Mike Scroggins wins first career major at USBC Masters

    11/21/05

    PBA National Tour #4

    AMF Bowlero Lanes Milwaukee, WI (Nov. 14-20, 2005)

    2005PBA04MikeScroggins2.jpg Mike Scroggins notched the biggest win of his career, defeating 22-time PBA Tour winner Norm Duke, 245-238, in the title match of the 2005 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Masters Sunday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

    Scroggins, who earned the $100,000 top prize and a two-season Denny's PBA Tour exemption, got off to a strong start in the title match, striking in frames 2-8. He left a 7-10 split in the 9th frame, however, which let Duke back in the game.

    Duke, looking for his third career major title, struck on five straight shots, including a double in the 10th, forcing Scroggins to mark. The left-hander responded by converting the 6-pin in the 10th to clinch his first career major win on Tour.

    "Sometimes it's harder to get a mark (in the 10th) rather than having to strike on your first shot," said Scroggins. "Sometimes you get up there and get tentative…you need throw an aggressive shot."

    Picture courtesy of PBA LLC/Zuzga.


    Duke, who entered the day as the top seed and lone right-hander in the stepladder finals, had averaged 240.66 in 36 previous title match appearances.

    Scroggins advanced to the title match by defeating Art Brown in the semifinal, 240-202. Scroggins was down early but capitalized on Brown's open 6th frame by striking on his final six shots.

    Brown defeated Ken Muscato, 201-180 in the day's opening match. Brown managed a clean game while Muscato opened twice in the match. Duke earned $50,000 for his 2nd place finish while Brown earned $25,000 for 3rd and Muscato won $15,000 for 4th.

    The Denny's PBA Tour moves to Vernon Hills, Ill., for the 2005 Chicago Classic Nov. 23-27 at Hawthorn Lanes. The nationally televised ESPN finals take place Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. EST.


    United States Bowling Congress Masters AMF Bowlero Lanes Milwaukee, WI
    (arena finals in U.S. Cellular Arena)
    November 14-20, 2005 Championship Round:
    1. Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 485 (2 games), $100,000
    2. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 238 (1 game), $50,000
    3. Art Brown, Lansing, Mich., 403 (2 games), $25,000
    4. Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y., 180 (1 game), $15,000

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Brown def. Muscato, 201-180
    Second Match: Scroggins def. Brown, 240-202
    Championship Match: Scroggins def. Duke, 245-238.

    This is Scroggins' third career Denny's PBA Tour title and his first career Major victory. The photo shows Mike Scroggins holding the Frank K. Baker trophy. Picture courtesy of USBC Communications.


    Norm Duke earns top seed for USBC Masters finals

    Norm Duke darted across 10 lanes, his fists in the air and his face turning bright red. The Denny's PBA Tour superstar had just converted the 6-7 split to defeat amateur Art Brown of Lansing, Mich., to win the top seed at the United States Bowling Congress Masters. Or so he thought.

    Needing just seven pins to secure a one-pin victory, Duke threw the ball straight up the lane, through the nose and left the 4-6-7-10 split. But half a second later, the 10 fell out giving Duke the top seed for Sunday's ESPN-televised finals with a 722-721 victory at AMF Bowlero Lanes in suburban Milwaukee.

    "My intent was to leave the big four because you just can't do that," said Duke, who hails from Clermont, Fla. "You'll miss one way or the other and get nine every time, but I just pured it. I thought there is no way, now we are going to have to bowl another shot. Then the thing fell over like that."

    The victory capped off an amazing run for the 1993 Masters champion. Duke, a PBA and USBC Hall of Famer, won six consecutive three-game matches in a left-handed dominated final field to earn the top seed.

    Joining Duke on Sunday's telecast at U.S. Cellular Arena are three lefties - Brown, Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, and amateur Ken Muscato of Canadaigua, N.Y.

    After his victory Friday, Duke said he is certain Brown will be a factor in Sunday's stepladder finals. "The last thing he said to me was 'I will see you tomorrow," said Duke, who has 22 career PBA titles. "I could see the confidence in his eyes and the desire to have a rematch. Sometimes that is even more powerful than the motivation to win."

    If Brown is to challenge Duke for the title, he'll have to win three matches Sunday. After falling to Duke, Brown suffered another heartbreaking defeat to Scroggins in a match to determine who would be the second and third seeds.

    Brown threw a clutch strike on the first ball in the 10th and needing just six on the second shot and a spare, he left a 4-6-7-8-10 split, also known as the Greek Church. He picked up three to lose 708-705.

    "He basically had me shut out," Scroggins said. "I'm more shocked than anyone that he Greek Churched. It's just one of those things." In the opening match Sunday, Brown will take on Muscato. The winner bowls Scroggins for the right to take on Duke for the Frank K. Baker trophy and the $100,000 first-place prize.

    Duke was one of the few players in the field who was able to take care of left-handers. He faced lefties in four consecutive matches to close out match play, defeating Parker Bohn III, Dennis Horan Jr., Scroggins and Brown.

    "I thought I was in trouble each of the last four matches because they were four of the greatest lefties and all bowling really good," Duke said. "I took solace in the fact that no one would be throwing a shot on my side of the lane. If I could get dialed in, there is no one playing there messing up my shot.

    "I knew that I was not the favorite in any of those matches, hence the reason I played a little better than I am supposed to," he said. "I really did career it today. I've been bowling very good but this week I really stepped it up."

    The USBC Masters is the sport's most prestigious event, drawing nearly 500 of the world's best professional and amateur bowlers who are competing for an estimated prize fund of $350,000.


