Mike Dias Defeats Mark Williams to Win Super Senior Classic

by Jerry Schneider June 3, 2018 17:14

By Matt Cannizzaro, USBC Communications

LAS VEGAS - Being 60 years old comes with its fair share of perks and discounts, and Mike Dias of Lafayette, Colorado, took advantage of the opportunity to compete in the Super Senior Classic this week by winning the 2018 edition of the event in his tournament debut.

The 61-year-old left-hander nearly was perfect in a 278-205 title-match win against PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, who left seven single pins in the loss at the Sam's Town Bowling Center.
Dias became the sixth different player since the inaugural event in 2013 to hoist the trophy at the Super Senior Classic, and he earned $8,500 for the victory. Williams, also a first-time participant, took home $7,000 as the runner-up.

"It feels really good, and it's always a great sense of accomplishment to achieve one of the goals you work so hard for," said Dias, also a two-time PBA50 champion. "The journey is most of the process, but when you win, it's such a nice bonus."

As the lone southpaw in the final round, Dias was in control of his own fate and made the most of the few practice shots he got on the championship lanes. He then tossed 10 strikes on the way to the win, leaving a 6 pin in the fifth frame and a 10 pin on his fill ball.

"I had an opportunity to practice and break down the pair a little bit, and being the only left-hander allowed me to set it up to my liking," Dias said. "Then, I just told myself before the match that if I could throw nine good shots, I was going to win the tournament. My goal was to stay in the process and just make good shots."

Williams wasted no time in his quest to meet Dias for a chance at the 2018 Super Senior Classic title by starting his semifinal match against Warren Nelson of Hemet, California, with six consecutive strikes, before being slowed by a pair of 10 pins.

Nelson struck once in the first five frames, but rallied with seven consecutive strikes after a missed 10 pin in the fifth frame, to keep the pressure on Williams, who advanced by a 257-237 margin.

"I battled some transition today and probably could've switched balls, though I didn't have to do that too much this week," Williams said. "I had a ball I thought about going to that would've rolled a little quicker and changed my entry angle, but it's just so hard to switch balls after a 250 game. Overall, it was a great week. I got more comfortable as the week went on, and I feel good with my game right now. I hadn't been bowling that well the last year or so, but I've had a few good tournaments in a row, and I'm looking forward to the rest of our time in Las Vegas."

On the way to the high-scoring match with Williams, Nelson survived a see-saw battle with No. 3 qualifier, Ben Hoefs of Mobile, Alabama, 191-181.

Both players missed single-pin spares early in the game and then exchanged splits - first a 7-10 split for Nelson, then a 4-9 for Hoefs - to keep things close. Doubles for Nelson in the sixth and seventh frames and again in the ninth and 10th frames, were the difference.

Nelson and Hoefs earned their spots in the championship round by winning their respective group stepladders earlier on Sunday.

In the Group A stepladder, Hoefs defeated Harry Sullins of Chesterfield, Michigan, 204-182, and Skip Pavone of San Jose, California, 235-214, while Nelson worked his way through the Group B stepladder with wins over Patrick Padden of Grand Lake, Colorado, 255-227, and defending Super Senior Classic champion Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, 234-224.

All 184 competitors this week at Sam's Town rolled 12 games of qualifying over two days, before the field was cut to the top 46 for the six game Cashers' Round.

The top 12 bowlers, based on their 18-game pinfall totals, advanced to round-robin match play, where they were split into two six-player groups - Group A and Group B - with all odd-numbered qualifiers going to Group A and all evens going to Group B.

At the conclusion of match play, the leader from each group automatically advanced to the final stepladder, earning the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds based on total pinfall for 24 games, including 30 bonus pins for each win in match play.

