Mohr averages 246.6 to take first round lead in PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open


    2015 PBA50 Tour #8

    2015PBA5008RonMohr.jpg Coming off the month-long break in the 2015 PBA50 Tour season schedule, two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr (pictured left) of Las Vegas came back refreshed by averaging 246.6 to take the first round lead Monday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Roto Grip at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn.

    The eight-time PBA50 Tour winner finished the round with a 1,973 pinfall bowling games of 225, 269, 236, 216, 258, 227, 277 and 265.

    2013PBA50BobLearn.jpg"I missed a single-pin spare in the first game and that was a wake-up call," said Mohr. "It was kind of a good thing it happened because it reminded me to pay attention and focus on every shot."

    Mohr's best finish this season was third in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open. He is hoping to end a three-year drought without a PBA50 Tour win.

    "I've been bowling well and really can't complain," said Mohr, whose last win came in the 2012 Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open. "I just need to concentrate on making good shots in key situations and hope I get a few breaks along the way."

    Mohr holds a 57-pin lead over two-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. (right) of Erie, Pa., who finished the round in second with a 1,916 pinfall.

    2014PBA50PeteWeber.jpg2014PBAWSOBJohnBurkett.jpgRounding out the top five after the first round were Chris Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,870; PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (left) of St. Ann, Mo., 1,851, and retired two-time major league all-star pitcher John Burkett (right) of Southlake, Texas, 1,842.

    Weber, the 2015 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open winner, is trying for his second win of the season and fifth of his career. Burkett, competing in his PBA50 Tour rookie season, is trying to improve upon a season's-best finish of fourth which came in the Northern California Classic.

    2014PBAWalterRayWilliams2.jpgDefending champion Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr (left) of Oxford, Fla., finished the first round in 19th with a 1,725 pinfall.

    The 90-player field will return for another eight-game qualifying round Tuesday which will determine the 30 players who will advance to match play on Wednesday. The top five after match play will advance to the stepladder finals scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT.

    Xtra Frame, PBA's online bowling channel, is providing live coverage of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open.


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    PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open - First Round Standings

    Players with position, hometown and 8-game total; ss-denotes PBA60 players ages 60 and over; a-denotes amateur

    1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,973
    2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,916
    3, Chris Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,870
    4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,851
    5, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,842
    6, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,824
    7, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,801
    8, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,797
    9, a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 1,789
    10, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,785
    11, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,772
    12, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,766
    13, Bob Micek, Woodbury, Minn., 1,764
    14, (tie) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,747
    16, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,745
    17, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,742
    18, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,727
    19, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,725
    20, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,713
    21, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,704
    22, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,701
    23, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 1,699
    24, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,695
    25, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,693
    26, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,690
    27, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 1,687
    28, (tie) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., and ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,676
    30, (tie) Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., and a-Ron Cleveland, St. Paul, Minn., 1,669
    32, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,667
    33, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 1,663
    34, (tie) ss-Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., and Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,658
    36, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,651
    37, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,640
    38, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 1,639
    39, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,632
    40, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,631
    41, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,627
    42, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 1,615
    43, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 1,599
    44, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,594
    45, (tie) ss-Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., and ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,592
    47, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,589
    48, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,587
    49, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,586
    50, ss-Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,579
    51, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,578
    52, (tie) Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., and Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,577
    54, Robert Spaulding, Mckinney, Texas, 1,574
    55, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,571
    56, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,570
    57, Brent Beery, Kansas City, Mo., 1,564
    58, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,563
    59, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,561
    60, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,557
    61, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,555
    62, a-David Oulman, Medford, Minn., 1,554
    63, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 1,552
    64, ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,543
    65, Jeff Moore, Boone, Iowa, 1,537
    66, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1,535
    67, ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,527
    68, ss-Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 1,526
    69, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,525
    70, (tie) Dennis Erckfritz, Sioux Falls, S.D., and ss-Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 1,514
    72, ss-Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 1,510
    73, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,497
    74, ss-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 1,495
    75, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,481
    76, a-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 1,472
    77, ss-George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,463
    78, ss-a-Dale Lipovsky, Apple Valley, Minn., 1,455
    79, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,442
    80, John Austin, Friendswood, Texas, 1,441
    81, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,439
    82, ss-Larry Helton, Bolingbrook, Ill., 1,435
    83, ss-Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,421
    84, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 1,412
    85, ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,408
    86, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,405
    87, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,399
    88, ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,388
    89, ss-Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,316
    90, a- Dean Bruinsma, Clear Lake, S.D., 1,288