    Rolloffs for first through fourth seed for the stepladder finals
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall

    Winner's bracket final round: (winner earns top seed)
    Duke def. Brown, 722-721

    Loser's bracket final round:
    (winner rolls off for second and third seed, loser takes fourth seed)
    Scroggins def. Muscato, 681-590

    Rolloff for second and third seed (winner earns second seed)
    Scroggins def. Brown, 708-705.

    Television Finals:
    (ESPN, 1 p.m. Eastern, U.S. Cellular Arena, Milwaukee)
    Match 1: Ken Muscato, Canadaigua, N.Y., vs. Art Brown, Lansing, Mich.
    Match 2: Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, vs. Match 1 winner
    Match 3: Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., vs. Match 2 winner.


    USBC Masters - Losers' Bracket Round 8

    Winners advance, losers eliminated
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    < Scroggins def. Horan, 705-693
    Muscato def. Jones, 728-715

    Rolloff to determine 5th and 6th places:
    (5th place earns $8,000, 6th place earns $6,000)
    Jones def. Horan, 663-590.


    USBC Masters - Losers' Bracket Round 7

    Winners advance, losers eliminated
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Horan def. Traber, 666-640
    Muscato def. Couch, 710-644

    Rolloff to determine 7th and 8th places:
    (7th place earns $4,500, 8th place earns $3,000)
    Couch def. Traber, 734-514.


    USBC Masters - Losers' Bracket Round 6

    Winners advance, losers eliminated, earn $2,500
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Traber def. DeVaney, 741-695
    Horan def. Koivuniemi, 722-651
    Couch def. Bedolla, 678-554
    Muscato def. Worrall, 681-677


    USBC Masters - Losers' Bracket Round 5

    Winners advance, losers eliminated, earn $2,100
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Traber def. Bock, 701-602
    Koivuniemi def. Angelo, 692-562
    Couch def. Clark, 735-650
    Muscato def. Daugherty, 594-580


    USBC Masters - Winners' Bracket Round 4

    Winners remain in winners' bracket, losers move to losers' bracket
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Duke def. Scroggins, 719-651
    Brown def. Jones, 751-656


    USBC Masters - Losers' Bracket Round 4

    Winners advance, losers eliminated, earn $1,800
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Dale Traber def. Rick Lawrence, 783-689
    Dan Bock def. Dale Eagle, 760-573
    Mika Koivuniemi def. Parker Bohn III, 712-572
    Brad Angelo def. Christopher Sand, 682-675
    Mark Clark def. Amleto Monacelli, 720-625
    Jason Couch def. Walter Ray Williams Jr., 690-612
    Ken Muscato def. Wes Malott, 768-662
    Tom Daugherty def. Greg Thomas, 705-635


    USBC Masters - Winners' Bracket Round 3

    Winners remain in winners' bracket, losers move to losers' bracket
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Mike Scroggins def. Robert Worrall, 738-589
    Norm Duke def. Dennis Horan Jr., 751-695
    Tommy Jones def. Blaise Bedolla, 754-679
    Art Brown def. Mike DeVaney, 736-679


    Amateur Art Brown continues run at USBC Masters

    There was a time when Art Brown of Lansing, Mich., had some trepidation when facing some of the best bowlers in the world. Now, he's plowing through the field at the United States Bowling Congress Masters.

    Brown is one of six amateurs still alive in match play after the field was cut to 24 at AMF Bowlero Lanes in suburban Milwaukee on Thursday night. He joins Robert Worrall of Prescott, Ariz., as the lone amateurs in the winners bracket.

    "This is the fourth time I've bowled the Masters and the second time I've made match play," Brown said. "I'm not as awestruck as I was the first time I went up against these guys, but it's still a thrill to bowl against the best in the world for sure."

    In his final match of the night, Brown sent fellow amateur left-hander Ken Muscato of Canadaigua, N.Y., to the losers bracket with a 707-586 victory. He topped professionals Ronnie Russell of Indianapolis and Michael Haugen Jr. of Las Vegas in the opening matches.

    "I've got a lot of confidence right now," Brown said. "After winning my last match against Ken Muscato, I feel like nobody can stop me. I've got a lot of respect for Ken, and I honestly think he's the best lefty amateur in the country. To beat him is a real boost to my confidence. I'm on a high right now, and I'll try to ride it the rest of the week."

    Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., Dennis Horan Jr. of Temecula, Calif., Tommy Jones of Greenville, S.C., Blase Bedolla of Roseburg, Ore., and Mike DeVaney of Escondido, Calif., are alive in the winners bracket.

    Defending champion Danny Wiseman of Baltimore was eliminated Thursday. Wiseman lost his opening match to Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., 788-782 before defeating Marc Massie of Ft. Wright, Ky., 700-567. He was eliminated by Christopher Sand of Chesterfield, Mich., 655-650.

    Match play will continue Friday with the 24 remaining players whittled down to the top four for the ESPN-televised finals on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern at the U.S. Cellular Arena.

    The USBC Masters is the sport's most prestigious event, drawing nearly 500 of the world's best professional and amateur bowlers who are competing for an estimated prize fund of $350,000.


    USBC Masters - Winners' Bracket Round 2

    Winners remain in winners' bracket, losers move to losers' bracket
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Scroggins def. Angelo, 657-646
    Worrall def. Monacelli, 646-593
    Duke def. Bohn III, 750-619
    Horan def. Daugherty, 651-628
    Jones def. Eagle, 724-682
    Bedolla def. Couch, 713-681
    Brown def. Muscato, 707-586
    DeVaney def. Traber, 718-617


    Defending champion Wiseman falls at USBC Masters

    Only two bowlers in the 56-year history of the United States Bowling Congress Masters have successfully defended their titles. The feat hasn't been accomplished since Billy Welu did it in 1965, and it's not going to happen this year.

