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Parker Bohn top qualifier at 2016 USBC Senior Masters

Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey, left little doubt he’d be the top seed heading into match play at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters when he started the final day of qualifying at Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas with games of 264 and 288.

The 52-year-old left-hander averaged 257.2 on the way to a 1,286 five-game block Wednesday and completed the wire-to-wire domination of the 263-player field with a record three-day total of 3,712, an average of more than 247 over 15 games.

The previous mark of 3,639 was set by California’s Ross Packard at the 2005 USBC Senior Masters, which was held at the nearby Suncoast Bowling Center.

Bohn, a USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer, also owns the 15-game record at the USBC Masters, a 3,671 effort in 1998. He found his way into the Masters spotlight again three years later with a win at the 2001 event, and he now looks to join Dave Soutar and Walter Ray Williams Jr. as the only bowlers to win both Masters tournaments.

“Records are made to be broken, and in a format like this, it’s nice to have something like that to push you,” Bohn said. “I would definitely say I’m comfortable with what I see on the lanes and what the ball is doing, and I feel like I have a pretty good game plan. But, regardless of scores so far, it’s now about knocking down more pins that your opponent and winning matches.”

2015PBAPeteWeber.jpg2016PBA50BrianKretzer.jpgBohn’s performance was 209 pins better than Pete Weber (left) of St. Ann, Missouri, who qualified second with a 3,503 total. Rick Steelsmith of Wichita, Kansas, was third with 3,484 and was followed by John Petraglia of Jackson, New Jersey (3,452), and John Donovan of Melbourne, Florida (3,432).

Brian Kretzer (right) of Kettering, Ohio, earned the final spot in the 64-player double-elimination match-play bracket with a 3,140 total, a 209.33 average. Kretzer will face off against Bohn in the opening round of match play Friday.

“We all know this is the Masters and the pins are dropped, but that’s the uniqueness of the event,” said Bohn, who went 2-2 on the way to a 26th-place finish at the 2015 Senior Masters in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

“I found a few different things that worked well this week, and I just hope to keep doing what I’ve been doing. You still want to keep an open mind, though. Overall, I think I’ve been able to make quick adjustments, and that will continue to be important.”

Match play at the Senior Masters will begin Friday at noon Eastern and continue throughout the day Friday and Saturday, live on BowlTV. The winner this week will take home a top prize of $16,000, with the stepladder finals being broadcast live on BowlTV on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

2016PBA50AmletoMonacelli.jpg2015PBA50TomBaker.jpgAs the defending champion, Amleto Monacelli (left) of Venezuela was guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the double-elimination match-play bracket, but he was able to improve his seeding with a consistent performance at Sam’s Town this week.

His 3,371 total earned him the No. 8 seed in the bracket, and the first obstacle in his quest to become the first repeat winner at the Senior Masters since Tom Baker (right) of King, North Carolina, in 2007 will be No. 57 seed, Scott Greiner of Platte City, Missouri.

Monacelli defeated Weber, a fellow USBC and PBA Hall of Famer, twice – 192-190 and 254-243 – to win the 2015 event for his third PBA50 major title.

The 54-year-old right-hander is in the midst of a successful 2016 season, which includes a win at the recent PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track.

2016USBCSeniorMasters_small.jpgThe Senior Masters is open to USBC members age 50 and older and is the second of two USBC senior tournaments taking place this week in Las Vegas. All competitors bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days this week to determine the 63 bowlers joining Monacelli in the bracket.

2016PBA5008JunichiYajima.jpgSenior Masters bowlers are competing for a total prize fund or more than $131,000, while Japan’s Junichi Yajima (right) earned $6,500 for his win at the ITRC Super Senior Classic (for USBC members age 60 and older) at Sam’s Town over the weekend.

Yajima, 70, also is competing at the Senior Masters and posted a 3,284 total this week to earn the No. 23 seed in match play. His first opponent Friday will be No. 42 Jerry Brunette Jr. of Rochester, New York.

