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Dias leads Senior U.S. open



Published: June 4, 2012 | Bowl.com
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MikeDiasInsideLAS VEGAS –
Mike Dias of Lafayette, Colo., averaged 248 to lead first-round qualifying Monday in the Etonic Professional Bowlers Association Senior U.S. Open at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

Dias, who won the 2011 PBA Senior Don Carter Open for his lone Senior Tour title, had a 1,488 six-game pinfall total with games of 214, 300, 237, 212, 257 and 268. He holds a four-pin lead over Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., in second who finished the first round with 1,484. Ventura is trying for his first win in three seasons competing on the Senior Tour.

“You wouldn’t know it by the way I’ve bowled in past U.S. Opens but I actually like these longer-format tournaments,” said Dias, whose best Senior U.S. Open finish was 43rd in 2007. “I’m trying to treat it like any other tournament to avoid putting too much pressure on myself.

“It’s just one block and there’s a long way to go but even after six games I’ve got a good picture of how the house is playing and just need to get all the pins I can.”

Rounding out the top five were three bowlers from the Las Vegas area, amateur Terry Leong of Las Vegas, in third with 1,470, former touring pro Joe Salvemini, also of Las Vegas, in fourth with 1,465, and amateur Dick Baker of Henderson, Nev., in fifth with 1,452.

“I’ve really been working hard the last three months getting ready for this tournament,” said Salvemini, who won three PBA Tour titles in a 20-year career that spanned from 1983 to 2003. “Between practice and some good coaching I’ve got the hunger back. My confidence was pretty high coming into this tournament.”

In what is considered the toughest test on the Senior Tour, all players will bowl two more six-game qualifying rounds Tuesday and Wednesday. The field will then be cut to the top 55 players for another nine-game qualifying round Thursday morning. The top 24 players after Thursday’s qualifying round will advance to round-robin match play rounds conducted Thursday and Friday to determine the top four for the stepladder finals scheduled for Friday at 3:30 p.m. PT.

Bowling fans can check out coverage of the Senior U.S. Open on pba.com’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel. For subscription and schedule information click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage.

