George Lambert IV maintains lead after two rounds at Bayer USBC Masters

    02/11/11

    2010-11 PBA Tour #9

    256-player field from 11 countries is cut to the top 65

    201011PBA09GeorgeLambert.jpg201011PBA06BillONeill2.jpgFeeling relaxed and laid back after putting up a big score in the first round, Canadian George Lambert IV (pictured left) maintained his lead after two rounds of qualifying at the 2011 Bayer United States Bowling Congress Masters in Reno, Nev.

    Lambert finished with a 10-game total of 2,356, an average of 235.6, on Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium. Three-time Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association Tour winner and Team USA member Bill O'Neill (right) is second with 2,345.

    After shooting 1,256 in the opening round, Lambert fired 1,100 in Wednesday's second round. He had games of 215, 236, 188, 248 and 213.

    200910PBA12WalterRayWilliams2.jpg"It's just nice to come out and bowl well," Lambert said. "To still be in the lead at the Masters after Day 2? That's where you want to be."

    The top 65 players after 10 games advanced to Thursday's third round of qualifying, which will determine the top 63 players who will join defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left) of Ocala, Fla., in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

    With a hefty 261-pin cushion on 63rd place, O'Neill said he will use the final five-game block to gather information for match play.

    "I'm going to try some different stuff and see what works," said O'Neill, who shot 1,195 for five games Wednesday. "I want to experiment and get some other bowling balls out of my bag and see what else works out there. I want to be prepared for match play."

    201011PBAMartinLarsen.jpg201011PBAMikaKoivuniemi.jpgThe international field of 21 players from ten countries is well represented among the Round Three finalists. Three-time world champion Martin Larsen (left) of Sweden was in fourth place with 2,297 trailing second place Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., by mere two pins.

    Australian Jason Belmonte, a PBA champion and the 2008-2009 PBA Rookie of the Year, was eighth with 2,250. Rounding out the top 10 was Tournament of Champions winner Mika Koivuniemi (right), a native Finn who lives in Hartland, Mich., with 2,234.

    201011PBAStuartWilliams.jpg2010EBT12LucasLegnani.jpgJoining Lambert, Larsen, Belmonte and Koivuniemi in the next round were Canadian Dan MacLelland in 12th place with 2,231, Colombia's Andres Gomez in 49th with 2,118, Stuart Williams (left), England, in 51st with 2,113, Lucas Legnani (right), Argentina, in 57th with 2,103 and 64th place Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, with 2,080.

    Two out of six women survived the first cut. Liz Johnson (below left), Cheektowaga, N.Y., was 27th with 2,160 and PBA exempt player Kelly Kulick (below right), Union, N.J., was 63rd with 2,084.

     


    200910PBA03LizJohnson.jpg200910PBA10KellyKulick3.jpgShould Lambert retain the No. 1 position heading into match play he would face Williams in the first round. Williams finished the second round outside of the cut number but still advances to match play as the No. 64 seed. He finished in 151st place with a 10-game total of 1,937.

    "I'm confused because I thought I had been throwing the ball really well," said Williams, a USBC and PBA Hall of Famer who has 47 career titles. "Yesterday the pins didn't fall at all, but today was a little better. At least with the games I bowled, I have some idea what's going on. I'm not in the best frame of mind right now but match play is a different animal and I just have to perform."

    At the end of 10 games, two players tied for 65th place and had a one-game roll-off for the final spot in Thursday's final five-game block. Brian Himmler of Cincinnati defeated Tyler Wilds of Mendon, Mich., 185-134, to advance.

    The USBC Masters is a major on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour and the champion of the event will earn $50,000 for first place. The final four players who survive bracket play will advance to the championship round, which will be televised live on ESPN at 3 p.m. Eastern on Sunday.

    WBTLogo_small.jpgThe Masters also is a part of the new World Bowling Tour organized by the World Tenpin Bowling Association. The World Tour is a new concept developed by the WTBA to showcase the best bowlers from around the world.

    Players who compete in the selected international events and finish among the top three men and top three women in the final points standings will be eligible to compete in the World Bowling Tour Finals, a special televised event with a prize fund of $40,000.

