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Williams leads Northern Calif. Classic



Published: June 20, 2012 | Bowl.com
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WalterRayInsideBRENTWOOD, Calif. –
Walter Ray Williams Jr. averaged 242 in Tuesday’s qualifying to surge into the second round lead of the PBA Senior Northern California Classic presented by Track at Harvest Park Bowl.

Finishing fourth after Monday’s first eight-game round with an 1,854 pinfall total, Williams had 1,936 Tuesday bowling games of 279, 237, 259, 229, 204, 225, 235 and 268. With a 3,790 16-game pinfall in qualifying, he held a 118-pin lead over first round leader Hugh Miller of Seattle in second with 3,672.

Williams is looking to improve on his two previous appearances in the Senior Northern California Classic which were a seventh-place finish in 2011 and 17th in 2010.

“I’ve qualified pretty well here but haven’t done as well in match play,” said the 52-year-old Hall of Famer from Ocala, Fla. “It’s a little frustrating to bowl well in qualifying and then not finish it off in match play but I have a good look and now I hope I can take advantage of that in match play.

“The lanes were playing pretty similar to yesterday,” Williams added. “I just made a one board adjustment to the right at the beginning of the block and then moved in a little as the block went on and was able to keep the good ball reaction.”

Williams, the PBA Tour’s all-time career titles leader, won his third career Senior Tour title earlier this season at the PBA Senior Don Carter Memorial. He finished second in the recent Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open losing to fellow Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli in the title match, 255-247.

“For the most part the lanes have played consistently all season,” Williams added. “That has allowed me to use the same ball for the most part for the last three tournaments and I’ve only had to make a few tweaks in my adjustments.”

Williams led 24 players who advanced to Wednesday’s match play. Rounding out the top eight were amateur Sam Carter, BenLomond, Calif., 3,650; amateur Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 3,646, Dale Traber, Cedar, Wis., 3,631; Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,587; Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,580, and Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,575.

Match play begins Wednesday morning with Round of 8 and championship rounds getting underway at 5 p.m.

PBA SENIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSIC PRESENTED BY TRACK

Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, Calif., Tuesday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS
(After 16 games)
a-indicates amateur
ss-indicates super seniors out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700

1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,790.
2, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,672.
3, a-Sam Carter, BenLomond, Calif., 3,650.
4, a-Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 3,646.
5, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,631.
6, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,587.
7, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,580.
8, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,575.
9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,535.
10, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,533.
11, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,530.
12, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,524.
13, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,515.
14, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,510.
15, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,472.
16, a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,464.
17, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,448.
18, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,441.
19, Randy Shewmake, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,431.
20, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,425.
21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,423.
22, (tie) Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., and Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,420.
24, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 3,418.
Packard won one-game roll-off for 24th spot to advance to match play. Packard, 247; Noel Vasquez, 216; Peter Knopp, 202.

Did not advance
25, (tie) Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., and Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,418, $900.
27, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,413, $900.
28, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,409, $900.
29, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,401, $700.
30, Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., 3,400.
31, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 3,395.
32, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,389, $700.
33, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,375.
34, ss-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 3,374, $700.
35, Joe Goldstein Sr., Hayward, Calif., 3,371.
36, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,357.
37, ss-Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,335, $700.
38, Doug Kempt, Monrovia, Calif., 3,324.
39, ss-Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 3,319, $700.
40, Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., 3,311.
41, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,303, $700.
42, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,279.
43, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,259.
44, (tie) Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., and ss-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,257, $700.
46, ss-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 3,256, $700.
47, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,228.
48, (tie) a-Steve Corsaro, Tracy, Calif., and Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 3,214.
50, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 3,211.
51, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,207.
52, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,206.
53, Paul Herrera, San Jose, Calif., 3,195.
54, a-Kenneth Daily, San Leanardo, Calif., 3,192.
55, a-Pat Kruse, Castro Valley, Calif., 3,189.
56, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,177.
57, Tim Shirlock, Mather, Calif., 3,169.
58, a-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 3,146.
59, Rick Francis, Galt, Calif., 3,143.
60, Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., 3,135.
61, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,133.
62, a-Dan Roberts, Brentwood, Calif., 3,130.
63, a-Gip Lentine, Chino, Calif., 3,127.
64, Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 3,110.
65, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,105.
66, a-Dennis Jones, Fremont, Calif., 3,104.
67, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,093.
68, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Ca, 3,089.
69, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 3,086.
70, a-Al Bella, Pittsburg, Calif., 3,083.
71, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 3,069.
72, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 3,056.
73, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 3,039.
74, a-Douglas Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 3,036.
75, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif., 2,988.
76, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 2,960.
77, Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 2,937.
78, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 2,929.
79, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 2,895.
80, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 2,868.
81, Thomas Goodchild, Fairfield, Calif., 2,831.
82, Sam Loftus, Stockton, Calif, 2,825.
83, Duane Wilson, Brentwood, Calif., 2,802.
84, a-Bob Rhiner, Discovery Bay, Calif., 2,799.
85, Pete Milkovich, Hercules, Calif., 2,795.

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