Dias, the Group B leader, edged Williams, who topped Group A, by five pins for the top seed, while the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 finishers in each group advanced to Sunday's simultaneous group stepladders.
In claiming the top seed for the finals, Dias was consistent in his command of the 41-foot oil pattern used for the Super Senior Classic. Subtle changes in surface and speed helped him navigate the fresh and the burn, though he faltered briefly in the Cashers' Round.

He then was able to use what he'd learned all week to get back on track for match play, allowing him to climb back up the standings from fourth place after 18 games.

"I stayed patient because I knew what I was seeing in the cashers' round was a result of the change in traffic on the left side of the lane, and I knew they were going to play differently in match play," Dias said. "I was patient and didn't worry about having a couple of games where I stumbled because I felt like it was going to come back to me."

In four six-game blocks this week at Sam's Town, Dias posted scores of 1,439, 1,434, 1,290 and 1,435.
Many of the Super Senior Classic competitors now will turn their attention to the USBC Senior Masters, the premier event for USBC members age 50 and older, which gets underway Monday with official practice.
All rounds of Senior Masters competition will be broadcast live on BowlTV, concluding June 10 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

At Sam's Town Bowling Center, Las Vegas
Sunday's results
Final standings

1, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 278 (one game), $8,500
2, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 462 (two games), $7,000
3, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 428 (two games), $5,500
4, Ben Hoefs, Mobile, Ala., 181 (one game), $4,000

Stepladder results
Match No. 1: Nelson def. Hoefs, 191-181
Semifinal: Williams def. Nelson, 257-237
Final: Dias def. Williams, 278-205

Group A Stepladder
Semifinal: Ben Hoefs, Mobile, Ala., def. Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Mich., 204-182 (Sullins finishes tied for seventh, earns $2,500).
Final: Hoefs def. Skip Pavone, San Jose, Calif., 235-214 (Pavone finishes tied for fifth, earns $3,200).

Group B Stepladder
Semifinal: Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., def. Patrick Padden, Grand Lake, Colo., 255-227 (Padden finishes tied for seventh, earns $2,500).
Final: Nelson def. Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, Nev., 234-224 (Mohr finishes tied for fifth, earns $3,200).

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Defending Champion Amleto Monacelli Takes First Round Lead in PBA50 Northern California Classic

by Jerry Schneider May 28, 2018 18:19

BRENTWOOD, Calif. – Defending champion Amleto Monacelli began his PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV title defense by averaging 237.6 to take the first round lead Monday at Harvest Park Bowl.

The PBA Hall of Famer bowled a 1,901 eight-game pinfall total with games of 211, 225, 247, 278, 220, 194, 280 and 246 to take a 57-pin lead over three-time PBA50 Tour titlist Hugh Miller of Mercer Island, Wash., who finished the round with 1,844.

Monacelli beat Miller in the title match of the 2017 Northern California Classic, 229-198, to win his eighth PBA50 Tour title.

“I had to concentrate on throwing the ball soft but not too soft,” Monacelli said of his first round, “I had to be careful not to muscle the ball down the lane because I wouldn’t be able to get the ball reaction I wanted.

“It was important that I observed what the lanes were doing rather than trying to force the ball to do something that wouldn’t be successful,” the 20-time PBA Tour winner added.

The Venezuelan is coming off sixth and seventh place finishes in the last two PBA50 Tour tournaments and feels his game is where it needs to be to make a run at successfully defending his title.

“The last two tournaments I’ve only been a few good shots away from making the finals,” Monacelli said. “If I stay relaxed and continue to make a good read from the lanes it should be another good tournament for me.”

Rounding out the top five after the first round were four-time PBA Tour winner Dennis Horan, Oakley, Calif., 1,830; two-time PBA Tour winner Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,821, and Skip Pavone, San Jose, Calif., 1,801.

The entire field returns for another eight-game qualifying round Tuesday which begins at 8 a.m. PT. Wednesday’s cashers and match play rounds will begin also begin at 8 a.m.  After match play the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 6:30 p.m.

