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Ron Mohr top qualifier at 2016 ITRC Super Senior Classic

After faltering briefly during the second round of qualifying at the 2016 International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic, Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, was able to snap back into form and again see his name at the top of the standings at Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

The 60-year-old right-hander and opening-round leader regained his momentum during his final four games Saturday, averaging more than 249 down the stretch to remain in the lead with a 3,700 total through 16 games of qualifying.

“I just couldn’t get into tournament mode,” said Mohr, who led Friday’s first round with a 1,860 eight-game total and nearly matched that effort with 1,840 on Saturday.

“My thoughts would wander, and my focus wasn’t very good until I missed a 10 pin in the fourth game, which is inexcusable. I struck on the next five shots after that, and I was fortunate to be able get my focus back and reset to finish better than I started.”

2016PBA50JohnnyPetraglia.jpg2012PBASJunichiYajima.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia (left) of Jackson, New Jersey, shot 289 in his final game to move into second place with a 3,617 total, while Japan’s Junichi Yajima (right) is third with 3,599.

Ronald Holt of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Sam Carter of Ben Lomond, California, round out the top five with 3,536 and 3,526, respectively.

After Saturday’s second round of qualifying, the field at the 2016 ITRC Super Senior Classic was cut from 126 competitors to the top 32 players, who will return to the lanes Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern to bowl four additional games to determine the top five for the stepladder finals, based on the 20-game pinfall totals.

2015PBA5010SamMaccarone.jpg2015PBA50TomBaker.jpgDefending champion Sam Maccarone (left) of Blackwood, New Jersey, advanced to Sunday’s cashers’ round, qualifying 22nd with 3,302. USBC Hall of Famer Tom Baker (right) of King, North Carolina, earned the final spot in the cashers’ round with a 3,237 total, a 202.3 average.

Baker finished as runner-up to Maccarone at the 2015 Super Senior Classic in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Mohr now will look to retain his spot at the top of the standings through the cashers’ round in hopes of earning the top seed for the stepladder finals. The top seed would need just one win to capture the title and top prize of $6,500.

“I’m really going to work on keeping my head in the game,” said Mohr, a two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year. “Earning the No. 1 seed is my objective. The more the lanes burn up, the better my shot picks up, so I wouldn’t mind seeing a few games ahead of me.”

The 2016 Super Senior Classic featured the top super seniors age 60 and older.

The cashers’ round and stepladder finals of the 2016 Super Senior Classic will be broadcast live on BOWL.com’s BowlTV. For more information on the ITRC Super Senior Classic, click here.

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ITRC Super Senior Classic – Second Round Standings

Players with position, hometown and 16-game total; top 32 advance

Round 1 Results
Round 2 Results

1, Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, Nev., 3,700. 2, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,617. 3, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 3,599. 4, Ronald Holt (a), Upper Marlboro, Md., 3,536. 5, Sam Carter (a), Ben Lomond, Calif., 3,526. 6, Donald Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,473.

7, Pete McCordic (a), Katy, Texas, 3,447. 8, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,428. 9, Dave Washburn (a), Las Vegas, 3,423. 10, Jack Nelson (a), Bismarck, N.D., 3,421. 11, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,415. 12, Tony Maresca (a), Mesa, Ariz., 3,385.

13, Terry Leong (a), Henderson, Nev., 3,372. 14, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,368. 15, Rick Minier, Houston, 3,357. 16, Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,356. 17, Harry Mickelson (a), Yakima, Wash., 3,353. 18, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,345.

19, Phil Prieto (a), El Paso, Texas, 3,317. 20(tie), Donald Robinson (a), Houston, and Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3,313. 22, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3,302. 23, Steve Kiss (a), Clackamas, Ore., 3,286. 24, Robert Reed (a), Weed, Calif., 3,284.

25, Dick Baker (a), Henderson, Nev., 3,280. 26, William Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 3,275. 27, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 3,274. 28, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,266. 29, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,265. 30, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,259.

31, Gary Johnson (a), Las Vegas, 3,246. 32, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,237.

Missed Cut:
33, Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 3,235. 34, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,234. 35(tie), Dennis Jones (a), Fremont, Calif., and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,230.

37, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,229. 38, Russ Davies, Las Vegas, 3,214. 39, John Babbitt (a), Goodyear, Ariz., 3,213. 40, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 3,210. 41, Jeff Suma Sr., Auburn Hills, Mich., 3,206. 42(tie), Howard Loosbroock (a), Henderson, Nev., and Greg Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., 3,202.

44, John Bertolina (a), Henderson, Nev., 3,186. 45, Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 3,177. 46, Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 3,176. 47, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,169. 48, Bruce Lamb (a), Sun City, Ariz., 3,154.

49, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,140. 50, Joe Tusa (a), Las Vegas, 3,137. 51, Gary Kinyon (a), Lockport, N.Y., 3,130. 52, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,129. 53, Kerry Fulford, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,128. 54, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,124.

55(tie), Erwin Rezendes, Aurora, Colo., and Diz Francisco, Bakersfield, Calif., 3,122. 57, Steve Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 3,118. 58, Roland Wright Jr., Pulaski, Va., 3,104. 59(tie), Sal Bongiorno, Las Vegas, and Alvin Lou (a), El Cajon, Calif., 3,103.

61, Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 3,099. 62(tie), Eddie Katz (a), Lakewood, Calif., and Frank DeFilippo (a), Las Vegas, 3,097. 64, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,091. 65, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,087. 66, Clark Poelzer, Arden Hills, Minn., 3,083.

67, Matt Surina, Auburn, Wash., 3,077. 68, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 3,076. 69, Jim Jakus (a), Las Vegas, 3,072. 70, John Parry, Oak Park, Calif., 3,067. 71, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,061. 72, Conway Sunell (a), Las Vegas, 3,059.

73(tie), Chester Gilliam (a), Lovell, Wyo., and Richard Hubitsky (a), Centreville, Md., 3,054. 75, Joseph Barna (a), Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., 3,045. 76, Howard Partell (a), Las Vegas, 3,043. 77, Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,041. 78, Thomas Ream, Temple Terrace, Fla., 3,040.

79, P. Gregory Jackson (a), Spring Valley, Calif., 3,038. 80, David Wilson (a), Las Vegas, 3,034. 81, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 3,031. 82, George Gibson, Stuart, Fla., 3,027. 83, Tom Havlish (a), Coon Rapids, Minn., 3,025. 84, Michael Super (a), Washington, Utah, 3,019.

85, Mike Matosich, Phoenix, 3,016. 86, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,010. 87, Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 3,007. 88, Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,005. 89, Randy Turner, Shallowater, Texas, 2,998. 90, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,995.

91, Carl Nichols, Blaine, Wash., 2,983. 92, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 2,982. 93, Thomas Buffamonte (a), Brownsville, Texas, 2,978. 94, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,977. 95, Vaughn Doody (a), Las Vegas, 2,968. 96, Lewis Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 2,967.

97, Roger Painter II (a), Woodbridge, Va., 2,956. 98, Dale Ballou (a), Seaside, Ore., 2,948. 99, David Rhoads (a), Las Vegas, 2,923. 100, Mike Schmid, Arden Hills, Minn., 2,919. 101, Philip Davis (a), Union City, Calif., 2,918. 102, John Younger, Winston Salem, N.C., 2,907.

103, James Moran (a), Henderson, Nev., 2,906. 104, Robert Pohlman (a), Cedar Park, Texas, 2,898. 105, Douglas McDonald (a), Honeyville, Utah, 2,877. 106, Jay Gneiting, Aberdeen, Idaho, 2,872. 107, John Reichert (a), Dalhart, Texas, 2,849. 108, David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 2,847.

109, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,825. 110, Gregory Popham, Crestview Hills, Ky., 2,813. 111, David Graber (a), Las Vegas, 2,810. 112, William Kaiser, Allen, Texas, 2,798. 113, Charles Ramay (a), Lubbock, Texas, 2,796. 114, Char Hammel, Las Vegas, 2,794.

115, Don Lane, Emeryville, Calif., 2,783. 116, Frank Kebis, Denver, 2,779. 117, John Brannock (a), Kettle Falls, Wash., 2,771. 118, Dennis Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,703. 119, James Ellison (a), Houston, 2,693. 120, Glenn Masukawa (a), Henderson, Nev., 2,621.

121, Gilbert Willette (a), Dover, N.H., 2,535. 122, Roy Thomas (a), Visalia, Calif., 2,395.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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