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Familiar names in hunt at Senior U.S. Open



Published: June 6, 2012 | Bowl.com
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MonacelliInsideLAS VEGAS –
Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., retained his lead after the third round of the Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open Wednesday at the Suncoast Bowling Center, but making a charge were two two-time winners hoping to become the tournament’s first three-time winner.

Ventura, who tied for the lead with Joe Salvemini of Las Vegas after the second round, leads with a 4,295 18-game pinfall total (238.1 average) and heads a field of 55 players who advanced to Thursday’s final qualifying round which will determine the top 24 players who will move on to match play. Salvemini dropped to eighth.

“I feel good physically and mentally and I have confidence in my equipment so I just need to keep an open mind about making adjustments,” Ventura said. “The one good thing about bowling on three different (lane) conditions over the past three days is getting the experience to adapt to the conditions and how the lanes play differently.”

Trailing Ventura are two two-time Senior U.S. Open champions, PBA Hall of Famers Wayne Webb and Tom Baker.

Webb, the 2010 Senior Player of the Year and the tournament’s champion in 2008 and 2009, is in second 24 pins back with 4,271. He bowled games of 227, 238, 268, 227, 248 and 255 in Wednesday’s round.

“It’s one of those rare tournaments where I’m actually feeling stronger as it goes along,” said Webb, who won 20 titles on the PBA Tour. “Early on I had trouble with my timing and made an adjustment holding the ball farther down in my stance like the old days and things just got better the more games I bowled.”

Baker, a four-time Senior Player of the Year who won the Senior U.S. Open in 2005 and 2006, is in third 41 pins back with 4,230. His third round included games of 199, 243, 224, 300, 199 and 241.

“I’m just plugging along,” Baker said. “The important thing right now is to not get ahead of yourself. You’re bowling on a different lane condition each day and then the pairs (of lanes) can be so different so you really have to stay in the moment.”

Another Hall of Famer, Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, bowling in his first year on the Senior Tour, charged from 15th after the second round to fourth finishing with 4,228. He had third round games of 246, 237, 249, 227, 279 and 247.

MohrRonInsideIt was a tough and unexpected tournament for reigning Senior Player of the Year and 2011 winner Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, failing to make the cut finishing 83rd.

“I’m disappointed and frankly a little embarrassed,” said Mohr, who also finished second in 2010. “In general it was just bad bowling but looking back on it I think I was throwing the ball too hard and couldn’t get a consistent ball reaction for an entire block.

“It shakes your confidence a little when everyone else around you is striking and then you have to press and chase strikes.”

The top 24 players after Thursday’s qualifying round will advance to round-robin match play to be conducted Thursday afternoon 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 visit www.xtraframe.tv.

ETONIC PBA SENIOR U.S. OPEN PRESENTED BY SUNCOAST
Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Wednesday

THIRD ROUND
18-game pinfall totals

Top 55 advance to Thursday’s fourth qualifying round

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ss-super seniors out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700

1, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 4,295.

2, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 4,271.

3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 4,230.

4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,228.

5, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 4,207.

6, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 4,187.

7, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 4,169.

8, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, 4,147.

9, a-Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 4,146.

10, (tie) a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., and Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 4,145.

13, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 4,138.

14, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 4,131.

15, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 4,127.

16, Peter Knopp, Germany, 4,122.

17, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 4,118.

18, a-Ed Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 4,106.

19, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 4,105.

20, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 4,093.

21, a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 4,086.

22, Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 4,078.

23, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4,077.

24, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 4,067.

25, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4,052.

26, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 4,048.

27, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 4,045.

28, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 4,042.

29, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 4,038.

30, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 4,037.

31, (tie) David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 4,031, and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 4,031.

33, Rick Francis, Galt, Calif., 4,020.

34, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 4,015.

35, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 4,012.

36, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 4,006.

37, Kevin Fatherree, Northridge, Calif., 4,005.

38, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 4,000.

39, Frank Gallo, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,994.

40, a-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,983.

41, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 3,976.

42, William Keenan, Orlando, Fla., 3,969.

43, (tie) Chris Keane, New City, N.Y., and Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 3,962.

45, (tie) Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., Mark Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,962.

48, Don Moser, Murrieta, Calif., 3,960.

49, a-Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis., 3,956.

50, a-Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 3,946.

51, (tie) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Randy Shewmake, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,944.

53, Ron Hosler, Denver, Colo., 3,943.

54, Mike Clemence, Las Vegas, 3,942.

55, Dan Roberts, Brentwood, Calif., 3,935.

Did not advance
56, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,933.

57, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 3,932.

58, a-Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 3,931.

59, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,929.

60, Koichiro Tamaki, Japan, 3,927.

61, ss-Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,926, $700.

62, (tie) Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., and C.K. Moore, Redding, Calif., 3,917.

64, (tie) Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and a-Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, 3,915.

66, (tie) Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., a-Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash. and Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 3,912.

69, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 3,903.

70, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 3,905.

71, Jerry Sikora, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., 3,903.

72, a-Steve Corsaro, Tracy, Calif., 3,896, $700

73, ss-Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,892, $700.

74, ss-Rick Minier, Cypress, Texas, 3,891, $700.

75, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,886, $700.

76, Crister Danielsson, Sweden, 3,881.

77, (tie) Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and Mike Raleigh, Clyde, Mich., 3,876.

79, ss-a, Masato Hanamoto, Japan, 3,875, $700.

80, (tie), Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio and Greg Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 3,873.

82, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,869.