Fans can catch all the PBA50 Northern California Open action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.


Presented by MOTIV

Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, Calif., Monday

FIRST ROUND (after eight games)

1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,901.
2, ss-Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,844.
3, Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 1,830.
4, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,821.
5, ss-Skip Pavone, San Jose, Calif., 1,801.
6, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,779.
7, Andrew Warren, Austin, Tex., 1,753.
8, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,752.
9, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,732.
10, n-Scott Luba, Dublin, Calif., 1,730.
11, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,724.
12, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,719.
13, ss-Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,700.
14, n-David Bolles, Stockton, Calif., 1,697.
15, Rory Peterson, Sacramento, Calif., 1,692.
16, (tie) Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., and Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,690.
18, (tie) Mark Mazzulla, Brentwood, Calif., and Greg McDaniel, Kimball, Neb., 1,681.
20, ss-Ray Valdovino, Sacramento, Calif., 1,672.
21, n,ss-Joe Salvemini, Yuba City, Calif., 1,668.
22, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,666.
23, Joseph Petrovich, Tracy, Calif, 1,664.
24, n-George Aboud, San Jose, Calif., 1,652.
25, (tie) Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., and ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,643.
27, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,639.
28, ss-Alan Sabin, Winston, Ore, 1,634.
29, ss-Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 1,633.
30, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,629.
31, ss-Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 1,625.
32, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,618.
33, n-Joe Baca, Brentwood, Calif., 1,609.
34, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 1,605.
35, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,600.
36, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,599.
37, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,597.
38, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,590.
39, n,ss-Michael Clark, Sacramento, Calif., 1,580.
40, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,578.
41, Marty Deh, San Jose, Calif., 1,577.
42, ss-Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,575.
43, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 1,574.
44, ss-Paul Herrera, San Jose, Calif., 1,570.
45, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,567.
46, Bob Newman, Pacifica, Calif., 1,566.
47, (tie) Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., and n,ss-Dennis Jones, Fremont, Calif., 1,564.
49, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 1,563.
50, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,560.
51, n-Steven Soto, Port Orchard, Wash., 1,557.
52, ss-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,556.
53, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,550.
54, ss-Eddie Katz, Lakewood, Calif., 1,543.
55, ss-n-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 1,535.
56, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,534.
57, (tie) ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,533.
59, (tie) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., and ss-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 1,527.
61, ss-n-Gip Lentine, Chino, Calif., 1,520.
62, ss-n-Phillip Spruill, San Francisco, 1,516.
63, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,514.
64, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,511.
65, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 1,506.
66, n-Troy Silfies, Pine Grove, Calif., 1,504.
67, n,ss-Gary Talbert, Northridge, Calif., 1,494.
68, n-Warren King, San Jose, Calif., 1,484.
69, n-Mark Benavidez, No Highlands, Calif., 1,475.
70, ss-Duane Wilson, Brentwood, Calif., 1,472.
71, Ed Floyd, Santa Clara, Calif., 1,466.
72, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,462.
73, n,ss-John Dorsett, Concord, Calif., 1,456.
74, ss-Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,453.
75, (tie) ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., and ss-Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,451.
77, ss-n-Richard Winther, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1,449.
78, Jim Horan, Mountain View, Calif., 1,438.
79, Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., 1,436.
80, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,412.
81, ss-Jim Hageman, San Jose, Calif, 1,385.
82, ss-James Skaife, Antioch, Calif., 1,381.
83, ss-Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 1,355.
84, Daniel Knafo, Valencia, Calif., 1,339.
85, n-Dennis Blake, Torrance, Calif., 1,314.
86, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,298.


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PBA50 Tour Begins Western Swing with Northern California Classic in Brentwood May 27-30

by Jerry Schneider May 24, 2018 13:18

BRENTWOOD, Calif. -- After a three-week break, the PBA50 Tour heads west for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV May 27-30 at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif.

