Malott, Mohr, Kulick pace PBA World Championships after three rounds

    09/03/09

    2009-10 PBA Tour #7

    Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. (Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2009)

    200910PBAWesMalott.jpgReigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year Wes Malott (pictured left) of Pflugerville, Texas, trying to add his first major title to his résumé, claimed the third round lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes Wednesday.

    Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., and Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, retained their leads in the PBA Women's and Senior World Championships, respectively.

    200910PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpgMalott, a three-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour winner during the 2008-09 season, averaged 233.06 for a 4,195 pinfall total to advance from fourth place into a 64-pin lead over Chris Barnes (right) of Double Oak, Texas, who needs a PBA World Championship title to become the sixth player in history to complete the PBA Triple Crown.

    "I started slow, but then I moved left, got slow, managed to get the right ball in my hands and the combination of things worked out," Malott said. "The main thing is to stay in the top eight. Unless I fall on my face that would be two less matches I'd have to worry about."

    Barnes, who won the 2005 U.S. Open and 2006 PBA Tournament of Champions, finished with 4,131 pins.

    "I have six more games to try to make the top eight and get a couple of bye rounds in match play," Barnes said. "The World Championship is my missing piece. I have two seconds against guys who shot big scores at me. I need to get back to the title match and be the one who has the big game. You can't bowl average and win this title."

    200910PBANormDuke_small.jpg200910PBAWSKellyKulick.jpgAmong Wednesday's casualties was two-time defending PBA World Champion Norm Duke (left) of Clermont, Fla., who failed to make the cut to the top 40.

    Kelly Kulick (pictured right), who has won two majors herself – the 2007 USBC Queens and 2003 U.S. Women's Open titles – struggled but maintained a healthy lead over the women's field. She finished with an 18-game total of 4,191 pins – a 232.83 average – for a 101-pin lead over Shannon Pluhowsky of Phoenix.

    "The lanes were different today. I read the condition wrong and made some dumb mistakes," Kulick said. "But I caught some breaks, too. The goal now is to keep pushing, make the top four tomorrow and worry about it from there."

    2009PBAS08RonMohr.jpgRon Mohr (pictured left), the PBA Senior Tour's only three-time winner in 2009, hopes to win his first major title in the Senior Tour's final event of the year. Mohr, who had led all three rounds, posted an 18-game total of 4,018 pins to fend off hard-charging Kent Wagner of Palmetto, Fla., who finished with 3,953 pins.

    "This whole year has been surreal," Mohr said. "If I won a major, I don't know how I could explain that. My first title in Dayton was awesome, but winning last week in Lansing against the stepladder field of players I had to beat? That was unreal. I was like that guy who beat Tiger Woods a couple of weeks ago. He said, what's the worst that can happen? I lost to Tiger Woods? That's the way I was thinking.

    "My goal tonight was just to stay ahead of fifth place," he added. "Getting one of those byes would be a huge advantage."

    The top 40 men, 36 seniors and 20 women's advance to a six-game cashers round Thursday morning to determine seeding positions for best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play rounds Thursday night and Friday. Thursday's morning round will determine the top eight men, four seniors and four women who will earn byes through the first two rounds of match play.

    The Women's and Senior World Championship title matches will be contested Saturday at noon for delayed telecast on ESPN. The men's finals will be contested live on ESPN on Dec. 13 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan.

     


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    PBA World Championship - Third Qualifying Round after 18 games


    The top 40 advance to cashers round.

