PBA50 Tour rookie Jack Jurek sets the early pace in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open


    2013 PBA50 Tour #6

    Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (June 2-7, 2013)

    201213PBAJackJurek.jpgTwo-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour winner Jack Jurek (pictured left) of Lackawanna, N.Y., averaged 236 to take the first round lead Tuesday in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm at the Suncoast Bowling center.

    Bowling as a rookie on the PBA50 Tour this season and competing in only his second PBA50 Tour tournament, Jurek compiled a 1,888 eight-game pinfall total with games of 215, 236, 222, 255, 222, 233, 258 and 247 in the first round.

    On Monday, prior to the start of the Senior U.S. Open, Jurek won a PBA50 regional tournament at the Suncoast, which he bowled partly as a tune up for the Senior U.S. Open.

    "I definitely looked at the regional as an opportunity to prepare for the Senior U.S. Open," said the 50-year-old Jurek, who competed in his first PBA50 Tour event two weeks ago in Dayton, Ohio. "They were using the U.S. Open (lane) condition in the regional so it made sense that I could gain some knowledge from bowling in the regional."

    Jurek, who has competed on and off on the PBA Tour for 27 years, says that he could be at a crossroads in his PBA Tour career.

    "I'm still evaluating how much I'm going to be bowling on both tours," Jurek said. "I feel good and feel that I can still compete but I've been struggling on the regular tour the past couple of seasons. My plan is to bowl the (regular) U.S. Open and the World Series of Bowling in the fall and then see what happens after that."

    2012ISOBobMarkiewicz.jpg2010PBASKentWagner.jpgBowling on the challenging U.S. Open lane condition, Jurek managed to avoid a slump in the round that often plagues many bowlers.

    "Even though I haven't bowled as well as I would have liked on the regular tour, I think it has prepared me for the challenge of bowling in this tournament," he said. "You play inside quite a bit on the regular tour and that is basically where I was playing today. I'm just glad the block ended when it did because I don't think I could have moved any farther inside."

    Jurek holds a 35-pin lead over amateur Bob Markiewicz (left) of San Diego in second with 1,853.

    201011PBALennieBoresch.jpg2012PBAS09HarrySullins.jpgRounding out the top five are two-time PBA Tour titlist Kent Wagner (above right), Palmetto, Fla., 1801; two-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr. (left), Kenosha, Wis., 1,774 and three-time PBA50 Tour champion Harry Sullins (right), Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,772.

    Defending Senior U.S. Open champion Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela finished the day in 13th with 1,725.

    The 189-player field returns Wednesday for another eight-game qualifying round. The field will then be cut to the top 53 for a cashers round Thursday morning which will determine the top 24 players for round-robin match play beginning Thursday afternoon.

    Match play continues on Friday to determine the four players who will advance to the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. PT on Friday.


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    Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm - First Round Qualifying

    Players with position, hometown and 8-game total. a indicates amateur.

