Pete Weber averages 233 to earn top qualifier honors for PBA50 Fountain Valley Open


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    Fresh off his Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open win last week, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber (pictured left) of St. Ann, Mo., averaged 233 to earn top qualifier honors Tuesday for the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track at Fountain Bowl.

    Weber, who is trying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season and fifth of his career, led qualifying with a 3,728 16-game overall pinfall total bowling games of 204, 196, 237, 259, 241, 258, 235 and 256 in the second round.

    "Today, I was having to deal with the (lane condition) transition at the start of the block but the lanes started to break down to my advantage," said the 37-time PBA Tour titlist.

    2015PBA5005PeteWeber.jpg"Overall, I'm really happy with my game right now. I just need to keep in mind that for match play the conditions will change a little differently than in qualifying, but other than that I should be in good shape."

    Weber will lead a field of 34 bowlers who will compete in Wednesday's match play that will determine the top five for the stepladder finals schedule for 7 p.m. PT. All of tomorrow's action can be seen on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

    Weber won the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open last Friday (pictured right with the eagle trophy) by defeating Eric Forkel of Henderson, Nev., 224-212, in the title match to join fellow Hall of Famer Norm Duke as the only players to win a U.S. Open title on both the PBA and PBA50 Tours.

    2013PBA50BryanGoebel.jpg2014PBA50JackJurek.jpg"I didn't feel too bad on Saturday, but Sunday I was sore," said Weber, who bowled 50 grueling games last week to make the Senior U.S. Open finals. "What was kind of strange is usually my hand is the first thing to go after so many games – but my hand is fine – it's the rest of my body that was feeling it."

    Weber topped 10-time PBA Tour winner Bryan Goebel (left) of Shawnee, Kan., who finished the day in second 41 pins behind with a 3,687 pinfall. Goebel, has a career best finish of second and season's best finish of third, which came in the Pasco County Florida Open.

    Rounding out the top five heading into Wednesday's match play were Miller High Life Classic winner Jack Jurek (above right) of Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,626; 1995 PBA Tour Quaker State 250 Open champion Bob Spaulding, McKinney, Texas, 3,591, and Hall of Famer Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,584.

    2013PBA50TedStaikoff.jpg2014PBAWSOBJohnBurkett.jpgFirst round leader, 67-year-old Ted Staikoff (left) of Black Hawk, S.D., finished qualifying in sixth with a 3,582 pinfall. He's hoping to improve on a career-best third-place PBA50 Tour finish. If he can win, he would become the oldest player to win a PBA50 Tour event. The current record is held by James Brenner at 66 years, 358 days.

    Former major league all-star pitcher and PBA50 Tour rookie John Burkett (right) of Southlake, Texas qualified ninth to advance to match play. He finished the round with a 3,544 pinfall (221 average). He's in good position to improve on his season's best 15th-place finish in last week's Senior U.S. Open.


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    PBA50 Fountain Valley Open - Second Round Standings

    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total. Top 24 advance to match play; places 25-34th plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists. ss-denotes PBA60 players ages 60 and over; a-denotes amateur.

    Top 24 advance to match play:
    1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,728
    2, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,687
    3, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,626
    4, Bob Spaulding, Mckinney, Texas, 3,591
    5, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,584
    6, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,582
    7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,578
    8, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,554
    9, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,544
    10, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,528
    11, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,515
    12, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,509
    13, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,499
    14, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 3,496
    15, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,475
    16, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,474
    17, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,440
    18, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 3,422
    19, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,420
    20, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,407
    21, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,404
    22, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,375
    23, ss-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,356
    24, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,353

    Places 25-34th advance to the cashers round:
    25, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,341
    26, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,330
    27, ss-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,328
    28, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3,326
    29, (tie) ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,322
    31, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,315
    32, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 3,314
    33, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,312
    34, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,304

    Eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round:
    35, ss-Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 3,302
    36, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,297
    37, ss-Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,293
    38, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,283
    39, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,276
    40, ss-Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,269
    41, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,245
    42, ss-Kent Whitson, Sausalito, Calif., 3,241

    Missed Cut:
    43, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,282
    44, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 3,278
    45, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,273
    46, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,264
    47, Eddie Katz, Costa Mesa, Calif., 3,243
    48, John Austin Jr., Friendswood, Texas, 3,237
    49, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,236
    50, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,219
    51, (tie) ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., and ss-a-Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif., 3,217
    53, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,203
    54, Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 3,197
    55, ss-Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,195
    56, ss-Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 3,194
    57, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,193
    58, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 3,188
    59, ss-a-David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 3,172
    60, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,160
    61, ss-Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,149
    62, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 3,148
    63, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 3,145
    64, ss-Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,141
    65, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,140
    66, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,120
    67, ss-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,104
    68, (tie) Mike Watson, Grass Valley, Calif., and Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 3,102
    70, (tie) Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., and a-Bob Sitman, Cypress, Calif., 3,100
    72, ss-a-Johnny Pineda, Tustin, Calif., 3,099
    73, Brian Tinsley, Medford, Ore., 3,095
    74, ss-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 3,092
    75, ss-a-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 3,086
    76, ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 3,062
    77, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,056
    78, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,043
    79, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,032
    80, a-Kent Steckbeck, Lakewood, Calif., 3,019
    81, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,017
    82, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 3,016
    83, a-Chip Pettiford, Los Angeles, 3,001
    84, Carey Hoffmann, Phoenix, 2,979
    85, ss-Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 2,952
    86, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 2,948
    87, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 2,946
    88, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,940
    89, ss-Dave Schultz, West Bend, Wis., 2,925
    90, ss-a-Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., 2,905
    91, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,892
    92, ss-Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 2,890
    93, ss-a-Douglas Andrews, Seal Beach, Calif., 2,889
    94, Jim Hageman, San Jose, Calif, 2,875
    95, ss-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2,847
    96, ss-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,831
    97, a-Roger Stone, Orange, Calif., 2,813
    98, ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,807
    99, ss-Don Lane, San Francisco, 2,801
    100, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 2,789
    101, a-William Waters, Irvine, Calif., 2,752
    102, Pete Milkovich, Hercules, Calif., 2,747
    103, Jeff Garrison, Hawthorne, Calif., 1,687