Sammy Ventura retains lead in Etonic PBA Senior U.S. Open as field was cut to top 55

    06/07/12

    2012 PBA Senior Tour #5

    Two-time winners Webb, Baker target unprecedented third title; defending champion Ron Mohr and 2012 winner Lennie Boresch Jr. fail to advance

    2012PBAS05SammyVentura.jpg2012PBAS05JoeSalvemini.jpgSammy Ventura (pictured left) of Syracuse, N.Y., retained his lead after the third round of the Etonic Professional Bowlers Association Senior U.S. Open Wednesday at the Suncoast Bowling Center, but making a charge were two two-time winners hoping to become the tournament's first three-time winner.

    Ventura, who tied for the lead with Joe Salvemini (right) of Las Vegas after the second round, leads with a 4,295 18-game pinfall total (238.1 average) and heads a field of 55 players who advanced to Thursday's final qualifying round which will determine the top 24 players who will move on to match play. Salvemini dropped to eighth.

    "I feel good physically and mentally and I have confidence in my equipment so I just need to keep an open mind about making adjustments," Ventura said. "The one good thing about bowling on three different (lane) conditions over the past three days is getting the experience to adapt to the conditions and how the lanes play differently."

    2010PBASWayneWebb3.jpg2010PBASTomBaker2.jpgTrailing Ventura are two two-time Senior U.S. Open champions, PBA Hall of Famers Wayne Webb (left) of Columbus, Ohio and Tom Baker (right) of King, N.C.

    Webb, the 2010 Senior Player of the Year and the tournament's champion in 2008 and 2009, is in second 24 pins back with 4,271. He bowled games of 227, 238, 268, 227, 248 and 255 in Wednesday's round.

    "It's one of those rare tournaments where I'm actually feeling stronger as it goes along," said Webb, who won 20 titles on the PBA Tour. "Early on I had trouble with my timing and made an adjustment holding the ball farther down in my stance like the old days and things just got better the more games I bowled."

    Baker, a four-time Senior Player of the Year who won the Senior U.S. Open in 2005 and 2006, is in third 41 pins back with 4,230. His third round included games of 199, 243, 224, 300, 199 and 241.

    "I'm just plugging along," Baker said. "The important thing right now is to not get ahead of yourself. You're bowling on a different lane condition each day and then the pairs (of lanes) can be so different so you really have to stay in the moment."

    201112PBAAmletoMonacelli.jpg2011PBASRonMohr.jpg Another Hall of Famer, Amleto Monacelli (left) of Venezuela, bowling in his first year on the Senior Tour, charged from 15th after the second round to fourth finishing with 4,228. He had third round games of 246, 237, 249, 227, 279 and 247.

    It was a tough and unexpected tournament for reigning Senior Player of the Year and 2011 winner Ron Mohr (right) of Eagle River, Alaska, failing to make the cut finishing 83rd with 3,867 total.

    "I'm disappointed and frankly a little embarrassed," said Mohr, who also finished second in 2010. "In general it was just bad bowling but looking back on it I think I was throwing the ball too hard and couldn't get a consistent ball reaction for an entire block.

    "It shakes your confidence a little when everyone else around you is striking and then you have to press and chase strikes."

    201011PBALennieBoresch.jpgDan Roberts of Brentwood, Calif. took the 55th and last place to advance with 3,935 and an average of 218,61. Missing the cut by just two pins was 56th place Lennie Boresch Jr. (left) of Kenosha, Wis., who won his first career PBA Senior Tour title in the season-opening PBA Senior Sun Bowl in The Villages presented by Storm.

