Norm Duke retains lead in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open


    2016 PBA50 Tour #5

    PBA Hall of Famer averages 231 in the second round to hold a 71-pin lead over amateur Mike Klosin



    Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., averaged 231 for six games Tuesday to retain his lead after the second round of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

    The PBA Hall of Famer bowled a 1,388 six-game pinfall total in the second round after bowling 1,488 in Monday's first round for a 2,876 overall pinfall total (239.6 average). Duke had games of 237, 212, 289, 220, 224 and 206 in the second round.

    "It was a solid round with all 200s," said Duke, who ranks third on the all-time PBA Tour titles list with 38 wins and also owns two PBA50 Tour titles. "You have to put everything in perspective because at this point in the tournament you don't win it today.

    "The scores were a little lower today but you have to remember everybody's trying to make their tweaks and get a little better so there's some experimenting going on out there," the 52-year-old Duke added. "I take what I get and move on."

    Duke holds a 71-pin lead over non-member Mike Klosin of Windham, N.H., in second, who is bowling in his first Senior U.S. Open. Adding to Duke's confidence was his ability to play from all areas of the lane regardless of what the lane conditions happened to be.

    2014PBA50HarrySullins.jpg 2015PBA50BobLearn.jpg"There were no surprises for me out there," Duke said. "I could get something from playing all the arrows. I started outside on the fresh condition yesterday and steadily moved in. Today, I was playing a lot of fourth arrow so that just reinforces the fact that I can play the lanes a variety of ways.

    "I just want to clarify that I'm feeling good physically, and just need to make a few more tweaks to get my game to 100 percent."

    Rounding out the top five were three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins (left), Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2,785; Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 2,719, and three-time PBA50 Tour titlist Bob Learn Jr. (right), Erie, Pa., 2,691.

    2015PBAAmletoMonacelli.jpg 2015PBAPeteWeber.jpg Two-time Senior U.S. Open winner Amleto Monacelli (left) of Venezuela is in sixth with 2,689. Monacelli and fellow Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., who was 21st after the second round with 2,608, are trying to become the first to win Senior U.S. Open three times.

    Defending Senior U.S. Open champion Hall of Famer Pete Weber (right) of St. Ann, Mo., who is trying for a record fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title, was in eighth place with 2,665.

    Duke, who won the 2014 Senior U.S. Open, and Weber are the only players to win U.S. Open titles on both the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tours.

    2016PBA50TourLogo.jpgThe 171-player field will bowl the final six-game qualifying round Wednesday after which the top 40 players will advance to modified round robin match play.

    After two six-game match play rounds Thursday, the top half of the field will bowl two more six-game match play rounds Friday, with the top four players after 42 games advancing to the stepladder finals at 7:15 ET (4:15 p.m. PT).

    All rounds of the Senior U.S. Open are being covered live on PBA's Xtra Frame online video streaming service. Live scoring also is available on PBA's official website,


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    Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open - Second Round Standings

    Players with position, hometown and 12-game total; ss-denotes PBA60 player; n-denotes non-member