    Despite averaging 239.67 for 12 games Thursday at AMF Bowlero Lanes in suburban Milwaukee, defending champion Danny Wiseman of Baltimore was knocked out of the double-elimination bracket with a 655-650 loss to Christopher Sand of Chesterfield, Mich.

    Sand, who finished third in the 1998 Masters, needed two strikes in the final frame of the three-game match to erase a 17-pin deficit and slip past Wiseman. Sand delivered three clutch strikes and advances to meet Brad Angelo, who fell to qualifying leader Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, in the third round of the winners' bracket.

    "Since I'm not out on tour anymore, I haven't been bowling much," said Sand, who is a salesman for Roto Grip and Turbo 2-n-1. "But it's always nice to be in that situation and make the shots when you need them."

    After losing to Adam Barta of Girard, Ohio, in the opening round, Sand topped Derek Eoff of Greenfield, Wis., and then avenged his first-round loss with a win over Barta to set up his meeting with Wiseman.

    Wiseman, who was automatically seeded into the 32nd spot in the bracket, was matched up against 40-time Denny's PBA Tour titlist and 2004 (January) Masters champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., in the opening round.

    Needing a double in the final frame of his three-game match against Williams Jr., Wiseman struck on his first shot, but left a 10-pin on his second attempt, falling 788-782. Wiseman entered the final game of the match with a 24-pin lead, but Williams struck on his first 10 shots to erase the deficit and put the pressure on Wiseman.

    "I knew my match with Walter Ray was going to be a tough one, and since we were playing the same part of the lane, I knew they would open up for us," said Wiseman, an 11-time titlist. "I'd rather lose to Walter Ray than anyone else though. He's the best player in the world. It was great for the fans, and there was a lot of drama out there."

    Wiseman went on to defeat Kerry Kreft of Madison Heights, Mich., 744-566 and Marc Massie of Fort Wright, Ky., 700-567 before running into Sand.

    "I came into this week knowing that if I could just win four matches, I'd be on the show again," Wiseman said. "I knew I had an advantage over everyone else since I didn't have to go through qualifying. If I can take anything positive out of this though, it's knowing that I was able to shoot the scores I did with the lanes as tough as they were. I was able take make shot after shot 95 percent of the time. Unfortunately, the other couple of shots that I threw were really bad, and it cost me."


    USBC Masters - Losers' Bracket Round 3

    Winners advance, losers eliminated, earn $1,500
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Lawrence def. Haynes, 688-501
    Bock def. Harvey, 733-602
    Koivuniemi def. Forkel, 773-758
    Sand def. Wiseman, 655-650
    Clark def. Waliczek, 605-568
    Williams Jr. def. Weiss, 724-693
    Malott def. Himmler, 683-572
    Thomas def. Edwards, 684-600

    USBC Masters - Losers' Bracket Round 2

    Winners advance, losers eliminated, earn $1,300
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Haynes def. Delutz Jr., 757-664
    Lawrence def. Wollenbecker, 760-595
    Harvey def. Jurek, 659-657
    Bock def. Fagan, 738-509
    Koivuniemi def. Diaz, 747-675
    Forkel def. Dorin-Ballard, 694-609
    Sand def. Barta, 656-596
    Wiseman def. Massie, 700-567
    Waliczek def. Weber, 623-607
    Clark def. Haugen Jr., 677-647
    Weiss def. Boghosian, 699-612
    Williams Jr. def. Ciccone, 704-690
    Himmler def. Abel, 586-561
    Malott def. Jaros, 659-621
    Thomas def. Belmonte, 599-520
    Edwards def. Beres, 649-550


    USBC Masters - Losers' Bracket Round 1

    Winners advance, losers eliminated, earn $1,200
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Haynes def. Moore, 620-573
    Lawrence def. Loschetter, 722-617
    Jurek def. Cutler, 698-594
    Bock def. D'Ambrosio, 694-635
    Koivuniemi def. Rash 657-578
    Forkel def. Russell, 773-665
    Sand def. Eoff, 667-610
    Wiseman def. Kreft, 744-566
    Waliczek def. Wolfe, 626-571
    Clark def. Patterson, 677-525
    Weiss def. Alcarez, 628-604
    Ciccone def. Simmons, 672-647
    Abel def. Fleming, 652-625
    Malott def. Voss, 715-661
    Thomas def. Gomez, 616-574
    Edwards def. Goebel, 646-635


    USBC Masters - Winners' Bracket Round 1

    Winners remain in winners' bracket, losers move to losers' bracket
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Scroggins def. Dorin-Ballard, 675-663
    Angelo def. Massie, 693-623
    Worrall def. Dias, 645-631
    Monacelli def. Barta, 651-598
    Bohn III def. Fagan, 677-622
    Duke def. Wollenbecker, 658-617
    Horan def. Harvey, 682-599
    Daugherty def. Delutz Jr. 659-595
    Jones def. Jaros 694-664
    Eagle def. Beres, 716-715
    Couch def. Himmler 782-595
    Bedolla def. Belmonte 672-575
    Muscato def. Williams Jr. 738-705
    Brown def. Haugen Jr., 659-656
    Traber def. Boghosian, 742-603
    DeVaney def. Weber, 749-619