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2016 USBC Senior Masters – Qualifying Round 3 Results

Players with position, hometown and 15-game total; top 64 including defending champion Amleto Monacelli advance to match play; a-denotes non-member, ss-denotes super seniors age 60 and older

First Round Standings
Second Round Standings
Third Round Standings

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,712. 2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,503. 3, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 3,484. 4, John Petraglia (ss), Jackson, N.J., 3,452. 5, John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 3,432. 6, Ron Mohr (ss), North Las Vegas, Nev., 3,404

7, Lennie Boresch, Kenosha, Wis., 3,379. 8, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,371. 9, Michael Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,367. 10, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,365. 11, Ronald Boroff (ss), Mansfield, Texas, 3,351. 12, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,350

13, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,342. 14, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,331. 15, Kevin Croucher (ss), Grants Pass, Ore., 3,310. 16, David Cirigliano, Phoenix, 3,309. 17, Andy Neuer (a), Lewisburg, Pa., 3,302. 18, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 3,297

19, Sam Maccarone (ss), Blackwood, N.J., 3,295. 20, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,294. 21 (tie), Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., and Joseph Goldstein, San Bruno, Calif., 3,292. 23, Junichi Yajima (ss), Japan, 3,284. 24, Steven Brinkman, Sussex, Wis., 3,275

25, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,265. 26, Paul Renteria (a), Henderson, Nev., 3,264. 27, Billy Langford (a), Lone Grove, Okla., 3,253. 28, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,252. 29, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,241. 30 (tie), Donald Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Sam Lantto (a), Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,238

32, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 3,233. 33, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 3,232. 34, Terry Rohrer (a), Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,230. 35 (tie), Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Mich., and Paul McCordic (ss), Sugar Land, Texas, 3,228

37 (tie), Warren Nelson (ss), Hemet, Calif., and Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3,225. 39, Ronald Cleveland (a), St. Paul, Minn., 3,217. 40, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 3,213. 41, Bob Learn Jr., Lake Worth, Fla., 3,211. 42, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,210

43, Philip Meinke (a), Germany, 3,202. 44, Roger Kossert (ss), Lithia, Fla., 3,199. 45, Mark Hanken (a), Prineville, Ore., 3,197. 46, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,194. 47, Alvin Lou (ss), El Cajon, Calif., 3,193. 48 (tie), Skip Wolfe, Dixon, Ill., and Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3,188

50, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 3,184. 51, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,176. 52, Sam Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,174. 53 (tie), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Joseph Petrovich, Tracy, Calif., 3,173

55, Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., 3,170. 56, Michael Lucente (ss), Warren, Mich., 3,168. 57, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 3,158. 58, Patrick Shipley (a), Spring Valley, Calif., 3,157. 59, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,152. 60 (tie), Klaus Lischka (a), Germany, and Charles Vashaw (a), Deephaven, Minn., 3,148

62, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,143. 63, Kevin Anderson, Mount Juliet, Tenn., 3,142. 64, Brian Kretzer, Kettering, Ohio, 3,140.

Missed Cut:

65, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3,134. 66, John West (a), Milwaukie, Ore., 3,131

67, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,130. 68, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,126. 69 (tie), Dick Baker (ss), Henderson, Nev., and Terry Leong (ss), Henderson, Nev., 3,125. 71, Rick Minier (ss), Houston, 3,124. 72, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,122

73, John Austin Jr. (a), League City, Texas, 3,121. 74, Dave Washburn (ss), Las Vegas, 3,119. 75, George Szczublewski (a), West Seneca, N.Y., 3,116. 76, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,114. 77 (tie), James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, and Thomas Cook (a), Eagle Point, Ore., and Ernie Segura, Taylor, Mich., 3,106

80, Robert Davidson (a), Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 3,104. 81, Rich Abboud (a), Omaha, Neb., 3,100. 82, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 3,098. 83, Stephen Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 3,096. 84 (tie), Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., and Jeff Suma Sr. (ss), Auburn Hills, Mich., 3,095

86, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,094. 87 (tie), Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, and Phillip Moros (ss), Lombard, Ill., 3,093. 89, David Scardaville, Houston, 3,091. 90, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 3,090

91 (tie), Kurt Bogner (a), Longview, Wash., and David Williams, Omaha, Neb., 3,085. 93, David Chew (ss), Brentwood, Calif., 3,083. 94, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,076. 95, Henry Dawson (a), Elma, Wash., 3,071. 96, Jim Murtishaw (ss), Menifee, Calif., 3,068

97, Rich Cook, Olympia, Wash., 3,066. 98, Scott Dobie, Springfield, Ohio, 3,062. 99, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,060. 100, Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,057. 101 (tie), Steve Wiemer, Springfield, Mo., and John Weltzien (ss), Wellington, Fla., 3,056

103, Doug Hayes (ss), Clarksville, Tenn., 3,055. 104, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,050. 105 (tie), Chuck Richardson (ss), The Villages, Fla., and Marc Lineberry (ss), Camanche, Iowa, 3,048. 107 (tie), Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, and Ron Winger (ss), Las Vegas, 3,046