    1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,876
    2, n-Mike Klosin, Windham, N.H., 2,805
    3, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2,785
    4, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 2,719
    5, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2,691
    6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,689
    7, Christer Petersson, Sweden, 2,675
    8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,665
    9, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,664
    10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,662
    11, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 2,653
    12, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 2,644
    13, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 2,643
    14, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 2,641
    15, n-ss-Bill Oakes, Lawton, Okla, 2,639
    16, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 2,626
    17, (tie) Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., and ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2,613
    19, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 2,611
    20, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,610
    21, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,608
    22, n-Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 2,606
    23, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 2,591
    24, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,585
    25, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,581
    26, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,580
    27, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 2,578
    28, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,569
    29, (tie) ss-n-Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif., Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., and Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2,566
    32, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,563
    33, (tie) ss-Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., and n-Paul Renteria, Henderson, Nev., 2,557
    35, ss-Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 2,553
    36, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 2,552
    37, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,551
    38, n-Andrew Neuer, Lewisburg, Pa., 2,548
    39, ss-Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 2,547
    40, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 2,545
    41, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 2,544
    42, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,538
    43, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 2,533
    44, (tie) ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., and Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,530
    46, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 2,525
    47, n-Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., 2,524
    48, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,523
    49, n-Rick Benard, Clovis, N.M., 2,522
    50, n-David Cirigliano, Phoenix, Ariz., 2,520
    51, ss-Gregory Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., 2,518
    52, Joe Goldstein Sr., San Bruno, Calif., 2,509
    53, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2,495
    54, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 2,494
    55, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2,492
    56, n-Mike Taylor, Las Vegas, 2,489
    57, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 2,486
    58, ss-n-Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 2,485
    59, (tie) Derek Gregory, Chowchilla, Calif., and Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,476
    61, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,474
    62, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,464
    63, ss-Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,462
    64, (tie) Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., and Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 2,454
    66, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 2,453
    67, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,452
    68, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2,450
    69, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 2,447
    70, ss-Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 2,445
    71, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2,442
    72, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 2,440
    73, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,436
    74, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 2,435
    75, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,427
    76, n-Robert Yadao, Las Vegas, 2,425
    77, ss-n-Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, 2,423
    78, ss-Russ Simmons, Fontana, Calif., 2,407
    79, ss-n-Nelson Sand, Maple Valley. Wash., 2,405
    80, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,402
    81, ss-Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 2,401
    82, ss-n-John Riozzi Jr, Catskill, N.Y., 2,400
    83, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,397
    84, ss-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2,392
    85, n-Kelly Bonta, Wichita, Kan., 2,390
    86, ss-Sal Bongiorno, Las Vegas, 2,389
    87, (tie) ss-Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., and ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,387
    89, Timothy Bell, Sacramento, Calif., 2,386
    90, (tie) ss-n-Russ Davies, Las Vegas, Nev., and ss-n-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 2,384
    92, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,383
    93, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 2,380
    94, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 2,378
    95, (tie) n-Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., and ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 2,370
    97, n-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 2,360
    98, ss-Olle Svenson, Lerum, Sweden, 2,358
    99, n-Dean Hebner, Vancouver, Wash., 2,353
    100, (tie) Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, 2,351
    102, ss-n-Daniel Winter, Rockford, Ill., 2,349
    103, n-Stephen Putnam, Warner Robins, Ga., 2,348
    104, David Allen, Las Vegas, 2,345
    105, Jimmy Jean, Kathleen, Ga., 2,344
    106, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 2,341
    107, (tie) Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., and ss-Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 2,334
    109, n-Pete Toth, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,332
    110, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 2,331
    111, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 2,326
    112, Tomas Karlsson, Sweden, 2,319
    113, ss-Diz Francisco, Bakersfield, Calif., 2,318
    114, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 2,316
    115, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 2,315
    116, (tie) Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, 2,312
    118, Scott Schimming, Tacoma, Wash., 2,311
    119, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,306
    120, ss-Bengt-Ake Bengtsson, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2,305
    121, (tie) Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., and n-Clint Frazer, Reseda, Calif., 2,304
    123, ss-n-Joe Tusa, South Hackensack, N.J., 2,303
    124, ss-Joe Salvemini, Nevada City, Calif., 2,300
    125, ss-n-Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash., 2,295
    126, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 2,285
    127, ss-Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 2,275
    128, ss-John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 2,273
    129, (tie) ss-Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., and ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 2,269
    131, n-Forrest Cole, Riverton, Wyo., 2,264
    132, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2,260
    133, ss-n-David Graber, Las Vegas, 2,258
    134, John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 2,256
    135, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 2,253
    136, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,252
    137, ss-Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 2,248
    138, (tie) Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., and ss-n-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 2,243
    140, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,241
    141, ss-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 2,224
    142, ss-n-Jay Gneiting, Aberdeen, Idaho, 2,216
    143, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,211
    144, ss-n-Howie Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 2,208
    145, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,199
    146, (tie) ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., and ss-n-David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 2,197
    148, Jim Montgomery, Byron, Ill., 2,181
    149, ss-n-John Shreve Sr., Sheffield Village, Ohio, 2,176
    150, n-Robert Godden, Las Vegas, 2,169
    151, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2,168
    152, ss-John Parry, Oak Park, Calif., 2,163
    153, n-Keith Yamakawa, Porter Ranch, Calif., 2,158
    154, n-Kevin Sweetman, Henderson, Colo., 2,150
    155, (tie) ss-Don Lane, San Francisco, and Eric Altenburg, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,148
    157, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,141
    158, n-Gabriel Luchetta, Golden, Colo., 2,134
    159, ss-Robert Walters, North Las Vegas, Nev., 2,122
    160, (tie) n-John Smith, Lebanon, Va., and ss-Thomas Andres Sr., Highland, Calif., 2,110
    162, ss-David Blades, East Wenatchee, Wash., 2,080
    163, ss-Mark Fennell, Seattle, 2,048
    164, ss-nMark Goldstein, Northridge, Calif., 2,031
    165, Dean Bruinsma, Clear Lake, S.D., 2,006
    166, n-Charles Allen Jr., Pell City, Ala., 1,961
    167, n-ss-Fred Edick III, Glendora, Calif., 1,947
    168, n-Dennis Ferguson, Bellingham, Wash., 1,942
    169, ss-Vincent Oliva, Orland Park, Ill., 1,848
    170, Roger Koplin Jr., Carson City, Nev., 1,955
    171, Robert Chinner, Adelaide, Australia, 983

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