    The top 24 players after Thursday's qualifying round advance to round-robin match play to be conducted Thursday afternoon 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 - Third Round Results


    Players with position, hometown and 18-game total. The top 55 advance to the fourth round. a indicates amateur; ss-super seniors out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700

    1, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 4,295
    2, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 4,271
    3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 4,230
    4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,228
    5, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 4,207
    6, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 4,187
    7, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 4,169
    8, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, 4,147
    9, a-Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 4,146
    10, (tie) a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., and Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 4,145
    13, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 4,138
    14, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 4,131
    15, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 4,127
    16, Peter Knopp, Germany, 4,122
    17, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 4,118
    18, a-Ed Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 4,106
    19, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 4,105
    20, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 4,093
    21, a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 4,086
    22, Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 4,078
    23, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4,077
    24, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 4,067
    25, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4,052
    26, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 4,048
    27, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 4,045
    28, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 4,042
    29, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 4,038
    30, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 4,037
    31, (tie) David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 4,031, and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 4,031
    33, Rick Francis, Galt, Calif., 4,020
    34, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 4,015
    35, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 4,012
    36, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 4,006
    37, Kevin Fatherree, Northridge, Calif., 4,005
    38, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 4,000
    39, Frank Gallo, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,994
    40, a-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,983
    41, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 3,976
    42, William Keenan, Orlando, Fla., 3,969
    43, (tie) Chris Keane, New City, N.Y., and Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 3,962
    45, (tie) Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., Mark Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,962
    48, Don Moser, Murrieta, Calif., 3,960
    49, a-Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis., 3,956
    50, a-Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 3,946
    51, (tie) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Randy Shewmake, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,944
    53, Ron Hosler, Denver, Colo., 3,943
    54, Mike Clemence, Las Vegas, 3,942
    55, Dan Roberts, Brentwood, Calif., 3,935

