Joel Carlson Beats Ron Mohr in Roll-Off to Win PBA50 Hamilton Lanes Open for First PBA50 Tour Title

by Jerry Schneider May 5, 2019 18:08

TRENTON, N.J. – After a 279-279 title match tie, PBA50 Tour veteran Joel Carlson of Omaha, Nebraska, defeated PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, in a one-ball roll-off 10-8 to win the PBA50 Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center Open presented by Columbia 300 Sunday for his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

Carlson and Mohr went strike for strike through the first seven frames of the title match until Carlson left a 7 pin in the eighth. After making the spare he finished the match with four strikes to force the roll-off. Finishing the match first, Mohr, the stepladder finals top qualifier, threw the first nine strikes before leaving a 10 pin on his first ball in the 10th, made the spare and struck on his final ball of the 10th frame.

Mohr, trying for his 11th PBA50 Tour title, started the roll-off with an eight-count when his ball went high leaving the 4-7. Carlson took advantage of the opportunity by throwing a strike for the win.

“I didn’t watch,” said Carlson, when Mohr threw his ball in the roll-off. “When it was my turn, I just concentrated on keeping the ball on line and throw the best shot I possibly could. I could never have imagined winning my first title this way.”

Carlson’s previous high PBA50 Tour finishes were third in the 2016 Sun Bowl In The Villages and fourth in the 2018 PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic.

“I always felt that I could win out here but winning like this was beyond expectations,” the 57-year-old Carlson added. “It’s awesome to win with the ball in your hand and then coming through with a strike to do it. It’s how you dream of winning, but right now I’m having a hard time believing my good fortune.”

Carlson, who entered the position round match in sixth, beat non-member Chris Viale 288-245 to make the finals and earn the No. 3 qualifying position for the finals. Ironically, earlier in the week, Carlson seemed to have a spot in the finals locked for the PBA50 Mooresville Open, but dropped from second to sixth when he lost in the position round to eventual winner Walter Ray Williams Jr. with a 185 game.

To get to the title match, Carlson beat PBA Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Tour winner Parker Bohn III, who qualified fifth for the finals, 227-182 in the second stepladder match, and then beat No. 2 qualifier reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Michael Haugen Jr., 268-248, in the semifinal to advance to the title match against Mohr.

In the opening stepladder match, Bohn defeated Viale, who qualified fourth for the finals, 268-173.

Williams’ bid for a record-tying fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title to also become the sole all-time PBA50 Tour titles leader with 15 wins, ended with an eight-place finish. He remains tied with John Handegard at 14.

The PBA50 Tour takes a three-week break before it heads west to Brentwood, California for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV May 25-28.

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PBA50 HAMILTON LANES & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER OPEN

Presented by Columbia 300

Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center, Trenton, N.J., Sunday

Final standings:

1, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., $7,500.

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

3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $2,500

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $2,000.

5, Chris Viale, Westfield, Mass., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Viale, 268-173.

Match Two – Carlson def. Bohn, 227-182.

Semifinal – Carlson def. Haugen, 268-248.

Championship – Carlson def. Mohr 279-279 (Carlson won one-ball roll-off 10-8)

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 26 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall with bonus pins)

1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 7-5, 6,396.
2, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 7-4-1, 6,309.
3, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 6-5-1, 6,301.
4, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 6-6, 6,289.
5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 9-3, 6,275.
6, ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 9-3, 6,272, $1,500.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 8-3-1, 6,234, $1,400.
8, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 8-4, 6,225, $1,375.
9, n-Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 8-3-1, 6,204, $1,350.
10, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 5-6-1, 6,173, $1,325.
11, ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 8-4, 6,154, $1,300.
12, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 8-3-1, 6,153, $1,280.
13, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 7-5, 6,147, $1,260.
14, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 5-7, 6,125, $1,240.
15, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 7-5, 6,114, $1,220.
16, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 6-6, 6,101, $1,200.
17, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 8-3-1, 6,083, $1,190.
18, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 5-5-2, 6,001, $1,180.
19, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 5-6-1, 5,971, $1,170.
20, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 5-6-1, 5,961, $1,160.
21, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 6-6, 5,908, $1,155.
22, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 5-7, 5,860, $1,150.
23, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 3-9, 5,841, $1,145.
24, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 6-6, 5,833, $1,140.
25, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 6-6-0, 5,829, $1,135.
26, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 4-8, 5,797, $1,130.
27, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-9, 5,794, $1,125.
28, John Neral, Vienna, Va., 3-8-1, 5,756, $1,120.
29, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-9, 5,742, $1,115.
30, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 4-8, 5,737, $1,110.
31, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3-9, 5,634, $1,105.
32, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3-9, 5,598, $1,100.

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 20 games. All players advance to second match play round. Includes match play record and total pinfall with bonus pins)

1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2-4, 4,824.
2, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5-1, 4,821.
3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3-2-1, 4,810.
4, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 3-3-, 4,798.
5, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 4-1-1, 4,768.
6, ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 5-1, 4,757.
7, ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 5-1, 4,749.
8, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 4-2, 4,743.
9, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 5-1, 4,720.
10, n-Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 3-2-1, 4,709.
11, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-3-1, 4,699.
12, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3-2-1, 4,697.
13, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2-3-1, 4,684.
14, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3-2-1, 4,636.
15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3-3, 4,632.
16, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 3-3, 4,617.
17, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3-2-1, 4,599.
18, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 2-4, 4,582.
19, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3-2-1, 4,562.
20, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3, 4,557.
20, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3-3, 4,557.
22, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3-3, 4,528.
23, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3-3, 4,508.
24, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3-2-1, 4,507.
25, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3-3, 4,491.
26, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1-5, 4,476.
27, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-3, 4,456.
28, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3-3, 4,440.
29, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 0-6, 4,419.
30, John Neral, Vienna, Va., 1-5, 4,409.
31, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1-5, 4,323.
32, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1-5, 4,295.

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