    USBC Masters - Opening Match Play Round

    Winners move to winners' bracket, losers move to losers' bracket
    Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall
    Mike Scroggins def. Michael Moore, 732-505
    Carolyn Dorin-Ballard def. Rick Lawrence, 641-599
    Marc Massie def. Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, 633-589
    Brad Angelo def. Dan Bock, Albert Lee, 693-661
    Robert Worrall def. Sean Rash, 629-591
    Mike Dias def. Eric Forkel, 627-567
    Adam Barta def. Christopher Sand, 664-636
    Amleto Monacelli def. Kerry Kreft, 645-596
    Parker Bohn III def. Mike Wolfe, 695-631
    Michael Fagan def. Daniel Patterson, 683-495
    Norm Duke def. Randy Weiss, 665-554
    Troy Wallenbecker def. Joe Ciccone, 631-580
    Dennis Horan Jr. def. Paul Fleming, 681-667
    Robert Harvey def. Brian Voss, 646-621
    Tommy Delutz Jr. def. Andres Gomez, 702-550
    Tom Daugherty def. Bryan Goebel, 716-567
    Tommy Jones def. Greg Thomas, 732-532
    Steve Jaros def. Ray Edwards, 627-595
    David Beres def. Ryan Abel, 643-593
    Dale Eagle def. Wes Malott, 592-577
    Jason Couch def. Aric Alcaraz, 704-582
    Brian Himmler def. Cory Simmons, 727-573
    Jason Belmonte def. Brian Waliczek, 613-605
    Blaise Bedolla def. Mark Clark, 770-671
    Ken Muscato def. Derek Eoff, 673-663
    Walter Ray Williams Jr. def. Danny Wiseman, 788-782
    Michael Haugen Jr. def. Mika Koivuniemi, 662-622
    Art Brown def. Ronnie Russell, 738-552
    Brian Boghosian def. Douglas Cutler, 742-603
    Dale Traber def. Vinny D'Ambrosio III, 665-584
    Pete Weber def. David Haynes, 611-567
    Mike DeVaney def. Chris Loschetter, 694-634

    300 games - Parker Bohn III (2), David Haynes.


    Mike Scroggins takes high qualifier honors at USBC Masters

    Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, continued his torrid pace at the United States Bowling Congress Masters on Thursday morning, easily claiming high qualifier honors.

    Scroggins, who has one title on the Denny's PBA Tour, finished with a 15-game total of 3,581 and leads a group of the top 63 bowlers into match play Thursday afternoon at AMF Bowlero Lanes in suburban Milwaukee. Danny Wiseman will also join that group as defending champion.

    "Now it's like a quarter horse race compared to a thoroughbred race," Scroggins said. "Now you have to get out of the gates really fast, put pressure on your opponents and try to make them make mistakes. Now it just comes down to who has the best shot and who can carry the best."

    In the double-elimination match play, bowlers compete heads up in three-game matches determined by total score. By the end of Thursday's action, only 24 players will remain - eight in the winner's bracket and 16 in the loser's bracket.

    "I think it's an advantage just bowling three games on a pair," said Scroggins, who typically takes part in the PBA's seven-game match play format. "When we bowl six or seven on a pair they really break down as the games go on. I don't think they will break down as quick or as much with three games, so that's an advantage."

    Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of North Richland Hills, Texas, was the lone woman to advance to match play, qualifying in 29th place at 3,281. Left-hander Ken Muscato of Canandaigua, N.Y., is the high amateur at 3,408 and sits in fourth place.

    The USBC Masters is the sport's most prestigious event, drawing nearly 500 of the world's best professional and amateur bowlers who are competing for an estimated prize fund of $350,000.

    The Masters finals will be televised live on ESPN Sunday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern (noon Central). To purchase tickets to the finals at the U.S. Cellular Arena, visit ticketmaster.com or call (414) 276-4545. Tickets can also be purchased on-site Saturday or Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. each day.


    Masters - Standings after the third round

    Players with position, 15-game total and average
    Places 78-117 earn $1,000, places 67-77 earn $1,050 and the 65th place finisher earns $1,075.
    1, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,581
    2, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 3,441
    3, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,410
    4, Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y., 3,408
    5, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,405
    6, Blaise Bedolla, Roseburg, Ore., 3,391
    7, Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 3,388
    8, Mike DeVaney, Escondido, Calif., 3,364
    9, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 3,350
    10, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 3,336
    11, Brian Voss, Alphretta, Ga., 3,333
    12, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,332
    13, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,330
    14, Wes Malott, Austin, Texas, 3,324
    15, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 3,321
    16, Art Brown, Lansing, Mich., 3,317
    17, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,313
    18, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 3,312
    19, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,311
    20, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 3,310
    21, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan, 3,300
    22, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,298
    23, Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, 3,296
    24, Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 3,294
    25, Christopher Sand, Chesterfield, Mich., 3,292
    26, Brian Waliczek, Frankenmuth, Mich., 3,291
    27, Andres Gomez, Bogota, Colombia, 3,287
    28, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 3,285
    29, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 3,281
    30, (TIE) Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., and
    Daniel Patterson, West Seneca, N.Y., 3,278
    32, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore,
    33, Rick Lawrence, Dallas, 3,271
    34, Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., 3,263
    35, Michael Fagan, Greenlawn, N.Y., 3,260
    36, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,258
    37, Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 3,257
    38, Jason Belmonte, Brigham, Utah, 3,255
    39, Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y., 3,250
    40, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,247
    41, Robert Worrall, Prescott, Ariz., 3,243
    42, Aric Alcaraz, Midlothian, Texas, 3,236
    43, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 3,234
    44, Douglas Cutler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,230
    45, Marc Massie, Ft. Wright, Ky., 3,227
    46, Ryan Abel, BelAire, Kan., 3,224
    47, Randy Weiss, Irmo, S.C., 3,221
    48, Michael Haugen Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., 3,219
    49, Dan Bock, Albert Lee, Minn., 3,216
    50, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,215
    51, Troy Wollenbecker, Toledo, Ohio, 3,214
    52, Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 3,211
    53, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,206
    54, Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 3,201
    55, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,198
    56, (TIE) Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., and
    Kerry Kreft, Madison Hts., Mich., 3,196
    58, Mark Clark, Napperville, Il, 3,188
    59, (TIE) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., and
    Christopher Loschetter, West Melbourne, Fla., 3,187
    61, Michael Moore, Greensboro, N.C., 3,183
    62, Greg Thomas, Old Town, Id, 3,182
    63, (TIE) Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., and
    Derek Eoff, Greenfield, Wis., 3,181
    Top 64 advanced to Match Play.

