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Sullins holds lead in Senior Decatur Open



Published: August 14, 2012 | Bowl.com
Senior POY Contenders W.R. Williams, Edwards Advance to Match Play

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SullinsInsideDECATUR, Ill.  –
Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., retained his lead after the second round of the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Decatur Open presented by Brunswick Monday at Spare Time Lanes while PBA Senior Player of the Year contenders Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Mike Edwards advanced to match play in the final tournament of the season.

Sullins, a three-time Senior Tour titlist ended qualifying with a 3,663 16-game pinfall total (228.9 average) to lead 32 players advancing to Tuesday’s match play rounds. He had games of 221, 223, 243, 217, 211, 258, 206 and 182 in Monday’s eight-game qualifying round and as a result of finishing in the top eight will receive two first-round byes for match play.

“The main thing was to make the top eight to get the two byes and some momentum for match play,” Sullins said. “I want to finish strong and bail out a good finish to end the season.”

PBA Hall of Famer Williams, a two-time winner on the Senior Tour this season, needs to finish second or better to lock up Senior Player of the Year, with Edwards, the 2012 USBC Senior Masters winner, needing to win to have a shot at the title. Hugh Miller of Seattle, who was second in Player of the Year points heading into Decatur was eliminated from contention after failing to advance to match play, finishing 38th.

Both Williams and Edwards also received two-round byes in match play for qualifying in the top eight. Edwards of Tulsa, Okla., qualified sixth with 3,586, and Williams of Ocala, Fla., finished eighth with 3,550.

Also finishing in the top eight were Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., in second 38 pins behind Sullins; Hall of Famers Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, in third and Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, in fourth; Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., in fifth, and 2011 Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle, River, Alaska in seventh.

Learn and Boresch, who each won a title earlier in the season, are contenders for Senior Rookie of the Year honors. Senior Rookie of the Year is determined by vote by PBA members and selected bowling media.

SoutarInsideHall of Famer Dave Soutar of Bradenton, Fla., who bowled in his final PBA event after more than a half-century competing on the national and senior tours, finished 52nd in qualifying finishing with 3,183. The 18-time PBA Tour and seven-time Senior Tour titlist was voted the 20th greatest PBA player of all-time in 2009.

“I have to admit that realizing I’m not going to be doing this anymore, is a little depressing, but time goes on,” said Soutar. “It’s been a great career and I have no regrets.”


Round of 8 and match play rounds get underway at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday. The PBA Senior Decatur Open is being streamed live on the sport’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription information visit the pba.com homepage and click on the Xtra Frame logo.

PBA SENIOR DECATUR OPEN PRESENTED BY BRUNSWICK
Spare Time Lanes, Decatur, Ill., Monday

RESULTS AFTER SECOND ROUND
(16 game pinfall totals)
Top 32 advance to Tuesday’s match play rounds
ss-indicates super seniors out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700 a-indicates amateur

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 3,663.
2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,625.
3, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,614.
4, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,607.
5, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,593.
6, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,586.
7, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,553.
8, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,550.
9, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,537.
10, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,516.
11, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,513.
12, Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 3,511.
13, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,494.
14, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 3,482.
15, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,460.
16, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,459.
17, a-Tom Adcock, Decatur, Ill., 3,451.
18, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,430.
19, Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 3,429.
20, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,419.
21, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,416.
22, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,414.
23, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 3,409.
24, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,402.
25, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,395.
26, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,390.
27, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,389.
28, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,388.
29, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,319.
30, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 3,318.
31, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,310.
32, a-Kevin Humble, Lake Mary, Fla., 3,308.

Did not advance
33, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,306, $900.
34, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 3,303, $900.
35, Conn Casey, Canada, 3,299, $900.
36, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,286, $900.
37, John Chapman, Canada, 3,274, $900.
38, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,261, $900.
39, ss-Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,252, $700.
40, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 3,247.
41, ss-Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,243, $700.
42, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,238, $700.
43, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,234.
44, ss-Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,233, $700.
45, ss-Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3,231, $700.
46, Steve Bergan, O'Fallon, Ill., 3,222.
47, R.J. Alman, Murrysville, Pa., 3,220.
48, ss-Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,207, $700.
49, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,202.
50, ss-Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,188, $700.
51, ss-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,186, $700.
52, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,183.
53, (tie) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, and Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,178.
55, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,171.
56, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,164.
57, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,163.
58, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,159.
59, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,150.
60, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,147.
61, Bennie Holman, Decatur, Ill., 3,138.
62, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,137.
63, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,134.
64, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3,132.
65, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,117.
66, Dave Osim, Roscommon, Mich., 3,116.
67, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,115.
68, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,110.
69, Rudy Garcia, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,109.
70, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,106.
71, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 3,105.
72, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,102.
73, a-Al Pote, Lake City, Ill., 3,101.
74, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,100.
75, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 3,092.
76, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,085.
77, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,068.
78, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,064.
79, a-Larry Earnest, Vandalia, Ill., 3,059.
80, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,055.
81, Randy Shewmake, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,048.
82, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,034.
83, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,027.
84, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,025.
85, Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 3,012.
86, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,011.
87, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 3,009.
88, Tom Kennedy, Shepherdsville, Ky., 3,007.
89, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 2,993.
90, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 2,991.
91, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 2,987.
92, Michael Nottelmann, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,967.
93, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 2,963.
94, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,961.
95, a-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 2,958.
96, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 2,950.
97, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,943.
98, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,936.
99, Robert Holzbauer, Madison, Wis., 2,891.
100, John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., 2,869.
101, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 2,864.
102, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 2,856.
103, (tie)Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., and Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,852.
105, Freddie Childress, Bassett, Va., 2,847.
106, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 2,844.
107, a-William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 2,839.
108, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,815.
109, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 2,758.
110, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,711.
111, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 2,661.
112, Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 2,602.
113, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,501.
114, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,454.
115, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 1,015 (WD).

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