2011 Tour

2011 PBA Senior Tour #7

07/23/11

Mohr's absence from USBC Senior Masters gives glimmer of hope to short list of PBA Senior Player of the Year contenders

2011PBAS03RonMohr2_small.jpgAfter a phenomenal first half of the 2011 PBA Senior Tour season, Alaskan Ron Mohr (l.) holds a commanding lead in the Senior Player of the Year points race with five tournaments remaining on the 2011 Senior Tour schedule. But Mohr's absence from the upcoming USBC Senior Masters will provide an opportunity for a couple of challengers to pick up some valuable ground as Mohr will miss the event to attend a family wedding. Mohr leads the Player of the Year rankings by 30 points as the season resumes July 31-Aug. 5 after a month-long break with the Senior Masters.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/23/11

Ron Mohr’s dream season continues with win in PBA Senior Northern California Classic

Defeats Hugh Miller in dramatic title for his third title of the season

2009PBASHughMiller_small.jpg2011PBAS06RonMohr_small.jpgRon Mohr (pictured left with proprietor Jim Wangeman) of Eagle River, Alaska, has established himself as the player to beat on the PBA Senior Tour, by winning the PBA Senior Northern California Classic Wednesday for his second consecutive, and third title overall, this season. Mohr defeated Hugh Miller (r.) of Seattle 223-215, at Harvest Park Bowl in the dramatic title match that wasn’t decided until the 10th frame.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/22/11

Hugh Miller shoots into lead in PBA Senior Northern California Classic

Rolls two 300 games and averages over 264 in round two quaöifying

2009PBASHughMiller_small.jpgHugh Miller (pictured left) of Seattle, bowled two 300 games and averaged 264.6 in Tuesday's second round to take the lead in the PBA  Senior Northern California Classic Tuesday at Harvest Park Bowl. Miller, who spent more than 17 seasons competing on the national tour but still bowls in an occasional senior tour event, finished with a 3,961 16-game overall pinfall total which included 2,117 in Tuesday's round on games of 238, 237, 300, 268, 279, 248, 300 and 247. The top 32 from the 100-player field advanced to Wednesday's match play rounds.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #6

06/21/11

Walter Ray Williams Jr. leads after first round in PBA Senior Northern California Classic

Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif. (June 19-22, 2011)

2011PBAS04WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured left) had no problem shaking off his loss to Ron Mohr in the championship match of the PBA Senior U.S. Open last Friday, taking the first-round lead in the PBA Senior Northern California Classic Monday at Harvest Park Bowl. With the help of a 300 in the first game of the round, Williams finished with a 1,988 eight-game pinfall total adding games of 205, 259, 248, 225, 215, 259 and 277 for a 248.5 average. Eight-game qualifying continues Tuesday after which the 100-player field will be cut to the top 32.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/18/11

Ron Mohr wins 2011 PBA Senior U.S. Open for first major title

Alaskan sweeps all three championship round matches for fifth career Senior Tour crown

2011PBAS05RonMohrWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgAfter finishing second in last year’s PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Suncoast, 2009 Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr (l.) of Eagle River, Alaska, returned to win the sport’s most demanding Senior Tour tournament for his first major title Friday at the Suncoast Bowling Center. Qualifying fourth for the stepladder finals, Mohr defeated PBA Hall of Famer and top qualifier Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.), 246-189, in the championship match to also win his fifth career Senior Tour title.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/17/11

Williams expands lead as PBA Senior U.S. Open heads into final day

PBA's winningest player tries to become first to win U.S. Open and Senior U.S. Open titles

201011PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) of Ocala, Fla., continued his march toward becoming the first player in PBA history to win both the U.S. Open and Senior U.S. Open titles Thursday, expanding his lead as the field of 24 match play finalists headed into Friday's final rounds of the PBA Senior U.S. Open. The remaining 24 players will return Friday for two additional eight-game round-robin match play rounds. After 51 games, the top four bowlers will advance to the stepladder finals at 3:30 p.m. Pacific.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/16/11

Walter Ray Williams Jr. makes his way to top of leaderboard in PBA Senior U.S. Open

