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Jakob Butturff leads PBA Las Vegas Open field into match play

2015PBAJakobButturffJakob Butturff of Chandler, Ariz., one of the hottest players on tour in 2016, torched the lanes in the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open Saturday in the South Point Bowling Plaza, averaging 253.75 for 16 games to lead the field of 16 qualifiers into Sunday’s finals.

2015PBAWSOBTommyJonesButturff (above and right), an unorthodox double-jointed left-hander, started Saturday’s qualifying with a modest 218 game, but followed with games of 270, 300, 279, 256, 245, 261 and 248 for a total of 2,072 pins and an early 79-pin lead. In the second round Saturday evening, his scoring pace slowed a bit, but he expanded his lead to 159 pins over Tommy Jones (left) of Simpsonville, S.C.

The top 16 players after 16 games advanced to two eight-game match play rounds Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT, leading to the five-player stepladder finals at 5:30 p.m. PT.

Butturff, a 22-year-old second-year PBA member, made his PBA national television debut during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII last December in Reno, finishing fourth in the PBA Viper Championship, but since then has won his first PBA Tour title in the PBA XF Lubbock Sports Southwest Open earlier this year in addition to winning eight PBA West and/or Northwest Regional titles in 2016. And he really likes bowling in the South Point Bowling Plaza.

“This is one of my favorite buildings,” Butturff said. “I feel pretty comfortable bowling in Vegas because this is where I was born and raised. My family moved to Phoenix when I was 18, but when I’m here, it’s like bowling at home. I’m just more relaxed.”

The comfort of bowling in his native home city, combined with the confidence he has gained early in his PBA career, all support his bigger ambitions.

2016EBT15JesperSvensson2016WBTThailandAnthonySimonsen“I made my first TV show at the World Series last year, but I kinda wanted to get that first win because all of those other rookies (Sweden’s Jesper Svensson and Texan Anthony Simonsen among them) were killin’ it,” Butturff said. “I just wanted to be known as part of the best rookie class ever in the PBA.”

Svensson (left), a two-handed lefty, and Simonsen (right), a two-handed right-hander, also made the cut to the top 16 finishing qualifying in fifth and 13th place with 3,840 and 3,753, respectively.

2016EBT09MartinLarsen2016EBT08IldemaroRuiz2The international contingent is well represented among the match play finalists Sunday. Along with Sweden’s Svensson are Arturo Quintero of Mexico (7th; 3,811), Svensson’s compatriot Martin Larsen (left – 9th; 3,775) and Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela (right – 11th; 3,766).

Sunday’s round-robin match play rounds will determine the top five players after 32 games who will advance to the stepladder finals that will be covered live of PBA’s online video-streaming service, Xtra Frame, at 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET).

In addition to bowling for a PBA Tour title in the Las Vegas Open, the tournament is the final event in a season-long Xtra Frame Tour points competition that will award the points leader a $10,000 bonus.

2015PBAWSOBEJTackett2014EBT04RyanCiminelli2EJ Tackett (left – 4th; 3,843) of Huntington, Ind., leads the bonus race with 75 points, three ahead of Tommy Jones (2nd; 3,901) and six ahead of defending South Point Las Vegas Open champion Ryan Ciminelli (right – 14th; 3,737) of Cheektowaga, N.Y. All three advanced to Sunday’s final rounds.

In the Xtra Frame series, the tournament winner earns 25 points, second place 19, third 18, etc., declining by one point through 20 places.

The South Point Bowling Plaza PBA Fall Classic continues with the match play and stepladder final rounds of the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open Sunday and the five-player PBA Team Challenge Monday and Tuesday.

All competition in the Fall Classic is being covered live, exclusively on PBA’s online video-streaming service, Xtra Frame. For details, click here.

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PBA Xtra Frame Las Vegas Open – Final Round Qualifying Standings

Players with position, hometown and 16-game total. Top 16 advance to round robin match play. Places 17-40 show earnings. n-denotes non-member; w-denotes woman.

