Joe Salvemini, Sammy Ventura tie for second round lead in Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open

    06/06/12

    2012 PBA Senior Tour #5

    Germany's Peter Knopp moves into third place after 12 of 18 qualifying games

    2011PBASSammyVentura.jpg2012PBAS05JoeSalvemini.jpgFormer Professional Bowlers Association Tour player Joe Salvemini (pictured left) of Las Vegas, and third-year Senior Tour player Sammy Ventura (right) of Syracuse, N.Y., finished with a 2,850 12-game pinfall total to tie for the second round lead in the Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open Tuesday at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

    Salvemini, the winner of three PBA Tour titles during a 20-year career from 1983 to 2003, had a 1,385 six-game pinfall with games of 245, 194, 211, 278, 246 and 211 in Tuesday's second round to move into the lead improving on a fourth-place finish after Monday's first round.

    "When I was on, I was on but there were a few frames where I had trouble making the right adjustments and I had a little trouble with spares," Salvemini said. "Overall, I haven't felt this good in years so I'm looking forward to the next couple of rounds and hopefully I'll be there for match play on Thursday.

    "I'm a pretty emotional guy so I'm going to have to keep my emotions in check as we move forward," Salvemini added. "I have a good look now I just need to stay focused."

    Adopting a less-is-more philosophy is paying dividends for Ventura. Once a bowler who relied heavily on a big hook, he is now learning that throwing the ball straighter is the key to better success on the Senior Tour.

    Ventura had a 1,366 pinfall in the second round with games of 278, 213, 202, 239, 176 and 258.

    "I made some radical changes to how I have my equipment drilled which is allowing me to get a cleaner release with not as much hook," said Ventura, whose best Senior Tour finish was 10th in last season's Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open.

    2011PBASPeterKnopp.jpg2011PBASTomBaker.jpg"I can still throw the big hook if I need to but learning to throw the ball straighter with a cleaner release allows the ball to read the lane better so that I can make better decisions on making adjustments."

    Salvemini and Ventura hold a 12-pin lead over Peter Knopp (left) of Germany, who leaped from 32nd to third place behind a 1483 series Monday. Knopp had games of 247, 214, 268, 268, 238 and 248 for 2,838 total or an average of 236.50 for 12 games.

    He was followed by three-time Tour and two-time Senior Tour winner Charlie Tapp of Kalamazoo, Mich., in fourth with 2,835, and PBA Hall of Famer and four-time Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker (right) of King, N.C., in fifth with 2,824.

    With the completion of the second round, the intensity ratchets up a level heading into Wednesday's third qualifying round as players scramble to be among the top 55 who will advance to Thursday morning's fourth round.

    The top 24 players after Thursday's qualifying round will advance to round-robin match play to be conducted Thursday and Friday to determine the top four for the stepladder finals scheduled for Friday at 3:30 p.m. PT.

    Bowling fans can check out coverage of the Senior U.S. Open on pba.com's Xtra Frame.

     


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    Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Suncoast - Second Round Results


    Players with position, hometown and 12-game total. a indicates amateur.

