Darin Hays continues to lead after Round Two Qualifying in PBA50 Pasco County Open


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    PBA50 Tour debutants Parker Bohn III and Norm Duke sit in second and third place as field is cut to 40 players for match play in first tournament of the season

    2014PBA5001DarinHays.jpg201213PBAParkerBohn2.jpgDarin Hays (pictured left) of Wesley Chapel, Fla., proved that taking the first round lead in the PBA50 Pasco County Open was no fluke by averaging 251 for eight games Monday to retain his lead after the second round at Lane Glo Bowl.

    Finishing with a 4,039 16-game qualifying pinfall total (252.4 average) after the second round, Hays held a 99-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (right) in second with 3,940. After bowling 2,028 for eight games in the first round, Hays followed it up with 2,011 in the second round with games of 236, 217, 279, 269, 224, 249, 269 and 268.

    Hays led a field of 40 players who advanced to Tuesday's match play rounds. While qualifying pinfall is dropped, the 51-year-old accountant was rewarded with a three-round bye in match play as a result of qualifying in the top eight.

    "You have to face facts and realize you're starting from scratch for match play," Hays said. "Getting to the top eight was the main thing. I've experienced both sides of the coin where I've had big leads in qualifying and not been able to carry the momentum into match play. There have been other times when I haven't done as well in qualifying and then made great runs in match play. I'm taking the attitude of whatever happens, happens."

    Hays was primarily a PBA regional player from the early 1980s until 2005 when he broke his ankle in a car accident which never healed properly and caused him to leave the game for several years. Ultimately, he would have surgery to repair his ankle two years ago so that he could return to competitive bowling.

    Making his PBA50 Tour debut, Bohn averaged 246.2 for his 16 games and was one of five Hall of Famers finishing in the top 10 after qualifying.

    "I didn't really look at the entry list before the tournament but once I walked in for practice I knew immediately it's not going to be a cake walk," said the 33-time PBA Tour winner. "The field is a little older than what you're used to (on the regular tour), including myself, but you realize no one has forgotten how to bowl.

    2014PBAWalterRayWilliams.jpg 2014PBANormDuke.jpg"I came out of the gate a little sluggish in the first round but it was a matter of just settling down a little bit and switching to another ball," Bohn added. "I just had to work on getting to that comfort zone where you can repeat shots."

    Other Hall of Famers in the top 10 were Norm Duke (left), also making his PBA50 Tour debut, in third with 3,793; two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. (right), in fifth with 3,730; 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber in sixth with 3,704 and Amleto Monacelli in ninth with 3,665.

    Tuesday's match play begin at 10 a.m. ET with championship rounds getting under way at 7 p.m. Fans can catch Tuesday's match play action on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.


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    PBA50 Pasco County Open - Second Round Qualifying

    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total. a-amateur, s-super seniors (60 and over) out of regular prize list cashing for $700.

    1, a-Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4,039
    2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,940
    3, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,793
    4, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,739
    5, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,730
    6, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,704
    7, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,700
    8, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,690
    9, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,665
    10, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3,648
    11, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,644
    12, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,640
    13, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,634
    14, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,630
    15, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,629
    16, (tie) Paul Lemond, Jasper, Ind. and Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,625
    18, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,624
    19, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,622
    20, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,620
    21, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,593
    22, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 3,584
    23, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,536
    24, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,531
    25, (tie) Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,530
    27, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,528
    28, Michael Shequin, Orange City, FL, 3,525
    29, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,515
    30, (tie) John Tavano, Sebring, Fla., and Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,514
    32, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,513
    33, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,502
    34, (tie) Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., and a-Jose Estevez, Spain, 3,499
    36, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,497
    37, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 3,496
    38, a-Stan Sprow, Lakeland, Fla., 3,483
    39, a-Widmar Vargas, Riverview, Fla., 3,481
    40, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,466

    Missed Cut:
    41, (tie) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, and Joe Scarborough, Mars Hill, N.C., 3,456
    43, a-Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 3,449
    44, s-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,448, $700
    45, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,432
    46, Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla., 3,428
    47, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,423
    48, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,419
    49, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,416
    50, s-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,415, $700
    51, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,413
    52, Terry Wiley, Vienna, Va., 3,408
    53, Ralph Brunt Jr., Ft. Pierce, Fla., 3,400
    54, s-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,392, $700
    55, Gale Voshell, Dover, Del., 3,390
    56, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,381
    57, s-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,380, $700
    58, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,379
    59, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,377
    60, Jimmy Jean, Kathleen, Ga., 3,364
    61, Doug O'Bryant, Jasper, Ga., 3,344
    62, (tie) Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., and Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 3,343
    64, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 3,338
    65, s-Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,332, $700
    66, s-Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,322, $700
    67, s-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,316, $700
    68, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,312
    69, a-Rich Garner, Crystal River, Fla., 3,311
    70, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 3,309
    71, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,306
    72, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,300
    73, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 3,290
    74, Brian McMahon, Boca Raton, Fla., 3,287
    75, Dale Lee, Brandon, Fla., 3,285
    76, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 3,283
    77, a-Jeffery Roberson, Land O'Lakes, Fla., 3,282
    78, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,273
    79, (tie) a-Philip Frey, Lutz, Fla., Mike Watson, Grass Valley, Calif., and
    a-Kevin Williams, Brooksville, Fla., 3,263
    82, a-Kenneth Smith, Spring Hill, Fla., 3,253
    83, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 3,249
    84, Gary LaCara, Huntington Station, N.Y., 3,245
    85, (tie) Doug Evans, Southgate, Mich., and Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 3,242
    87, Tommy King, Oakdale, N.Y., 3,227
    88, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,223
    89, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,215
    90, a-David Taylor, Seminole, Fla., 3,214
    91, (tie) Jeffrey Herman, Bonaire, Ga., and William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,203
    93, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 3,197
    94, Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 3,183
    95, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 3,168
    96, a-Dave Olm, Tampa, Fla., 3,162
    97, a-Mike Buchanan, Hernando, Fla., 3,158
    98, a-David Titer, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 3,155
    99, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,149
    100, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,141
    101, Rich Kleinman, Eureka, NV, 3,127
    102, a-Patrick Trudeau, St. Petersburg, Fla., 3,123
    103, Richard Esposito Sr., Clearwater, Fla., 3,121
    104, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,117
    105, Rich Schubert, Longmont, Colo., 3,111
    106, (tie) Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., and Don Michaelsen Sr., Plant City, Fla., 3,091
    108, George Gibson, Palm Coast, Fla., 3,072
    109, a-Mark Merrill, St. Petersburg, Fla., 3,061
    110, Robert Callari, Manchester, N.Y., 3,039
    111, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,036
    112, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 3,009
    113, Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 3,004
    114, Robert Shannon, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,962
    115, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,950
    116, Lindell Woolard, Tallahassee, Fla., 2,933
    117, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 2,902
    118, Brian DiCicco, Ridgefield, Conn., 2,857
    119, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,848
    120, Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., 2,844

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