    1. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4195, 233.06
    2. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 4131, 229.50
    3. Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 4130, 229.44
    4. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla. 4119, 228.83
    5. Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C. 4116, 228.67
    6. Thomas Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich. 4107, 228.17
    7. Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan. 4105, 228.06
    8. Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich. 4081, 226.72
    9. Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y. 4056, 225.33
    10. Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3995, 221.94
    11. Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 3981, 221.17
    12. Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill, 3976, 220.89
    13. Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 3975, 220.83
    14. Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 3970, 220.56
    15. Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 3966, 220.33
    16. Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3956, 219.78
    17. Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 3944, 219.11
    18. Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis, 3940, 218.89
    19. Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 3937, 218.72
    20. Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 3930, 218.33
    21. Jeffrey Roche, Dearborn, Mich., 3921, 217.83
    22. Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 3915, 217.50
    23. Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 3909, 217.17
    24. Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3907, 217.06
    25. Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3899, 216.61
    26. Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 3890, 216.11
    27. Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 3880, 215.56
    28. Rhino Page, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3877, 215.39
    29. Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 3873, 215.17
    (tie) Jay Futrell, Derby, Kan., 3873, 215.17
    31. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3872, 215.11
    32. PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 3868, 214.89
    33. Dan MacLelland, Saginaw, Mich., 3866, 214.78
    34. Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 3863, 214.61
    35. Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3861, 214.50
    36. Chris Johnson*, Garland, Texas, 3859, 214.39
    37. Steve Rogers, Bourbonnais, Ill., 3854, 214.11
    38. Andres Gomez, Bogota, Colombia, 3852, 214.00
    39. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3849, 213.83
    40. Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 3844, 213.56

    Missed Cut:
    41. Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 3842, 213.44
    42. Stuart Williams, England, 3828, 212.67
    43. Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 3825, 212.50
    44. Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3818, 212.11
    45. John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 3816, 212.00
    46. Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3815, 211.94
    47. Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 3812, 211.78
    48. Nick Weber, St. Charles, Mo., 3808, 211.56
    49. Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 3806, 211.44
    50. Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3799, 211.06
    51. Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 3782, 210.11
    52. Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3779, 209.94
    53. Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3772, 209.56
    54. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3755, 208.61
    55. Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 3751, 208.39
    56. Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 3748, 208.22
    57. Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3741, 207.83
    58. John Nolen, Grand Blanc, Mich., 3740, 207.78
    59. Jeffrey Edwards, Sterling Hgts, Mich., 3739, 207.72
    60. Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 3738, 207.67
    61. Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3737, 207.61
    62. Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3728, 207.11
    63. Tim Pfeifer*, Cranberry Twp. Pa., 3715, 206.39
    (tie) Craig Hanson*, Orlando, Fla., 3715, 206.39
    65. Noah Berger*, Berkeley, Calif., 3679, 204.39
    66. Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 3678, 204.33
    (tie) Bo Goergen, Midland, Mich., 3678, 204.33
    68. Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 3676, 204.22
    69. Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3674, 204.11
    (tie) Ronnie Russell, Camby, Ind., 3674, 204.11
    71. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3673, 204.06
    72. Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3668, 203.78
    73. Todd Sim, Canada, 3667, 203.72
    74. Edward VanDaniker Jr, Essex, Md., 3660, 203.33
    75. Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 3658, 203.22
    76. Brian Thompson, Flat Rock, Mich., 3634, 201.89
    77. Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 3633, 201.83
    78. Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, Fla., 3631, 201.72
    79. Billy Oatman, Chicago, 3618, 201.00
    80. Tony Campagna Jr., Chesapeake, Va., 3616, 200.89
    81. Joe Bailey, Pittsburgh, 3615, 200.83
    82. Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 3608, 200.44
    83. Cassidy Schaub, Ashland, Ohio, 3606, 200.33
    84. Tim Keeler, Omaha, Neb., 3596, 199.78
    85. Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala, 3594, 199.67
    86. D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 3590, 199.44
    87. Allan Smith*, Augusta, Ga., 3587, 199.28
    88. Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 3585, 199.17
    89. Jason Wojnar, Chicago, 3584, 199.11
    90. Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3582, 199.00
    91. Michael Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 3576, 198.67
    92. Leon Walsh Jr., Plymouth, Mich., 3575, 198.61
    93. Manuel Otalora Ortiz*, Weston, Fla., 3574, 198.56
    94. Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 3572, 198.44
    95. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3559, 197.72
    96. Paul Benedict*, Wyandotte, Mich., 3532, 196.22
    97. Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3525, 195.83
    98. Jonathan Nask, Jupiter, Fla., 3523, 195.72
    99. George Lambert IV, Canada, 3510, 195.00
    100. Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3499, 194.39
    101. Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3486, 193.67
    102. Nick Kokenos, St Clair Shores, Mich, 3483, 193.50
    103. Jaime Monroy*, Colombia, 3468, 192.67
    (tie) Timothy Behrendt, St Louis, 3468, 192.67
    105. Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 3464, 192.44
    106. Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 3452, 191.78
    107. Johnny Petraglia Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, 3444, 191.33
    108. Timothy Mayer, Harrison Twp. Mich., 3421, 190.06
    109. Alex Medveditskov, Russia, 3405, 189.17
    110. Tracy Damm, Toledo, Ohio, 3382, 187.89
    111. Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 3366, 187.00
    112. Jeff Klemenswicz, Woodridge, Ill., 3356, 186.44
    113. Ron Williams, Marana, Ariz, 3297, 183.17
    114. Brian DiCicco, Agawam, Mass., 3245, 180.28
    115. Ivo Raul Chiriboga, Miami, 3181, 176.72
    116. Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 3149, 174.94
    117. Jason Crawford, Ontario, N.Y., 3018, 167.67
    118. Jonathan Estes, Greensburg, Pa., 2754, 153.00
    119. Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2380, 198.33