As the PBA50 Tour makes its western swing for 2018, recent PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open winner and 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Michael Haugen Jr. holds the early season points lead over PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. and 2018 PBA50 National Championship winner Lennie Boresch Jr.

The fifth stop of the season will be covered live from start to finish on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning May 28. For Xtra Frame subscription and complete schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

In last year’s Northern California Classic, PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli won all four stepladder matches and eventually beat Hugh Miller of Mercer Island, Wash., 229-198, in the title match for his eighth career PBA50 Tour title.

In the second match of last year’s finals, Monacelli defeated Chris Warren, 296-280, to set a new PBA50 record for highest scoring match in a PBA50 Tour championship final.

Also competing in Brentwood will be PBA Hall of Famers Parker Bohn III and 2018 inductee Ron Mohr.

Following the Northern California Classic, the PBA50 Tour heads to Las Vegas for the USBC Super Senior Classic (for players 60 and over) May 31-June 3; USBC Senior Masters, June 4-10, both at Sam’s Town, and the Suncoast Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm at the Suncoast Bowling Center, June 11-15.

In addition to the player of the year race, the players are battling to become one of the top 12 in points to earn an invitation to the season-ending PBA50 Storm Invitational which will be held Sept. 28-30 at Planet Fun Bowling Entertainment Center in Shallotte, N.C.

Northern California Classic competition begins with the first of two eight-game qualifying rounds on Monday, May 28 at 8 a.m. to be followed by the second round on Tuesday, May 29. After a cashers round on Wednesday, May 30, the top 24 players will advance to match play which will determine the top five for the stepladder finals scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

The practice session is scheduled from 9 a.m. – noon on Sunday, May 27 with pro-am squads scheduled for 1, 3 and 7 p.m.

For Northern California Classic pro-am entry information call Harvest Park Bowl at (925) 516-1221.


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

Sunday, May 27

9 a.m. – Noon – Practice session

Pro-ams – 1, 3, 7 p.m.

Monday, May 28

8 a.m. – A squad qualifying (8 games)

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

Tuesday, May 29

8 a.m. – B squad qualifying (8 games)

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

Wednesday, May 30

8 a.m. – Cashers Round

11:30 a.m. – Match play round 1 (5 games)

2:45 p.m. – Match play round 2 (6 games)

Top five advance to stepladder finals

6:30 p.m. - Stepladder finals

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Michael Haugen Jr. Makes Right Ball Choices to Win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

by Jerry Schneider May 8, 2018 18:56

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Using three different balls to attack the changing lane conditions in the stepladder finals, Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, won the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday for his second career PBA50 Tour title.

Haugen, the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year and winner of the 2017 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, defeated PBA Hall of Famer and stepladder finals top qualifier Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., 277-195, in the title match at Farmingdale Lanes to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season.

“It’s pretty special anytime you can beat the most prolific winner in our sport because he doesn’t give them away,” said Haugen of his win over Williams. “To beat Walter Ray for the title in a tournament named after Johnny Petraglia, it doesn’t get much better than that.”

The 51-year-old Haugen used three different balls in the finals, often using a different ball on each lane in his three matches.

“I used three different balls and just rotated them in and out depending on what I felt I needed to get the reaction I wanted,” said Haugen, a five-time PBA Tour winner. “It’s all about knowing what’s in your (bowling) bag and choosing the right ball for the right situation.”

Haugen, the No. 3 qualifier for the finals, started each match he bowled with at least four strikes.

He beat No. 4 qualifier Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., who was making his first finals appearance, 224-170, in the second match and then went on to beat three-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., in the semifinal match, 244-194, to advance to the championship match against Williams.

“Whenever you can get off to a good start with early strings it’s going to put the pressure on your opponent,” Haugen added. “Fortunately, I was able to make the right decisions and didn’t waste those good starts.”

