Hometown player Holman leads PBA Senior Decatur Open

    08/10/09

    2009 PBA Senior Tour #9

    Hall of Famer Williams trails by 58 pins after first qualifying round

    Decatur’s Bennie Holman, bowling in only his second Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour event, averaged 237 to take the first-round qualifying lead Sunday in the PBA Senior Decatur Open at Spare Time Lanes.

    Holman, a 51-year-old Archer-Daniels-Midland employee, posted an eight-game total of 1,896 pins to take a 58–pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, who won last week’s PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open.

    Kerry Painter of Henderson, Nev., was third with 1,802 pins followed by Dale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis., at 1,777 and Hugh Miller of Seattle at 1,776.

    “I had a real good day,” said Holman, who bowled his only previous PBA Senior Tour event in Decatur a year ago. “My goal was to be plus-200 for the first round. I got there plus, so that’s a good thing.”

    The 110-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut to the top 32 players who will advance to best-of-five match play beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. Match play continues all day on Tuesday with the Round of 8 and championship rounds scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

     


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    Round One Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 8-game total

    1, Bennie Holman, Decatur, Ill, 1,896
    2, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,838
    3, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,802
    4, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,777
    5, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,776
    6, Jack Wallisch, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 1,772
    7, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga, 1,770
    8, Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del, 1,766
    9, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,765
    10, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,763
    11, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,756
    12, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,752
    13, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 1,739
    14, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,731
    15, Dean Jones, San Marcos, Texas, 1,729
    16, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,727
    17, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,722
    18, (TIE) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,720
    20, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,716
    21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,714
    22, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,712
    23, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,711
    24, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,710
    25, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 1,699
    26, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, 1,697
    27, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,694
    28, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,693
    29, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,690
    30, (TIE) John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and Doug Spicer, Canton, Mich., 1,687
    32, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb, 1,686
    33, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,685
    34, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,683
    35, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 1,677
    36, (TIE) Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., and Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 1,676
    38, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla, 1,675
    39, Gregory Goetz, Washington D.C., 1,669
    40, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,660
    41, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 1,659
    42, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,656
    43, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,652
    44, Dale Diamond, Springfield, Ill., 1,650
    45, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 1,645
    46, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 1,643
    47, (TIE) Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, and D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 1,641
    49, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,638
    50, Daniel Nicklin, Aviston, Ill, 1,636
    51, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,623
    52, (TIE) Dan Duskin Sr., Atlantic, Iowa, and Dave Shaw, Cottage Grove, Wis., 1,617
    54, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,616
    55, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,613
    56, Gregg Getzlow, St. Charles, Mo., 1,612
    57, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 1,610
    58, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,600
    59, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 1,596
    60, Hubert Harrison, Middletown, Ind., 1,594
    61, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,593
    62, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,589
    63, (TIE) Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,583
    65, Bob Faragon, Schenectady, N.Y., 1,580
    66, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 1,579
    67, (TIE) Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,577
    69, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif, 1,575
    70, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,573
    71, Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, 1,571
    72, (TIE) Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., and John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,563
    74, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,562
    75, Max Shellabarger, Ogden, Utah, 1,560
    76, Al Pote, Lovington, Ill., 1,549
    77, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 1,546
    78, Steve Bergan, O'Fallon, Ill., 1,544
    79, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 1,540
    80, Brian Montgomery, Siloam Springs, Ark., 1,538
    81, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,532
    82, (TIE) James Gochis, Ivanhoe, Ill., and Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,523
    84, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,509
    85, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 1,498
    86, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,496
    87, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 1,494
    88, Tom Ferry, Green Bay, Wis., 1,493
    89, (TIE) Ronald Sowa, Columbia, Tenn., and Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,490
    91, (TIE) Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., and Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,489
    93, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,487
    94, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,485
    95, Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 1,480
    96, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill., 1,473
    97, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,458
    98, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1,456
    99, John Staub, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,452
    100, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,442
    101, Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 1,441
    102, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 1,424
    103, James Hollis Sr, Vienna, Ill., 1,412
    104, Keith Hennricks, Green Bay, Wis., 1,398
    105, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 1,388
    106, Mike Zur, Decatur, Ill., 1,382
    107, Gary Haines, Decatur, Ill., 1,368
    108, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,349
    109, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 1,348
    110, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1,343