300 game helps Bob Learn Jr. top qualifying in PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

    04/29/15

    2015 PBA50 Tour #3

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    A 300 game to start the second round helped Bob Learn Jr. (pictured left) of Erie, Pa., top qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas' Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.

    Learn, a five-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist, ended qualifying with a 3,898 16-game pinfall (243.6 average) bowling games of 300, 212, 249, 257, 258, 233, 248, 255 in the second round.

    "I was fortunate I had the right ball the first game because I ended up changing balls three times until the fifth game when I found one I could stick with," said Learn. "The lanes were really different the first part of the round, then they seemed to be more consistent later so I was able to finally stay with one ball."

    The 2014 Miller High Life Classic was the last PBA50 Tour event Learn bowled in because of a wrist problem that finally required surgery last June. He has been making a steady recovery since then.

    2014PBA50PeteWeber.jpg"When I bowled here last year I don't know how I made it through it so I knew I had to have something done," said Learn, who managed a 15th place finish in last year's event. "This is actually the first year in some time that I feel like I can bowl a full season."

    In the first two tournaments of the season, Learn finished 11th in the Pasco County Florida Open and 13th in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages.

    Learn holds a 55-pin lead over 37-time PBA Tour titlist and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Hall of Famer Pete Weber (right) who finished qualifying in second with a 3,843 16-game pinfall. Weber is hoping to turn around his season after finishing 24th in the Pasco County Florida Open and 44th in the United Healthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages.

    2014PBA50TomBaker.jpg2009PBASTomHowison.jpgRounding out the top five after qualifying are Hall of Famers Tom Baker of King, N.C., and Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., in third and fourth, respectively. Baker finished with a 3,836 pinfall and Bohn, the winner of the Pasco County Florida Open, with 3,833. Tom Howison (right) of Chillicothe, Ohio finished fifth with 3,819.

    The field has been cut to the top 24 players for Wednesday's match play rounds 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 - Second Round Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total; top 24 advance to match play; 25th-51st places plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists; a-denotes amateur, ss-denotes PBA60 players (age 60 and over) who advanced to Wednesday's cashers round.

    1, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,898
    2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,843
    3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,836
    4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,833
    5, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,819
    6, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,806
    7, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,788
    8, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,775
    9, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,753
    10, a-Ken Wyatt, Sterling Hts., Mich., 3,745
    11, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,719
    12, a-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 3,709
    13, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,695
    14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,687
    15, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,686
    16, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 3,685
    17, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 3,684
    18, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,683
    19, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,659
    20, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 3,652
    21, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3,651
    22, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,648
    23, David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,639
    24, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,636

    25, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,621
    26, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,617
    27, (tie) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,609
    29, a-Mike Long, Charlotte, N.C., 3,587
    30, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3,585
    31, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,584
    32, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,578
    33, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,574
    34, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,573
    35, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 3,570
    36, (tie) Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, and Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,564
    38, a-James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,562
    39, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,561
    40, a-Louis Manzella Jr., Mt. Olive, Ala., 3,553
    41, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,550
    42, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 3,548
    43, (tie) Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., and ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,541
    45, James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 3,539
    46, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,522
    47, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,502
    48, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,493
    49, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,492
    50, Danny Weikel, Bessemer City, NC, 3,491
    51, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,488

    52, Joe Salvemini, Mckinney, Texas, 3,487
    53, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,485
    54, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,483
    55, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,479
    56, ss-Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 3,478
    57, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3,476
    58, (tie) ss-Paul Bryant, Fayetteville, N.C., and Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 3,472
    60, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,471
    61, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,465
    62, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,457
    63, James Blackstone, Marietta, Ga., 3,455
    64, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,440
    65, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,433
    66, ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,432
    67, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,428
    68, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,417
    69, Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 3,416
    70, Freddie Childress, Bassett, Va., 3,407
    71, David Sanders, Blythewood, S.C., 3,405
    72, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and ss-David Hull, Lexington, N.C., 3,403
    74, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 3,394
    75, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,389
    76, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,387
    77, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,386
    78, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,377
    79, Mike Tucker, Concord, N.C., 3,375
    80, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,366
    81, Todd Wilson, Summerfield, N.C., 3,364
    82, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 3,353
    83, Larry Felts, Moore, S.C., 3,350
    84, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 3,346
    85, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,343
    86, Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 3,341
    87, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 3,339
    88, Tracy Golding, Winston-Salem, N.C., 3,338
    89, Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 3,328
    90, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,322
    91, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 3,317
    92, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 3,314
    93, (tie) John Maloof, Park Hall, Md., and Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,310
    95, Chuck Walker, Blaine, Tenn., 3,308
    96, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Mark McNutt, Alpharetta, Ga., 3,304
    98, Greg Wilhelm, Saluda, Va., 3,297
    99, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,288
    100, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,281
    101, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,271
    102, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,263
    102, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,263
    104, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,256
    105, Chuck Anton, Chesterfield, Va., 3,252
    106, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,246
    107, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,238
    108, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 3,235
    109, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,228
    110, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,220
    111, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,200
    112, Norm Spurlock, Kenner, La., 3,176
    113, Robert Callari, Fulton, Ky., 3,174
    114, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,173
    115, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,165
    116, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 3,164
    117, Terry Wellman, Marengo, Ohio, 3,162
    118, Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 3,158
    119, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,153
    120, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 3,152
    121, Ron Rajcok, Stanley, N.C., 3,146
    122, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 3,137
    123, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,134
    124, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,126
    125, Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 3,122
    126, a-Jerry Childers, Springville, Ala., 3,117
    127, Al Brooks, Bluefield, W.Va., 3,103
    128, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,083
    129, Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,076
    130, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,069
    131, Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 3,060
    132, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 3,057
    133, a-Mike Bennett, Asheboro, N.C., 3,054
    134, Don Delisle, Canada, 3,043
    135, (tie) Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,041
    137, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,038
    138, (tie) Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., and William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,034
    140, Charlie Reier, Burlington, N.C., 3,029
    141, Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 3,026
    142, a-Danny Williams, South Hill, Va., 3,014
    143, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,989
    144, a-John Kidwell, Indianapolis, 2,981
    145, a-Jack Howell, Lyons, N.Y., 2,946
    146, Dennis Amato, Montville, N.J., 2,910
    147, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,902
    148, a-Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,807
    149, a-Bob Webb, Burnsville, NC, 2,731
    149, Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 2,731
    151, James West, Catonsville, Md., 2,679
    152, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 2,627
    153, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 1,572

    300 games (7) - Tom Baker, Tom Howison, Paul LeMond, Bob Learn Jr., Don Sylvia, John Hough, and Louis Manzilla Jr.