109, John Hough (a), Naples, Fla., 3,044. 110, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 3,042. 111, Michael Klosin (a), Windham, N.H., 3,038. 112, Timothy Myers, Milwaukie, Ore., 3,035. 113, Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 3,034. 114, Scott Canfield, Mountville, Pa., 3,033

115, Sal Bongiorno (ss), Las Vegas, 3,032. 116 (tie), Robert Pohlman (ss), Cedar Park, Texas, and Daniel Miyamoto, Pearl City, Hawaii, 3,031. 118, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,029. 119, Charles Cannon, Springs, Fla., 3,024. 120 (tie), Mike Nogle (a), Hillsboro, Ore., and Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 3,023

122 (tie), Tony Maresca (ss), Mesa, Ariz., and Lineal Floyd (a), Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,022. 124 (tie), Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., and John Parry (ss), Oak Park, Calif., 3,021. 126 (tie), David Bordson, St. Paul, Minn., and Jimmie Pritts (a), Methuen, Mass., 3,018

128, Rodney Remmers, Moore, Texas, 3,016. 129, Michael Bouvia (a), Redmond, Ore., 3,014. 130 (tie), Robert Bures, Mentor, Ohio, and Jim Knoblauch (ss), Waukesha, Wis., 3,013. 132, Thomas Baker (ss), King, N.C., 3,011

133, Scott Hansel-Farrell, Stockton, Calif., 3,010. 134 (tie), Jeff Shaw, Kennesaw, Ga., and Gary Reynolds, Groton, N.Y., 3,007. 136, Paul Varela (a), Carson, Calif., 3,006. 137 (tie), Howard Partell (ss), Las Vegas, and Darrell Wood (a), Corpus Christi, Texas, 3,005

139, Ron Schmidt (a), Whittier, Calif., 3,004. 140, Rick Guined (a), Salem, Ore., 3,001. 141, Roger Taylor, Marshalltown, Iowa, 2,998. 142 (tie), Paul Mielens (ss), Menomonie, Wis., and Ross McDonald (ss), Clarksville, Md., 2,997. 144 (tie), Donald Blatchford (ss), Santa Monica, Calif., and Steve Jansson (ss), Barnes, Wis., 2,993

146 (tie), Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., Theodore Bogumil (a), Surprise, Ariz., and Steve Ludwig (a), Breese, Ill., 2,992. 149, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 2,981. 150 (tie), Donald Robinson (ss), Houston, and Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,979

152, Raif Terry, Larned, Kan., 2,978. 153, Jim Gordin (ss), Modesto, Calif., 2,970. 154, Richard Doty (a), Las Vegas, 2,968. 155, Kelly O’Driscoll, Herriman, Utah, 2,966. 156, Max Shellabarger (ss), Layton, Utah, 2,961

157 (tie), Diz Francisco (ss), Bakersfield, Calif., and Ted Staikoff (ss), Black Hawk, S.D., 2,958. 159 (tie), Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., and Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 2,954. 161 (tie), Dean Hebner, Vancouver, Wash., John Masiello (ss), Kenmore, N.Y., and Michael Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,953

164, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 2,945. 165, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 2,944. 166 (tie), Kerry Fulford (ss), Fort Worth, Texas, and Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 2,941. 168, Lee Brosius (ss), Ashburn, Va., 2,937

169 (tie), James Martin, Vero Beach, Fla., and Russ Davies (ss), Las Vegas, Nev., 2,933. 171 (tie), Eddie Katz (ss), Lakewood, Calif., and Dick Selgo (ss), Archbold, Ohio, 2,930. 173 (tie), John Dudak (ss), Orland Park, Ill., and Louis Moretti (ss), Las Vegas, 2,929

175, Mike Raleigh (ss), Clyde, Mich., 2,927. 176 (tie), Greg Waldon (ss), Sun City West, Ariz., and David Graber (ss), Las Vegas, 2,923. 178 (tie), Howard Loosbroock (ss), Henderson, Nev., and Gary Reh, Bullhead City, Ariz., 2,922. 180, P. Gregory Jackson (ss), Spring Valley, Calif., 2,921

181, Charles Anton, Chesterfield, Va., 2,919. 182, Bruce Lamb (ss), Sun City, Ariz., 2,915. 183, Norman Spurlock, Kenner, La., 2,910. 184, Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., 2,909. 185, Andreas Will (a), Germany, 2,906. 186, Michael Craig (a), Columbus, Ohio, 2,905