83. (tie) Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska and ss-Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 3,867, $700.

85, ss-a D.A. Wright, Palm Desert, Calif., 3,863, $700.

86, ss-Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,859, $700

87, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,857.

88, Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 3,852.

89, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,851.

90, a-Dan Ahlquist, Sweden, 3,848.

91, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 3,846.

92, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,843.

93, (tie) Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., and Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,841.

95, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,836.

96, Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 3,830.

97, (tie) Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., and Doug Kempt, Monrovia, Calif., 3,829.

99, a-Cliff Connors, Tempe, Ariz., 3,827.

100, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,826.

101, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 3,824.

102, a-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 3,822.

103, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 3,805.

104, (tie) Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., and Jeff Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 3,802.

106, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,800.

107, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,783.

108, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 3,781.

109, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 3,779.

110, (tie) Chuck Schuette, Davenport, Iowa, Fred Kouri, Castle Rock, Colo., and

Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,774.

113, Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 3,768.

114, (tie) Howard Partell, Las Vegas, and a-Wayne Manwill, Boise, Idaho, 3,767.

116, Scott Lindsey, Omaha, Neb., 3,766.

117, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,763.

118, a-Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 3,758.

119, Mal Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,757.

120, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,752.

121, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,735.

122, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 3,732.

123, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 3,731.

124, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,730.

125, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 3,727.

126, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,722.

127, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,719.

128, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,709.

129, a-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 3,708.

130, a-Al Bella , Antioch, Calif., 3,703.

131, a-Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, 3,702.

132, a-Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 3,698.

133, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,696.

134, Gary Livingston, Papillion, Neb., 3,695.

135, a-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 3,681.

136, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,680.

137, Ken Waltman, Tokeland, Wash., 3,679.

138, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif., 3,673.

139, (tie) Mike Locorriere, Las Vegas, and Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., 3,670.

141, a-Dan Winter, Rockford, Ill., 3,666.

142, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 3,656.

143, (tie) Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., and George Patel, England, 3,654.

145, Steven Withrow, Puyallup, Wash., 3,652.

146, a- Frank DeFilippo, Las Vegas, 3,650.

147, a-Jim Stevens, Eagan, Minn., 3,644.

148, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 3,636.

149, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,631.

150, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,630.

151, a-Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 3,627.

152, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,626.

153, a-Ed Jablonski, Las Vegas, 3,621.

154, (tie) Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., and Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 3,610.

156, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,603.

157, a-Robert Priess, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,598.

158, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 3,596.

159, a-Trent Zabelle, Beaverton, Ore., 3,594.

160, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 3,592.

161, (tie) a-Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., and Dennis Bremer, Stoughton, Wis., 3,586.

163, a-Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 3,581.

164, a-Mike Castleton, San Diego, 3,576.

165, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,575.

166, a-Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 3,573.

167, a-Gary Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,570.

168, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,568.

169, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 3,567.

170, Robert Sturdevant Jr., Long Beach, Wash., 3,566.

171, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,554.

172, (tie) Jorge Gutierrez, Las Cruces, N.M., and a-David Graber, Las Vegas, 3,551.

174, (tie) a-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., and a-Gary Coultas, Huntington Beach, Calif., 3,550.

176, (tie) Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., and Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,547.

178, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 3,543.

179, a-Dale Rider, Las Vegas, 3,541.

180, a-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 3,525.

181, (tie) a-Kiyoshi Nakarai, Japan, and Ed Bordenka, Las Vegas, 3,523.

183, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 3,521.

184, a-Randy Jackman, Hammond, Ind., 3,515.

185, a-Leif Sjoberg, Sweden, 3,513.

186, a-Thomas Smith, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,509.

187, a-Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, 3,505.

188, Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill, 3,499.

189, a-Douglas Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 3,498.

190, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 3,496.

191, (tie) a-Butch Hrouda, Dickinson, N.D., and Gary Simon, Philippi, W.Va., 3,493.

193, Steve Lennard, Palmdale, Calif., 3,483.

194, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 3,474.

195, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,459.

196, John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., 3,452.

197, a-John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 3,441.

198, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 3,431.

199, Rickey Smith, Milton, Fla., 3,428.

200, a-Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 3,422.

201, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3,402.

202, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 3,401.

203, a-Kenneth Daily, San Leanardo, Calif., 3,369.

204, Larry Jordan, Lebanon, Ore., 3,360.

205, Jerry Watkins, Bloomfield, N.M., 3,349.

206, a-Mark Fenton, Aurora, Colo., 3,315.

207, Larry Grandt, Lake Bluff, Ill., 3,296.

208, a-Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va., 3,289.

209, a-Lamonte Lovering, San Mateo, Calif., 3,272.

210, Dave Gualeni, Roswell, NM, 3,252.

211, Herbye Mitchell, Granbury, Texas, 3,238.

212, Randee Fry, Scottsbluff, Neb., 3,198.

213, Ray Shuel, Canada, 3,193.

214, Don Michaelsen Sr., Plant City, Fla., 3,192.

215, a-Ted Clampitt, Denton, Texas, 2,974.

216, James Gregware Jr, Rensselaer, N.Y., 2,856.

217, a- David Thomas, Las Vegas, 3,277 (WD).

218, a-Jim Cote, Spokane, Wash., 2,919 (WD).

219, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 2,334 (WD).

220, a-James Snyder, Fair Oaks, Calif., 1,527 (WD).

221, Tom Greco, West Palm Beach, Fla., 269 (WD).

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