    1, (tie) Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, and Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2,850
    3, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2,838
    4, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2,835
    5, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,824
    6, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 2,808
    7, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,788
    8, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 2,784
    9, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 2,782
    10, a-Ed Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 2,781
    11, Rick Francis, Galt, Calif., 2,760
    12, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 2,759
    13, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 2,748
    14, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 2,747
    15, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,743
    16, a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 2,740
    17, (tie) Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,738
    19, a-Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 2,729
    20, a-Ron Hosler, Denver, Colo., 2,720
    21, (tie) Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., and Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 2,711
    23, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 2,708
    24, (tie) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., and a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 2,702
    26, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 2,697
    27, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,692
    28, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,689
    29, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 2,687
    30, a-Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 2,685
    31, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,683
    32, a-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 2,678
    33, a-Crister Danielsson, Sweden, 2,674
    34, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 2,673
    35, (tie) Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 2,671
    37, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,669
    38, (tie) Randy Shewmake, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 2,666
    40, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 2,660
    41, (tie) Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., and Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,658
    43, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 2,655
    44, (tie) Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., and Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2,651
    47, a-Dan Roberts, Brentwood, Calif., 2,648
    48, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 2,647
    49, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 2,646
    50, a-Cliff Connors, Tempe, Ariz., 2,645
    51, Kevin Fatherree, Northridge, Calif., 2,644
    52, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,643
    53, (tie) David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., Don Moser, Murrieta, Calif., and William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,641
    56, (tie) Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2,638
    58, (tie) a- Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, and Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 2,633
    60, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 2,631
    61, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 2,629
    62, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,627
    63, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,624
    64, a-Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 2,623
    65, Rick Minier, Cypress, Texas, 2,622
    66, a-Michael Clemence, Las Vegas, 2,621
    67, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2,619
    68, (tie) Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., and Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,617
    70, (tie) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, and Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 2,613
    72, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 2,612
    73, (tie) C.K. Moore, Redding, Calif., and Mike Raleigh, Clyde, Mich., 2,610
    75, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,607
    76, a-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 2,606
    77, Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., 2,604
    78, (tie) a- D.A. Wright, Palm Desert, Calif., and Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 2,603
    80, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 2,596
    81, (tie) Gary Livingston, Papillion, Neb., and Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 2,594
    83, a-Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2,592
    84, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 2,591
    85, Koichiro Tamaki, Japan, 2,590
    86, a- Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 2,586
    87, a-Masato Hanamoto, Japan, 2,584
    88, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,577
    89, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,576
    90, a-Jeff Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 2,573
    91, Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 2,572
    92, (tie) a- Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash., and Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 2,568
    94, Jerry Sikora, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., 2,559
    95, Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., 2,556
    96, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 2,549
    97, Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 2,548
    98, (tie) Mal Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., and Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., 2,539
    100, Doug Kempt, Monrovia, Calif., 2,538
    101, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,537
    102, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2,535
    103, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 2,533
    104, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 2,530
    105, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 2,525
    106, a-Dan Ahlquist, Sweden, 2,519
    107, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 2,516
    108, a-Ed Jablonski, Las Vegas, 2,510
    109, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 2,505
    110, a-Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 2,502
    111, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,499
    112, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 2,495
    113, a-Mike Locorriere, Las Vegas, 2,493
    114, George Patel, England, 2,488
    115, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,487
    116, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 2,485
    117, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,476
    118, (tie)) Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., and a-Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 2,473
    120, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 2,472
    121, Scott Lindsey, Omaha, Neb., 2,470
    122, a-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 2,468
    123, (tie) Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., and Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 2,467
    125, a-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2,464
    126, a-Gary Coultas, Huntington Beach, Calif., 2,460
    127, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 2,454
    128, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif., 2,452
    129, a-Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, 2,451
    130, a-Steve Corsaro, Tracy, Calif., 2,448
    131, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 2,447
    132, (tie) Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 2,444
    134, (tie) a-David Thomas, Las Vegas, Tom Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Don Lane, San Francisco, 2,441
    137, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 2,440
    138, a-Frank DeFilippo, Las Vegas, 2,438
    139, (tie) a-Wayne Manwill, Boise, Idaho, and Fred Kouri, Castle Rock, Colo., 2,434
    141, (tie) a- Robert Priess, Las Vegas, Nev., and Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 2,431
    143, Steven Withrow, Puyallup, Wash., 2,430
    144, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 2,426
    145, a-Al Bella, Antioch, Calif., 2,423
    146, (tie) Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., a-Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., and Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,421
    149, (tie) a- David Graber, Las Vegas, and Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,419
    151, Steve Lennard, Palmdale, Calif., 2,416
    152, (tie) Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., and Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 2,412
    154, Chuck Schuette, Davenport, Iowa, 2,411
    155, a-John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 2,407
    156, a-Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 2,403
    157, a-Gary Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,399
    158, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 2,396
    159, Robert Sturdevant Jr., Long Beach, Wash., 2,394
    160, a-Dan Winter, Rockford, Ill., 2,389
    161, (tie) a-Dale Rider, Las Vegas, and a-Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, 2,386
    163, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,379
    164, a-Randy Jackman, Hammond, Ind., 2,378
    165, a-Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 2,374
    166, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 2,372
    167, (tie) a-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., and a-Jim Stevens, Eagan, Minn., 2,371
    169, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,370
    170, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 2,359
    171, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 2,351
    172, (tie) Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., and Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 2,350
    174, a-Leif Sjoberg, Sweden, 2,345
    175, a-Mike Castleton, San Diego, 2,344
    176, Ed Bordenka, Las Vegas, 2,341
    177, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 2,337
    178, Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., 2,335
    179, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 2,334
    180, Gary Simon, Philippi, W. Va., 2,332
    181, Jorge Gutierrez, Las Cruces, N.M., 2,324
    182, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 2,320
    183, a-Kiyoshi Nakarai, Japan, 2,318
    184, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 2,316
    185, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 2,315
    186, a-Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 2,310
    187, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 2,306
    188, a-Butch Hrouda, Dickinson, N.D., 2,300
    189, Dennis Bremer, Stoughton, Wis., 2,296
    190, (tie) Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., and Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 2,295
    192, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 2,294
    193, a-Thomas Smith, San Bernardino, Calif., 2,292
    194, (tie) Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., and a-Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., 2,287
    196, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 2,286
    197, (tie) John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., and a-Douglas Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 2,281
    199, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,277
    200, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 2,269
    201, Ken Waltman, Tokeland, Wash., 2,256
    202, a-Kenneth Daily, San Leanardo, Calif., 2,246
    203, Rickey Smith, Milton, Fla., 2,243
    204, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 2,242
    205, a-Mark Fenton, Aurora, Colo., 2,226
    206, Jerry Watkins, Bloomfield, N.M., 2,224
    207, Larry Grandt, Lake Bluff, Ill., 2,215
    208, a-Trent Zabelle, Beaverton, Ore., 2,214
    209, a-Jim Cote, Spokane, Wash., 2,204
    210, Larry Jordan, Lebanon, Ore., 2,185
    211, a-Lamonte Lovering, San Mateo, Calif., 2,178
    212, Don Michaelsen, Plant City, Fla., 2,169
    213, Herbye Mitchell, Granbury, Texas, 2,164
    214, Dave Gualeni, Roswell, N.M., 2,159
    215, a-Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va., 2,148
    216, a-James Snyder, Fair Oaks, Calif., 1,527 (WD)
    217, Randee Fry, Scottsbluff, Neb., 2,090
    218, Ray Shuel, Canada, 2,016
    219, a-Ted Clampitt, Denton, Texas, 1,923
    220, James Gregware Jr, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,914
    221, Tom Greco, West Palm Beach, Fla., (WD)