    Missed cut:
    65, (TIE) Alex Aguiar, North Dartmouth, Mass., and
    Kenneth Abner, Cincinnati, 3,180
    67, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,174
    68, Tore Torgersen, Norway, 3,166
    69, Eddie Byrd, St. Charles, Mo., 3,165
    70, Tony Caraker, Schaumburg, Ill., 3,160
    71, Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, Fla., 3,157
    72, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 3,155
    73, (TIE) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., and
    Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,149
    75, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 3,147
    76, Ed Smaglik, West Lafayette, Ind., 3,143
    77, Nathan Michalowski, Racine, Wis., 3,142
    78, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 3,139
    79, Brian Hatcher, Roseville, Mich., 3,137
    80, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 3,136
    81, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 3,133
    82, (TIE) Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and
    Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla., 3,128
    84, (TIE) Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and
    Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 3,124
    86, (TIE) Michael Nape, Aurora, Ill., and
    Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., 3,123
    88, Michael Lichstein, Broad Brook, Conn., 3,118
    89, Randy Pedersen, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 3,112
    90, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 3,111
    91, Jacob Bedard, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 3,110
    92, Rudy Kasimakis, Tupelo, Miss., 3,096
    93, Herb Kimpel, Milton, Wis., 3,094
    94, Tom Hinz, Joliet, Ill., 3,089
    95, Ronnie Horton, Chrisitiansburg, Va., 3,088
    96, Bill Monce, Plainfield, Ill., 3,082
    97, (TIE) Ronald Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, and
    Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 3,073
    99, Ryan Lever, New Berlin, Wi, 3,064
    100, Scott Pohl, Eagan, Minn., 3,059
    101, John Kreyer Jr., Ham Lake, Minn., 3,057
    102, Jonathan Simoneau, Canada, 3,051
    103, Kenneth Lowe Jr., Upper Marlboro, Md., 3,049
    104, Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md., 3,047
    105, Darren Franks, Canton, Ga., 3,045
    106, Kevin Gmach, Sheboygan, Wis., 3,028
    107, (TIE) Mark Buffa, Canada, and
    Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio, 3,025
    109, Jason Kindelspire, Marianna, Fla., 3,020
    110, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,010
    111, Shannon Pluhowsky, Omaha, Neb., 3,006
    112, Kenneth Jessee, Huber Heights, Ohio, 2,995
    113, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 2,994
    114, Norm Ginsberg Jr., Levittown, N.Y., 2,985
    115, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2,982
    116, Aaron Buss, Freeport, Ill., 2,973
    117, Charles Callan, LaCrosse, Wis., 2,966

    300 games - None


    Mike Scroggins dominates field at USBC Masters

    Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, blew away the field Wednesday at the United States Bowling Congress Masters, racing out to a 109-pin lead after 10 games of qualifying. Scroggins, an exempt player on the Denny's PBA Tour, started the day with a perfect game and cruised from there to a 2,425 total at AMF Bowlero Lanes in suburban Milwaukee.

    He leads a group of the top 116 bowlers who advanced past the first cut and will throw five final games of qualifying Thursday before match play begins.

    "I had no pressure on me tonight," Scroggins said. "That's why I bowled pretty well. The lanes played a little tougher but I actually bowled better. I just love going straight up the boards. Surprisingly, some lefties can't do that but it's what I can do the best."

    Three-time Denny's PBA Tour winner Brian Himmler of Cincinnati sits in second with 2,316. Like all of the players at the top of the leader board, Himmler is focused on making the top 63 and advancing to match play.

    "I'm just going to go in and just keep bowling good and keep the rhythm going," Himmler said. "The tournament doesn't start until match play really. It's nice to have a big cushion that's for sure. I'd rather be where I am now than chasing a score."

    Of the nine women entered in this year's Masters, five made the first cut. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of North Richland Hills, Texas, was high with 2,272 and sits in sixth place. Michelle Feldman, Shannon Pluhowsky, Diandra Asbaty and Liz Johnson were the other four women who advanced.

    Left-hander Ken Muscato of Canandaigua, N.Y., was the high amateur and is tied for third with Mike DeVaney of Escondido, Calif., at 2,278. The cut score for the top 116 was 2,071 and Eddie Byrd of St. Charles, Mo., beat Dave Wodka of Las Vegas 226-217 in a one-game rolloff Wednesday night for the final spot.

    The USBC Masters is the sport's most prestigious event, drawing nearly 500 of the world's best professional and amateur bowlers who are competing for an estimated prize fund of $350,000.

    The top 116 bowlers advanced to Thursday's final five games of qualifying. The top 63 plus defending champion Danny Wiseman will then advance to match play starting Thursday at 3 p.m. CST.

