Parker Bohn III wins Treasure Island Open for second PBA50 Tour title of the season


    2015 PBA50 Tour #8

    Hall of Famer solidifies position as PBA50 Player of the Year contender with three tournaments left in the season



    In a title match featuring two PBA Hall of Fame players with a combined 71 titles on the PBA Tour, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., defeated Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., to win the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Roto Grip Wednesday notching his second PBA50 Tour title of the season.

    2014PBA50PeteWeber.jpgBohn (pictured with his family), who solidified his position as a contender for PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated 37-time PBA Tour winner Weber (right), 259-238, in the championship match which was also his third career PBA50 Tour title.

    In the title match, Bohn survived a potentially devastating open in the eighth frame when he left the 2-4-6-7-10 split which he failed to convert after bowling the first seven strikes of the match.

    "The ball just hung up in my hand which threw off my push-away," said Bohn, who has won 34 titles on the PBA Tour. "I wasn't too worried because I had a pretty good lead at that point and I knew right away what to do to correct it."

    Bohn, who won the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open, did indeed correct the problem throwing strikes in the ninth and the first ball in the 10th frame which was enough to shut out Weber who was trying for his second win of the season after winning the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open in June.

    2012PBASRonMohr.jpg2014PBAMikeScroggins2.jpgAs the No. 4 qualifier in the finals, Bohn had to win three matches against tough opponents to get to the championship match against Weber who was the No. 1 qualifier.

    In the opening match Bohn defeated eight-time PBA50 Tour champion and two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr (left) of Las Vegas, 242-193. In a battle of lefthanders, Bohn defeated eight-time PBA Tour winner and PBA50 Tour rookie Mike Scroggins (right) of Amarillo, Texas, who was trying for his third win of the season, 268-216.

    In the semifinal match, Bohn defeated Hall of Famer and 25-time PBA Tour winner Brian Voss (below left) of Centennial, Colo., 258-202, who was trying for his first PBA50 Tour win.

    2014EBT10BrianVoss2.jpg"I know it sounds like a cliché but you have to take one game and one tournament at a time, especially at this point in the season," Bohn said. "When you look at a finals lineup like we had tonight with this much talent, if you even think about thinking too far ahead you're asking for trouble."

    By winning the title Bohn joined Scroggins, also a Player of the Year contender and leading contender for Rookie of the Year, as the only two-time winners this season.

    In addition to the race for PBA Player of the Year, the top eight in competition points will earn entries into the GEICO World Series of Bowling VII in Reno this December where they will vie for the two championship match spots in the PBA Challenge finals which will be televised by ESPN. Weber, Scroggins, Bohn and Mohr are all presently solidly in the top eight in points.

    The PBA50 Tour travels to Ashwaubenon Bowling Lanes in Green Bay, Wis. July 27-Aug. 1 for the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters. The Senior Masters is the second and final major of the season.


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    PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open - Stepladder Results

    Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., United States (July 19-22, 2015)

    Championship Round:
    1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $7,500
    2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., $4,000
    3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $2,500
    4, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, $2,000
    5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $1,750

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: No. 4 Bohn def. No. 5 Mohr, 242-193
    Second Two: Bohn def. No. 3 Scroggins, 268-216
    Semifinal Match: Bohn def. No. 2 Voss, 258-202
    Championship: Bohn def. No. Weber, 259-238.


    PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open - Match Play and Cashers' Rounds

    ss-denotes PBA60 players ages 60 and over; a-denotes amateur.

    Modified Match Play Round 2
    (after six games, including match play record and bonus pins; top five advanced to stepladder finals)
    1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 5-1, 1,570
    2, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3-2-1, 1,549
    3, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 4-2, 1,509
    4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-2, 1,494
    5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 4-1-1, 1,484

    6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3-3, 1,446, $1,500
    7, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,442, $1,500
    8, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-2, 1,405, $1,500
    9, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3-3, 1,386, $1,300
    10, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-3, 1,384, $1,300
    11, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2-4, 1,370, $1,300
    12, a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 1-5, 1,345, $1,300
    13, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1-5, 1,318, $1,300
    14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-4, 1,317, $1,300
    15, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 2-3-1, 1,306, $1,300
    16, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1-4-1, 1,216, $1,300

    Modified Match Play Round 1
    (after five games, including match play bonus pins)
    17, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3-2, 1,133, $1,125
    18, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-3, 1,086, $1,125
    19, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1-4, 1,081, $1,125
    20, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 2-3, 1,054, $1,125
    21, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 2-3, 1,030, $1,125
    22, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1-4, 1,017, $1,125
    23, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1-4, 1,001, $1,125
    24, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1-4, 939, $1,125

    Cashers' Round
    (after five games)
    25, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,049, $1,050
    26, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,040, $1,050
    27, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,024, $1,050
    28, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,015, $1,050
    29, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,005, $1,050
    30, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,000, $1,050
    31, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 995, $1,000
    32, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 982, $1,000
    33, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 981, $1,000
    34, Bob Micek, Woodbury, Minn., 973, $1,000
    35, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 961, $1,000
    36, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 930, $1,000
    37, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 917, $1,000
    38, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 876, $1,000