390.
40, ss-Tom Laskow, Dover, N.J., 3,352.
41, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,351.
42, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,347.
43, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 3,334.
44, ss-n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 3,323.
45, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 3,322.
46, ss-Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 3,316.
47, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,307.
48, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,289.
49, n-Arthur O'Connor, West Hempstead, N.Y., 3,286.
50, ss-n-Louis Getzelman, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,277.
51, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,273.
52, Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 3,265.
53, Craig Koppell, Syosett, N.Y., 3,257.
54, n-Jose Perez, East Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,249.
55, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,248.
56, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,246.
57, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,233.
58, Norm Ginsberg, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,232.
59, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 3,226.
60, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 3,225.
61, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3,224.
62, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,214.
63, n-James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 3,200.
64, n-Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 3,194.
65, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 3,156.
66, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,138.
67, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,117.
68, Robert Hoyser, Titusville, Fla., 3,115.
69, Scott Zimmerman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3,090.
70, Raymond Scrivens, Jr., Athens, Pa., 3,079.
71, Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 3,074.
72, Vincent Wright, New York, N.Y., 3,067.
73, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 3,062.
74, (tie) Tony Bellantoni, White Plains, N.Y., and Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,058.
76, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,056.
77, n-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 3,037.
78, Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 3,026.
79, Robert Petruschak, Athens, Pa., 3,017.
80, Richard McNeill, Yorktown, Va., 2,936.
81, Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 2,931.
82, n-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 2,893.
83, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,873.
84, John Maglio, Oceanside, N.Y., 2,871.

300 games (1) – Bob Learn Jr.

n-non-member

ss-PBA60 players ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round

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Brian Kretzer Gets Badly Needed Encouragement as PBA50 Race City Open Top Qualifier

by Jerry Schneider May 2, 2017 19:30

After disappointing finishes in the first two PBA50 Tour tournaments of the 2017 season, Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, got some badly needed encouragement after taking top qualifier honors in the PBA50 Race City Open presented by Columbia 300 Tuesday at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes.

Kretzer, a one-time PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour titlist, finished qualifying with a 3,799 16-game pinfall total (237.4 average) bowling games of 226, 226, 237, 257, 255, 226, 205 and 269 in Tuesday’s second round. He was second after the first round with a 1,898 pinfall.

“Everything just came together,” said Kretzer, who finished 82nd in last week’s UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages and 98th in the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open. “I was able to use one ball and just make the adjustments with my speed and hand position. Since I was playing further inside on the lane than anyone else, I was kind of bowling on a fresh condition where I didn’t have to make a lot drastic changes.

“I’ve always preferred to make adjustments with my ball speed and hand position instead of going to a different ball,” added Kretzer, who had two third-place finishes in 2016. “Today the lane condition came to me rather than me having to chase the condition.”

The top 24 players advanced directly into Wednesday’s match play rounds. Players qualifying 25th-45th plus eight PBA60 players advanced to a cashers round that will determine eight additional match play spots. After match play concludes the top five will be determined for the stepladder finals which is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

PBA Hall of Famer and tournament defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., got off to a slow start to the PBA50 Tour season with a 21st-place finish in last week’s Sun Bowl In The Villages but will improve on that after finishing qualifying in second 40-pins behind Kretzer with 3,759.

Weber, the 2016 and 2015 PBA50 Player of the Year, won the Mooresville Open last year for the second of a record four consecutive PBA50 Tour wins.

Five-time PBA Tour winner Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, who is bowling in his rookie season on the PBA50 Tour, finished qualifying in third with a 3,751 pinfall. Rounding out the top five were Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., with 3,677, and Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., with 3,672.

Weber, a 37-time PBA Tour winner, is trying for his 100th career title in PBA competition, which includes PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour, PBA regional and PBA50 regional titles. He is two behind Williams, the PBA Tour’s all-time titles leader with 47 wins, who reached the century mark by winning a regional in December 2016 and a PBA50 regional in March for his 101st title. Both Weber and Williams own 10 PBA50 Tour titles.

First round leader Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., finished qualifying in ninth with a 3,593 pinfall.

