Ron Mohr leads top 16 into match play in Fountain Valley


    2016 PBA50 Tour #6

    Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year earns second top qualifier honor of the Season



    2015PBAWSOBRonMohr.jpg 2016PBA50AmletoMonacelli.jpgTwo-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 241.3 in the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track Tuesday after the second round to earn his second top qualifier honor of the 2016 season.

    The 60-year-old Mohr (pictured left and above) led qualifying with a 3,862 16-game pinfall total, topping first round leader PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (right) in second with 3,815. Mohr averaged 251 to lead qualifying in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages in April.

    In Tuesday's second eight-game round, Mohr had a 1,941 pinfall with games of 221, 258, 246, 223, 248, 248, 277 and 220 after finishing second with a 1,921 pinfall in the first round.

    "Right now I feel like I'm bowling the best I have in two years," said Mohr, who finished second to Pete Weber in the Sun Bowl In The Villages after losing 204-162 in the title match. "My challenge is to keep my ball speed slow so that it complements my rev rate. I'm making good progress doing that.

    "After The Villages I felt I could compete with anybody and my confidence has grown steadily since then," he added. "With all the talent that's out here (on the PBA50 Tour), I'm having to keep convincing myself that I can bowl with the best."

    Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour winner, is hoping to win his first PBA50 Tour win since capturing the PBASenior Decatur (Ill.) Open title in August of 2012.

    2016PBA50BrianKretzer.jpg 2016PBA50ParkerBohn.jpg One-time PBA Tour winner Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, who finished third in last week's Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open in his PBA50 Tour debut, finished qualifying in third with a 3,738 pinfall, followed by PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., in fourth with 3,696, and Robert Brown of Cody, Wyo., in fifth with 3,690.

    After a cashers round Wednesday morning, 24 players will compete in match play which will determine the top five players who will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. PT. All of the action will be streamed live on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.


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    PBA50 Fountain Valley Open - Second Round Standings

    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total; top 16 advance to match play; places 17-24 plus eight PBA60 players (places 25-32) advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalistsn-denotes non-member, ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round

    1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,862
    2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,815
    3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,738
    4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,696
    5, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,690
    6, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,689
    7, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,664
    8, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,642
    9, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,639
    10, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,624
    11, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,623
    12, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,620
    13, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,619
    14, (tie) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,615
    16, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,605

    17, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,583
    18, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3,563
    19, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,553
    20, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,544
    21, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,516
    22, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,491
    23, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,478
    24, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,474

    25, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,434
    26, ss-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,397
    27, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,370
    28, (tie) ss-n-Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., and ss-Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 3,364
    30, ss-Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 3,351
    31, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,342
    32, ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,336

    Missed Cut:
    33, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 3,467
    34, (tie) Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., and Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,461
    36, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,458
    37, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,444
    38, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,432
    39, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,428
    40, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3,425
    41, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,400
    42, n-Herman Ferguson, Los Angeles, Calif., 3,393
    43, n-Ron Anderson, Canyon Country, Calif., 3,378
    44, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,361
    45, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,332
    46, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 3,318
    47, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,314
    48, Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 3,301
    49, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,299
    50, n-Eddie Katz, Lakewood, Calif., 3,284
    51, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,267
    53, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,263
    54, n-Clint Frazer, Reseda, Calif., 3,254
    55, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,252
    56, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,250
    57, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,246
    58, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,242
    59, n-Forrest Cole, Riverton, Wyo., 3,240
    60, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3,238
    61, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,237
    62, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,235
    63, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 3,217
    64, (tie) Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,208
    66, (tie) Mark Fennell, Seattle, and Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,206
    68, (tie) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., and Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,205
    71, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, 3,197
    72, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,194
    73, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,189
    74, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,160
    75, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,156
    76, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,146
    77, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 3,124
    78, n-Rick Bowman, Bakersfield, Calif., 3,117
    79, n-Joe Barna, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., 3,074
    80, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,066
    81, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,062
    82, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,059
    83, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,045
    84, n-Kevin Sweetman, Henderson, Colo., 3,034
    85, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,028
    86, n-Jim Zimmerman, Tehachapi, Calif., 2,936
    87, n-Johnny Pineda, Tustin, Calif., 2,911
    88, Bill Kaiser, Allen, Texas, 2,846