Ron Mohr and John Burkett top PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open qualifying


    2015 PBA50 Tour #8

    Ron Mohr (pictured left) of Las Vegas earned top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Roto Grip Tuesday at Island Xtreme Bowl, but withstood a charge from retired Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher John Burkett (right) of Southlake, Texas, who finished the day in second just eight pins behind.

    Mohr and Burkett led a field of 38 players from the original 90-player field who advanced to Wednesday's match play rounds.

    Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour winner and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year, finished the round with a 3,777 16-game pinfall (236 average) bowling games of 227, 213, 259, 213, 233, 217, 216 and 226 in Tuesday's eight-game second round.

    "My goal was to earn the two-round bye for match play but after that I wanted to go for the lead," said Mohr.

    "I was able to find a good shot on each pair of lanes today. Bowling on a fresh lane condition this morning I knew it was going to be a little harder to shoot a big number but I bowled well enough where at least I wasn't going backwards."

    Burkett earned his best qualifying finish of the season with a 3,769 16-game pinfall (235.5 average). He bowled games of 213, 204, 256, 226, 275, 267, 248 and 238 in the second round.

    "This is definitely another milestone for me," said the 50-year-old Burkett who has made match play in five of the six tournaments he has entered this season. "To be able to challenge for the qualifying lead in a field with this much talent is a huge confidence boost for me."

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

    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 back in June.

    2014PBAParkerBohn.jpg2014PBA50PeteWeber.jpgRounding out the top eight players who earned a two-round match play bye were PBA Hall of Famers Parker Bohn III (left) of Jackson, N.J. and Pete Weber (right) of St. Ann, Mo. who finished third and fourth respectively, with 3,685 and 3,671 pinfall totals.

    Finishing fifth was two-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., with 3,656, followed by 10-time PBA Tour winner Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,654; three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,644, and two-time PBA50 Tour winner Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,625. Defending champion Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., advanced to match play finishing 17th with a 3,478 pinfall.

    Wednesday's rounds begin at 9 a.m. CT. The top five after match play will advance to the stepladder finals scheduled for 6 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 - Second Round Standings

    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total; top 16 advance to match play; 17th-30th places plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists; ss-denotes PBA60 players ages 60 and over out of the regular prize list cashing for $1,000; a-denotes amateur

    1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,777
    2, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,769
    3, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,685
    4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,671
    5, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,656
    6, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,654
    7, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,644
    8, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,625
    9, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,603
    10, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,566
    11, a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,564
    12, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,563
    13, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,542
    14, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,519
    15, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,513
    16, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,499

    17, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,478
    18, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,443
    19, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,442
    20, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,440
    21, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 3,437
    22, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,434
    23, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,421
    24, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,408
    25, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3,405
    26, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,383
    27, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,369
    28, Bob Micek, Woodbury, Minn., 3,367
    29, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 3,363
    30, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,344

    31, (tie) ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,312
    32, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,302,
    33, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,300
    34, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,282
    35, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,267
    36, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,258
    37, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,255
    38, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,253

    Missed Cut:
    39, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,329
    40, a-Ron Cleveland, St. Paul, Minn., 3,316
    41, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,312
    42, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,304
    43, (tie) Brent Beery, Kansas City, Mo., and Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,291
    45, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,281
    46, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,273
    47, a-David Oulman, Medford, Minn., 3,268
    48, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,252
    49, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 3,249
    50, Robert Spaulding, Mckinney, Texas, 3,233
    51, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 3,223
    52, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 3,222
    53, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,215
    54, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,204
    55, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 3,186
    56, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,181
    57, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,178
    58, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,177
    59, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 3,156
    60, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,143
    61, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 3,133
    62, Jeff Moore, Boone, Iowa, 3,116
    63, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,112
    64, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,111
    65, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 3,102
    66, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,101
    67, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 3,093
    68, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 3,090
    69, John Austin, Friendswood, Texas, 3,050
    70, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,023
    71, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,017
    72, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,999
    73, a-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 2,988
    74, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,983
    75, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,982
    76, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,978
    77, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,972
    78, Dennis Erckfritz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,935
    79, Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 2,915
    80, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 2,910
    81, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,905
    82, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,903
    83, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 2,895
    84, Larry Helton, Bolingbrook, Ill., 2,836
    85, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 2,808
    86, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,722
    87, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 2,714
    88, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 2,670
    89, a- Dean Bruinsma, Clear Lake, S.D., 2,601
    90, a-Dale Lipovsky, Apple Valley, Minn., 1,455