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Players tied for Senior U.S. Open lead



Published: June 5, 2012 | Bowl.com
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BakerInsideLAS VEGAS – Former Professional Bowlers Association Tour player Joe Salvemini of Las Vegas, and third-year Senior Tour player Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., finished with a 2,850 12-game pinfall total to tie for the second round lead in the Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open Tuesday at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

Salvemini, the winner of three PBA Tour titles during a 20-year career from 1983 to 2003, had a 1,385 six-game pinfall with games of 245, 194, 211, 278, 246 and 211 in Tuesday’s second round to move into the lead improving on a fourth-place finish after Monday’s first round.

“When I was on, I was on but there were a few frames where I had trouble making the right adjustments and I had a little trouble with spares,” Salvemini said. “Overall, I haven’t felt this good in years so I’m looking forward to the next couple of rounds and hopefully I’ll be there for match play on Thursday.

“I’m a pretty emotional guy so I’m going to have to keep my emotions in check as we move forward,” Salvemini added. I have a good look now, I just need to stay focused.”

Adopting a less-is-more philosophy is paying dividends for Ventura. Once a bowler who relied heavily on a big hook, he is now learning that throwing the ball straighter is the key to better success on the Senior Tour.

Ventura had a 1,366 pinfall in the second round with games of 278, 213, 202, 239, 176 and 258.

TappInside“I made some radical changes to how I have my equipment drilled which is allowing me to get a cleaner release with not as much hook,” said Ventura, whose best Senior Tour finish was 10th in last season’s Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open. “I can still throw the big hook if I need to but learning to throw the ball straighter with a cleaner release allows the ball to read the lane better so that I can make better decisions on making adjustments.”

Salvemini and Ventura hold a 12-pin lead over Peter Knopp of Germany in third with 2,838, followed by three-time Tour and two-time Senior Tour winner Charlie Tapp of Kalamazoo, Mich., in fourth with 2,835, and PBA Hall of Famer and four-time Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., in fifth with 2,824.

With the completion of the second round, the intensity ratchets up a level heading into Wednesday’s third qualifying round as players scramble to be among the top 55 who will advance to Thursday morning’s fourth round.

The top 24 players after Thursday’s qualifying round will advance to round-robin match play to be 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 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, Tuesday

