Kent, Sullins Take First Round Lead in PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship

by Jerry Schneider July 29, 2018 18:06

KOKOMO, Ind. - PBA Hall of Famer Doug Kent and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins both bowled 1,821 eight-game pinfall totals Sunday to share the first round lead in the PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship presented by Track at Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes.

Sullins, whose last PBA50 Tour title came in the 2011 Senior Lake County Open, bowled games of 246, 204, 241, 208, 248, 183, 233 and 258.

“I’ve been bowling great in qualifying but not so great in match play,” said the 60-year-old Sullins, who also owns five PBA Tour titles. “I just have to keep that never-give-up attitude and catch some breaks in match play and hopefully good things will happen.

“I bowled pretty well today but it was a battle to get lined up on each pair (of lanes).” Sullins added. “It seemed like I wasn’t able to get comfortable until the third or fourth frame.”

Kent, a 10-time PBA Tour winner who is trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, bowled games of 206, 224, 203, 247, 248, 178, 279 and 236.

“The first three or four games seemed like I could get the ball to the pocket but I couldn’t kick out the corner pins,” said the 51-year-old Kent. “For the most part I was staying away from bad games so I just had to be patient and hope that I would start carrying better.”

Finishing 24 pins behind Sullins and Kent was four-time PBA50 Tour winner PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke in third with 1,797.

Michael Haugen Jr., who continues his march to PBA50 Player of the Year honors, appeared to be on track to take the first round lead but bowled a 167 in his final game to finish the round in fourth with 1,788. Hall of Famer Bryan Goebel rounded out the top five with 1,785.

Qualifying continues Monday with another eight-game round beginning at 10 a.m. EDT. After qualifying the top 16 players will advance to Tuesday’s match play with positions 17-25 and eight PBA60 players advancing to a cashers’ round to determine eight additional match play spots. After match play the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Security Federal Savings Bank Championship is streamed live on PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. For subscription information visit Flobowling.com.

PBA50 SECURITY FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by Track

Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes, Kokomo, Ind., Sunday

1, (tie) ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,821.
3, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,797.
4, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,788.
5, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,785.
6, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,783.
7, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,766.
8, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,765.
9, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,763.
10, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,761.
11, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,749.
12, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,744.
13, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,730.
14, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,727.
15, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 1,726.
16, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,716.
17, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 1,696.
18, (tie) ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., and Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,693.
20, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,692.
21, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,691.
22, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,681.
23, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,678.
24, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,677.
25, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,672.
26, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,669.
27, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,668.
28, Ed Carter, Austintown, Ohio, 1,661.
29, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 1,656.
30, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,654.
31, (tie) Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, and ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,644.
33, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,628.
34, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,627.
35, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,624.
36, Steve Kenyon, Grosse Ile., Mich., 1,621.
37, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,605.
38, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,601.
39, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,597.
40, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,591.
41, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,590.
42, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,589.
43, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,586.
44, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,585.
45, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,582.
46, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,581.
47, (tie) ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,580.
49, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,569.
50, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,556.
51, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,552.
52, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 1,550.
53, (tie) ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., and ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,548.
55, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,541.
56, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,523.
57, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,519.
58, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,505.
59, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,497.
60, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,490.
61, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 1,482.
62, Craig O'Reilly, Tinley Park, Ill., 1,477.
63, ss-Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,475.
64, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,466.
65, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,461.
66, (tie) ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,450.
68, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,436.
69, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,417.
70, ss-Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,413.
71, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,407.
72, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,371.
73, ss-Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,338.
74, ss-Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 1,327.
75, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 1,325.

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