Amleto Monacelli takes first round lead in Farmingdale


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    2015PBAAmletoMonacelli.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, one of several players who enjoys success on both the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour, averaged 236.7 Sunday to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y.

    Monacelli (pictured), a 20-time PBA Tour winner and five-time PBA50 Tour titlist, fired a 1,894 pinfall total in the first eight-game qualifying block with games of 193, 246, 231, 278, 174, 255, 229 and 288.

    Normally I don't bowl that well here, so I'm very happy with the way I bowled," said Monacelli, who finished 41st in last year's BVL Open. "I got off to a slow start because I wasn't using the right ball for the conditions. I changed to a different ball that didn't hook as hard on the backend.

    "I had a bad fifth game because that pair of lanes were really different and surprised me," the Venezuelan continued. "In the sixth game I forced myself to relax and was able to refocus to make good shots."

    Monacelli won the DHC Japan Invitational in January for his 20th PBA Tour win and his most recent PBA50 Tour wins came in the PBA50 Northern California Classic and United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters last season.

    2015PBA50BobLearn.jpg 2014PBA50StoneyBaker.jpg Monacelli holds a 59-pin lead over five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. (left) of Erie, Pa., who finished the day with 1,835.

    Rounding out the top five after the first round were Stoney Baker (right), Canton, Ga., 1,827; Hall of Famer Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,801, and Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,786.

    Defending champion 2015 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, finished the first round in 27th with 1,603, while tournament namesake Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia finished 26th one pin better with 1,604.

    Fans can catch Monday's second qualifying round and Tuesday's match play rounds live on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Tuesday's stepladder finals are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.


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    PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL 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, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,894
    2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,835
    3, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,827
    4, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,801
    5, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,786
    6, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,781
    7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,763
    8, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,757
    9, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,738
    10, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 1,737
    11, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,702
    12, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,699
    13, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,692
    14, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,690
    15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,677
    16, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,675
    17, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,656
    18, n-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,649
    19, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,646
    20, n-ss-Jim Zimmerman, Oakland, N.J., 1,637
    21, n-ss-Dave Abate, Cranston, R.I., 1,626
    22, n-Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 1,624
    23, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,620
    24, (tie) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,613
    26, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,604
    27, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,603
    28, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,602
    29, n-Jose Zambrano, Jackson Heights, N.Y., 1,597
    30, Tommy King, Oakdale, N.Y., 1,594
    31, ss-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1,589
    32, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,585
    33, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,583
    34, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,582
    35, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 1,565
    36, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,563
    37, Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 1,561
    38, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,555
    39, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,552
    40, Pamela Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 1,548
    41, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,547
    42, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,545
    43, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,543
    44, (tie) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., and ss-n-James Daigle, Methven, Mass., 1,542
    46, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,536
    47, ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,535
    48, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 1,533
    49, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 1,526
    50, Jay Farkas, N. Merrick, N.Y., 1,522
    51, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,521
    52, ss-Eric Race, Schoharie, N.Y., 1,507
    52, Dave Mutch, Oakland, N.J., 1,507
    54, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 1,499
    55, Glenn Smith, N.Y., 1,494
    56, (tie) ss-Barry Warshafsky, Peabody, Mass., and ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,491
    58, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,486
    59, ss-George Tignor, Winchendon, Mass., 1,482
    60, (tie) Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., and ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,481
    62, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,480
    63, (tie) n-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., and ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,479
    65, (tie) ss-Gary LaCara, Huntington Station, N.Y., and Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,478
    67, ss-Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,477
    68, ss-Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,468
    69, n-Mitch Sacks, Jersey City, N.J., 1,461
    70, ss-Walter Davis Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla., 1,448
    71, (tie) ss-Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., and Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 1,447
    73, (tie) ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., and ss-Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 1,446
    75, ss-Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 1,444
    76, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,435
    77, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,425
    78, (tie) Robert Greene, Oxford, Conn., and Leon Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 1,413
    80, Greg Eskow, Syosset, N.Y., 1,411
    81, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 1,395
    82, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,394
    83, ss-Andrew Smith, Colonie, N.Y., 1,393
    84, ss-Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,386
    85, ss-Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 1,372
    86, ss-Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,367
    87, ss-Norm Ginsberg, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,364
    88, John Maglio, Oceanside, N.Y., 1,359
    89, n-ss-John Vanek, Smithtown, N.Y., 1,351
    90, ss-Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,347
    91, Scott Zimmerman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,342
    92, John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 1,334
    93, ss-Tony Bellantoni, White Plains, N.Y., 1,331
    94, n-ss-James Lavendis, Kennett Square, Penn., 1,327
    95, n-Joseph Risley, Moriches, N.Y., 1,306
    96, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,287
    97, n-Chris McKeon, Maspeth, N.Y., 1,226
    98, Douglas Slier, Lenox, Mass., 1,201