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Ron Mohr averages 257 to take first round lead in The Villages

With an eye on his own eight-game qualifying record, two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 257 to lead the first round of the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla.

Mohr (pictured), who owns the eight-game block qualifying mark of 2,160 (270 average) set during the 2010 PBA Senior Columbus Open fired a 2,056 pinfall total Sunday with games of 237, 248, 275, 248, 298, 235, 236 and 279.

“The thought entered my mind but I left too many 10 pins,” said the eight-time PBA50 Tour titlist about the record. “Obviously on a higher scoring condition pin carry is everything.”

Mohr is hoping to end a nearly four-year drought without a PBA50 Tour win. His last win came in the 2012 PBA Senior Decatur Open.

“With so much talent out on the PBA50 Tour now you really have to be at the top of your game day in and day out,” said Mohr, who had a best finish of third in 2015. “To help me get back to that top level I’ve been working on improving my mental game. It’s a work in progress but I’m close to being where I want to be.”

2015PBA50WalterRayWilliams.jpg2015PBAPeteWeber.jpgNot far behind Mohr was PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left) of Oxford, Fla., 23 pins back with 2,033. Williams won last week’s season opening Pasco County Florida Open for his 10th career PBA50 Tour title and then followed that up with a win in the PBA50 Sarasota South Open presented by Ebonite QubicaAMF regional tournament on Friday.

Rounding out the top five after the first round were Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,960; Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,958, and reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber (right), St. Ann, Mo., 1,956.

Defending champion Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas finished the day in 26th with 1,842.

The 160-player field returns Monday for another eight-game qualifying round which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to Tuesday’s match play. Once match play is concluded the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

The UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

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PBA50 Sun Bowl in The Villages – First Round Standings

Players with position, hometown and 8-game total; n-denotes non-member, ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over

1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2,056
2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,033
3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,960
4, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,958
5, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,956
6, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,951
7, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,949
8, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,941
9, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,929
10, (tie) ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., and Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,922
12, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,911
13, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 1,910
14, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,908
15, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,905
16, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,902
17, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,896
18, ss-Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,890
19, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,884
20, (tie) David Taylor, Largo, Fla., and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,866
22, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 1,859
23, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,854
24, (tie) John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, and James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,850
26, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,842
27, (tie) Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., and Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 1,834
29, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,833
30, (tie) Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., and Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,831
32, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 1,827
33, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,821
34, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,820
35, (tie) Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., and Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,818
37, ss-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,810
38, n-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 1,809
39, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,807
40, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,804
41, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,803
42, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,802
43, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,801
44, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,800
45, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,798
46, (tie) ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, and Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,796
48, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,794
49, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,790
50, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,785
51, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,782
52, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,777
53, (tie) Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, and Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,776
55, (tie) Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., and Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,773
57, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 1,771
58, (tie) Rory Peterson, Sacramento, Calif., John Gant, Medford, Mass., and Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1,769
61, (tie) Dan Schmerbach, St. Joseph, Mo., and David Welch, St. Louis, Mo., 1,761
63, (tie) ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,751
66, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,749
67, ss-Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1,748
68, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,747
69, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,745
70, (tie) ss-Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., ss-Michael Kennedy, Victoria, Austraila, ss-Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., ss-John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,739
75, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,733
76, ss-Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,732
77, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,730
78, ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,726
79, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,722
80, Michael Holden, Victoria, Australia, 1,720
81, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,716
82, ss-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,714
83, (tie) ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., and ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,713
85, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,710
86, ss-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,709
87, Dave Han, Hoover, Ala., 1,707
88, ss-George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,704
89, Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,703
90, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,702
91, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,700
92, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,698
93, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,696
94, (tie) ss-Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., and Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,695
96, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,692
97, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 1,691
98, (tie) John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., and ss-Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,689
100, James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 1,683
101, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,681
102, ss-John Pullen, Oyster Bay, N.Y., 1,678
103, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,677
104, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,675
105, Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, 1,674
106, John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 1,673
107, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,671
108, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,670
109, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,669
109, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,669
111, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,668
112, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,659
113, (tie) Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., and David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,656
115, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,647
116, (tie) ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and ss-Antonio Santa, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1,644
118, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,642
119, James Deplanche, Taylor, Mich., 1,639
120, Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., 1,630
121, Adam Colton, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,627
122, John Dougherty III, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 1,626
123, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,625
124, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,624
125, (tie) ss-Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., and ss-Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., 1,623
127, ss-Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,621
128, ss-Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,620
129, ss-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 1,612
130, Billy Block, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 1,610
131, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,609
132, (tie) ss-Larry Gross, Ocala, Fla., and Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,608
134, (tie) Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., and ss-Greg Wilhelm, Saluda, Va., 1,599
136, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 1,595
137, Stephen Wood, Naylor, Ga., 1,593
138, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,589
139, ss-Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,584
140, ss-Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,571
141, Doug O’Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,564
142, ss-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 1,562
143, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,558
144, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 1,552
145, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,551
146, ss-Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 1,547
147, ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,538
148, ss-Adrian Eckroth, Ocala, Fla., 1,535
149, ss-Lindell Woolard, Tallahassee, Fla., 1,533
150, ss-Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., 1,529
151, Joseph Long, Tarpon, Springs, Fla., 1,516
152, William Medina, Camillus, N.Y., 1,499
153, ss-Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., 1,498
154, ss-Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,485
155, ss-Dave Schultz, West Bend, Wis., 1,467
156, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,455
157, Larry Felts Jr., Moore, S.C., 1,452
158, ss-Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 1,441
159, ss-Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,399
160, ss-Gerald Dost, Hilton Head, S.C., 1,351

Author: Herbert Bickel
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