    The final four will bowl for the $100,000 top prize and a two-season exemption for the Denny's PBA Tour on Sunday. ESPN will air the final rounds live at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Noon CST.


    Masters - Standings after the second round

    Top 160 players of 466 with position and 10-game total
    Positions 1-116 advance to the third round
    1, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,425
    2, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,316
    3, (TIE) Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y., and
    Mike DeVaney, Escondido, Calif., 2,278
    5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,273
    6, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 2,272
    7, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 2,264
    8, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,262
    9, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan, 2,260
    10, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 2,246
    11, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,241
    12, Ryan Abel, BelAire, Kan., 2,236
    13, Derek Eoff, Greenfield, Wis., 2,234
    14, (TIE) Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, and
    Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 2,232
    16, (TIE) Rick Lawrence, Dallas, and
    Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,229
    18, Troy Wollenbecker, Toledo, Ohio, 2,220
    19, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,218
    20, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,211
    21, Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 2,209
    22, Blaise Bedolla, Roseburg, Ore., 2,207
    23, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,206
    24, (TIE) Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., and
    Wes Malott, Austin, Texas, 2,201
    26, Art Brown, Lansing, Mich., 2,199
    27, (TIE) Michael Lichstein, Broad Brook, Conn., and
    Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,191
    29, Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., 2,190
    30, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,188
    31, Brian Voss, Alphretta, Ga., 2,186
    32, Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y., 2,185
    33, Andres Gomez, Bogota, Colombia, 2,184
    34, Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 2,180
    35, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 2,170
    36, Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, Fla., 2,169
    37, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,166
    38, (TIE) Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, and
    Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,164
    40, (TIE) Tore Torgersen, Norway, and
    Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,162
    42, (TIE) Herb Kimpel, Milton, Wis., and
    Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 2,161
    44, Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla., 2,159
    45, Kenneth Abner, Cincinnati, 2,158
    46, (TIE) Tony Caraker, Schaumburg, Ill., and
    Jason Belmonte, Brigham, Utah, 2,157
    48, (TIE) Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., and
    Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 2,153
    50, Douglas Cutler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,152
    51, Michael Moore, Greensboro, N.C., 2,148
    52, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 2,147
    53, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,146
    54, Jason Kindelspire, Marianna, Fla., 2,144
    55, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 2,143
    56, Alex Aguiar, North Dartmouth, Mass., 2,142
    57, Marc Massie, Ft. Wright, Ky., 2,141
    58, Brian Waliczek, Frankenmuth, Mich., 2,140
    59, Daniel Patterson, West Seneca, N.Y., 2,139
    60, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,138
    61, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 2,137
    62, Christopher Sand, Chesterfield, Mich., 2,135. 63, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,133
    64, (TIE) Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio, and
    Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,131
    66, Darren Franks, Canton, Ga., 2,130
    67, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 2,127
    68, Randy Pedersen, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2,125
    69, Ed Smaglik, West Lafayette, Ind., 2,121
    70, (TIE) Kerry Kreft, Madison Hts., Mich., and
    Christopher Loschetter, West Melbourne, Fla., and
    Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, 2,120
    73, (TIE) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., and
    Dan Bock, Albert Lee, Minn., 2,116
    75, Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., 2,110
    76, Mark Clark, Napperville, Il, 2,109
    77, Rudy Kasimakis, Tupelo, Miss., 2,107
    78, (TIE) Kenneth Jessee, Huber Heights, Ohio, and
    Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 2,106
    80, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 2,105
    81, Michael Fagan, Greenlawn, N.Y., 2,104
    82, (TIE) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., and
    Randy Weiss, Irmo, S.C., 2,103
    84, (TIE) Michael Haugen Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., and
    Kevin Gmach, Sheboygan, Wis., 2,101
    86, Michael Nape, Aurora, Ill., 2,100
    87, (TIE) Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., and
    Nathan Michalowski, Racine, Wis., 2,098
    89, Greg Thomas, Old Town, Id, 2,097
    90, (TIE) Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md., and
    Shannon Pluhowsky, Omaha, Neb., 2,096
    92, (TIE) Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, and
    Aric Alcaraz, Midlothian, Texas, and
    Brian Hatcher, Roseville, Mich., 2,095
    95, Kenneth Lowe Jr., Upper Marlboro, Md., 2,093
    96, (TIE) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., and
    Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., and
    Robert Worrall, Prescott, Ariz., 2,089
    99, Mark Buffa, Canada, 2,086
    100, Ryan Lever, New Berlin, Wi, 2,085
    101, (TIE) John Kreyer Jr., Ham Lake, Minn., and
    Aaron Buss, Freeport, Ill., and
    Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,084
    104, Bill Monce, Plainfield, Ill., 2,083
    105, Tom Hinz, Joliet, Ill., 2,082
    106, Jacob Bedard, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2,081
    107, (TIE) Ronald Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, and
    Charles Callan, LaCrosse, Wis., 2,080
    109, Jonathan Simoneau, Canada, 2,079
    110, (TIE) Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and
    Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., and
    Norm Ginsberg Jr., Levittown, N.Y., and
    Ronnie Horton, Chrisitiansburg, Va., 2,077
    114, Scott Pohl, Eagan, Minn., 2,075
    115, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,072
    116, Eddie Byrd, St. Charles, Mo., 2,071
    Byrd def. Wodka, 226-217, in a one-game rolloff.