PBA legend heads after third round as field is cut to the top 56 players

2011PBAS04WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgPBA Hall of famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) is on a quest to add yet another milestone to an already legendary career. Williams moved into the third round lead of the PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by the Suncoast at the Suncoast Bowling Center Wednesday with a 4,183 18-game pinfall total (232.3 average). The 51-year-old Williams hopes to become the only player in PBA history to win U.S. Open titles on both the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour and Senior Tour.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/15/11

Bo Goergen moves to the top in second round at PBA Senior U.S. Open

2010USBCOCBoGoergen_small.jpgBowling in just his third PBA Senior Tour tournament, Bo Goergen (pictured) of Sanford, Mich., averaged 222.3 for six games Tuesday to move into the second-round lead of the PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by the Suncoast at the Suncoast Bowling Center. After finishing second with a 1,424 six-game pinfall after Monday's first round, Goergen bowled 1,334 in Tuesday's second round for 2,758 and an overall average of 229.8 to lead first-round leader Kevin Croucher of Grants Pass, Ore., in second with 2,731.


2011 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/14/11

Kevin Croucher leads after first round in PBA Senior U.S. Open

55-year-old proprietor hoping recent work on his game pays off in season's first major

2010PBASKevinCroucher_small.jpgKevin Croucher (pictured) of Grants Pass, Ore., averaged 239.6 to lead the 227-player field after first-round qualifying Monday in the PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by the Suncoast at the Suncoast Bowling Center. Croucher, winner of the 2007 Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open for his lone Senior Tour title, had a 1,438 six-game pinfall total. In what is considered the toughest test on the Senior Tour, all players will bowl two more six-game qualifying rounds Tuesday and Wednesday after which the field will be cut to the top quarter.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/10/11

Mark Williams trying to defend PBA Senior U.S. Open title June 12-17 in Las Vegas

Conditions and format suit Hall of Famer just fine

2010PBASMarkWilliams_small.jpgDefending champion Mark Williams' (pictured) performance in winning the 2010 Senior U.S. Open presented by the Suncoast was indicative of the creativity that players will need to be successful in what is considered the toughest test for Senior Tour players. Williams will try to defend his title against a field of approximately 250 players at Suncoast Bowling Center June 12-17. Playing two entirely different lines in the championship match last year, the PBA Hall of Famer won the 2010 Senior U.S. Open for his first major Senior Tour title.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #5

06/03/11

Ready or not, Wayne Webb to return to action in PBA Senior U.S. Open

2010 Senior Player of the Year still recovering from knee surgeries

2010PBASWayneWebb2_small.jpgAfter missing the first four tournaments of the 2011 PBA Senior Tour season recovering from his second knee surgery in seven months, PBA Hall of Famer and reigning Senior Player of the Year Wayne Webb (pictured) is returning to action in the PBA Senior U.S. Open Presented by the Suncoast June 12-17 at the Suncoast Bowling Center. The tournament consists of 27 qualifying games with the top 24 moving on to compete in 24 games of match play. After 51 games, the top four will advance to the stepladder finals.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #4

05/25/11

Walter Ray Williams Jr. back on winning track with PBA Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open victory

Hall of famer defeats Alaskan Ron Mohr 268-168 for first win of the season

2011PBAS04WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpg2011PBAS03RonMohr2_small.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association legend Walter Ray Williams Jr. (l.) of Ocala, Fla., won the PBA Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open Tuesday for his first tour win in more than a year. Williams defeated 2009 Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr (r.) of Eagle River, Alaska, 268-168, in the championship match at Playdrome Rose Bowl for his first senior title of the season and second of his Senior Tour career.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #4

05/24/11

Ron Mohr retains lead after second round of PBA Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open

Alaskan trying for second consecutive win of the season as field is cut to 32

2010PBAS02RonMohr_small.jpgRon Mohr (pictured) of Eagle River, Alaska, continued to pace the field in the PBA Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open Monday retaining the lead after second-round qualifying at Playdrome Rose Bowl. Mohr, hoping to become the season's first two-time winner after winning the Senior Miller High Life Classic for his fourth career Senior Tour title three weeks ago, finished qualifying with a 3,609 16-game pinfall total (225.5 average). Match play begins Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #4

05/23/11

Ron Mohr is the first round leader at PBA Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open

