Jack Jurek averages 230 to retain lead after second round in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

    06/03/15

    2015 PBA50 Tour #5

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    Two-time PBA50 Tour titlist Jack Jurek (pictured) of Lackawanna, N.Y., averaged 230.8 to retain the qualifying lead after Tuesday's second round of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

    After posting a 1,402 six-game pinfall (233 average) in Monday's first round on a heavily-played lane condition, Jurek returned Tuesday on a less-played second block condition to bowl 1,368 (228 average) recording a 2,770 overall pinfall total for two rounds. He bowled games of 209, 213, 257, 235, 237 and 217 in Tuesday's round.

    "I was fortunate to get out of the gate with that great start in yesterday's first round so I looked at today's round as an opportunity to get more pins and was able to do that," said Jurek, who also owns two PBA Tour wins. "I got off to a little bit of a slow start but fell into a groove in the third game."

    Heading into Wednesday's third round bowling on a fresh lane condition, Jurek feels he can continue the momentum.

    2013PBA50BobLearn.jpg"The first squad has been a challenge for some guys so I'll be looking to stay out of trouble and avoid the land mines," Jurek said. "I just plan to get a handle on what the lane condition gives me as early as possible and make the adjustments from there. You can run into some tricky pairs (of lanes) so it's real easy to get that bad game you want to avoid."

    Jurek is trying for his second win of the season and third of his career. He notched an emotional win in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic, presented by Columbia 300, in April by defeating five-time Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. (right; 9th place, 2,579) of Erie, Pa., in the Championship match, 264-224, two weeks after his father passed away.

    Rounding out the top five after Tuesday's second round were Ty Dawson of Sunnyvale, Calif., 76 pins behind in second with 2,694; amateur Mike Taylor, Las Vegas, 2,662; Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,629, and Robert Spaulding, McKinney, Texas, 2,618.

    2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2.jpg2014PBA50TomBaker.jpgTwo-time Senior U.S. Open winners Hall of Famers Amleto Monacelli (left; 2,567) of Venezuela and Tom Baker (right; 2,555) of King, N.C., finished the second round in 10th and 15th, respectively.

    Both players are trying to become the tournament's first three time winner. Senior U.S. Open defending champion and reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Hall of Famer Norm Duke (2,500) of Clermont, Fla., finished the second round in 27th.

    Former major league pitcher and PBA50 Tour rookie John Burkett (2,554) of Southlake, Texas dropped from second after the first round to 16th but is still in good position to advance to Thursday's match play rounds.

    2014PBA50HughMiller.jpg2013PBA50TedStaikoff.jpgHugh Miller (left) of Mercer Island, Wash., and super senior bowler Ted Staikoff (right) of Black Hawk, S.D., were tied for 47th place at 2,442, an average of 203.50.

    The entire field will return to bowl the final qualifying round Wednesday which will determine the top 48 players for match play on Thursday. Match play continues on Friday to determine the top four players for the stepladder finals scheduled for 4 p.m. PT.

    The Senior U.S. Open, the first major of the season, is considered the most demanding test for players because of its grueling format. Like the U.S. Open on the PBA Tour, the Senior U.S. Open demands patience, quality shot-making and a strong mental game over 50 games of qualifying and match play to make the finals.

    The PBA Senior U.S. Open is being covered live in its entirety on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

     


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    Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open - Second Round Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 12-game total. Top 48 after 18 games will advance to match play. a-denotes amateur, ss-denotes PBA60 players (age 60 and over).

    1, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,770
    2, ss-Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., 2,694
    3, a-Mike Taylor, Las Vegas, 2,662
    4, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,629
    5, Robert Spaulding, McKinney, Texas, 2,618
    6, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2,611
    7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,609
    8, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,589
    9, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2,579
    10, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,567
    11, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 2,566
    12, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 2,565
    13, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 2,563
    14, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 2,559
    15, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,555
    16, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 2,554
    17, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,547
    18, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2,542
    19, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,536
    20, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2,532
    21, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,531
    22, a-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 2,524
    23, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 2,519
    24, Joe Goldstein Sr., San Bruno, Calif., 2,514
    25, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 2,509
    26, David Bolles, Stockton, Calif., 2,502
    27, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,500
    28, a-Skip Wolfe, Dixon, Ill., 2,497
    29, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,493
    30, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,492
    31, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 2,476
    32, (tie) ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Wayne Stellick, Aurora, Colo., 2,472
    34, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 2,471
    35, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2,469
    36, ss-a-Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif., 2,467
    37, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 2,466
    38, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 2,464
    40, a-Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 2,463
    41, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 2,455
    42, a-Billy Langford, Lone Grove, Okla., 2,454
    43, (tie) Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, and ss-Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 2,452
    45, ss-a-Willie Wells, Las Vegas, 2,451
    46, ss-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 2,450
    47, (tie) Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., and ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,442

