Craig Auerbach tops PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open first round

    04/18/16

    2016 PBA50 Tour #1

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    2015PBAWSOBCraigAuerbach.jpg Craig Auerbach of Sunrise, Fla., got the 2016 PBA50 Tour season started by averaging 245 to lead first round qualifying Sunday in the season opening Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl.

    The 52-year-old Auerbach (pictured left), bowling in his fourth PBA50 Tour tournament, bowled a very consistent round with a 1,961 eight-game pinfall total on games of 242, 247, 245, 268, 235, 254, 245 and 225.

    2014PBA50TomBaker.jpg "My ball reaction was strong all day long and it was just one of those rounds where there were no dramatic changes from lane to lane," Auerbach said. "Everything was real consistent. I used the same ball the entire round and didn't miss any spares so I was able to avoid a roller coaster round where you have a good game one game and a bad one the next."

    Auerbach holds a four-pin lead over four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., who finished with a 1,957 pinfall. Baker had games of 244, 193, 280, 224, 256, 234, 279 and 247.

    The 61-year-old Hall of Famer will be trying for his 13th PBA50 Tour title which would put him second all alone on the all-time titles list behind John Handegard with 14 wins.

    2015PBAWSOBBrianLeClair.jpg 2014PBA50HarrySullins.jpg Rounding out the top five were Brian LeClair (left), Delmar, N.Y. and John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., tied with 1,904, and Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich. and John Dougherty of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., tied with 1,891.

    Defending champion Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (pictured above) of Jackson, N.J., finished the round in ninth with 1,874.

    The entire 152-player field returns Monday for the second eight-game qualifying round. The field will be cut to 32 players for Tuesday's match play rounds which will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

    Fans can catch all the PBA50 Tour action throughout the season on Xtra Frame. The Pasco County Florida Open is presented by the Pasco County Tourist Development Council and sponsored by the Law Office of Lucas Magazine.

     


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    PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open - First Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown and 8-game total; n-denotes non-member, ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over

    1, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,961
    2, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,957
    3 (tie), Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., and John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 1,904
    5, (tie) Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and John Dougherty, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 1,891
    7, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,879
    8, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,876
    9, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,874
    10, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,866
    11, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,859
    12, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,857
    13, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,847
    14, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,835
    15, (tie) ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., and David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,832
    17, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,830
    18, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,828
    19, Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,826
    20, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,825
    21, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,819
    22, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,817
    23, (tie) C.K. Moore, Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,807
    25, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,798
    26, (tie) Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., and ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 1,794
    28, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 1,789
    29, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,788
    30, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,787
    31, Rory Peterson, Sacramento, Calif., 1,782
    32, ss-Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,775
    33, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,774
    34, James Luck, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,765
    35, n-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 1,762
    36, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,758
    37, Michael Shequin, Debary, Fla., 1,754
    38, n-Ed Irwin, Hudson, Fla, 1,749
    39, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 1,748
    40, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 1,744
    41, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,742
    42, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,741
    43, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,740
    44, (tie) Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 1,737
    46, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,734
    47, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,733
    48, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,731
    49, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,727
    50, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,724
    51, (tie Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., and ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,722
    54, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,712
    55, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,711
    56, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,708
    57, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,707
    58, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,703
    59, (tie) John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,701
    62, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,697
    63, ss-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,696
    64, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,695
    65, (tie) Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., and ss-Larry Gross, Ocala, Fla., 1,694
    67, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,691
    68, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,690
    69, (tie) Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., and Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,685
    71, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,678
    72, n-ss-Stan Sprow, Lakeland, Fla., 1,677
    73, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,672
    74, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,670
    75, Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, 1,667
    76, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,665
    77, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 1,664
    78, (tie) Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., and Dave Han, Hoover, Ala., 1,661
    80, John Gant, Medford, Mass., 1,657
    81, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,653
    82, n-Glenn Francis, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,651
    83, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,650
    84, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,649
    85, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,648
    86, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibolo, Texas, 1,647
    87, ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,645
    88, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,642
    89, (tie) Ramon Torres, Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., 1,639
    91, n-Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 1,637
    92, ss-Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 1,632
    93, (tie) Michael DeVore, Brandon, Fla., and Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,631
    95, (tie) Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, and John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 1,629
    97, ss-Michael Kennedy, Victoria, Austraila, 1,628
    98, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,627
    99, ss-Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,626
    100, James Deplanche, Taylor, Mich., 1,623
    101, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,622
    102, ss-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,621
    103, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 1,620
    104, (tie) ss-Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., and David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,617
    106, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,614
    107, n-ss-Charlie Gadd, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,612
    108, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,603
    109, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,597
    110, n-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., 1,594
    111, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,591
    112, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,590
    113, (tie) ss-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, and ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,589
    115, (tie) Antonio Santa, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Karl Ramonas, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,584
    117, ss-Bob Pazur, Venice, Fla, 1,583
    118, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,580
    119, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,574
    120, n-ss-Leonard Salemme, Hudson, Fla., 1,571
    121, ss-Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,567
    121, David Welch, St. Louis, Mo., 1,567
    123, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,562
    124, ss-Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,556
    124, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,556
    126, ss-Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,548
    127, ss-Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., 1,547
    128, Tommy King, Oakdale, N.Y., 1,542
    129, (tie) ss-Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., and ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,541
    131, Harry Wright, Venice, Fla., 1,538
    132, (tie) ss-Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., and ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,537
    134, Joseph Long, Tarpon, Springs, Fla., 1,531
    135, n-ss-Kenneth Smith, Spring Hill, Fla., 1,520
    136, ss-Dave Schultz, West Bend, Wis., 1,518
    137, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,506
    138, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,505
    139, (tie) ss-Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., and ss-Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,504
    141, ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,499
    142, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 1,495
    143, ss-Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 1,488
    144, ss-Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 1,432
    145, n-ss-Jean-Marc Gagnon, Port Charlotte, Fla., 1,431
    146, Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,423
    147, Stephen Wood, Naylor, Ga., 1,418
    148, William Medina, Whites Creek, Tenn., 1,413
    149, n-ss-Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 1,388
    150, ss-Rich Holden, Chinchilla, Pa., 1,387
    151, n-ss-Michael Osterman, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,312
    152, n-Domingo Castro, Weston, Fla., 1,416