Rhino Page leads Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions field into match play

    02/12/15

    2015 PBA Tour #5

    PBA50 Tour "rookie" Mike Scroggins moves into second place as field cut to top 24

    2014PBAMikeScroggins2.jpg2014PBARhinoPage.jpgLeft-hander Rhino Page (pictured left) of Dade City, Fla., trying for his first Professional Bowlers Association title in five years, led a field of 24 finalists into the match play portion of the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Thursday at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.

    Page, the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year, averaged 246.5 through 24 games of qualifying for a total of 5,916 pins and a 78-pin lead over 50-year-old Mike Scroggins (right) of Amarillo, Texas.

    During Thursday's final eight-game qualifying round, Page rolled games of 243, 256, 232, 260, 246, 232, 235 and 228 in pursuit of his first title since the 2009 Viper Championship in Allen Park, Mich.

    201213PBAPatrickAllen.jpg2014PBAScottNorton2.jpgScroggins, who will make his debut as a rookie on the PBA50 Tour later in the year after celebrating his 50th birthday on March 12 (2014), is an eight-time PBA Tour titlist including two majors (2005 USBC Masters and 2009 U.S. Open). He hasn't won since the 2010 Don Johnson Eliminator.

    Scroggins finished with 5,838 pins. Rounding out the top five heading into the first round of match play Thursday evening were Scott Norton (right) of Mission Viejo, Calif., with 5,828 pins; Patrick Allen (left) of Wesley Chapel, Fla., at 5,778, and Canadian Dan MacLelland in fifth with a 5,772, five pins ahead of defending TOC winner Jason Belmonte of Australia.

    2014PBAWSOBLizJohnson.jpg2014PBAKellyKulick2.jpgAlso advancing to match play in 13th place was Liz Johnson (left) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., the only woman who has ever qualified for two PBA television finals. Kelly Kulick (right) of Union, N.J., who won the 2010 Tournament of Champions, is the only woman ever to win a PBA Tour title. Kulick made a run at the top 24, but dropped back to finish 34th.

    Three eight-match rounds of match play are scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m., and Friday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The top five players after 48 games will have a chance to win the $50,000 first prize and the second major title of the 2015 season Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, live on ESPN.

    All match play rounds are covered live on PBA's Xtra Frame online video streaming channel.

     


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    50th PBA Tournament of Champions - Third Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown and 24-game total; top 24 advance to round robin match play

    201550thTOCLogo.jpg 1, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 5,916
    2, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 5,838
    3, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 5,828
    4, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 5,778
    5, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 5,772
    6, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5,767
    7, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 5,752
    8, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 5,748
    9, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 5,724
    10, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5,710
    11, Dom Barrett, England, 5,692
    12, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 5,684
    13, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, New York, 5,672
    14, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 5,638
    15, Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 5,630
    16, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 5,629
    17, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 5,584
    18, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5,564
    19, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 5,563
    20, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 5,560
    21, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 5,553
    21, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 5,553
    23, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 5,545
    24, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 5,544

    Missed Cut:
    25 (tie), Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, and Osku Palermaa, Finland, 5,537, $1,950
    27, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,536, $1,800
    28, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 5,512, $1,700
    29, Paul Moor, England, 5,504
    30, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 5,495
    31, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 5,493
    32, Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 5,491
    33, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 5,488
    34, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 5,483
    35, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 5,478
    36 (tie), Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., and Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 5,453
    38, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 5,451
    39, Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 5,450
    40, Stuart Williams, England, 5,436
    41, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 5,432
    42, Dave Wodka, Columbus, Ohio, 5,430
    43, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5,426
    44, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 5,423
    45, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 5,417
    46, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 5,404
    47, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 5,403
    48 (tie), T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., and Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,402
    50, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 5,387
    51, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 5,384
    52, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 5,383
    53, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 5,355
    54, Bob Learn Jr, Erie, Pa., 5,344
    55, Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 5,338
    56, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5,332
    57, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 5,327
    58, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 5,326
    59, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 5,321
    60, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 5,317
    61, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,305
    62, Sean Swanson, Springfield, Mo., 5,303
    63, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 5,287
    64, Robert Smith, Ventura, Calif., 5,282
    64 (tie), Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 5,282
    66, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 5,279
    67, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 5,260
    68, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 5,247
    69, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 5,241
    70, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 5,237
    71, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif. , 5,233
    72, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 5,225
    73, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 5,224
    74, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 5,217
    75, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5,216
    76, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 5,209
    77, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 5,208
    78, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 5,204
    79 (tie), Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 5,189
    79, Chris Hartung, Goshen, Ind., 5,189
    81, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 5,164
    82, Lennie Boresch Jr, Kenosha, Wis., 5,163
    83, Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 5,162
    84, George Branham III, Indianapolis, 5,160
    85, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 5,152
    86, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 5,148
    87, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 5,133
    88, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 5,103
    89, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 5,073
    90, B.J. Moore II, Apex, N.C., 5,056
    91, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 5,037
    92, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 5,033
    93, Dean Billings, Rootstown, Ohio, 5,026
    94, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 5,020
    95, Matthew O'Grady, Matawan, N.J., 5,015
    96, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 4,979
    97, Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 4,978
    98, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 4,959
    99, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 4,952
    100, Lee Vanderhoef, Rising Sun, Md., 4,948
    101, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4,942
    102, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 4,925
    103, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 4,894
    104, Stephen Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y., 4,848
    105, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 4,847
    106, Kevin Vostry, Bolingbrook, Ill., 4,765
    107, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 4,672
    108, Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., 4,611
    109, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., withdrew
    110, Tom Sorce, Richmond, Va., withdrew
    111, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., withdrew
    112, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., withdrew
    113, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., withdrew

    300 Games (13) - Third Round: Chris Barnes, Anthony LaCaze, Sean Rash, Stuart Williams, Dennis Horan Jr., Steven Arehart. Second Round: Kyle Troup, Chad Lusche. First Round: Brian Voss, Dom Barrett, Scott Norton, Travis Celmer, Lonnie Waliczek.