Rookie Bob Spaulding earns top qualifying honors for PBA50 Northern California Classic

    06/17/15

    2015 PBA50 Tour #7

    Leads the top 24 players into Thursday's match play round

    2015PBA50BobSpaulding.jpgBob Spaulding (pictured left) of McKinney, Texas, who won the 1995 Quaker State 250 for his lone PBA Tour title, averaged 241.8 to earn top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV Tuesday at Harvest Park Bowl.

    Spaulding, a 53-year-old PBA50 Tour rookie who hasn't competed in topflight professional competition since 1997, led qualifying with a 3,869 16-game pinfall bowling games of 189, 276, 258, 259, 213, 248, 278 and 222 in Tuesday's second round.

    "I'm basically having to learn everything all over again," said Spaulding, who also finished second to Mike Aulby in the 1995 Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

    "Until a few months ago I've never bowled with this equipment. Everything's different from the ball surfaces to the weight blocks to just about everything, so I'm pleasantly surprised at how well I'm doing.

    "I have to say everybody's been great out here and a lot of help so it makes everything all that more enjoyable."

    Spaulding leads a field of 33 bowlers plus eight PBA60 players who will compete in Wednesday's match play that will determine the top five for the stepladder finals. All of tomorrow's action can be seen on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame with finals coverage schedule to begin at 5:30 p.m. PT.

    The Northern California Classic is the third PBA50 Tour tournament that Spaulding has competed in this season with a best finish of 16th in last week's Fountain Valley Open.

    2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2.jpg2014PBAWSOBJohnBurkett.jpgSpaulding edged out PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (left) of Venezuela 12 pins behind in second with a 3,857 pinfall. Rounding out the top five were last week's Fountain Valley Open winner Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,742; Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,738, and first round leader Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,736.

    Former major league all-star pitcher and PBA50 Tour rookie John Burkett (right) made the cut to match play finishing in a tie for sixth with PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., with a 3,691 pinfall. It marks the fourth of five tournaments Burkett has made the cut and is hoping to improve on his season's best finish of 15th in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open.

    Xtra Frame, PBA's online bowling channel, is providing full coverage of the final day of the PBA50 Northern California Classic.

     


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    PBA50 Northern California Classic - Second Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total. Top 24 advance to match play; places 25-33 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, Bob Spaulding, McKinney, Texas, 3,869
    2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,857
    3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,742
    4, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,738
    5, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,736
    6, (tie) John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,691
    8, Joe Goldstein Sr., San Bruno, Calif., 3,679
    9, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,671
    10, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,649
    11, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,627
    12, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,602
    13, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,596
    14, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,592
    15, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,591
    16, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,589
    17, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,585
    18, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,579
    19, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 3,571
    20, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,560
    21, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,557
    22, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,550
    23, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,545
    24, a-Sam Carter, Ben Lomond, Calif., 3,540

    Places 25-33 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round:
    25, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,536
    26, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,518
    27, a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 3,511
    28, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,500
    29, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3,499
    30, (tie) Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., and Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,494
    32, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 3,491
    33, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,483
    34, ss-Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,462
    35, (tie) ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,456
    36, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,447
    37, ss-a-John Dorsett, Concord, Calif., 3,441
    38, ss-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 3,414
    39, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,413
    40, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,391
    41, ss-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 3,384

    Missed Cut:
    42, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,468
    43, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 3,461
    44, Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 3,456
    45, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,439
    46, Rory Peterson, Sacramento, Calif., 3,437
    47, (tie) Junior Self, Martinez, Calif., and a-Al Bella, Pittsburg, Calif., 3,435
    49, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,431
    50, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,411
    51, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 3,401
    52, Brian Tinsley, Medford, Ore., 3,400
    53, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 3,393
    54, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,382
    55, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,371
    56, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,340
    57, Dan Sasaki, Richmond, Callif., 3,339
    58, a-Paul Herrera, San Jose, Calif., 3,338
    59, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 3,333
    60, Dave Dayton, Reno, Nev., 3,300
    61, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,295
    62, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 3,294
    63, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,291
    64, (tie) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, and Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,288
    66, a-David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 3,287
    67, Dave Bolles, Stockton, Calif., 3,280
    68, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,277
    69, Timothy Bell, Sacramento, Calif., 3,260
    70, Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 3,256
    71, Pat Nolan, Japan, 3,230
    72, Eddie Katz, Lakewood, Calif., 3,227
    73, a-Dennis Jones, Fremont, Calif., 3,201
    74, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,197
    75, Keith Pridgeon, Antioch, Calif., 3,196
    76, Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., 3,193
    77, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,180
    78, Duane Wilson, Brentwood, Calif., 3,173
    79, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,170
    80, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,167
    81, a-Phillip Spruill, San Francisco, 3,166
    82, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,164
    83, a-Steve Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 3,161
    84, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,153
    85, John Austin, Friendswood, Texas, 3,131
    86, Joseph Jimenez, Rowland Hts, Calif., 3,106
    87, a-Scott DeSelms Sr., Castro Valley, Calif., 3,081
    88, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,067
    89, a-Larry Dyson, Stockton, Calif, 3,050
    90, Mike Watson, Grass Valley, Calif., 3,045
    91, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,019
    92, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 2,997
    93, Dave Schultz, West Bend, Wis., 2,996
    94, a-Kenneth Daily, Danville, Calif., 2,984
    95, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2,974
    96, Mike Saraiva, Napa, Calif., 2,937
    97, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 2,921
    98, a-Christopher Sargent, Crockett, Calif., 2,769
    99, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 2,607
    100, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,780
    101, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,457