    49, (tie) Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., and ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,433
    51, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2,431
    52, ss-Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 2,430
    53, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,427
    54, (tie) ss-a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., and a-Warren Blankenship, Ardmore, Okla., 2,424
    56, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,421
    57, ss-Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 2,420
    58, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,418
    59, ss-a-Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 2,416
    60, a-Robert Zeihen, Las Vegas, 2,412
    61, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 2,404
    62, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 2,398
    63, ss-Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 2,396
    64, (tie) ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, and ss-Matt Surina, Puyallup, Wash., 2,391
    66, Mark Scroggins, Canyon, Texas, 2,385
    67, a-Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 2,384
    68, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 2,383
    69, a-Jeff Schlehuber, Highland Ranch, Colo., 2,382
    70, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,378
    71, ss-Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 2,377
    72, (tie) ss-a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, and Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,375
    74, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 2,369
    75, (tie) ss-a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., and ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 2,367
    77, Don Moser, Perris, Calif., 2,365
    78, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,362
    79, Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 2,359
    80, (tie) ss-Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., Dean Mueller, Vernon Hills, Ill., Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., and Dave Dayton, Reno, Nev., 2,355
    84, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 2,354
    85, (tie) ss-a-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., and Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 2,352
    87, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,351
    88, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2,350
    89, Kelly O'Driscoll, Herriman, Utah, 2,344
    90, (tie) ss-a-Daniel Winter, Rockford, Ill., and ss-a-Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, 2,343
    92, a-Gene Azumi, North Las Vegas, Nev., 2,342
    93, a-Dean Hebner, Vancouver, Wash., 2,338
    94, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,335
    95, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 2,333
    96, (tie) ss-John Shreve Sr., Sheffield Village, Ohio, Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, and Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 2,332
    99, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 2,326
    100, (tie) ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., and ss-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 2,320
    102, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2,318
    103, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 2,317
    104, John Austin Jr., Friendswood, Texas, 2,316
    105, Brian Tinsley, Medford, Ore., 2,313
    106, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 2,308
    107, (tie) a-Richard Cook, Olympia, Wash., and Tomas Karlsson, Sweden, 2,306
    109, ss-a-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 2,302
    110, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 2,301
    111, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 2,297
    112, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,296
    113, Carey Hofmann, Phoenix, 2,292
    114, a-Michael Clemence, Las Vegas, 2,289
    115, Joe Salvemini, Mckinney, Texas, 2,287
    116, Joseph Jimenez, Rowland Hts, Calif., 2,286
    117, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 2,282
    118, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,280
    119, (tie) ss-Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., and ss-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2,279
    121, a-Bob Godden, Las Vegas, 2,272
    122, ss-Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 2,271
    123, (tie) ss-Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., and a-Pete Toth, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,269
    125, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 2,265
    126, Gary Reh, Las Vegas, 2,264
    127, ss-a-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 2,263
    128, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,259
    129, ss-Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 2,257
    130, ss-a-Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 2,256
    131, John Parry, Oak Park, Calif., 2,252
    132, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 2,250
    133, ss-Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 2,246
    134, Timothy Bell, Sacramento, Calif., 2,245
    135, ss-Gregory Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., 2,243
    136, ss-a-Howie Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 2,242
    137, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,239
    138, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 2,233
    139, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 2,231
    140, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,226
    141, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,222
    142, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 2,221
    143, ss-Don Lane, San Francisco, 2,220
    144, ss-a-Nelson Sand, Auburn, Wash., 2,219
    145, David Allen, Las Vegas, 2,216
    146, ss-Diz Francisco, Bakersfield, Calif., 2,214
    147, ss-a-Vaughn Doody, Las Vegas, 2,211
    148, (tie) ss-a-Norm Palomares, San Francisco, Calif., and ss-Gary Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,210
    150, ss-Mike Schmid, Minneapolis, Minn., 2,205
    151, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,201
    152, ss-Gregory Popham, Crestview Hill, Ky., 2,194
    153, ss-Gary Seney, North Las Vegas, Nev., 2,190
    154, ss-a-Conway Sunell, Las Vegas, 2,189
    155, ss-Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill, 2,187
    156, ss-Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 2,183
    157, ss-a-Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash., 2,181
    158, ss-a-David Graber, Las Vegas, 2,178
    159, (tie) Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., and Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,171
    161, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 2,163
    162, (tie) ss-Carl Nichols, Blaine, Wash., and Larry Jordan, Lebanon, Ore., 2,160
    164, ss-Sal Bongiorno, Las Vegas, 2,149
    165, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 2,145
    166, (tie) a-Bob Baer, Simi Valley, Calif., ss-Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, and Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 2,144
    169, Scott Schimming, Tacoma, Wash., 2,143
    170, Mike Webb, Red Oak, Iowa, 2,140
    171, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,139
    172, ss-a-Nathaniel Lewis, Clinton, Md., 2,125
    173, ss-a-David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 2,120
    174, ss-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,114
    175, ss-Murray Hickman, Las Vegas, 2,111
    176, ss-David Blades, East Wenatchee, Wash., 2,102
    177, ss-Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 2,097
    178, ss-a-David Rhoads, Las Vegas, 2,096
    179, Eric Altenburg, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,095
    180, ss-Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 2,090
    181, ss-a-Leon Dent, Las Vegas, 2,086
    182, Seppo Korpela, Sweden, 2,083
    183, ss-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 2,063
    184, ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,059
    185, ss-a-Jay Gneiting, Aberdeen, Idaho, 2,041
    186, ss-Herbye Mitchell, Granbury, Texas, 2,040
    187, Rick Childers, Littleton, Colo., 2,039
    188, ss-a-John Czipka, Las Vegas, 2,024
    189, ss-a-John Daily, Long Beach, Calif., 2,022
    190, ss-a-David Bass, Las Vegas, 2,018
    191, a-Charles Allen Jr., Pinson, Ala., 1,994
    192, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,984
    193, (tie) ss-Robert Walters, North Las Vegas, Nev., and Jim Montgomery, Byron, Ill., 1,976
    195, ss-Jim Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 1,973
    196, ss-Dave Nebe, Richmond, Va., 1,944
    197, ss-JamiLynn Fox, Toledo, Ohio, 1,930
    198, ss-Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 1,920
    199, ss-James Gregware Jr, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,892
    200, ss-Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 1,884
    201, Don Michaelsen Sr., Plant City, Fla., 1,857
    202, Peter Becknall, Elgin, N.D., 1,852
    203, a-Dennis Ferguson, Bellingham, Wash., 1,816
    204, ss-Louis Moretti, Las Vegas (withdrew)
    205, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., (withdrew)
    206, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, (withdrew)