    1, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,888
    2, a-Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 1,853
    3, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,801
    4, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,774
    5, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 1,772
    6, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,771
    7, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 1,765
    8, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,748
    9, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,743
    10, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,738
    11, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 1,735
    12, a-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,732
    13, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,725
    14, (tie) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., and Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 1,724
    16, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,722
    17, Doug Kempt, Monrovia, Calif., 1,721
    18, a-John Kirker, Taftville, Conn., 1,709
    19, (tie) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,706
    21, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,694
    22, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,690
    23, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 1,682
    24, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,677
    25, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,673
    26, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,672
    27, a-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 1,668
    28, a-Louis Moretti, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,667
    29, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,657
    30, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 1,656
    31, (tie) Jerry Sikora, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 1,655
    33, (tie) Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, and Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,653
    35, (tie)) Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., and Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,650
    37, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,645
    38, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,644
    39, a-Jeff Suma , Auburn Hills, Mich., 1,640
    40, a-Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,639
    41, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,634
    42, Paul Nilsen, Murrieta, Calif., 1,632
    43, a-Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 1,630
    44, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,629
    45, a-Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 1,628
    46, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 1,621
    47, Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 1,618
    48, Matt Surina, Puyallup, Wash., 1,617
    49, a-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,613
    50, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,609
    52, a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 1,608
    53, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,598
    54, a-Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 1,597
    55, (tie) Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., and Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,593
    57, a-Jeff Garrison, Hawthorne, Calif., 1,591
    58, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,588
    59, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,587
    60, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,585
    61, (tie) Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, Tommy Martin, Arlington, Tenn., and
    Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,584
    64, Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., 1,582
    65, a-Phil Prieto Jr., El Paso, Texas, 1,576
    66, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,575
    67, (tie) a-David Cullen, Las Vegas, and Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,574
    69, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,573
    70, Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 1,571
    71, a-Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 1,569
    72, Don Moser, Murrieta, Calif., 1,567
    73, a-Dan Winter, Rockford, Ill., 1,563
    74, Don Sylvia, Lady Lake, Fla., 1,558
    75, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,557
    76, a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,555
    77, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,550
    78, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,549
    79, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,546
    80, (tie) Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,544
    82, (tie) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., and Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,543
    84, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,541
    85, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,539
    86, (tie) a-Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., and a-Edward Roberts , Braintree, Mass., 1,537
    88, (tie) Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., and a-Ron Hosler, Denver, Colo., 1,533
    90, a-Philip Meinke, Germany, 1,531
    91, (tie) Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., and
    Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 1,530
    94, Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 1,529
    95, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,527
    96, (tie) David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., and Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,524
    98, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,520
    99, Robert Callari, Bloomfield, N.Y., 1,517
    100, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,514
    101, (tie) a-Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash., and Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,513
    103, a-Chip Pettiford, Los Angeles, 1,512
    104, Jorge Gutierrez, Las Cruces, N.M., 1,511
    105, (tie) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 1,509
    107, a-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 1,508
    108, Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 1,506
    109, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,504
    110, (tie) Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., and a-George Corpuz, Sacramento, Calif., 1,502
    112, a-Michael Clemence, Las Vegas, 1,501
    113, Jack Wofford, Flagstaff, Ariz., 1,495
    114, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 1,494
    115, (tie) a-Tim Maiseroulle, Buford, Ga., and a-Kevin Sabado, North Las Vegas, Nev., 1,490
    117, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,488
    118, Glen Smith, Seattle, Wash., 1,487
    119, (tie) a-David Graber, Las Vegas, and a-Kenneth Daily, San Leanardo, Calif., 1,486
    121, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,484
    122, Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 1,482
    123, (tie) Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., and John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,481
    125, (tie) Ed Cutter, Manassas Park, Va., and George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,479
    127, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,478
    128, Larry Jordan, Lebanon, Ore., 1,477
    129, (tie) Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., and Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,475
    131, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,474
    132, Larry Grandt, Lake Bluff, Ill., 1,466
    133, a-Pete Toth , Simi Valley, Calif., 1,458
    134, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 1,452
    135, Paul Lemond, Jasper, Ind., 1,450
    136, a-Dale Rider, Las Vegas, 1,448
    137, Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 1,444
    138, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,443
    139, a-Bobby Link, Glendale, N.Y., 1,442
    140, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,440
    141,a- Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 1,438
    142, Danny Gould, Palm Bay, Fla, 1,437
    143, (tie) Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., and Kevin Fatherree, Northridge, Calif., 1,436
    145, a-Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 1,435
    146, Mike Raleigh, Clyde, Mich., 1,433
    147, (tie) Dave Gualeni, Roswell, N.M., and Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,432
    149, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 1,431
    150, a-Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, 1,427
    151, Rudy Garcia, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,423
    152, Doug O'Bryant, Jasper, Ga., 1,420
    153, Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 1,419
    154, Doug Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 1,413
    155, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,410
    156, Rick Salyer, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,408
    157, a-Frank DeFilippo, Las Vegas, 1,404
    158, a-Edgar Gomez , Colombia, 1,395
    159, a-Scott Rygol , Henderson, Nev., 1,394
    160, (tie) Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., and Dale Ballou, Seaside, Ore., 1,391
    162, (tie) Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., and Gary Palma, Binghamton, N.Y., 1,388
    164, a-Rick Darnell, Las Vegas, 1,386
    165, Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., 1,379
    166, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,373
    167, a-Gary Bessette, Summerdale, Ala., 1,358
    168, a-Lee Taylor, Las Vegas, 1,355
    169, a-Lenny Guccione, Broomfield, Colo., 1,353
    170, (tie) Willie Tunson, Las Vegas, and Don Michaelsen Sr., Plant City, Fla., 1,352
    172, Jim Clay, Las Vegas, 1,349
    173, a-John Reed , Pueblo, Colo., 1,348
    174, (tie) a-Randy Turner , Lubbock, Texas, and Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 1,345
    176, a-Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 1,342
    177, a-JamiLynn Fox, Toledo, Ohio, 1,339
    178, a-Mike Locorriere, Las Vegas, 1,335
    179, a-Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 1,329
    180, (tie) a-Walter Rampton, Las Vegas, and Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 1,322
    182, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,293
    183, a-Thomas Smith, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,280
    184, a-Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va., 1,255
    185, a-Tim Livingston, Las Vegas, 1,248
    186, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 1,243
    187, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,360 (withdrew)
    188, a-Greg Laughman, Las Vegas, 906 (withdrew)
    189, Ken Stroud, Troy, N.Y., 498 (withdrew)