    PBA Senior World Championship - Third Qualifying Round after 18 games


    The top 36 advance to cashers round. (S) indicates Super Seniors.

    1. Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 4018, 223.22
    2. Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3953, 219.61
    3. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3900, 216.67
    4. Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3856, 214.22
    5. Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp. Mich., 3855, 214.17
    6. Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3853, 214.06
    7. Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, 3839, 213.28
    8. Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif., 3832, 212.89
    9. Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3779, 209.94
    10. Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3760, 208.89
    11. Carl Kinyon*, Lockport, N.Y., 3756, 208.67
    12. Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3754, 208.56
    (tie) (S) Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 3754, 208.56
    14. (S) Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 3736, 207.56
    (tie) (S) Dale Eagle, Frisco, Texas, 3736, 207.56
    16. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3728, 207.11
    17. Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3718, 206.56
    18. Larry Franz*, Redford, Mich., 3714, 206.33
    19. Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3713, 206.28
    20. Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3702, 205.67
    21. Michael Lucente*, Warren, Mich., 3700, 205.56
    22. Rick Vittone*, Canada, 3695, 205.28
    23. Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3692, 205.11
    24. Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3689, 204.94
    25. Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3673, 204.06
    26. (S) John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 3668, 203.78
    27. Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3655, 203.06
    28. Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 3647, 202.61
    29. (S) Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3641, 202.28
    30. William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3634, 201.89
    31. (S) Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3604, 200.22
    32. Rick Minier, Houston, 3601, 200.06
    33. Dick Selgo*, Archbold, Ohio, 3593, 199.61
    34. Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 3591, 199.50
    35. (S) Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp. Mich., 3588, 199.33
    36. (S) Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 3586, 199.22
    Knipple won a one-game roll-off for 36th place over Bob Chamberlain, 228-184.

