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Learn Jr. leads South Shore Open



Published: August 8, 2012 | Bowl.com
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BobLearnInsideHAMMOND, Ind. –
Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour rookie Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., averaged 234.2 to take the first round lead Tuesday in the PBA Senior South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes.

The 50-year-old Learn opened qualifying in the next-to-last tournament of the season with an 1,874 eight-game pinfall total with games of 225, 259, 237, 243, 223, 234, 228 and 225.

Learn, a five-time PBA Tour winner, is trying for his second title of the season having won the PBA Senior Mooresville Classic in May in just his third Senior Tour event. He was somewhat surprised at how well he did in the Tuesday's first round after a six-week break for the Senior Tour.
“I was pretty busy working during the break so basically the only bowling I did were demonstrations at bowling trade shows,” said Learn, who also works as a regional sales manager for bowling grip manufacturer Turbo Grips.

Learn was able to adjust quickly to a challenging lane condition that required him to throw the ball hard with little hook.
“It was a low-volume (lane conditioning) pattern, so the best thing for me to do was throw with a lot of speed and straight,” he said. “I think I was consistently throwing the ball well over 20 miles per hour for most of the block. I like to throw it hard and I had a ball that rolled more end-over-end so I was pretty well prepared.”

Learn holds a 15-pin lead over Hall of Famer Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, in second with 1,859. Rounding out the top five are Rick Minier, Cypress, Texas with 1,845, followed by Hall of Famers Tom Baker, King, N.C., and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., with 1,826 and 1,825, respectively.

Eight-game qualifying continues Wednesday after which the field of 124 players will be cut to the top 32 who will advance to match play Thursday morning. Round of 8 and championship rounds will get underway Thursday at 5 p.m.

PBA SENIOR SOUTH SHORE OPEN PRESENTED BY DV8

Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind., Tuesday

1, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,874.
2, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,859.
3, Rick Minier, Cypress, Texas, 1,845.
4, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,826.
5, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,825.
6, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 1,822.
7, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,820.
8, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,818.
9, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,816.
10, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,803.
11, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,795.
12, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,784.
13, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,776.
14, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,773.
15, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,771.
16, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,767.
17, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,752.
18, John Chapman, Canada, 1,734.
19, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,732.
20, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 1,729.
21, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,727.
22, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,717.
23, (tie) a- Doug Spicer, Canton, Mich., and Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,716.
25, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 1,711.
26, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, NY, 1,708.
27, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,707.
28, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,705.
29, (tie) Don Holmes, Itasca, Ill., and Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,696.
31, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,687.
32, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,680.
33, (tie) Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, and Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,668.
35, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,666.
36, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,664.
37, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,663.
38, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,658.
39, (tie) a-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., and Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,653.
41, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,651.
42, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,650.
43, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,643.
44, (tie) Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,639.
47, (tie) Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,638.
49, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,637.
50, (tie) Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., and Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,636.
53, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,635.
54, (tie) a-Jake Greene, Chicago, Ill., and Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 1,634.
56, a-Kevin Humble, Lake Mary, Fla., 1,633.
57, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,631.
58, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,628.
59, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 1,624.
60, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 1,619.
61, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,618.
62, (tie) Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., and Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,612.
64, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,611.
65, (tie) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., and Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 1,606.
67, (tie) Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., and Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 1,604.
69, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,598.
70, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 1,595.
71, (tie) Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, and Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,594.
73, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,590.
74, Freddie Childress, Bassett, Va., 1,583.
75, (tie) Dave Osim, Roscommon, Mich., William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., and Frank Miceli, Elk Grove Vlg, Ill, 1,580.
78, (tie) Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., and Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,576.
80, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 1,575.
81, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 1,574.
82, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,573.
83, (tie) Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., and Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,569.
85, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,567.
86, (tie) Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., and Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,563.
88, Randy Shewmake, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,557.
89, (tie) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., and Rudy Garcia, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,553.
92, (tie) Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., and Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 1,552.
94, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,551.
95, R.J. Alman, Murrysville, Pa., 1,549.
96, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,548.
97, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 1,543.
98, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,535.
99, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,510.
100, Keith Hennricks, Green Bay, Wis., 1,508.
101, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,506.
102, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,503.
103, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,497.
104, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 1,480.
105, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 1,478.
106, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,475.
107, Michael Camerano, Brookfield, Ill., 1,471.
108, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,468.
109, a-Norm Ginsberg, Kissimmee, Fla., 1,464.
110, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,455.
111, Jim Sanford, Painesville, Ohio, 1,447.
112, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1,444.
113, (tie) Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., and Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 1,443.
115, (tie) William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 1,433.
116, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,415.
117, Allen Brothers, Punxsutawney, Pa., 1,387.
118, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,382.
119, a-Bill Carpenter, Middletown, Ohio, 1,381.
120, Edward Szklarski, Burbank, Ill., 1,362.
121, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,320.
122, Ronald Gustainus, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,316.
123, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,302.
124, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,258.

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