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Ron Mohr continues qualifying hot streak

As qualifying leader for two tournaments this season, two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas is on his way to making it three after averaging 246.8 to lead first round qualifying Monday in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV.

Mohr (pictured) bowled a 1,975 eight-game pinfall total with games of 244, 278, 199, 237, 258, 235, 247 and 277 at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., to hold a 49-pin lead over Robert Brown of Cody, Wyo., in second with 1,926.

Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour titlist, led qualifying in last week’s PBA50 Fountain Valley Open with a 241 average and averaged 251 to lead qualifying in the UnitedHealthcare PBA50 Sun Bowl in The Villages in April where he finished second to Pete Weber after losing 204-162 in the title match.

“I feel like I’m bowling the best I have the last couple of years, but it is becoming a bit of an issue that I can’t continue the momentum of qualifying into match play and win,” said the 60-year-old Mohr, whose last win came in the 2012 Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open. “It kind of seems like I can throw the ball great until I have to.

“I don’t have any excuses,” Mohr added. “My game is a work in progress so I’m hoping the work will pay off soon. I have good success here so hopefully it will continue for the rest of the tournament.”

Brown, who has committed to a full season on the PBA50 Tour this year after bowling eight events in 2015, had games of 225, 268, 233, 213, 279, 228, 234 and 246.

2015PBAPeteWeber.jpg2016PBA50AmletoMonacelli.jpgAfter taking last week off, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (left) of St. Ann, Mo., who is trying to extend his record of four consecutive PBA50 Tour titles, finished the first round in third with a 1,917 pinfall. He bowled games of 226, 279, 289, 247, 246, 254, 206 and 170.

Defending champion Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (right) of Venezuela, who is trying for his second consecutive win of the season after winning in Fountain Valley, struggled finishing 30th with a 1,746 pinfall.

Rounding out the top five after the first round were Mark McCreary of Livermore, Calif., in fourth with 1,899, and Craig Miller of Tracy, Calif., in fifth with 1,896.

Second round qualifying continues Tuesday which will be followed by match play on Wednesday. Once match play is concluded, the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT.

The Northern California Classic is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

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PBA50 Northern California Classic – 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, 1,975
2, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,926
3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,917
4, Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 1,899
5, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 1,896
6, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,891
7, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,871
8, ss-Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., 1,866
9, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,845
10, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,843
11, (tie) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., and ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,833
13, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,828
14, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,821
15, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,816
16, (tie_ Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., and ss-n-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 1,811
18, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,792
19, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,787
20, Joe Goldstein Sr., San Bruno, Calif., 1,782
21, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,776
22, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,773
23, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,768
24, Ray Valdovino, Sacramento, Calif., 1,762
25, (tie) Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Jim Horan, Mountain View, Calif., 1,761
27, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,759
28, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,757
29, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,751
30, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,746
31, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,744
32, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,741
33, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,740
34, ss-Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,739
35, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,738
36, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,737
37, (tie)Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., and Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,723
39, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,719
40, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,710
41, (tie)Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., and ss-n-Dennis Jones, Fremont, Calif., 1,705
43, n-Joe Baca, Brentwood, Calif., 1,703
44, ss-Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,699
45, Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 1,697
46, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,691
47, ss-Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1,685
48, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,684
49, ss-Skip Pavone, San Jose, Calif. 1,683
50, (tie) Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., Dave Dayton, Reno, Nev., and David Bolles, Stockton, Calif., 1,680
53, Junior Self, Martinez, Calif., 1,679
54, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,676
55, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,668
56, Norm Spurlock, Kenner, La., 1,662
57, Rory Peterson, Sacramento, Calif., 1,660
58, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,659
59, ss-Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,658
60, (tie) Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, and ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 1,657
62, (tie) ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, and Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,651
64, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,649
65, n-Larry Dyson, Stockton, Calif., 1,644
66, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,643
67, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,642
68, ss-Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 1,640
69, ss-Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Calif., 1,636
70, ss-Dan Sasaki, Richmond, Callif., 1,631
71, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,628
72, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, 1,627
73, Joseph Petrovich, Tracy, Calif, 1,624
74, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,623
75, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,622
76, n-Forrest Cole, Riverton, Wyo., 1,620
77, ss-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1,619
78, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,617
79, ss-n-Sam Carter, Ben Lomond, Calif., 1,611
80, ss-Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 1,606
81, ss-n-John Dorsett, Concord, Calif., 1,597
82, (tie) ss-Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., and ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,595
84, n-Al Bella, Pittsburg, Calif., 1,594
85, (tie) Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., and n-Jim Taliaferro, Turlock, Calif., 1,583
87, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,581
88, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,569
89, n-Chris Sargent, Crockett, CA, 1,560
90, (tie) ss-n-Phillip Spruill, San Francisco, and Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,554
92, ss-Phil Regan, Mendocino, Calif., 1,548
93, ss-Dale Eagle, New Port Beach, Calif., 1,545
94, ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,535
95, ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,515
96, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,508
97, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,506
98, ss-n-David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 1,503
99, (tie) ss-Duane Wilson, Brentwood, Calif., and Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., 1,500
101, ss-Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 1,484
102, ss-Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,473
103, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,455
104, Timothy Bell, Sacramento, Calif., 1,438
105, n-Kevin Sweetman, Henderson, Colo., 1,420
106, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,373
107, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 1,337
108, n-ss-Roy Thomas, Visalia, Calif., 1,333
109, ss-Bill Kaiser, Allen, Texas, 1,295
110, ss-Mike Saraiva, Napa, Calif., 1,428

Author: Herbert Bickel
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