The Race City Open is being covered live by PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 RACE CITY OPEN PRESENTED BY COLUMBIA 300

George Pappas’ Victory Lanes, Mooresville, N.C., Tuesday

SECOND ROUND

(after 16 games; top 24 advance to match play; 25th-45th plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round which determines eight additional match play finalists)

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,799.
2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,759.
3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,751.
4, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,677.
5, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,672.
6, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,606.
7, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 3,605.
8, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,596.
9, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,593.
10, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,585.
11, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,581.
12, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,580.
13, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,574.
14, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,563.
15, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,535.
16, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,520.
17, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3,505.
18, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 3,488.
19, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,483.
20, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3,475.
21, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,459.
22, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,450.
23, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,432.
24, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,429.
25, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,428.
26, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,427.
27, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,426.
28, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,416.
29, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,415.
30, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,414.
31, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,408.
32, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,407.
33, Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 3,401.
34, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,399.
35, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,398.
36, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,388.
37, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,381.
38, (tie) Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., and Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,374.
40, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 3,373.
41, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,372.
42, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,371.
43, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,365.
44, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 3,362.
45, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,360.
46, ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,353.
47, (tie) Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., and Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,348.
49, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,342.
50, Scott Thomsen, Sumter, S.C., 3,332.
51, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,326.
52, Mal Williams, Jr, Greensboro, N.C., 3,312.
53, Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3,311.
54, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,307.
54, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,307.
56, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,299.
56, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 3,299.
58, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,296.
59, n-John Thompson, Sarasota, Fla., 3,294.
60, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,284.
61, ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,283.
62, Michael Byers, Charleston, S.C., 3,282.
63, ss-David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,280.
63, Chuck Walker, Blaine, Tenn., 3,280.
65, n-Paul Kreins, Mooresville, NC, 3,272.
66, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., and James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 3,269.
68, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3,265.
69, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 3,262.
70, Keith Lesko, Chicago, Ill., 3,261.
71, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3,248.
72, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,241.
73, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,235.
74, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,233.
75, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 3,226.
76, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,219.
77, Jimmy Jean, Kathleen, Ga., 3,214.
78, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,213.
79, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 3,200.
80, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 3,198.
81, Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, 3,194.
82, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,192.
83, Charles Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 3,189.
84, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 3,184.
85, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,180.
86, (tie) Mac Sanders, Taylors, S.C., and Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,172.
88, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,168.
89, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,166.
90, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 3,164.
91, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,158.
92, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,157.
93, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 3,153.
94, n-David Cushion, Dewitt, Mich., 3,152.
95, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,143.
96, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,140.
97, Todd Wilson, Summerfield, N.C., 3,139.
98, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,130.
99, Nile Konicek, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,128.
100, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,123.
101, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, 3,119.
102, Robert Leonard, Lockwood, N.Y., 3,117.
103, Richard Wilburn, Jr., Adamstown, Md., 3,106.
104, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 3,095.
105, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,092.
106, David Sanders, Blythewood, S.C., 3,089.
107, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,088.
108, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 3,085.
109, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,084.
110, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 3,069.
111, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 3,048.
112, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,033.
113, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 3,031.
114, Jesse Phillips, Charlotte, N.C., 2,993.
115, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,975.
116, Greg Wilhelm, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,974.
117, Steve Petroff, Concord, N.C., 2,950.
118, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,949.
119, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 2,947.
120, Gary Simon, Bridgeport, W.Va., 2,935.
121, James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 2,905.
122, Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., 2,896.
123, Charlie Earnst, York, Pa., 2,879.
124, Lonnie Dyer, Charlotte, NC, 2,875.
125, James Blackstone, Kennesaw, Ga., 2,858.
126, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,849.
127, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 2,844.
128, n-Sherwin Bates, Cullman, Ala., 2,841.
129, n-Charles Allen Jr., Pell City, Ala., 2,811.
130, Chuck Anton, Chesterfield, Va., 2,783.
131, n-Andrew Bizub, Huber Heights, Ohio, 2,755.
132, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 2,754.
133, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,713.
134, n-Brian Wallace, Lexington, Ky., 2,917.
135, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,503.
136, James Cayton, Canton, N.C., 1,451.

n-non-member

ss-PBA60 players ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round

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Lennie Boresch Jr. Goes Wire-to-Wire to Win PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In the Villages For Third Career Title

by Jerry Schneider April 25, 2017 19:04

In a wire-to-wire victory, Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., won the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical Tuesday for his third career PBA50 Tour title.

Boresch, who led all four rounds in qualifying and match play to enter the stepladder finals as the top qualifier, defeated Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 264-213, in the title match at Spanish Springs Lanes.