Momentum continues for winner of recent Senior Miller High Life Classic

2010PBASRonMohr_small.jpg2010PBASKentWagner_small.jpgTrying for his second consecutive Senior Tour win this season, Ron Mohr (l.) of Eagle River, Alaska, averaged 230.7 for eight games Sunday to lead the first round of the PBA Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open at Playdrome Rose Bowl. Mohr, the winner of the recent Senior Miller High Life Classic in Mooresville, N.C., bowled a 1,846 pinfall total to hold a 25-pin lead over Allentown native Kent Wagner (r.) in second with 1,821.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #4

05/19/11

2011 PBA Senior Tour resumes with PBA Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open

Playdrome Rose Bowl in Allentown, Pa. (May 21-24, 2011)

PBAEst1958_small.jpgThe PBA Senior Tour returns to action beginning this Sunday with the PBA Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open from Playdrome Rose Bowl in Allentown, Pa. PBA fans can tune into Xtra Frame, hosted by expert analyst Jeff ("The Bowling Doctor") Mark, who will be calling the action for the final qualifying round on Monday, May 23 at 3 p.m. ET and match play finals rounds at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday May 24.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #3

05/05/11

Ron Mohr wins PBA Senior Miller High Life Classic for fourth Senior Tour Title

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Ron Mohr (center) of Eagle River, Alaska, won the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Miller High Life Classic Wednesday at George Pappas' Victory Lanes for his fourth career Senior Tour title. Mohr, the 2009 PBA Senior Player of the Year, defeated Tim Kauble of Marion, Ohio, 248-236, in the title match for his first win of the season after a third-place finish in last week's Sun Bowl In the Villages and fourth place in the season-opening Don Carter Senior Open.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #3

05/04/11

Walter Ray Williams Jr. retains lead after second round of PBA Senior Miller High Life Classic

The top 32 after 16 games advance to Wednesday's match play rounds

200910PBAPotYWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured left) of Ocala, Fla., heads a field of 32 players who advanced to match play after Tuesday's second round qualifying in the PBA Senior Miller High Life Classic at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. The 2010 PBA Senior Rookie of the Year leads with a 3,899 16-game pinfall total (243.6 average) after bowling 2,025 in Monday's eight-game round and 1,874 in Tuesday's second round. Match play begins Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET with Round of 8 and championship rounds starting at 7:30 p.m.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #3

05/03/11

Walter Ray Williams Jr. averages 253 to lead first round of PBA Senior Miller High Life Classic

George Pappas Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C. (May 1-4, 2011)

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201011PBAEastGaryShultis_small.jpgDefending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. (l.) of Ocala, Fla., averaged 253 for eight games Monday to lead the first round of the PBA Senior Miller High Life Classic at George Pappas' Victory Lanes. Williams had a 2,025 pinfall total with games of 236, 276, 228, 258, 249, 279, 280 and 219 to hold a 47-pin lead over Gary Shultis (right) of Levittown, N.Y., in second with 1,978. Eight-game qualifying continues Tuesday after which the 148-player field will be cut to the top 32 who will advance to match play Wednesday morning.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #2

04/27/11

Harry Sullins wins PBA Senior Sun Bowl in The Villages for second Senior Tour title

Sullins defeats Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. in title match 248-239

2011PBAS02HarrySullins_small.jpg201011PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgHarry Sullins (l.) of Chesterfield Township, Mich., defeated Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) of Ocala, Fla., 248-239 in the title match Tuesday to win the PBA Senior Sun Bowl In the Villages at Spanish Springs Lanes. Sullins, who won the 2009 PBA Senior World Championship for his first Senior Tour title, put together seven consecutive strikes after an open and spare in the first two frames of the title match to help seal the win.

2011 PBA Senior Tour #2

04/26/11

Ron Mohr leads top 32 into Tuesday’s match play rounds

Still healing after personal loss, Ron Mohr starts anew on 2011 PBA Senior Tour

2009PBASRonMohr_small.jpgStill healing from the passing of his wife in January, Ron Mohr (pictured) of Eagle River, Alaska, didn’t know what the future held for his professional bowling career—he just knew it was important to continue. Mohr, whose wife Linda passed away as the result of treatment complications from surgery last September, moved into the second-round lead of the PBA Senior Sun Bowl In The Villages Monday with a 3,698 16-game pinfall total (231.1 average). The 149-player field has been cut to the top 32 who will advance to match play Tuesday morning.

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