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Darren Andretta tops qualifying in PBA Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic

2012PBAEastDarrenAndrettaDarren Andretta of New Hyde Park, N.Y., who has never finished higher than seventh place in a Professional Bowlers Association regional event and has cashed only once in 20 PBA Tour events, averaged 233 for seven games Saturday to lead the field of 24 finalists into Sunday’s match play finals in the PBA Tour Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop East Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment in in Middletown, Delaware.

Andretta (pictured left), a 25-year-old left-hander, rolled games of 245, 233, 223, 236, 209 259 and 226 for a 1,631 pinfall total Saturday to lead the sold-out field of 180 bowlers. The six-year PBA member has finished seventh in two PBA Regional tournaments, including the 2011 event at Mid-County Entertainment.

2014PBAMichaelHaugen2015PBAEJTackettHe finished qualifying five pins ahead of Michael Haugen Jr. (left) of Phoenix and 10 pins ahead of E.J. Tackett (right) of Huntington, Ind., who is trying for his third Xtra Frame PBA Tour title.

Tackett, the 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year, is the leader in the $10,000 winner-take-all Xtra Frame PBA Tour points race. He won his previous PBA Tour titles in Xtra Frame events in Lubbock, Texas in 2015 and Carpentersville, Ill., earlier this year.

The top 24 will begin the modified 16-game round-robin match play finals Sunday at 9 a.m. ET. Based upon combined 23-game pinfall totals, including 30 bonus pins for matches won, the top four will compete in a stepladder finale at the conclusion of match play.

All of Sunday’s competition will be video-streamed live, exclusively on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel.

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PBA Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic – Final Qualifying Standings

Players with position, hometown and 7-game total; top 24 advance to modified round-robin match play Sunday

1. Darren Andretta, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,631. 2. Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 1,626. 3. E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,621. 4. Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,616. 5. John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,611. 6. Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,601.

7. Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,588. 8. Paul Brion, Mansfield, Pa., 1,584. 9. A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,582. 10. David Stouffer, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 1,572. 11. Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,572. 12. Mike Fagan, Benicia, Calif., 1,566.

13. Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,562. 14. Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,558. 15. Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,557. 16. Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,556. 17. Chris Polizzi, Spring Hill, Fla., 1,555. 18. B.J. Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 1,554.

19. Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 1,549. 20. Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,537. 21. Billy Asbury, Odenton, Md., 1,533. 22. Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,525. 23. Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa, 1,520. 24. Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 1,517.

Missed Cut:
25. Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md., 1,503, $550. 26. Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 1,502, $550. 27. Noel Vega, Kew Gardens, N.Y., 1,502, $550. 28. Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,497, $550. 29. Tommy Dakouvanos, Belford, N.J., 1,493, $550. 30. J.R. Raymond, Harrison township, Mich., 1,491, $550.

31. Chris Blackmore, Springfield, Va., 1,491, $550. 32. Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, 1,488, $550. 33. Patrick Allen, Mount Kisco, N.Y., 1,484, $550. 34. Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., 1,483, $550. 35. Anthony Colosimo, Davie, Fla., 1,482, $550. 36. Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,481, $550.

37. Josh Schmehl, Millsboro, Del., 1,479, $525. 38. Dave Wodka, Beaver Creek, Ohio, 1,477, $525. 39. Jason Stadtler, Lafayette, N.J., 1,474, $525. 40. Ervin Raines, New Cumberland, Pa., 1,472, $525. 41. Stephen Dieter, Palmerton, Pa., 1,471, $525. 42. Bryan Lindecamp, North East, Md., 1,470, $525.

43. Frank H. Gray, Elkton, Md., 1,469, $525. 44. Tim Beaver, Kingston, N.Y., 1,469, $525. 45. Victor Florie, Richmond, Va., 1,468, $525. 46. Mike Williams, Montgomery, Ala., 1,465, $525. 47. Jason Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,460, $525. 48. Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,460, $525.

49. Liz Kuhlkin, Rotterdam, N.Y., 1,459, $500. 50. Ken Yokobosky, Rockaway, N.J., 1,457, $500. 51. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,456, $500. 52. Daniel Mitchell, Elkton, Md., 1,453, $500. 53. Ryan Graywacz, Chicopee, Mass., 1,449, $500. 54. Rob Hoffman, Freehold, N.J., 1,449, $500.

55. Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,445, $500. 56. Jeff Voght, Canajoharie, N.Y., 1,445, $500. 57. Andrew Lazarchick, Brick, N.J., 1,441, $500. 58. Jimmy Johnson III, Wilmington, Del., 1,441, $500. 59. Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,440, $500. 60. Joseph Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio, 1,436, $500.

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Author: Herbert Bickel
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