    Missed Cut:
    56, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,933
    57, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 3,932
    58, a-Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 3,931
    59, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,929
    60, Koichiro Tamaki, Japan, 3,927
    61, ss-Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,926, $700
    62, (tie) Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., and C.K. Moore, Redding, Calif., 3,917
    64, (tie) Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and a-Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, 3,915
    66, (tie) Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., a-Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash. and Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 3,912
    69, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 3,903
    70, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 3,905
    71, Jerry Sikora, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., 3,903
    72, a-Steve Corsaro, Tracy, Calif., 3,896, $700
    73, ss-Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,892, $700
    74, ss-Rick Minier, Cypress, Texas, 3,891, $700
    75, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,886, $700
    76, Crister Danielsson, Sweden, 3,881
    77, (tie) Bruce Hall, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and Mike Raleigh, Clyde, Mich., 3,876
    79, ss-a, Masato Hanamoto, Japan, 3,875, $700
    80, (tie), Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio and Greg Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 3,873
    82, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,869
    83. (tie) Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska and ss-Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 3,867, $700
    85, ss-a D.A. Wright, Palm Desert, Calif., 3,863, $700
    86, ss-Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,859, $700
    87, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,857
    88, Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 3,852
    89, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,851
    90, a-Dan Ahlquist, Sweden, 3,848
    91, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 3,846
    92, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,843
    93, (tie) Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., and Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,841
    95, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,836
    96, Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 3,830
    97, (tie) Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., and Doug Kempt, Monrovia, Calif., 3,829
    99, a-Cliff Connors, Tempe, Ariz., 3,827
    100, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,826
    101, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 3,824
    102, a-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 3,822
    103, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 3,805
    104, (tie) Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., and Jeff Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 3,802
    106, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,800
    107, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,783
    108, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 3,781
    109, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 3,779
    110, (tie) Chuck Schuette, Davenport, Iowa, Fred Kouri, Castle Rock, Colo., and
    Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,774
    113, Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 3,768
    114, (tie) Howard Partell, Las Vegas, and a-Wayne Manwill, Boise, Idaho, 3,767
    116, Scott Lindsey, Omaha, Neb., 3,766
    117, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,763
    118, a-Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 3,758
    119, Mal Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,757
    120, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,752
    121, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,735
    122, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 3,732
    123, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 3,731
    124, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,730
    125, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 3,727
    126, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,722
    127, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,719
    128, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,709
    129, a-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 3,708
    130, a-Al Bella , Antioch, Calif., 3,703
    131, a-Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, 3,702
    132, a-Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 3,698
    133, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,696
    134, Gary Livingston, Papillion, Neb., 3,695
    135, a-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 3,681
    136, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,680
    137, Ken Waltman, Tokeland, Wash., 3,679
    138, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif., 3,673
    139, (tie) Mike Locorriere, Las Vegas, and Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., 3,670
    141, a-Dan Winter, Rockford, Ill., 3,666
    142, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 3,656
    143, (tie) Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., and George Patel, England, 3,654
    145, Steven Withrow, Puyallup, Wash., 3,652
    146, a- Frank DeFilippo, Las Vegas, 3,650
    147, a-Jim Stevens, Eagan, Minn., 3,644
    148, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 3,636
    149, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,631
    150, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,630
    151, a-Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 3,627
    152, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,626
    153, a-Ed Jablonski, Las Vegas, 3,621
    154, (tie) Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., and Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 3,610
    156, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,603
    157, a-Robert Priess, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,598
    158, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 3,596
    159, a-Trent Zabelle, Beaverton, Ore., 3,594
    160, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 3,592
    161, (tie) a-Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., and Dennis Bremer, Stoughton, Wis., 3,586
    163, a-Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 3,581
    164, a-Mike Castleton, San Diego, 3,576
    165, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,575
    166, a-Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 3,573
    167, a-Gary Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,570
    168, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,568
    169, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 3,567
    170, Robert Sturdevant Jr., Long Beach, Wash., 3,566
    171, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,554
    172, (tie) Jorge Gutierrez, Las Cruces, N.M., and a-David Graber, Las Vegas, 3,551
    174, (tie) a-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., and a-Gary Coultas, Huntington Beach, Calif., 3,550
    176, (tie) Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., and Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,547
    178, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 3,543
    179, a-Dale Rider, Las Vegas, 3,541
    180, a-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 3,525
    181, (tie) a-Kiyoshi Nakarai, Japan, and Ed Bordenka, Las Vegas, 3,523
    183, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 3,521
    184, a-Randy Jackman, Hammond, Ind., 3,515
    185, a-Leif Sjoberg, Sweden, 3,513
    186, a-Thomas Smith, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,509
    187, a-Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, 3,505
    188, Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill, 3,499
    189, a-Douglas Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 3,498
    190, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 3,496
    191, (tie) a-Butch Hrouda, Dickinson, N.D., and Gary Simon, Philippi, W.Va., 3,493
    193, Steve Lennard, Palmdale, Calif., 3,483
    194, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 3,474
    195, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,459
    196, John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., 3,452
    197, a-John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 3,441
    198, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 3,431
    199, Rickey Smith, Milton, Fla., 3,428
    200, a-Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 3,422
    201, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3,402
    202, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 3,401
    203, a-Kenneth Daily, San Leanardo, Calif., 3,369
    204, Larry Jordan, Lebanon, Ore., 3,360
    205, Jerry Watkins, Bloomfield, N.M., 3,349
    206, a-Mark Fenton, Aurora, Colo., 3,315
    207, Larry Grandt, Lake Bluff, Ill., 3,296
    208, a-Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va., 3,289
    209, a-Lamonte Lovering, San Mateo, Calif., 3,272
    210, Dave Gualeni, Roswell, NM, 3,252
    211, Herbye Mitchell, Granbury, Texas, 3,238
    212, Randee Fry, Scottsbluff, Neb., 3,198
    213, Ray Shuel, Canada, 3,193
    214, Don Michaelsen Sr., Plant City, Fla., 3,192
    215, a-Ted Clampitt, Denton, Texas, 2,974
    216, James Gregware Jr, Rensselaer, N.Y., 2,856
    217, a- David Thomas, Las Vegas, 3,277 (WD)
    218, a-Jim Cote, Spokane, Wash., 2,919 (WD)
    219, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 2,334 (WD)
    220, a-James Snyder, Fair Oaks, Calif., 1,527 (WD)
    221, Tom Greco, West Palm Beach, Fla., 269 (WD)

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