    Missed Cut:
    117, Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev, 2,070
    118, Jonathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., 2,069
    119, Jeff Beasley, Garner, N.C., 2,068
    120, John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., 2,065
    121, Andy Schnebelt, Jackson, Mich., 2,062
    122, (TIE) Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., and
    Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz., 2,061
    124, Gary Daroszewski, Milwaukee, Wis., 2,060
    125, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 2,058
    126, (TIE) Bill Webb, Enfield, Conn., and
    Patrick Allen, Tarrytown, N.Y., 2,056
    128, Randy Canales, Burlington, Wis., 2,055
    129, (TIE) Chris Monroy, Holden, Mass., and
    Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 2,054
    131, Greg Smith, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,053
    132, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,052
    133, Duane Kilts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2,051
    134, (TIE) David Veilleux, Mancheter, N.H., and
    Norman Bialuski, Rochester, N.Y., 2,049
    136, Christopher Bruck, Kingston, N.Y., 2,047
    137, (TIE) Scott Helm, Thiensville, Wis., and
    Walter Schaub II, Schaumburg, Ill., and
    Rick Hara, Mount Prospect, Ill., 2,046
    140, David Cole, Deerfield, Ill., 2,045
    141, Robert Smith, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2,044
    142, (TIE) Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio, and
    Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2,041
    144, (TIE) Kay Choosakul, Cameron, N.C., and
    Mike Jamrose, Milwaukee, Wis., 2,040
    146, (TIE) Tim Ruelle, Racine, Wis., and
    Thomas Elborne, Round Rock, Texas, 2,039
    148, (TIE) Jereamy Grigg, Auburn, Ill., and
    Timothy Maule, Independence, Wis., 2,037
    150, (TIE) Larry Ludtke, Elkhorn, Wis., and
    Todd Fenske, Weston, Wis., 2,036
    152, (TIE) Jason Wojnar, Chicago, Ill., and
    Steven Westberg, Billings, Mont., and
    Billy Oatman, Warren, Mich., 2,034
    155, (TIE) Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y., and
    Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y., and
    Don Allen III, Vancouver, Wash., 2,032
    158, (TIE) Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., and
    Jack Miller, Milwaukee, and
    Darrell Bean, Decatur, Ill., 2,031

    300 games - Adam Barta, Tom Putskey and Mike Scroggins


    Wes Malott continues hot hand and leads in USBC Masters

    Even an injury can't slow down Wes Malott these days. Despite a pulled muscle in his left leg, the top-ranked bowler in the world fired a 1,205 five-game pinfall to lead the first day of qualifying in the 2005 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Masters, the first major event on the 2005-06 Denny's Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour.

    Malott, who has made the championship round in all four Tour events this season, averaged 241.00 in his block Tuesday at AMF Bowlero Lanes. The Austin, Texas native won his first career Tour title two weeks ago and is looking for his first career Major title this week.

    "(My leg) started hurting pretty bad the last game," said Malott, who suffered the injury last week in a win over Pete Weber in the Round of 8 in the 2005 Greater Omaha Classic. "I'm just trying to ignore it as much as I can. There are more people behind me especially with this being a major, so I'm just trying to perform as best as I can."

    Malott got out of the gates fast with a 245 in game one. After a 236 in game two, Malott fired a 256 in game three and a 253 in game four. He finished off with a 215 in game five to take the overall lead.

    Another PBA exempt bowler Mike Scroggins, who is also looking for his first career major, is second with 1,203. Charles Callan is third with 1,164, while David Beres, is fourth with 1,161.

    Pete Weber, who with a win would become the second bowler in Tour history to complete the "Super Slam," is tied for 18th with 1,128. The "Super Slam" consists of victories in the Tournament of Champions, World Championship, U.S. Open, Touring Players Championship and the Masters.

    The final four will bowl for the $100,000 top prize and a two-season exemption for the Denny's PBA Tour on Sunday. ESPN will air the final rounds live at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Noon CST.


