Home > News > PBA > Baker averages 258 to lead Senior Sun Bowl

Baker averages 258 to lead Senior Sun Bowl



Published: April 22, 2012 | Bowl.com
PBA Communications

BakerInsideTHE VILLAGES, Fla. –
Trying for his first Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title since 2010, four-time PBA Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., averaged 258 to lead qualifying after the first round of the season-opening PBA Senior Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Storm Sunday at Spanish Spring Lanes.

Baker, the winner of nine senior tour and 10 national tour titles, had a 2,064 eight-game pinfall total with games of 222, 257, 268, 279, 278, 278, 248 and 234.

“I can’t remember when I bowled a block like that,” said the 57-year-old Hall of Famer. “It’s was one of those blocks where you have everything going for you. I had the right equipment, my timing was good and I had good carry and you can’t ask for more than that.”

While Baker did not win a title in 2011 he had top finishes of second, third and three fourth-place finishes.

“I’ve been bowling well, just haven’t finished the deal,” Baker said. “I qualified in the top eight every tournament and was in the top four in points last year so I think it just comes down to getting a few breaks in match play.”

Baker holds a 19- pin lead over reigning Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, in second with 2,045. He had games of 213, 279, 277, 258, 289, 248, 257 and 224.

“I was so excited to be back out here I wasn’t concentrating like I should have the first game,” said Mohr. “I had to refocus and fortunately got back on track.”

Eight-game qualifying continues Monday after which the 157-player field will be cut to the top 32 who will advance to match play Tuesday morning. Round of 8 and championship rounds will get underway Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

PBA SENIOR SUN BOWL IN THE VILLAGES PRESENTED BY STORM
Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, Fla., Sunday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS

(after 8 games)

a-indicates amateur

1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,064.

2, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 2,045.

3, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,979.

4, Fred Kaczmarczyk, Martinez, Calif., 1,952.

5, (tie) Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., and Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,945.

7, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,943.

8, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,915.

9, (tie) Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,913.

11, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 1,911.

12, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,905.

13, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,900.

14, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,894.

15, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,887.

16, Paul McCordic, Sugarland, Texas, 1,882.

17, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,881.

18, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,879.

19, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,873.

20, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,865.

21, (Tie) Steve Calyore, Naples, Fla., and Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 1,863.

23, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,859.

24, (tie) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., and Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,855.

26, Randy Shewmake, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,852.

27, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,851.

28, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 1,850.

29, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,846.

30, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,844.

31, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 1,838.

32, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,837.

33, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,836.

34, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 1,833.

35, (tie) Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, and Tony Reynaud, Harwinton, Conn., 1,830.

37, Ron Jacobson, Jupiter, Fla., 1,823.

38, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,822.

39, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,816.

40, a-George Gomez , Orlando, Fla., 1,812.

41, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 1,810.

42, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 1,805.

43, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,804.

44, (tie)Phil Gessner, Spring, Texas, and Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,803.

46, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,801.

47, Robert Callari, Bloomfield, N.Y., 1,800.

48, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,799.

49, J.C. Quintana, Miami, 1,791.

50, Thomas Young, Houston, 1,786.

51, Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 1,785.

52, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,783.

53, Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,778.

54, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,772.

55, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,770.

56, Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., 1,767.

57, Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va., 1,764.

58, (tie) Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., and Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,757.

60, Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,755.

61, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,754.

62, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,753.

63, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,751.

64, (tie)Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., and Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 1,744.

66, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1,740.

67, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 1,737.

68, (tie) Tim Lawrence, Inverness, Fla., and Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,736.

70, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,735.

71, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,734.

72, Chuck Gardner, Charlotte, N.C., 1,729.

73, (tie) Danny Gould, Palm Bay, Fla., and Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,728.

75, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1,727.

76, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,726.

77, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 1,725.

78, a-William Keenan, Jr. , Orlando, Fla., 1,724.

79, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,715.

80, (tie) Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., and Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,714.

82, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,712.

83, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,711.

84, Bob Caputo Sr., The Villages, Fla., 1,709.

85, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,707.

86, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 1,705.

87, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,702.

88, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,698.

89, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,697.

90, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,690.

91, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,689.

92, Dennis Farris, Swanton, Ohio, 1,687.

93, (tie)) Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., and Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 1,674.

95, Widmar Vargas, Riverview, Fla., 1,665.

96, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 1,663.

97, Mark McNutt, Alpharetta, Ga., 1,662.

98, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,659.

99, (tie) Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., and Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 1,658.

101, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 1,654.

102, Dave Paquin, Kannapolis, N.C., 1,653.

103, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,651.

104, Nick Panicaro, Naples, Fla., 1,650.

105, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla, 1,647.

106, Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 1,641.

107, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,638.

108, (tie) Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., and Donna Tuttle, King, N.C., 1,637.

111, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 1,633.

112, Tony Myers, Pensacola, Fla., 1,630.

113, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,625.

114, (tie) Miguel Varela, Venezuela, and Linda Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,623.

116, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,622.

117, Steve Fuhrman, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,621.

118, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 1,620.

119, Gale Voshell, Dover, Del., 1,619.

120, a-James Martin, Vero Beach, Fla., 1,612.

121, Tommy King, Oakdale, N.Y., 1,610.

122, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,603.

123, John Rovelli, The Villages, Fla., 1,601.

124, Bob Worley, Naples, Fla., 1,599.

125, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,592.

126, Angel Zugarramurdi, Venezuela, 1,589.

127, Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., 1,588.

128, George Patel, England, 1,581.

129, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 1,579.

130, James Rhoads, Sun City Center, Fla., 1,572.

131, Larry Lichstein, Ft. Myers, Fla., 1,567.

132, Gerald Teel, The Villages, Fla., 1,566.

133, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 1,558.

134, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,557.

135, Paul Lemond, Casper, Ind, 1,548.

136, a-Roger Tramp, Deltona, Fla., 1,547.

137, Adel Antonio Gomez, Venezuela, 1,546.

138, Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 1,543.

139, Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 1,520.

140, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,516.

141, Bruce Himschoot, Sanford, Fla., 1,505.

142, Kevin Schofield, Canada, 1,504.

143, Frank Manley Jr., Fletcher, N.C., 1,500.

144, Bob Pazur, Venice, Fla., 1,496.

145, Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,487.

146, Richard Esposito Sr., Clearwater, Fla., 1,484.

147, Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., 1,480.

148, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,462.

149, a-Brian DiCicco, Ridgefield, Conn., 1,459.

150, Gary Lambert, Orlando, Fla., 1,453.

151, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,448.

152, Michael Bobbitt, Galax, Va., 1,442.

153, Rick Bucceri, Deltona, Fla., 1,439.

154, Edward Kramarcik Sr., Lake Mary, Fla., 1,426.

155, Lindell Woolard, Tallahassee, Fla., 1,382.

156, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,376.

157, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 1,360.

300 Games - John Petraglia, Fred Kaczmarczyk, Don Sylvia, Lee Rucker, Lennie Boresch Jr. 

Search Recent News

United States Bowling Congress | 621 Six Flags Drive | Arlington, Texas 76011 | 800-514-BOWL.