1, Jakob Butturff, Chandler, Ariz., 4,060
2, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,901
3, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 3,876
4, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,843
5, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 3,840
6, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,838
7, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 3,811
8, Joe Bailey, Wooster, Ohio, 3,798
9, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,775
10, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 3,769
11, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,766
12, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,760
13, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, 3,753
14, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,737
15 (tie), Ryan Graywacz, Feeding Hills, Mass., and Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,726

Missed Cut:
17, B.J. Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 3,723, $800
18, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,707, $770
19, Darren Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 3,704, $740
20, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,684, $710
21, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,674, $680
22, Brad Miller, Maryland Hts, Mo., 3,671, $650
23, Sam Cooley, Australia, 3,669, $620
24, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,668, $600
25, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 3,659, $600
26, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,650, $600
27, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 3,647, $600
28, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,635, $550
29, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 3,631, $550
30, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 3,627, $550
31, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 3,626, $550
32, Dom Barrett, England, 3,622, $550
33, Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 3,619, $550
34, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,608, $500
35, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,606, $500
36, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 3,601, $500
37, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,596, $500
38, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,594, $500
39, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 3,589, $500
40, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 3,585, $500

41, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 3,583
42, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 3,582
43, Matthew O’Grady, Matawan, N.J., 3,580
44, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3,567
45, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,562
46, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 3,548
47, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 3,546
48, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 3,543
49, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,540
50, n-Zachary Wilkins, Canada, 3,533
51, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 3,529
52, Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., 3,527
53 (tie), w-Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., and n-Alex Aguiar, N. Dartmouth, Mass., 3,520
55 (tie), Richie Teece, England, and w-Liz Kuhlkin, Rotterdam, N.Y., 3,516
57, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 3,508
58 (tie), Graham Fach, Canada, and Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,500
60, Aaron Lorincz, Belleville, Mich., 3,494
61, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 3,491
62 (tie), Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,489
64, Paul Moor, England, 3,484
65, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 3,475
66, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 3,470
67, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,468
68, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3,465
69 (tie), Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio; Francois Lavoie, Canada, and Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 3,463
72, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 3,455
73, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 3,440
74, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,432
75, Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,426
76, Patrick Allen, South Salem, N.Y., 3,411
77, Chuck Tillson, Santa Rosa, Calif., 3,410
78, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 3,401
79, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 3,399
80, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 3,394
81, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,382
82, n-Steve Novak, Bay City, Mich., 3,381
83, n-Russ Oviatt, Tempe, Ariz., 3,372
84, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 3,365
85, Travis Celmer, Brigham City, Utah, 3,360
86, Anthony Colosimo, Davie, Fla., 3,343
87, Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 3,334
88 (tie), Christopher Sloan, Ireland, and Matt Jones, Winnetka, Calif., 3,330
90, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 3,320
91, n-Tim Cagle II, Pinole, Calif., 3,319
92, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 3,314
93, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3,292
94, Lowell Huber, Westminster, Calif., 3,257
95, w-Anggie Ramirez, Colombia, 3,231
96, Myles Duty, Modesto, Calif., 3,222
97, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,216
98, David Allen, Las Vegas, 3,208
99, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 3,204
100, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 3,194
101 (tie), n-Jason Buenviaje, Ontario, Calif., and David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,192
103, n-Kevin Valmonte, LaVerne, Calif., 3,183
104, Dave Han, Hoover, Ala., 3,172
105, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 3,166
106, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 3,153
107, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 3,132
108, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 3,078
109, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 3,056
110, n-w-Adrianne Barela, Henderson, Nev., 3,018
111, William Grant, Rio Rancho, N.M., 2,947
112, n-Luke Bow, Temecula, Calif., 2,811
113, Michael Marranca, Phoenix, 2,772
114, n-Daniel Jackson, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,722
115, Joe Moorehead, Fate, Texas, 2,683
116, Dave Oliver, San Tan Valley, Ariz., 2,611
117, Ryan Normand, Portland, Ore., 2,602
Withdrew: Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Louis Catiller, Las Vegas

300 Games (5): Richie Teece, Brandon Novak, Marshall Kent, Andrew Graff, Sean Rash.

PBA Xtra Frame Las Vegas Open – First Round Qualifying Standings

Players with position, hometown and 8-game total. n-denotes non-member; w-denotes woman.