187, Thomas Ream (ss), Temple Terrace, Fla., 2,904. 188, Bobby Nelson (a), Las Vegas, 2,901. 189 (tie), Edward Roberts (ss), Braintree, Mass., and Samuel Zebelean Jr. (ss), St. Joseph, Mo., 2,900. 191 (tie), Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., and Darwin Wimer (ss), Mesquite, Nev., 2,897

193 (tie), Marcio Vieira (ss), Brazil, and Lloyd Burleson, San Diego, 2,895. 195, Steve Stein (ss), Staten Island, N.Y., 2,891. 196 (tie), James DePlanche, Taylor, Mich., and Les Shirwindt (ss), Las Vegas, 2,887. 198 (tie), Mitch Vernon (ss), Olympia, Wash., and Bob Baer (a), Simi Valley, Calif., 2,885

200, Lawrie Hill (ss), Australia, 2,876. 201, Randy Scharf (a), Gillette, Wyo., 2,872. 202, Dave Shaw (ss), Sun Prairie, Wis., 2,871. 203, Robert Michaux (ss), Detroit, 2,870. 204, Robert Michalojko, Pittsburgh, 2,869

205, Don Sylvia (ss), Daytona Beach, Fla., 2,866. 206 (tie), Jim Montgomery, Byron, Ill., and Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,865. 208, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,861. 209, Warren Blankenship (a), Ardmore, Okla., 2,859. 210, Robert Reed (ss), Weed, Calif., 2,858

211, Harry Mickelson (ss), Yakima, Wash., 2,852. 212, Johnny Manzella (a), McCalla, Ala., 2,848. 213, Pete Toth (a), Simi Valley, Calif., 2,841. 214 (tie), David Dayton, Reno, Nev., and Tim Pierce (ss), Portland, Ore., 2,820. 216, Robert Dillman (a), Bernalillo, N.M., 2,819

217, Bruce Atwater (ss), Douglasville, Ga., 2,814. 218, Forrest Cole (a), Riverton, Wyo., 2,806. 219, Carl Nichols (ss), Blaine, Wash., 2,797. 220, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 2,790. 221, Ed Silva (ss), Manteca, Calif., 2,789. 222, Rico Pura (a), S. Lake Tahoe, Calif., 2,785

223, Dennis Galen Keas (ss), Alda, Neb., 2,784. 224, Jay Gneiting (ss), Aberdeen, Idaho, 2,782. 225, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 2,778. 226, Jose DeCarvalho Jr. (ss), Brazil, 2,772. 227, Russell Edwards (a), Blue Springs, Mo., 2,761. 228, Robert Langhoff (a), Cheyenne, Wyo., 2,760

229, John Younger (ss), Winston Salem, N.C., 2,755. 230, Bianca Voelkl-Brandt (a), Germany, 2,747. 231 (tie), Don Robinson (ss), Boise, Idaho, and Billy Froberg, St. Joseph, Mich., 2,745. 233 (tie), Dave Erickson (ss), McFarland, Wis., and Bill Hewlett (ss), Las Vegas, 2,743

235, James Senatore, Fountain Hills, Ariz., 2,740. 236, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,736. 237, Joseph Imperatore (ss), Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,727. 238, Don Lane (ss), Emeryville, Calif., 2,724. 239, James Bryant (a), Miami, 2,719. 240, Rich Cutler, Valley Springs, Calif., 2,713

241, Terri Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,704. 242 (tie), Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., and Gabriel Luchetta (a), Golden, Colo., 2,690. 244, Charles Best (ss), Buda, Texas, 2,689. 245, Jeffrey Muzzy (a), Snohomish, Wash., 2,688. 246, Dennis Ferguson (a), Bellingham, Wash., 2,682

247, Wayne Clark (ss), Locke, N.Y., 2,675. 248, William Kaiser (ss), Allen, Texas, 2,666. 249, William Milho (a), Phoenix, 2,647. 250, Malcolm Helmuth (ss), Elk Grove, Calif., 2,643. 251, Mike Schmid (ss), Arden Hills, Minn., 2,640. 252, Don Jackson (ss), Bonita, Calif., 2,621

253, Vincent Wright (ss), New York, N.Y., 2,586. 254, Vaughn Doody (ss), Las Vegas, 2,582. 255, Herbye Mitchell (ss), Granbury, Texas, 2,521. 256, William Medina, Whites Creek, Tenn., 2,479. 257, Edgar Aguilar (a), Huntington Beach, Calif., 2,472. 258, Stevan Martin (ss), Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,443

259, Kim Hebert (ss), Phoenix, 2,147.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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