Brian Voss averages 253.8 to lead first round in PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

    04/28/15

    2015 PBA50 Tour #3

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    Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured) averaged 253.8 Monday to lead qualifying after the first round of the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas' Victory Lanes.

    Voss, a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour who is trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, fired a 2,031 pinfall total with games of 224, 267, 258, 248, 278, 269, 218 and 269.

    "I bowled pretty well that round but I'm still a little rusty believe it or not," Voss said. "There are some things I still have to work on. Today, I had a good shot where I could throw pretty hard and straight and ended up moving maybe six boards or so from the start to the end of the round."

    2014PBAPeteWeber2.jpg2014PBAWSOBBrianLeClair.jpgThe 57-year-old Voss has competed basically on a part-time basis on the PBA50 Tour the last several years because he has spent a lot of time competing internationally and conducting clinics. He plans to bowl in most of the PBA50 Tour tournaments this season.

    "I'm still doing a lot of traveling but this year my schedule allows me to spend a lot more time on the PBA50 Tour," said Voss, who was the 2009 PBA50 Rookie of the Year.

    Voss holds a 36-pin lead over Hall of Famer Pete Weber (left) in second who finished with a 1,995 pinfall. Rounding out the top five are Brian LeClair (right), 1,980; Tom Howison, 1,967 and Dennis Rakauskas, 1,941.

    2014PBA50DaleEagle.jpg2014PBA50TomBaker.jpgThree Hall of Famers hold down the next three spots, Dale Eagle (left), 1,936; Tom Baker (right), 1,913 and Johnny Petraglia, 1,911.

    Voss' best PBA50 Tour finish is second which he accomplished twice in the 2009 season including the Senior U.S. Open, where he lost to Wayne Webb, 214-188, in the title match.

    This season he finished 13th in the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open and 17th in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages.

    The 158-player field returns Tuesday for another eight-game qualifying round which will determine the top 24 players who will advance to match play and 34 players (positions 25-51 and eight PBA60 players) who will advance to Wednesday morning's five-game cashers round that will determine eight additional match play spots. After match play, the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. ET.

     


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    PBA50 Miller High Life Classic - First Round Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 8-game total; a-denotes amateur, ss-denotes PBA60 players (age 60 and over)

    1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 2,031
    2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,995
    3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,980
    4, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,967
    5, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 1,941
    6, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,936
    7, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,913
    8, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,911
    9, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,890
    10, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,888
    11, a-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 1,887
    12, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,886
    13, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,884
    14, (tie) ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., and Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,882
    16, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,879
    17, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 1,853
    18, (tie) Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., and a-Ken Wyatt, Sterling Hts., Mich., 1,849
    20, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,842
    21, (tie) Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., and Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,837
    23, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,833
    24, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,826
    25, Larry Felts, Moore, S.C., 1,824
    26, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,818
    27, ss-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,814
    28, (tie) ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,813
    30, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,806
    31, (tie) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., and ss-Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 1,804
    34, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,799
    35, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,792
    36, ss-Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 1,789
    37, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,787
    38, ss-David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 1,786
    39, a-James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,778
    40, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,777
    41, ss-Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,775
    42, Joe Salvemini, Mckinney, Texas, 1,769
    43, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,768
    44, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,767
    45, Norm Spurlock, Kenner, La., 1,765
    46, (tie) ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, and a-Mike Long, Charlotte, N.C., 1,764
    48, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,763
    49, ss-Paul Bryant, Fayetteville, N.C., 1,751
    50, (tie) Chuck Walker, Blaine, Tenn., and ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,749
    52, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,748
    53, (tie) ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, and Danny Weikel, Bessemer City, NC, 1,747
    55, ss-George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 1,746
    56, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,745
    57, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,743
    58, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,740
    59, James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 1,732
    60, Tracy Golding, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1,729
    61, Chuck Anton, Chesterfield, Va., 1,726
    62, a-Louis Manzella Jr., Mt. Olive, Ala., 1,723
    63, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,722
    64, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,721
    65, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,718
    66, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,716
    67, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 1,712
    68, ss-Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 1,703
    69, Freddie Childress, Bassett, Va., 1,702
    70, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,701
    71, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,698
    72, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,697
    73, ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,693
    74, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,689
    75, David Sanders, Blythewood, S.C., 1,688
    76, ss-Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,686
    77, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,680
    78, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,677
    79, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,672
    80, ss-Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,668
    81, ss-Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,665
    82, ss-Mark McNutt, Alpharetta, Ga., 1,664
    83, ss-Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 1,662
    84, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,659
    85, ss-Todd Wilson, Summerfield, N.C., 1,655
    86, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 1,654
    88, ss-David Hull, Lexington, N.C., 1,652
    89, (tie) Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., John Maloof, Park Hall, Md., and ss-Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1,646
    92, (tie) Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, and ss-Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,644
    94, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,639
    95, ss-George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,637
    96, Robert Callari, Fulton, Ky., 1,635
    97, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,633
    98, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,632
    99, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and Mike Tucker, Concord, N.C., 1,631
    101, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,625
    102, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,624
    103, James Blackstone, Marietta, Ga., 1,623
    104, Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,621
    104, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,621
    106, ss-Greg Wilhelm, Saluda, Va., 1,620
    107, (tie) ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and ss-Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,618
    109, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,614
    110, (tie) ss-Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, and Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,613
    112, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,612
    113, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,610
    114, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 1,602
    115, ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,601
    116, (tie) ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., and Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 1,592
    118, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 1,575
    119, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 1,572
    120, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,571
    121, ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,564
    122, (tie) Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., and ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,560
    124, (tie) a-Jack Howell, Lyons, N.Y., and ss-Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 1,554
    126, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,550
    127, (tie) David Taylor, Largo, Fla., and Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,533
    129, ss-Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 1,528
    130, ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,513
    131, Don Delisle, Canada, 1,508
    132, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,502
    133, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,501
    134, (tie) ss-a-Mike Bennett, Asheboro, N.C., and a-Jerry Childers, Springville, Ala., 1,498
    136, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,495
    137, Terry Wellman, Marengo, Ohio, 1,493
    138, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,485
    139, ss-Ron Rajcok, Stanley, N.C., 1,481
    140, Charlie Reier, Burlington, N.C., 1,479
    141, ss-Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 1,478
    142, Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1,468
    143, ss-Dennis Amato, Montville, N.J., 1,456
    144, ss-Al Brooks, Bluefield, W.Va., 1,451
    145, Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 1,433
    146, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,431
    147, ss-Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,419
    148, a-Danny Williams, South Hill, Va., 1,414
    149, a-John Kidwell, Indianapolis, 1,371
    150, a-Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 1,341
    151, ss-James West, Catonsville, Md., 1,322
    152, ss-a-Bob Webb, Burnsville, NC, 1,247
    153, ss-Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 1,232