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Big round propels Michael Haugen Jr. into lead in Farmingdale


Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year, averaged 245 in the second round Monday to take top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick.

The five-time PBA Tour titlist and winner (featured photo and right) of the 2017 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open for his first title on the tour for players 50 and over, led qualifying with a 3,786 16-game pinfall total (236.63 average) at Farmingdale Lanes in Famingdale, N.Y.

After a 1,851 pinfall for eight games in Sunday’s first qualifying round, Haugen surged into the lead after bowling 1,935 in the second round with games of 247, 238, 299, 268, 225, 215, 220 and 223. He left a 4 pin on the final shot of the 10th frame in his 299 game.

By finishing in the top eight he will be seeded directly into Tuesday’s second match play round which begins at 3:15 p.m. ET.

“The goal, of course, is to make the top eight but you always take a lot of pride in being the tournament leader,” said the 51-year-old Haugen. “When you see your name at the top of the standings board it’s a confidence booster no doubt about that.”

Haugen is also encouraged by a good start to the season with sixth, ninth and 11th-place finishes in the first three tournaments.

“My game is good,” Haugen added. “One thing I’m doing especially well is getting a good read on the lane conditions which makes it a lot easier to make the right adjustments quicker.”

PBA Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Tour titlist Parker Bohn III (left) of Jackson, N.J., finished qualifying in second with a 3,776 pinfall after bowling games of 279, 237, 245, 256, 205, 217, 223 and 238 for his eight games in the second round.

Joining Haugen and Bohn in the top eight were Ryan Shafer (right), Horseheads, N.Y.; 3,720; PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (below left), Venezuela, 3,638; Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 3,623; PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,588; Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,581, and first round leader Glenn Smith, New York, N.Y., 3,580.

The top 30 players plus eight PBA60 players advance to Tuesday’s cashers and match play rounds which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. After match play the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Defending champion and 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair (right) of Albany, N.Y., finished qualifying in 26th to advance to the cashers round.

Tom Carter (left) of Columbus, Ohio defeated PBA Hall of Famer and tournament namesake Johnny Petraglia in a one-game roll-off, 236-164, to take the eighth and final PBA60 cashers’ round spot.

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PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open – Second Round Standings

Players with position, hometown and 16-game total. Positions 1-24 advance to match play, positions 25-30 plus eight PBA60 players (positions 31-38) advance to cashers’ round to determine eight additional match play spot. *Tom Carter def. Johnny Petraglia 236-164 in one-game roll-off for final PBA60 cashers’ round spot. n-denotes non-member

1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,786
2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,776
3, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,720
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,638
5, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 3,623
6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,588
7, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,581
8, Glenn Smith, New York, N.Y., 3,580
9, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,561
10, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 3,551
11, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,541
12, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,536
13, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,534
14, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3,532
15, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 3,528
16, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 3,520
17, Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 3,511
18, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,500
19, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,492
20, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,490
21, n-John Masiello, Southgate, Mich., 3,488
22, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,482
23, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,479
24, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,475

25, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3,467
26, (tie) Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and
Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3,455
28, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,435
29, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,431
30, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,417

31, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,403
32, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 3,399
33, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,382
34, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,364
35, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3,316
36, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,314
37, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,309
38, *ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,290

Missed Cut:
39, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,414
40, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,389
41, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 3,388
42, Robert Boehm, Nutley, N.J., 3,371
43, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,358
44, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 3,354
45, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,345
46, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,341
47, (tie) Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,316
48, *Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,290
49, n-Pamela Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 3,286
50, Storm DeVincent, Derry, N.H., 3,276
51, Robert Hoyser, Titusville, Fla., 3,256
52, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,243
53, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 3,242
54, n-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 3,227
55, n-Geroge Szczublenski, West Seneca, N.Y., 3,220
56, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,204
57, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 3,187
58, (tie) n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J.,
Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,183
60, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,172
61, Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 3,166
62, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,163
63, n-Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 3,154
64, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 3,148
65, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 3,130
66, n-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 3,129
67, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,125
68, Gary Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 3,119
69, n-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,115
70, Arthur O’Connor, Middle Village, N.Y., 3,099
71, Daniel Twomey, Hackensack, N.J., 3,098
72, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 3,096
73, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,094
74, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 3,080
75, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,076
76, n-Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 3,054
77, Howard Snyder, Hunt Valley, Md., 3,029
78, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,990
79, Neil Binder, Shelton, Conn., 2,988
80, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 2,972
81, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 2,935
82, n-Edward Brabant jr, Dracut, Mass., 2,924
83, Louis Getzelman, Massapequa, N.Y., 2,916
84, ss-Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 2,904
85, n-ss-Kenneth Bruce, Oceanside, N.Y., 2,854
86, Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 2,838
87, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 2,789
88, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,747
89, Thimothy Williams, Brooklyn, NY, 2,714
90, n-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 2,686
91, Douglas Slier, Lenox, Mass., 2,125

300 games (1) – Bill Neumann.

Herbert Bickel

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