For Williams, who was trying for his 12th PBA50 Tour title, it was his second runner-up finish of the season after finishing second in the PBA50 Lucas/Magazine Classic to open the season. He also finished fifth in the PBA50 National Championship.

In the first stepladder match, Berke, who turned 60 on Monday, defeated five-time PBA Tour winner Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 237-188, whose fifth-place finish was his first PBA50 Tour finals appearance.

The fourth tournament of the season was named after PBA legend and Vietnam War veteran Johnny Petraglia who is a 14-time PBA Tour and eight-time PBA50 Tour winner. The BVL fund provides recreational and therapeutic programs and services to military veterans.

The PBA50 Tour will take a three-week break before returning with the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV May 27-30 at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif.

Fans can catch all the PBA50 Tour action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.         


Presented by Brunswick

Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Tuesday

Final Standings:

1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $7,500.

2, Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Oxford, Fla., $4,000.

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

4, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., $2,000.

5, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Berke def. Shafer, 237-188.

Match Two – Haugen def. Berke, 224-170.

Semifinal Match – Haugen def. Learn, 244-194.

Championship Match – Haugen def. Williams, 277-195.

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

1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-1, 1,595.
2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,585.
3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-2, 1,556.
4, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 4-2, 1,514.
5, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-2, 1,503.
6, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3-3, 1,498, $1,500.
7, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-3, 1,489, $1,500.
8, (tie) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, and Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3-3, 1,433, $1,500.
10, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 3-3, 1,391, $1,300.
11, Glenn Smith, New York, 3-3, 1,371, $1,300.
12, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 2-4, 1,340, $1,300.
13, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 2-4, 1,323, $1,300.
14, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 2-4, 1,310, $1,300.
15, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 2-4, 1,274, $1,300.
16, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1-5, 1,224, $1,300.

Match Play Round 1 (After five games, including match play bonus pins)

17, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3-2, 1,169, $1,100.
18, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1-4, 1,156, $1,100.
19, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2-3, 1,132, $1,100.
20, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1-4, 1,104, $1,100.
21, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 2-3, 1,086, $1,100.
22, ss-Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 2-3, 1,077, $1,100.
23, n,ss-John Masiello, Southgate, Mich., 1-4, 1,040, $1,100.
24, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1-4, 977, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,110, $1,000.
26, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,109, $1,000.
27, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,103, $1,000.
28, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,097, $1,000.
29, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,084, $1,000.
30, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,082, $1,000.
31, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,077, $1,000.
32, ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 1,077, $1,000.
33, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,075, $1,000.
34, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1,016, $1,000.
35, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,007, $1,000.
36, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,003, $1,000.
37, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 967, $1,000.
38, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 913, $1,000.

300 games – Bob Learn Jr.


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Big Second Round Propels Michael Haugen Jr. Into PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open Qualifying Lead Heading Into Match Play

by Jerry Schneider May 7, 2018 17:42

FARMINDALE, N.Y. – Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year, averaged 245 in the second round Monday to take top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick.

The five-time PBA Tour titlist and winner of the 2017 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open for his first title on the tour for players 50 and over, led qualifying with a 3,786 16-game pinfall total (236 average) at Farmingdale Lanes.

After a 1,851 pinfall for eight games in Sunday’s first qualifying round, Haugen surged into the lead after bowling 1,935 in the second round with games of 247, 238, 299, 268, 225, 215, 220 and 223. He left a 4 pin on the final shot of the 10th frame in his 299 game.

By finishing in the top eight he will be seeded directly into Tuesday’s second match play round which begins at 3:15 p.m. ET.

“The goal, of course, is to make the top eight but you always take a lot of pride in being the tournament leader,” said the 51-year-old Haugen. “When you see your name at the top of the standings board it’s a confidence booster no doubt about that.”

Haugen is also encouraged by a good start to the season with sixth, ninth and 11th-place finishes in the first three tournaments.