SECOND ROUND
12-game pinfall totals

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1, (tie) Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, and Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2,850.
3, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2,838.
4, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2,835.
5, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,824.
6, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 2,808.
7, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,788.
8, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 2,784.
9, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 2,782.
10, a-Ed Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 2,781.
11, Rick Francis, Galt, Calif., 2,760.
12, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 2,759.
13, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 2,748.
14, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 2,747.
15, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,743.
16, a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 2,740.
17, (tie) Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,738.
19, a-Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 2,729.
20, a-Ron Hosler, Denver, Colo., 2,720.
21, (tie) Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., and Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 2,711.
23, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 2,708.
24, (tie) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., and a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 2,702.
26, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 2,697.
27, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,692.
28, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,689.
29, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 2,687.
30, a-Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 2,685.
31, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,683.
32, a-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 2,678.
33, a-Crister Danielsson, Sweden, 2,674.
34, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 2,673.
35, (tie) Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 2,671.
37, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,669.
38, (tie) Randy Shewmake, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 2,666.
40, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 2,660.
41, (tie) Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., and Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,658.
43, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 2,655.
44, (tie) Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., and Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2,651.
47, a-Dan Roberts, Brentwood, Calif., 2,648.
48, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 2,647.
49, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 2,646.
50, a-Cliff Connors, Tempe, Ariz., 2,645.
51, Kevin Fatherree, Northridge, Calif., 2,644.
52, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,643.
53, (tie) David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., Don Moser, Murrieta, Calif., and William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,641.
56, (tie) Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2,638.
58, (tie) a- Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, and Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 2,633.
60, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 2,631.
61, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 2,629.
62, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,627.
63, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,624.
64, a-Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 2,623.
65, Rick Minier, Cypress, Texas, 2,622.
66, a-Michael Clemence, Las Vegas, 2,621.
67, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2,619.
68, (tie) Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., and Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,617.
70, (tie) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, and Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 2,613.
72, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 2,612.
73, (tie) C.K. Moore, Redding, Calif., and Mike Raleigh, Clyde, Mich., 2,610.
75, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,607.
76, a-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 2,606.
77, Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., 2,604.
78, (tie) a- D.A. Wright, Palm Desert, Calif., and Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 2,603.
80, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 2,596.
81, (tie) Gary Livingston, Papillion, Neb., and Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 2,594.
83, a-Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2,592.
84, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 2,591.
85, Koichiro Tamaki, Japan, 2,590.
86, a- Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 2,586.
87, a-Masato Hanamoto, Japan, 2,584.
88, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,577.
89, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,576.
90, a-Jeff Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 2,573.
91, Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 2,572.
92, (tie) a- Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash., and Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 2,568.
94, Jerry Sikora, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., 2,559.
95, Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., 2,556.
96, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 2,549.
97, Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 2,548.
98, (tie) Mal Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., and Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., 2,539.
100, Doug Kempt, Monrovia, Calif., 2,538.
101, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,537.
102, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2,535.
103, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 2,533.
104, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 2,530.
105, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 2,525.
106, a-Dan Ahlquist, Sweden, 2,519.
107, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 2,516.
108, a-Ed Jablonski, Las Vegas, 2,510.
109, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 2,505.
110, a-Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 2,502.
111, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,499.
112, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 2,495.
113, a-Mike Locorriere, Las Vegas, 2,493.
114, George Patel, England, 2,488.
115, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,487.
116, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 2,485.
117, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,476.
118, (tie)) Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., and a-Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 2,473.
120, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 2,472.
121, Scott Lindsey, Omaha, Neb., 2,470.
122, a-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 2,468.
123, (tie) Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., and Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 2,467.
125, a-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2,464.
126, a-Gary Coultas, Huntington Beach, Calif., 2,460.
127, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 2,454.
128, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif., 2,452.
129, a-Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, 2,451.
130, a-Steve Corsaro, Tracy, Calif., 2,448.
131, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 2,447.
132, (tie) Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 2,444.
134, (tie) a-David Thomas, Las Vegas, Tom Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Don Lane, San Francisco, 2,441.
137, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 2,440.
138, a-Frank DeFilippo, Las Vegas, 2,438.
139, (tie) a-Wayne Manwill, Boise, Idaho, and Fred Kouri, Castle Rock, Colo., 2,434.
141, (tie) a- Robert Priess, Las Vegas, Nev., and Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 2,431.
143, Steven Withrow, Puyallup, Wash., 2,430.
144, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 2,426.
145, a-Al Bella, Antioch, Calif., 2,423.
146, (tie) Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., a-Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., and Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,421.
149, (tie) a- David Graber, Las Vegas, and Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,419.
151, Steve Lennard, Palmdale, Calif., 2,416.
152, (tie) Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., and Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 2,412.
154, Chuck Schuette, Davenport, Iowa, 2,411.
155, a-John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 2,407.
156, a-Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 2,403.
157, a-Gary Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,399.
158, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 2,396.
159, Robert Sturdevant Jr., Long Beach, Wash., 2,394.
160, a-Dan Winter, Rockford, Ill., 2,389.
161, (tie) a-Dale Rider, Las Vegas, and a-Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, 2,386.
163, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,379.
164, a-Randy Jackman, Hammond, Ind., 2,378.
165, a-Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 2,374.
166, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 2,372.
167, (tie) a-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., and a-Jim Stevens, Eagan, Minn., 2,371.
169, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,370.
170, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 2,359.
171, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 2,351.
172, (tie) Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., and Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 2,350.
174, a-Leif Sjoberg, Sweden, 2,345.
175, a-Mike Castleton, San Diego, 2,344.
176, Ed Bordenka, Las Vegas, 2,341.
177, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 2,337.
178, Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., 2,335.
179, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 2,334.
180, Gary Simon, Philippi, W. Va., 2,332.
181, Jorge Gutierrez, Las Cruces, N.M., 2,324.
182, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 2,320.
183, a-Kiyoshi Nakarai, Japan, 2,318.
184, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 2,316.
185, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 2,315.
186, a-Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 2,310.
187, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 2,306.
188, a-Butch Hrouda, Dickinson, N.D., 2,300.
189, Dennis Bremer, Stoughton, Wis., 2,296.
190, (tie) Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., and Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 2,295.
192, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 2,294.
193, a-Thomas Smith, San Bernardino, Calif., 2,292.
194, (tie) Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., and a-Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., 2,287.
196, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 2,286.
197, (tie) John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., and a-Douglas Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 2,281.
199, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,277.
200, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 2,269.
201, Ken Waltman, Tokeland, Wash., 2,256.
202, a-Kenneth Daily, San Leanardo, Calif., 2,246.
203, Rickey Smith, Milton, Fla., 2,243.
204, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 2,242.
205, a-Mark Fenton, Aurora, Colo., 2,226.
206, Jerry Watkins, Bloomfield, N.M., 2,224.
207, Larry Grandt, Lake Bluff, Ill., 2,215.
208, a-Trent Zabelle, Beaverton, Ore., 2,214.
209, a-Jim Cote, Spokane, Wash., 2,204.
210, Larry Jordan, Lebanon, Ore., 2,185.
211, a-Lamonte Lovering, San Mateo, Calif., 2,178.
212, Don Michaelsen, Plant City, Fla., 2,169.
213, Herbye Mitchell, Granbury, Texas, 2,164.
214, Dave Gualeni, Roswell, N.M., 2,159.
215, a-Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va., 2,148.
216, a-James Snyder, Fair Oaks, Calif., 1,527 (WD).
217, Randee Fry, Scottsbluff, Neb., 2,090.
218, Ray Shuel, Canada, 2,016.
219, a-Ted Clampitt, Denton, Texas, 1,923.
220, James Gregware Jr, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,914.
221, Tom Greco, West Palm Beach, Fla., (WD). 

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