Amleto Monacelli successfully defends Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open title

    06/08/13

    2013 PBA50 Tour #6

    PBA Hall of Famer become the sixth different winner in six tournaments this season on the PBA50 Tour

    201213PBAAmletoMonacelli.jpg2011PBASRonMohr.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (pictured left) successfully defended his Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm title Friday at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas for his second career PBA50 Tour title and to become the sixth different winner in six tournaments this season on the PBA50 Tour.

    As the top qualifier for the finals, the Venezuelan defeated 2011 Senior U.S. Open winner and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr (right), 199-193, in the championship match in the first major tournament of the season. He now joins fellow Hall of Famers Wayne Webb and Tom Baker as two-time winners of the tournament.

    Mohr, who moved to Las Vegas from Eagle River, Alaska, right before the start of the tournament, had a chance to win the match by throwing the first strike in the 10th frame but left a solid 10 pin.

    "He threw a great shot but the same thing happened to me the frame before," said Monacelli who won 19 titles in his PBA Tour career. "It's something that happens a lot in the U.S. Open."

    Monacelli took an early lead in the match but left the unusual 3-4-6-7-10 split in the fourth frame which he failed to convert and consequently evened up the match.

    "At that point in the match I really wasn't worried," said Monacelli, who also has two second-place finishes the season. "I just analyzed what I did wrong at that point, refocused, and just started all over again. It was something I had to do many times in the tournament."

    With a previous-best finish of sixth on the PBA50 Tour this season, Mohr was very encouraged by his runner-up finish in the tournament.

    201213PBAWalterRayWilliams.jpg2012PBASEricForkel.jpg"Overall, I was very pleased with the way I bowled in what I believe is the toughest Senior U.S. Open that I've competed in," said Mohr. "I liked that shot a lot right off my hand in the 10th frame but in the end the best man won the tournament today."

    Mohr, who qualified fourth for the finals defeated reigning PBA50 Player of the Year and 2012 Senior U.S. Open runner-up Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left)  in the opening stepladder match, 279-195, and then went on to beat five-time PBA Tour titlist Eric Forkel (right) of Las Vegas, 218-184, in the semifinal to advance to the championship match.

    Throughout the 2013 season, PBA50 Tour players are competing for the opportunity to advance to the nationally-televised PBA50 Tour Finals which will be conducted as part of the World Series of Bowling V in Las Vegas in November.

    The top three players in points at the conclusion of the season will advance to the PBA50 Tour Finals. With his win in the Senior U.S. Open, Monacelli moved into the lead with 40 points followed by Williams with 26 and Bob Learn Jr. with 20.

    The PBA50 Tour now moves across town to the South Point Bowling Center for the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters - the season's second major - June 9-14.

     


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    Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm - Final Standings


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

    2013PBA5006AmletoMonacelli.jpgChampionship Round:
    1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $14,000
    2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $7,500
    3, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, $5,500
    4, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., $4,500

    Playoff Results:
    Match One: No. 4 Mohr def. No. 3 Williams, 279-195
    Semifinal Match: Mohr def. No. 2 Forkel, 218-184
    Championship: No. 1 Monacelli def. Mohr, 199-193

     


    Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open - Match Play Round Three (sixth round overall)


    Players with position, hometown, 48-game total, match play record and total pins (30 bonus pins for each win, 15 for a tie). The top 4 players advance to the stepladder finals. a indicates amateur.

    1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 15-8-1, 10,940
    2, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 17-7, 10,655
    3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 13-10-1, 10,577
    4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 16-6-2, 10,569

    Missed Cut:
    5, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 13-11, 10,552, $4,000
    6, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 13-10-1, 10,511, $3,500
    7, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 12-12, 10,478, $3,000
    8, Peter Knopp, Germany, 14-9-1, 10,470, $2,700
    9, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 14-8-2, 10,443, $2,400
    10, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 14-9-1, 10,439, $2,200
    11, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 12-12, 10,429, $2,100
    12, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 12-12, 10,428, $2,000
    13, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 12-11-1, 10,387, $1,900
    14, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 11-13, 10,374, $1,800
    15, (tie) Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 10-12-2, and Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 12-12, 10,373, $1,725
    17, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 10-13-1, 10,371, $1,650
    18, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 8-15-1, 10,347, $1,625
    19,a- Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 11-12-1, 10,199, $1,600
    20, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 8-16, 10,068, $1,580
    21, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 10-14, 10,007, $1,560
    22, a-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 7-16-1, 9,983, $1,540
    23, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 10-14, 9,840, $1,520
    24, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 6-18, 9,821, $1,500

     


    Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open - Match Play Round Two (fifth round overall)


    Players with position, hometown, 40-game total, match play record and total pins (30 bonus pins for each win, 15 for a tie). a indicates amateur.

    1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 9-6-1, 9,065
    2, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 11-5, 8,829
    3, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 12-3-1, 8,816
    4, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 12-4, 8,798
    5, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 10-5-1, 8,775
    6, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 11-4-1, 8,738
    7, Peter Knopp, Germany, 10-6, 8,735
    8, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 7-9, 8,723
    9, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 6-9-1, 8,681
    10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 8-7-1, 8,668
    11, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 9-7, 8,650
    12, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-8-1, 8,643
    13, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 8-8, 8,634
    14, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 7-8-1, 8,630
    15, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 7-9, 8,616
    16, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 7-9, 8,510
    17, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 8-7-1, 8,496
    18, a-Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 7-8-1, 8,463
    19, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 6-9-1, 8,434
    20, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 7-9, 8,358
    21, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 5-11, 8,338
    22, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 7-9, 8,296
    23, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3-13, 8,189
    24, a-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 2-13-1, 8,169