“My game is good,” Haugen added. “One thing I’m doing especially well is getting a good read on the lane conditions which makes it a lot easier to make the right adjustments quicker.”

PBA Hall of Famer and four–time PBA50 Tour titlist Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., finished qualifying in second with a 3,776 pinfall after bowling games of 279, 237, 245, 256, 205, 217, 223 and 238 for his eight games in the second round.

Joining Haugen and Bohn in the top eight were Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y.; 3,720; PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,638; Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 3,623; PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,588; Bob Learn Jr, Erie, Pa., 3,581, and first round leader Glenn Smith, New York, N.Y., 3,580.

The top 30 players plus eight PBA60 players advance to Tuesday’s cashers and match play rounds which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. After match play the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Defending champion and 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., finished qualifying in 26th to advance to the cashers round.

Tom Carter of Columbus, Ohio defeated PBA Hall of Famer and tournament namesake Johnny Petraglia in a one-game roll-off, 236-164, to take the eighth and final PBA60 cashers’ round spot.

Fans can catch all the final day action one PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.


Presented by Brunswick

Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Monday

SECOND ROUND (after 16 games. Positions 1-24 advance to match play. Positions 25-30 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers’ round to determine eight additional match play spots)

1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,786.
2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,776.
3, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,720.
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,638.
5, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 3,623.
6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,588.
7, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,581.
8, Glenn Smith, New York, N.Y., 3,580.
9, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,561.
10, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 3,551.
11, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,541.
12, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,536.
13, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,534.
14, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3,532.
15, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 3,528.
16, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 3,520.
17, Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 3,511.
18, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,500.
19, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,492.
20, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,490.
21, n-John Masiello, Southgate, Mich., 3,488.
22, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,482.
23, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,479.
24, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,475.
25, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3,467.
26, (tie) Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3,455.
28, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,435.
29, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,431.
30, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,417.
31, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,414.
32, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,403.
33, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 3,399.
34, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,389.
35, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 3,388.
36, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,382.
37, Robert Boehm, Nutley, N.J., 3,371.
38, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,364.
39, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,358.
40, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 3,354.
41, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,345.
42, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,341.
43, (tie) Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3,316.
45, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,314.
46, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,309.
47, *ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,290 and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,290.
49, n-Pamela Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 3,286.
50, Storm DeVincent, Derry, N.H., 3,276.
51, Robert Hoyser, Titusville, Fla., 3,256.
52, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,243.
53, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 3,242.
54, n-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 3,227.
55, n-Geroge Szczublenski, West Seneca, N.Y., 3,220.
56, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,204.
57, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 3,187.
58, (tie) n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., and Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,183.
60, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,172.
61, Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 3,166.
62, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,163.
63, n-Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 3,154.
64, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 3,148.
65, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 3,130.
66, n-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 3,129.
67, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,125.
68, Gary Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 3,119.
69, n-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,115.
70, Arthur O'Connor, Middle Village, N.Y., 3,099.
71, Daniel Twomey, Hackensack, N.J., 3,098.
72, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 3,096.
73, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,094.
74, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 3,080.
75, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,076.
76, n-Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 3,054.
77, Howard Snyder, Hunt Valley, Md., 3,029.
78, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,990.
79, Neil Binder, Shelton, Conn., 2,988.
80, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 2,972.
81, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 2,935.
82, n-Edward Brabant jr, Dracut, Mass., 2,924.
83, Louis Getzelman, Massapequa, N.Y., 2,916.
84, ss-Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 2,904.
85, n-ss-Kenneth Bruce, Oceanside, N.Y., 2,854.
86, Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 2,838.
87, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 2,789.
88, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,747.
89, Thimothy Williams, Brooklyn, NY, 2,714.
90, n-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 2,686.
91, Douglas Slier, Lenox, Mass., 2,125.

300 games – Bill Neumann


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

*Tom Carter def. Johnny Petraglia 236-164 in one-game roll-off for final PBA60 cashers’ round spot

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