    Missed Cut:
    37. (S) Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 3586, 199.22
    38. (S) Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3584, 199.11
    39. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3582, 199.00
    40. (S) Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3580, 198.89
    41. Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3578, 198.78
    42. Darryl Bower, Middletown, Penn., 3568, 198.22
    43. Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3562, 197.89
    44. Douglas Kirkman, Clovis, N.M., 3557, 197.61
    45. Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 3548, 197.11
    46. Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3547, 197.06
    47. Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 3534, 196.33
    48. Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3531, 196.17
    (tie) Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3531, 196.17
    (tie) John Chapman, Canada, 3531, 196.17
    51. John Di Santis, Wilmington, Del., 3529, 196.06
    52. Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3524, 195.78
    53. Richard Kanadet*, Oakland, Ill., 3523, 195.72
    54. (S) John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3520, 195.56
    55. Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3510, 195.00
    56. Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3503, 194.61
    57. Dave Sill, Cary, Ill., 3500, 194.44
    58. (S) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3499, 194.39
    59. Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 3498, 194.33
    60. William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3486, 193.67
    61. (S) George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3479, 193.28
    62. (S) Derek Smith*, Hicksville, Ohio, 3478, 193.22
    63. (S) Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3477, 193.17
    64. Gale Voshell, Dover, Del., 3463, 192.39
    65. Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3459, 192.17
    66. (S) Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3457, 192.06
    67. Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3452, 191.78
    (tie) Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 3452, 191.78
    69. Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 3445, 191.39
    70. (S) Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 3444, 191.33
    (tie) Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3444, 191.33
    72. Tim Ruelle*, Racine, Wis., 3441, 191.17
    73. Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3421, 190.06
    74. (S) Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 3407, 189.28
    75. (S) Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 3406, 189.22
    76. Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3396, 188.67
    77. (S) Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3383, 187.94
    78. Max Shellabarger, Ogden, Utah, 3378, 187.67
    79. (S) Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3374, 187.44
    80. Paul Kwiecien*, Lansing, Mich., 3367, 187.06
    81. Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 3353, 186.28
    82. Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 3349, 186.06
    83. Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 3342, 185.67
    84. Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3329, 184.94
    85. (S) Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 3327, 184.83
    86. Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky, 3325, 184.72
    87. (S) Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3324, 184.67
    88. John Babbitt, Valdosta, Ga., 3307, 183.72
    89. Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3297, 183.17
    90. Dennis Roberts, Quenemo, Kan., 3281, 182.28
    91. John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3280, 182.22
    92. John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 3266, 181.44
    93. (S) Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3253, 180.72
    94. (S) Ken Waters, Homosassa, Fla., 3249, 180.50
    95. Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 3223, 179.06
    96. Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3217, 178.72
    97. (S) Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3215, 178.61
    98. Richard Nesbit, Pittsburgh, 3214, 178.56
    99. Albert Amella III*, Macomb, Mich., 3209, 178.28
    100. (S) Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 3207, 178.17
    101. John Nelson, Lexington, Ky., 3175, 176.39
    102. Pete Zerger*, Redford, Mich., 3154, 175.22
    103. (S) Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 3129, 173.83
    104. (S) Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 3115, 173.06
    105. (S) Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 3073, 170.72
    106. (S) Bob McGuire, Warrenton, Va., 3039, 168.83
    107. Rick Kralovic, Sylvania, Ohio, 2907, 161.50

     


    PBA Women's World Championship - Third Qualifying Round after 18 games


    The top 20 advance to cashers round.

    1. Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J. 4191, 232.83
    2. Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 4090, 227.22
    3. Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 3971, 220.61
    4. Joy Esterson, Annapolis, Md., 3913, 217.39
    5. Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 3889, 216.06
    6. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 3883, 215.72
    7. Cheryl Daniels*, West Bloomfield, Mich., 3876, 215.33
    8. Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 3863, 214.61
    9. Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3846, 213.67
    10. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 3835, 213.06
    11. Tammy Boomershine, North Ogden, Utah, 3828, 212.67
    12. Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 3811, 211.72
    13. Robin Orlikowski*, Grand Rapids, Mich., 3803, 211.28
    14. Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 3797, 210.94
    15. Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., 3779, 209.94
    16. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 3774, 209.67
    17. Lindsay Baker, Waterford, Mich., 3729, 207.17
    18. Paola Gomez*, Colombia, 3726, 207.00
    19. Elysia Current*, Ephrata, Pa., 3724, 206.89
    20. Amanda Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 3717, 206.50

    Missed Cut:
    21. Christine Bator*, Warren, Mich., 3710, 206.11
    22. Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 3677, 204.28
    23. Stefanie Nation, Arlington, Texas, 3656, 203.11
    24. Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 3595, 199.72
    (tie) Lisa Bishop*, Belleville, Mich., 3595, 199.72
    26. Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 3582, 199.00
    27. Cathy Dorin-Lizzi*, Sandusky, Ohio, 3580, 198.89
    28. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 3579, 198.83
    29. Leslie Bohn*, Jackson, N.J., 3506, 194.78
    30. Megan Kelly*, Dayton, Ohio, 3439, 191.06
    31. Kathy Tribbey*, Dundee, Ore., 3408, 189.33
    32. Ashly Galante*, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3380, 187.78
    33. Andrea Lucente*, Youngstown, Ohio, 3266, 181.44