Minor adjustment helps Mike Scroggins take PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open qualifying lead


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    Trying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season, Mike Scroggins (pictured left) of Amarillo, Texas, averaged 242 to lead qualifying after Monday's second round in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale Lanes.

    Scroggins, who won the recent UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages in his PBA50 Tour debut after a nearly year-long layoff from competition because of a foot ailment, completed qualifying with a 3,878 16-game pinfall total. He had games of 269, 193, 258, 236, 259, 269, 238 and 246 in Monday's second round.

    "Overall, this is probably the best I've felt in two years," said Scroggins, who is an eight-time PBA Tour titlist including two majors, the 2005 USBC Masters and 2009 U.S. Open. "It's just a great feeling to bowl with no pain."

    Even though Scroggins qualified second after Sunday's first round, he still wasn't entirely comfortable with his game, but made a slight adjustment in his delivery to fix the problem.

    2014PBA50PeteWeber.jpg2014PBAParkerBohn.jpg"It was so simple that you couldn't believe it would make that much difference," said Scroggins. "As it turned out my first step in my delivery was too long and it was causing me to be off balance by the time I got to the line. I just shortened my first step by a few inches and that did the trick."

    Rounding out the top five after qualifying were amateur John Kirker Jr. of Taftville, Conn., 3,810; Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,765; and Hall of Famers Pete Weber (left), St. Ann, Mo. and Parker Bohn III (right), Jackson, N.J., who tied for fourth with 3,736.

    The field has been cut to the top 16 players who advance directly into Tuesday's match play. The top 8 will bypass the first roound of match play. 23 players (positions 17-31 and eight PBA60 players) will advance to Tuesday 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 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open - Second Round Qualifying

    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total; top 24 advance to match play; 25th-31st place 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 Tuesday morning's cashers round.

    1, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,878
    2, a-John Kirker Jr., Taftville, Conn., 3,810
    3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,765
    4, (tie) Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,736
    6, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,722
    7, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 3,715
    8, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,688
    9, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,656
    10, a-Todd Lathrop, Colchester, Conn., 3,642
    11, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,638
    12, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,621
    13, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,607
    14, Dave Mutch, Oakland, N.J., 3,599
    15, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,582
    16, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,581

    17, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,563
    18, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,551
    19, Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 3,518
    20, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,517
    21, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,516
    22, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,513
    23, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,508
    24, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,496
    25, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,481
    26, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,476
    27, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,474
    28, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,470
    29, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,464
    30, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,459
    31, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,458

    32, (tie) Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., and Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,454
    34, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,445
    35, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,442
    36, a-Jose Zambrano, Jackson Heights, N.Y., 3,439
    37, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,437
    38, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,431
    39, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,427
    40, a-Johnathan Francis, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., 3,422
    41, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,412
    42, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,407
    43, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,399
    44, a-Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 3,396
    45, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3,386
    45, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,386
    47, ss-Norm Ginsberg, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,380
    48, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,373
    49, (tie) ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, and ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,370
    51, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,349
    52, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,344
    53, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 3,325
    54, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,323
    55, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,308
    56, (tie) Tom Yadanza, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and a-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 3,305
    58, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,303
    59, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 3,287
    60, a-Russell Michaud, Hudson, N.H., 3,280
    61, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,273
    62, Andrew Smith, Colonie, N.Y., 3,268
    63, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,242
    64, Joe Salvemini, Mckinney, Texas, 3,239
    65, a-Jim Ruccione, Ozone Park, N.Y., 3,226
    66, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,216
    67, Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 3,204
    68, Stephen Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y., 3,190
    69, Tony Bellantoni, White Plains, N.Y., 3,189
    70, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,188
    71, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 3,170
    72, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,162
    73, a-Joseph Natoli, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,154
    74, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,153
    75, a-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 3,151
    76, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,139
    77, a-Greg Eskow, Syosset, N.Y., 3,134
    78, Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 3,129
    79, (tie) Scott Zimmerman, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 3,123
    81, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 3,116
    82, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3,098
    83, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 3,067
    84, a-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 3,064
    85, Jeffrey Koenig, Melville, N.Y., 3,045
    86, Salvatore Mattera, Nesconset, N.Y., 3,044
    87, Eddie Wu, New York, 3,013
    88, Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 2,990
    89, Gary Elferis, Flushing, N.Y., 2,984
    90, Walter Davis Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,972
    91, a-Scott Salem, Oradell, N.J., 2,912
    92, a-Sal Palmeri, Middle Village, N.Y., 2,623
    93, a-Richard Carosella, North Merrick, N.Y., 2,585
    94, Michael Brower, Amsterdam, N.Y., 519