1, Jakob Butturff, Chandler, Ariz., 2,077
2, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,998
3, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,987
4, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,984
5, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,948
6, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,944
7, Brad Miller, Maryland Hts, Mo., 1,932, $100
8, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,924
8, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,924
10, Ryan Graywacz, Feeding Hills, Mass., 1,921
11, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,911
12, B.J. Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 1,908
13, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,906
14, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,903
15, n-Steve Novak, Bay City, Mich., 1,892
16, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,889
17, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,885
17, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,885, $100
17, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,885
20, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 1,883
20, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,883
22, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,878
23, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,872
24, Darren Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 1,871
25, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,868, $100
26, Joe Bailey, Wooster, Ohio, 1,862
27, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,861
28, Paul Moor, England, 1,855
29, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,852
30, Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 1,845
31, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,844
32, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,842
33, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,837
34, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,835
34, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,835
36, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,834
37, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, 1,833
37, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,833
39, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,824
40, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 1,823
41, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,822
42, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,819
43, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 1,817
44, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 1,814
45, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,810
46, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,807
47, n-Alex Aguiar, N. Dartmouth, Mass., 1,805
48, Dom Barrett, England, 1,797
48, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,797
50, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 1,795
51, Anthony Colosimo, Davie, Fla., 1,790
52, Matthew O’Grady, Matawan, N.J., 1,788
53, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 1,787
53, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,787
55, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,786
56, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,771
56, n-Zachary Wilkins, Canada, 1,771
58, Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,770
59, w-Liz Kuhlkin, Rotterdam, N.Y., 1,765
60, Aaron Lorincz, Belleville, Mich., 1,752
61, Patrick Allen, South Salem, N.Y., 1,751
62, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,750
63, Richie Teece, England, 1,748
64, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 1,747
65, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,744
66, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,741
66, Graham Fach, Canada, 1,741
68, Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., 1,738
69, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,736
70, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,735
71, w-Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,734
72, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,732
73, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,724
74, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 1,722
74, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,722
74, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,722
77, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,718
78, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,713
79, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,710
80, Matt Jones, Winnetka, Calif., 1,706
81, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,703
82, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,702
83, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,701
84, Lowell Huber, Westminster, Calif., 1,697
85, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,696
86, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,691
87, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,687
87, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 1,687
89, David Allen, Las Vegas, 1,679
90, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,677
91, n-Russ Oviatt, Tempe, Ariz., 1,676
92, Travis Celmer, Brigham City, Utah, 1,668
93, Chuck Tillson, Santa Rosa, Calif., 1,663
94, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,661
95, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 1,630
96, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,619
97, Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,616
98, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,612
99, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,607
100, n-Tim Cagle II, Pinole, Calif., 1,606
100, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 1,606
102, n-Jason Buenviaje, Ontario, Calif., 1,599
103, n-Kevin Valmonte, LaVerne, Calif., 1,577
104, w-Anggie Ramirez, Colombia, 1,574
105, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,566
106, Myles Duty, Modesto, Calif., 1,556
107, William Grant, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,551
108, n-w-Adrianne Barela, Henderson, Nev., 1,547
109, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,539
110, Dave Han, Hoover, Ala., 1,516
111, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,498
112, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,451
113, Dave Oliver, San Tan Valley, Ariz., 1,448
114, n-Luke Bow, Temecula, Calif., 1,435
115, Louis Catiller, Las Vegas, 1,417
116, Joe Moorehead, Fate, Texas, 1,382
117, Michael Marranca, Phoenix, 1,374
118, Ryan Normand, Portland, Ore., 1,348
119, n-Daniel Jackson, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,342

300 Games (4): Wes Malott, Jakob Butturff, Jesse Buss, Brad Miller.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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