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Learn Jr. holds South Shore Open lead


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Published: August 9, 2012 | Bowl.com
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BobLearnInsideHAMMOND, Ind. –
Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., averaged 229.6 Wednesday to maintain his lead after the second round of the Professional Bowlers Association Senior South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes.

The Senior Tour rookie led first-round qualifying with a 1,874 eight-game pinfall total and followed it up with 1,837 in Wednesday’s round for a 3,711 16-game overall total (231.9 average) holding a narrow six-pin lead over Hall of Famer Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, in second with 3,705.

Learn, who won the Senior Mooresville (N.C.) Classic earlier this season for his first Senior Tour title, bowled games of 245, 256, 225, 247, 186, 233, 216 and 229 in the second round to lead 32 players who advanced to to match play which begins Thursday morning. As a result of finishing in the top eight, he earned a two-round bye in match play.

Learn had just one open frame in 16 games when he failed to convert a 3-6-9-10 spare in his 186 game.

“During both rounds I’ve had the opportunity to play all parts of the lane which should prepare me well for match play,” said the 50-year-old Learn. “The lanes played a little tighter today but I was able to make the adjustments I needed to make to get back on track.

“In match play you can bowl on a lane condition totally different from what you experience in qualifying but I’ll be ready for whatever condition is out there.”

Rounding out the top eight are Hall of Famer Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,631; Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,627; Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 3,625; Hall of Famer Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas and Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,606, and 2012 USBC Senior Masters winner Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,603. Senior Player of the Year points leader Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., of Ocala, Fla., who is trying to clinch that title in Hammond, is in ninth with 3,568.

The tournament’s Round of Eight and championship rounds will get underway Thursday at 5 p.m.
The Senior South Shore Open is the next-to-last tournament of the 2012 Senior tour season which wraps up with the Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open presented by Brunswick Aug. 11-14.
PBA SENIOR SOUTH SHORE OPEN PRESENTED BY DV8 Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind., Wednesday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS

(After 16-games)
Top 32 advance to Thursday’s match play rounds ss-indicates super seniors out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700 a-indicates amateur

1, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,711.
2, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,705.
3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,631.
4, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,627.
5, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 3,625.
6, (tie) Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, and Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,606 8, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,603.
9, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,568.
10, Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 3,555.
11, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,537.
12, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,532.
13, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,526.
14, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 3,515.
15, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,488.
16, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,474.
17, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,468.
18, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,452.
19, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,446.
20, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,445.
21, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,442.
22, a-Doug Spicer, Canton, Mich., 3,436.
23, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,428.
24, John Chapman, Canada, 3,401.
25, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,399.
26, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,392.
27, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,381.
28, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 3,376.
29, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,365.
30, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,363.
31, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,359.
32, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,354.

Failed to advance
33, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,353, $900.
34, Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., 3,349, $900.
35, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,347, $900.
36, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,339, $900.
37, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,328, $900.
38, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,319, $900.
39, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,314, $900.
40, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,307, $900.
41, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,306, $900.
42, Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 3,298.
43, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,296.
44, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,294.
45, ss-Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,293, $700.
46, ss-Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,292, $700.
47, ss-Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3,278, $700.
48, ss-Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3,275, $700.
49, (tie) Freddie Childress, Bassett, Va., and Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3,266.
51, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 3,265.
52, ss, a-Jake Greene , Chicago, Ill., 3,261, $700.
53, ss-Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,259, $700.
54, ss-Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,254, $700.
55, ss, a-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 3,248, $700.
56, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 3,240.
57, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,236.
58, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 3,234.
59, a-Kevin Humble, Lake Mary, Fla., 3,228.
60, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,227.
61, Don Holmes, Itasca, Ill., 3,225.
62, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,221.
63, Michael Camerano, Brookfield, Ill., 3,220.
64, (tie) Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, and Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,219.
66, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, NY, 3,218.
67, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,217.
68, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,215.
69, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 3,214.
70, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,203.
71, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,202.
72, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 3,198.
73, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,194.
74, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,192.
75, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,188.
76, (tie) Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, and Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,186.
78, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 3,181.
79, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 3,178.
80, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,177.
81, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,176.
82, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,169.
83, (tie) R.J. Alman, Murrysville, Pa., and William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,159 85, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,144.
86, a-Norm Ginsberg, Kissimmee, Fla., 3,140.
87, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,139.
88, Rudy Garcia, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,138.
89, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3,135.
90, Dave Osim, Roscommon, Mich., 3,133.
91, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3,127.
92, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,124.
93, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 3,118.
94, Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 3,113.
95, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,110.
96, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 3,104.
97, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 3,089.
98, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 3,088.
99, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,071.
100, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,070.
101, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,065.
102, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 3,061.
103, Frank Miceli, Elk Grove Vlg, Ill, 3,052.
104, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3,016.
105, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 3,001.
106, (tie) Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., and Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,983.
108, Keith Hennricks, Green Bay, Wis., 2,980.
109, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 2,945.
110, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,939.
111, Randy Shewmake, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2,932.
112, Jim Sanford, Painesville, Ohio, 2,930.
113, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 2,924.
114, Edward Szklarski, Burbank, Ill, 2,872.
115, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 2,867.
116, a-William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 2,843.
117, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,804.
118, a-Bill Carpenter, Middletown, Ohio, 2,767.
119, Ronald Gustainus, Lake Worth, Fla, 2,703.
120, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,681.
121, Allen Brothers, Punxsutawney, Pa., 2,648.
122, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,446 (WD) 123, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,576 (WD) 124, Bob Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1258 (WD)

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