    Masters - Standings after the first round

    Top 160 players of 466 with position, city, State and 5-game total
    1, Wes Malott, Austin, Texas, 1,205
    2, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,203
    3, Charles Callan, LaCrosse, Wis., 1,164
    4, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,161
    5, Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, 1,153
    6, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,151
    7, Jacob Bedard, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1,149
    8, (TIE) Jason Kindelspire, Marianna, Fla., and
    Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 1,148
    10, Christopher Sand, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,145
    11, Mike DeVaney, Escondido, Calif., 1,144
    12, Art Brown, Lansing, Mich., 1,139
    13, (TIE) Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., and
    Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 1,134
    15, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,131
    16, (TIE) Derek Eoff, Greenfield, Wis., and
    Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,129
    18, (TIE) Jeff Beasley, Garner, N.C., and
    Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,128
    20, Todd Fenske, Weston, Wis., 1,127
    21, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,124
    22, (TIE) Douglas Cutler, Fort Wayne, Ind., and
    Kevin Gmach, Sheboygan, Wis., 1,123
    24, Gary Daroszewski, Milwaukee, Wis., 1,121
    25, Steve Harman, Camby, Ind., 1,119
    26, Robert Worrall, Prescott, Ariz., 1,118
    27, Bill Monce, Plainfield, Ill., 1,117
    28, Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 1,116
    29, (TIE) Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan, and
    Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,115
    31, (TIE) Ed Smaglik, West Lafayette, Ind., and
    Eddie Byrd, St. Charles, Mo., 1,113
    33, Chad Nelson, Owatonna, Minn., 1,107
    34, (TIE) Darrell Bean, Decatur, Ill., and
    Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y., and
    Ronnie Horton, Chrisitiansburg, Va., 1,106
    37, (TIE) David Haynes, Las Vegas, and
    Jason Belmonte, Brigham, Utah, and
    Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., and
    Michael Moore, Greensboro, N.C., 1,105
    41, (TIE) Christopher Loschetter, West Melbourne, Fla., and
    Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., 1,104
    43, (TIE) Dan Bock, Albert Lee, Minn., and
    Brian Waliczek, Frankenmuth, Mich., and
    Billy Oatman, Warren, Mich., 1,103
    46, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,102
    47, (TIE) Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and
    Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,100
    49, Ryan Abel, BelAire, Kan., 1,098
    50, Michael Nape, Aurora, Ill., 1,097
    51, Jonathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., 1,096
    52, (TIE) Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, and
    Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 1,093
    54, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 1,092
    55, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,091
    56, (TIE) Deric Houppert, Penfield, N.Y., and
    Steven Westberg, Billings, Mont., and
    Kenneth Jessee, Huber Heights, Ohio, 1,090
    59, (TIE) Troy Wollenbecker, Toledo, Ohio, and
    Thomas Elborne, Round Rock, Texas, 1,089
    61, (TIE) Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., and
    Stephen Fiume, East Hartford, Conn., 1,087
    63, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,083
    64, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,082
    65, Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 1,081
    66, (TIE) Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y., and
    Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 1,080
    68, (TIE) Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., and
    Brian Hatcher, Roseville, Mich., 1,079
    70, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,078
    71, (TIE) Greg Smith, Fort Wayne, Ind., and
    Matt Badart, Wichita, Kan., 1,077
    73, (TIE) Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., and
    Norm Ginsberg Jr., Levittown, N.Y., and
    Nathan Michalowski, Racine, Wis., 1,076
    76, (TIE) Norman Bialuski, Rochester, N.Y., and
    Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 1,075
    78, Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., 1,074
    79, Kenneth Abner, Cincinnati, 1,073
    80, (TIE) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., and
    Mike Jamrose, Milwaukee, Wis., and
    Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 1,072
    83, David Traber, Bull Valley, Ill., 1,071
    84, Randy Pedersen, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1,070
    85, (TIE) Shannon Pluhowsky, Omaha, Neb., and
    Randy Weiss, Irmo, S.C., 1,069
    87, Rudy Kasimakis, Tupelo, Miss., 1,068
    88, (TIE) Mike Thill, Oshkosh, Wis., and
    Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,067
    90, (TIE) Dan Hogan, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., and
    Tony Caraker, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,065
    92, (TIE) Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., and
    Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,064
    94, (TIE) Kent Burgan, Cynthiana, Ky., and
    Marc Massie, Ft. Wright, Ky., and
    Michael Lichstein, Broad Brook, Conn., and
    Robert Smith, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 1,062
    98, (TIE) Tore Torgersen, Norway, and
    Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, and
    Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, and
    Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 1,061
    102, (TIE) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., and
    Jason Kaiser, West Allis, Wis., 1,060
    104, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 1,059
    105, Brian Voss, Alphretta, Ga., 1,058
    106, (TIE) Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., and
    Rick Lawrence, Dallas, 1,057
    108, (TIE) Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, Fla., and
    Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., and
    Rick Hara, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,056
    111, (TIE) Brian Hoffman, Mt. Horeb, Wis., and
    Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz., 1,055
    113, Art Swain, Jr., Philadelphia, 1,054
    114, (TIE) Jason Hurd, Titusville, Fla., and
    Tim Ruelle, Racine, Wis., and
    Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 1,053
    117, Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, Texas, 1,052
    118, (TIE) Mark Clark, Napperville, Il, and
    Tom Hinz, Joliet, Ill., 1,051
    120, Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa., 1,050
    121, (TIE) Dave Armstrong, Naperville, Ill., and
    Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., and
    John Riffle, Hammond, Ind., 1,048
    124, Andres Gomez, Bogota, Colombia, 1,047
    125, (TIE) Ben Laughlin, Glendale, Ariz., and
    Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 1,045
    127, Ryan Lever, New Berlin, Wis., 1,043
    128, (TIE) Mike Steil, Wheeling, Ill., and
    Kerry Kreft, Madison Hts., Mich., 1,040
    130, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 1,039
    131, (TIE) J.J. Wood, Glendale, Wis., and
    Scott Pohl, Eagan, Minn., and
    Christopher Bruck, Kingston, N.Y., 1,038
    134, (TIE) Michael Fagan, Greenlawn, N.Y., and
    Darren Franks, Canton, Ga., and
    Jack Miller, Milwaukee, and
    Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,037
    138, (TIE) Herb Kimpel, Milton, Wis., and
    Chad Maas, Brookfield, Wis., and
    Blaise Bedolla, Roseburg, Ore., and
    Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,036
    142, (TIE) Aaron Buss, Freeport, Ill., and
    John Glowczewski, Winona, Minn., 1,035
    144, (TIE) Kay Choosakul, Cameron, N.C., and
    Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, and
    Isao Yamamoto, Japan, 1,034
    147, Don Griffin Jr., Afton, Mo., 1,033
    148, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,030
    149, (TIE) Jon Gibbs, Waterloo, Iowa, and
    Rowdy Shoumake, Hainesville, Ill., and
    Michael Haugen Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., 1,029.
    152, (TIE) Aric Alcaraz, Midlothian, Texas, and
    Paul Nicholas, Romeoville, Ill., and
    Christopher Vital, Lancaster, Pa., 1,028
    155, (TIE) Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., and
    D.J. Archer, Carrollton, Texas, and
    Chris Monroy, Holden, Mass., and
    Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,027
    159, (TIE) Timothy Maule, Independence, Wis., and
    Lloyd Burleson, San Diego, Ca., 1,025.

    300 Games - Doug Cutler.