ETONIC PBA SENIOR U.S. OPEN PRESENTED BY SUNCOAST

Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Monday

FIRST ROUND
Six-game pinfall totals

a-amateur

1, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,488.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,484.
3, a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 1,470.
4, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,465.
5, a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,452.
6, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,433.
7, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,425.
8, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,411.
9, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,407.
10, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 1,404.
11, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,401.
12, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,399.
13, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,390.
14, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 1,389.
15, Don Moser, Murrieta, Calif., 1,388.
16, Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., 1,386.
17, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 1,383.
18, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 1,382.
19, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,381.
20, (tie)Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., and Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,375.
22, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,372.
23, (tie) a-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., and Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 1,368.
25, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,367.
26, a-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 1,364.
27, (tie) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,361.
29, (tie) Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,357.
32, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,355.
33, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,354.
34, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,350.
35, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 1,348.
36, (tie) Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, and Koichiro Tamaki, Japan, 1,343.
38, (tie) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., a-Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif., and a-Cliff Connors, Tempe, Ariz., 1,340.
41, a-Marc McDowell, Madison, 1,338.
42, (tie) Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,337.
44, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,331.
45, (tie) Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., and Kevin Fatherree, Northridge, Calif., 1,328.
47, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,327.
48, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,326.
49, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,325.
50, Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 1,322.
51, a-Dan Roberts, Brentwood, Calif., 1,321.
52, (tie) a-Ron Hosler, Denver, Colo., and a-Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 1,320.
54, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,319.
55, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,317.
56, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,313.
57, (tie) Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., and a-Crister Danielsson, Sweden, 1,312.
59, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 1,310.
60, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,307.
61, (tie) Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., and Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,304.
63, (tie) a- Michael Clemence, Las Vegas, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., a-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1,302.
66, a-Jeff Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 1,300.
67, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,298.
68, (tie) Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, a-Dave Washburn, Las Vegas,
Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., and Jerry Sikora, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., 1,296.
72, (tie) a- Bob Markiewicz , San Diego, and Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,294.
74, a-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 1,291.
75, (tie) Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., and Mike Raleigh, Clyde, Mich., 1,288.
78, Randy Shewmake, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,284.
79, Rick Francis, Galt, Calif., 1,283.
80, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,282.
81, a-Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,281.
82, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,280.
83, (TIE) a-Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash., and Junichi Yajima, Japan, 1,278.
85, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,276.
86, a-Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 1,275.
87, a-Masato Hanamoto, Japan, 1,272.
88, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 1,269.
89, (tie) Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,268.
91, Rick Minier, Cypress, Texas, 1,267.
92, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,266.
93, George Patel, England, 1,265.
94, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., and a-Steve Corsaro, Tracy, Calif., 1,263.
96, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,262.
97, (tie) Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., and Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,260.
99, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 1,259.
100, (tie) Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, and David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,257.
103, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,256.
104, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,255.
105, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 1,254.
106, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif., 1,251.
107, a-Dan Ahlquist, Sweden, 1,249.
108, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 1,248.
109, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,247.
110, a-D.A. Wright, Palm Desert, Calif., 1,244.
111, (tie) Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., and Tom Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,243.
113, (tie) Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., and Robert Sturdevant Jr., Long Beach, Wash., 1,242.
115, (tie) Steven Withrow, Puyallup, Wash., and Gary Livingston, Papillion, Neb., 1,240.
117, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 1,239.
118, a-Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 1,237.
119, Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., 1,236.
120, a-Mike Castleton, San Diego, 1,231.
121, (tie) Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., and C.K. Moore, Redding, Calif., 1,230.
123, a-Ed Jablonski, Las Vegas, 1,229.
124, a-Douglas Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 1,227.
125, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 1,225.
126, a-Randy Jackman, Hammond, Ind., 1,223.
127, a-Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 1,221.
128, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,220.
129, (tie) a-Gary Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., a-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,219.
133, Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., 1,218.
134, a-Jim Stevens, Eagan, Minn., 1,217.
135, Mal Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,216.
136, a-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 1,214.
137, (tie) Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,213.
139, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,212.
140, (tie) Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb.,
and Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 1,210.
144, (tie) Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., and a-Mike Locorriere, Las Vegas, 1,208.
147, (tie) Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, and a-Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 1,207.
149, (tie) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 1,205.
151, Fred Kouri, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,200.
152, a-David Graber, Las Vegas, 1,199.
153, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 1,198.
154, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,197.
155, (tie) Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., and a-Gary Coultas, Huntington Beach, Calif., 1,196.
157, Jorge Gutierrez, Las Cruces, N.M., 1,195.
158, (tie) John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., and a-Butch Hrouda, Dickinson, N.D., 1,193.
160, Rickey Smith, Milton, Fla., 1,189.
161, (tie) Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., a-Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, and Frank DeFilippo, Las Vegas, 1,188.
164, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,187.
165, (tie) D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., and a-Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., 1,185.
167, a-Jim Cote, Spokane, Wash., 1,184.
168, Ed Bordenka, Las Vegas, 1,178.
169, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,176.
170, a-Leif Sjoberg, Sweden, 1,174.
171, Dennis Bremer, Stoughton, Wis., 1,171.
172, Chuck Schuette, Davenport, Iowa, 1,170.
173, (tie) Doug Kempt, Monrovia, Calif., and a-Al Bella, Antioch, Calif., 1,169.
175, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 1,166.
176, a-Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 1,163.
177, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,160.
178, (tie) a-Wayne Manwill, Boise, Idaho, and a-John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 1,155.
180, a-Robert Priess, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,154.
181, (tie) Scott Lindsey, Omaha, Neb., and Dave Gualeni, Roswell, N.M., 1,153.
183, a-Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, 1,152.
184, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,149.
185, Steve Lennard, Palmdale, Calif., 1,147.
186, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 1,146.
187, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,141.
188, a-Dale Rider, Las Vegas, 1,138.
189, a- Thomas Smith, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,134.
190, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,132.
191, Gary Simon, Philippi, W.Va., 1,131.
192, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,130.
193, a-Mark Fenton, Aurora, Colo., 1,129.
194, a-Dan Winter, Rockford, Ill., 1,126.
195, a-Kiyoshi Nakarai, Japan, 1,120.
196, (tie) a-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., and Larry Grandt, Lake Bluff, Ill., 1,119.
198, a-Murray Hickman, Las Vegas, 1,118.
199, (tie) Larry Jordan, Lebanon, Ore., and Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,111.
201, (tie) Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., and a-Kenneth Daily, San Leanardo, Calif., 1,110.
203, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Ca., 1,108.
204, a-Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va., 1,103.
205, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1,101.
206, a-David Thomas, Las Vegas, 1,098.
207, a-Trent Zabelle, Beaverton, Ore., 1,096.
208, a-James Snyder, Fair Oaks, Calif., 1,092.
209, Jerry Watkins, Bloomfield, N.M., 1,091.
210, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 1,088.
211, Don Michaelsen Sr., Plant City, Fla., 1,072.
212, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,071.
213, Herbye Mitchell, Granbury, Texas, 1,059.
214, (tie) Randee Fry, Scottsbluff, Neb., and Ken Waltman, Tokeland, Wash., 1,052.
216, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 1,048.
217, Ray Shuel, Canada, 1,030.
218, a-Lamonte Lovering, San Mateo, Calif., 1,022.
219, James Gregware Jr., Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,006.
220, a-Ted Clampitt, Denton, Texas, 974.

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