Traber moves to the top at PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open in bid for third title

    08/11/09

    2009 PBA Senior Tour #9

    Hall of Famer Mark Williams trails by 26 pins entering Tuesday's match play finals

    2009PBAS07DaleTraber.jpgDale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis., bidding for his third Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title of the year and of his brief two-year career, charged into the lead at the end of qualifying Monday in the PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open at Spare Time Lanes.

    Traber finished Monday's competition with a 16-game total of 3,680 pins and a 26–pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, who won last week's PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open. Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., was third with 3,590 pins followed by Hugh Miller of Seattle at 3,588 and Jack Wallisch of Hot Springs Village, Ark., at 3,585. First-round leader Bennie Holman of Decatur dropped to 10th place with 3,553 pins.

    "It's either been real good or real bad for me all year – nothing in between," said Traber, who won the USBC Senior Masters in June, two weeks after winning his first PBA Senior Tour title in Brentwood, Calif. "Some weeks I can't get matched up or I make moves too late. Today I stayed ahead of the transition. When I went high with a shot, I moved."

    The 110-player field was trimmed 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 Two Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total. The top 32 players advanced

    1, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,680
    2, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,654
    3, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,590
    4, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,588
    5, Jack Wallisch, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 3,585
    6, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,578
    7, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,576
    8, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,575
    9, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 3,553
    10, Bennie Holman, Decatur, Ill., 3,544
    11, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga, 3,540
    12, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,535
    13, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,534
    14, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,521
    15, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,510
    16, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,501
    17, (TIE) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,496
    19, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,492
    20, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,481
    21, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 3,461
    22, (TIE) Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., and Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,453
    24, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,429
    25, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 3,428
    26, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 3,402
    27, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,374
    28, Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del., 3,373
    29, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 3,364
    30, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 3,363
    31, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, 3,356
    32, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,346

    Missed Cut:
    33, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,343, $900
    34, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3,341, $900
    35, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,340, $900
    36, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,333, $900
    37, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,331, $700
    38, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,323
    39, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 3,315
    40, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,312
    41, (TIE) Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., and Gregory Goetz, Washington D.C., 3,309, $700
    43, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 3,307
    44, (TIE) Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3,306
    46, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,282
    47, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,277
    48, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,273, $700
    49, (TIE) Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, and Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 3,271
    51, Dan Duskin Sr, Atlantic, Iowa, 3,263, $700
    52, Bob Faragon, Schenectady, N.Y., 3,252
    53, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,248, $700
    54, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,246, $700
    55, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,244, $700
    56, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,231, $700
    57, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,229
    58, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,228
    59, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,216
    60, Gregg Getzlow, St Charles, Mo., 3,214
    61, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3,202, $700
    62, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,200
    63, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 3,193
    64, (TIE) John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., and Dean Jones, San Marcos, Texas, 3,187
    66, Dave Shaw, Cottage Grove, Wis., 3,185
    67, Dale Diamond, Springfield, Ill., 3,183
    68, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,182
    69, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill, 3,176
    70, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,175
    71, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 3,168
    72, Al Pote, Lovington, Ill., 3,164
    73, Doug Spicer, Canton, Mich., 3,161
    74, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,157
    75, Daniel Nicklin, Aviston, Ill., 3,149
    76, Steve Bergan, O'Fallon, Ill., 3,110
    77, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,100
    78, Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, 3,096
    79, Ronald Sowa, Columbia, Tenn., 3,088
    80, Tom Ferry, Green Bay, Wis., 3,075
    81, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,074
    82, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3,072
    83, Max Shellabarger, Ogden, Utah, 3,066
    84, James Gochis, Ivanhoe, Ill., 3,058
    85, Hubert Harrison, Middletown, Ind., 3,040
    86, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,031
    87, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 3,026
    88, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,021
    89, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 3,018
    90, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,010
    91, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill, 2,989
    92, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 2,982
    93, Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 2,980
    94, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 2,967
    95, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 2,966
    96, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 2,964
    97, Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 2,933
    98, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 2,927
    99, John Staub, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2,909
    100, Keith Hennricks, Green Bay, Wis., 2,833
    101, Gary Haines, Decatur, Ill., 2,828
    102, Brian Montgomery, Siloam Springs, Ark., 2,826
    103, Mike Zur, Decatur, Ill., 2,822
    104, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 2,812
    105, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 2,801
    106, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 2,769
    107, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,655
    108, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 2,587
    109, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 2,633 (WD)
    110, James Hollis Sr, Vienna, Ill., 2,334 (WD)