Pete Weber sets pace in PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open

    05/03/16

    2016 PBA50 Tour #3

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    2015PBAPeteWeber.jpg Trying for his second consecutive win of the young 2016 PBA50 Tour season, defending PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., averaged 249.7 Monday to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 and Miller High Life at George Pappas' Victory Lanes.

    Starting the round with games of 258 and 300, the PBA Hall of Famer (left and above) followed up with games of 256, 279, 247, 196, 247 and 215 for a 1,998 pinfall total.

    "You just focus on hitting the pocket," Weber said. "You're going to leave a 7-pin or 10-pin here or there, but if you're hitting the pocket on a regular basis you're going to get your share of strikes.

    "Even when I had the 196 game, I was still throwing the ball like I wanted to. I just didn't make the adjustment fast enough. It actually gave me a good baseline to get back on track in the seventh game."

    Weber won last week's Sun Bowl In The Villages by beating Ron Mohr, 204-162, in the championship match for his fifth career PBA50 Tour title. In the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open, the 37-time PBA Tour titlist finished fourth.

    2015PBANormDuke.jpg 2015PBA50BobLearn.jpg Weber holds a 70-pin lead over Hall of Famer Norm Duke (left) of Clermont, Fla., who also had a 300 game, in second with 1,928, followed by Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,927; Bob Learn Jr. (right), Erie, Pa., 1,889, and Don Herrington of Ballston Lake, N.Y. in fifth with 1,885.

    Defending champion Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., finished the day in sixth with 1,877.

    The 151-player field returns Tuesday for another eight-game qualifying round which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to Wednesday's match play rounds. Once match play is concluded the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

    The Mooresville Ford Open is streamed live on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

     


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    PBA50 Mooresville Ford 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, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,998
    2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,928
    3, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,927
    4, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,889
    5, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,885
    6, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,877
    7, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,868
    8, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, 1,866
    9, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,865
    10, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,862
    11, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,839
    12, Keith Lesko, Lancerster, S.C., 1,838
    13, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,830
    14, ss-George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 1,829
    15, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,827
    16, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,821
    17, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,819
    18, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,810
    19, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,809
    20, Dave Han, Hoover, Ala., 1,805
    21, ss-Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,801
    22, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,796
    23, Mac Sanders, Taylors, S.C., 1,791
    24, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,771
    25, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,767
    26, n-Mal Williams Jr., Hicoh Point, N.C., 1,762
    27, (tie) Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,758
    29, ss-Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,755
    30, (tie) ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 1,754
    32, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,752
    33, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,736
    34, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,734
    35, (tie) Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., and Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,732
    37, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,728
    38, ss-Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,727
    39, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,726
    40, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,720
    41, ss-Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,713
    42, Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 1,712
    43, (tie) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., and ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,711
    45, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,709
    46, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,707
    47, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,704
    48, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1,701
    49, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,699
    50, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,696
    51, n-Charles Allen Jr., Pell City, Ala., 1,695
    52, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,693
    53, (tie) ss-Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., and James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,691
    55, Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 1,687
    56, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,686
    57, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,682
    58, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 1,680
    59, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 1,679
    60, Brent Hunter, Glenville, Pa., 1,673
    61, (tie) n-ss-Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., and Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,671
    63, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,669
    64, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 1,667
    65, (tie) Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 1,665
    67, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,663
    68, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,662
    69, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,660
    70, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,657
    71, Leon Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 1,651
    72, (tie) John Gant, Medford, Mass., Barry Slater, Locust, N.C., and ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,647
    75, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 1,643
    76, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,640
    77, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,638
    78, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,637
    79, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,633
    80, (tie) ss-David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., and ss-Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 1,632
    82, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,627
    83, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,626
    84, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,623
    85, (tie) Richard Beeson, Lexington, N.C., and Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,622
    87, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 1,618
    88, (tie) ss-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., and Jeff Porter, Morristown, Tenn., 1,616
    90, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,615
    91, (tie) Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., and ss-Todd Wilson, Summerfield, N.C., 1,612
    93, (tie) Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., and Chuck Walker, Blaine, Tenn., 1,611
    95, ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,610
    96, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,608
    97, ss-Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1,604
    98, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 1,599
    99, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,597
    100, ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,591
    101, Larry Felts Jr., Moore, S.C., 1,587
    102, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,585
    103, ss-Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,580
    104, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,577
    105, (tie) Steven Grotowski, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 1,575
    107, ss-Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,572
    108, ss-John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1,571
    109, John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 1,570
    110, ss-Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,569
    111, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,565
    112, ss-William Tenan Jr, Hayes, Va., 1,564
    113, (tie)Tony Myers, Pensacola, Fla., and n-Mike Long, Charlotte, N.C., 1,558
    115, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,557
    116, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,556
    117, ss-Paul Kreins, Mooresville, N.C., 1,555
    118, ss-Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,554
    119, Karl Ramonas, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,553
    120, ss-Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,551
    121, n-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., 1,547
    122, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,544
    123, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,537
    124, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,531
    125, Michael Byers, Charleston, S.C., 1,525
    126, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,520
    127, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,519
    128, (tie) ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., David Sanders, Blythewood, S.C., and ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,516
    131, ss-Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 1,505
    132, Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 1,502
    133, (tie) n-ss-Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., and ss-Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 1,501
    135, (tie)Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., and Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 1,494
    137, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,492
    138, n-Jerry Childers, Springville, Ala., 1,490
    139, ss-Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,485
    140, James Cayton, Canton, N.C., 1,475
    141, ss-Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 1,450
    142, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,449
    143, Ben Snyder, Maryville, Tenn., 1,447
    144, ss-George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,439
    145, ss-Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 1,429
    146, ss-James West, Catonsville, Md., 1,423
    147, ss-James Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 1,419
    148, William Medina, Whites Creek, Tenn., 1,406
    149, n-Andrew Jones, Danville, Va., 1,370
    150, Chuck Anton, Chesterfield, Va., 1,358
    151, ss-Gary Simon, Bridgeport, W.Va., 1,331

    300 games (3) - Norm Duke, Pete Weber, Amleto Monacelli.