“It’s a relief because even though I’ve been bowling pretty well you really never know when the opportunity will come again,” said Boresch, who averaged 245 for the tournament. “I just focused and stayed with what got me here.”

Boresch, who won the 2012 Sun Bowl In the Villages in his PBA50 Tour debut, started with a strike and spare in the title match and then threw eight consecutive strikes to clinch the win. Learn, a three-time PBA50 Tour and five-time PBA Tour titlist, opened in the first frame and couldn’t keep pace with Boresch for the rest of the match.

Learn, who qualified fifth for the finals, dominated the first three stepladder matches winning the opening match by beating Darin Hays of Wesley Chapel, Fla., 199-173, before defeating Sam Maccarone of Blackwood, N.J., 278-185, and then PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 279-245, in the semi-final match.

“The way he (Learn) was bowling I thought I might be in trouble,” said Boresch, who compiled a 13-3 record in match play. “Ironically, I bowled my lowest games of the tournament on the championship pair. All I knew was I was going to have to strike because he was lined up.”

Boresch’s last win came in the 2013 Miller High Life Classic. Since then, the USBC Hall of Famer has had four runner-up finishes including two in 2016.

The final day of competition of the Sun Bowl In The Villages will be available on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for schedule and subscription information.

The PBA50 Tour travels to George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C., for the PBA50 Race City Open presented by Columbia 300 April 30-May 3.

PBA50 SUN BOWL IN THE VILLAGES PRESENTED BY RADICAL

Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, Fla., Tuesday

Final Standings:

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis. $7,500.

2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., $4,000.

3, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $3,000.

4, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., $2,000.

5, Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., $1,750. 

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Learn def. Hays, 199-173.

Match Two – Learn def. Maccarone, 278-185.

Semifinal Match – Learn def. Bohn, 279-245.

Championship – Boresch def. Learn, 264-213.

FOURTH ROUND

(Top five advanced to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and 32-game pinfall total including bonus)

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 13-3, 8,222.
2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 13-3, 8,087.
3, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 10-5-1, 7,815.
4, Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 9-7, 7,795.
5, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 8-7-1, 7,787.
6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 9-6-1, 7,771, $1,700.
7, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 9-7, 7,768, $1,600.
8, Peter Knopp, Germany, 8-8, 7,707, $1,550.
9, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 10-6, 7,702, $1,500.
10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 7-8-1, 7,692, $1,475.
11, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 9-6-1, 7,665, $1,450.
12, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 7-8-1, 7,658, $1,425.
13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 8-8, 7,597, $1,400.
14, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 10-6, 7,576, $1,380.
15, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 9-6-1, 7,557, $1,360.
16, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 7-9, 7,392, $1,350.

THIRD ROUND

(Top 16 advanced to fourth round. Includes match play record and 24-game total pinfall including bonus)

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 6-2, 6,017.
2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 7-1, 5,951.
3, Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 5-3, 5,880.
4, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 6-2, 5,866.
5, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-4, 5,815.
6, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 7-1, 5,812.
7, Peter Knopp, Germany, 5-3, 5,794.
8, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 5-3, 5,791.
9, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 7-1, 5,771.
10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-4, 5,762.
11, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 6-2, 5,709.
12, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-4, 5,685.
13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5-3, 5,681.
14, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4-4, 5,661.
15, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 5-3, 5,649.
16, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 5-2-1, 5,618.

Did not advance:

17, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 2-6, 5,613, $1,200.
18, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 4-4, 5,601, $1,190.
19, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-4, 5,600, $1,180.
20, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 3-5, 5,596, $1,170.
21, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4-4, 5,539, $1,160.
22, Tony Adkins, Port Orange, Fla., 5-3, 5,537, $1,150.
23, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 4-4, 5,528, $1,145.
24, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2-6, 5,511, $1,140.
25, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2-6, 5,461, $1,135.
26, n-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 4-4, 5,455, $1,130.
27, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3-5, 5,359, $1,125.
28, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1-6-1, 5,321, $1,120.
29, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 2-6, 5,304, $1,115.
30, Darryl Dempsey, Pinellas Park, Fla., 1-7, 5,281, $1,110.
31, Joe Fulner III, Belleview, Fla., 0-8, 5,220, $1,105.
32, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1-7-0, 5,137, $1,100.

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