     


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    2011 Bayer USBC Masters - Qualifying Round 2


    Players with position, hometown and 10-game total. The top 65 advance to the third round.

    1, George Lambert IV, Canada, 2,356
    2, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,345
    3, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 2,299
    4, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,297
    5, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,274
    6, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,255
    7, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,253
    8, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,250
    9, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,247
    10, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,234
    10, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,234
    12, Dan MacLelland, Saginaw, Mich., 2,231
    12, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,231
    14, Jason Munkberg, Redding, Calif., 2,226
    15, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,218
    16, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 2,211
    17, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 2,210
    18, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,200
    19, Joshua Kierpiec, Scottsville, N.Y., 2,198
    20, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,196
    21, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,188
    22, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,177
    23, Ricky Schissler, Henderson, Colo., 2,176
    24, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,170
    25, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 2,168
    26, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 2,164
    27, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,160
    28, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 2,158
    29, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 2,156
    29, Michael Steil, Wheeling, Ill., 2,156
    31, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,153
    32, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,152
    33, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 2,150
    33, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,150
    33, Anthony Thompson, Redding, Calif., 2,150
    36, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,149
    36, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 2,149
    38, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,143
    39, Terrance Bright, Atlanta, 2,139
    40, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,132
    41, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 2,131
    42, Mark Scuderi Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 2,130
    43, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,128
    43, Mathew Jones, Avondale, Ariz., 2,128
    45, Brandon Kraye, LaHabra, Calif., 2,126
    46, Michael Clark Jr, Cleveland, Ohio, 2,125
    47, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,124
    48, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,119
    49, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,118
    49, Ralph Solan, Huntsville, Ala., 2,118
    51, Stuart Williams, England, 2,113
    52, Steve Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah, 2,111
    52, J.R. Raymond, Saginaw, Mich., 2,111
    54, Adam Ishman, Las Vegas, 2,110
    54, Steven Badovinac, Parker, Colo., 2,110
    56, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,104
    57, Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 2,103
    57, Erik Vermilyea, Mansfield, Texas, 2,103
    59, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,102
    60, Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 2,098
    60, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,098
    62, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,091
    63, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,084
    64, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 2,080
    65, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,074*
    * Himmler def. Wilds in a one-game roll-off, 185-134, to advance

    Missed Cut:
    66, Tyler Wilds, Mendon, Mich., 2,074
    67, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2,073
    68, Christopher Collins, Savannah, Ga., 2,067
    69, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,065
    70, Mason Sherman, Moorpark, Calif., 2,064
    70, James Grago, Rome, N.Y., 2,064
    70, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 2,064
    73, Toshiyuki Kaneko, Japan, 2,063
    73, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2,063
    75, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,062
    76, Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 2,061
    76, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 2,061
    78, Jarrett Mizo, Honolulu, 2,060
    79, Dave Arnold, Dublin, Calif., 2,059
    79, Chris Cundiff, Portage, Ind., 2,059
    81, Eddie Lallak, Cheyenne, Wyo., 2,058
    82, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 2,057
    83, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,056
    84, Daniel Jackson Jr., Portland, Ore., 2,055
    85, Jason Polreis, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,054
    86, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 2,053
    87, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,050
    87, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,050
    89, Theo Douthit, Phoenix, 2,046
    90, Gregory Knolton, Memphis, Tenn., 2,042
    90, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 2,042
    92, Ed Szygiel, Mt. Laurel, N.J., 2,041
    92, Donald Barry Jr., Omaha, Neb., 2,041
    92, Thomas Ault Jr., Portland, Ore., 2,041
    95, Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 2,040
    96, Robert Slayton, Farmington, Minn., 2,036
    97, George Gohagan III, Austell, Ga., 2,031
    97, Ed Smaglik, Flagstaff, Ariz., 2,031
    99, David Langer, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 2,030
    100, Keith Dommer, Tucson, Ariz., 2,026
    101, Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 2,024
    101, Paul Bober, Morton Grove, Ill., 2,024
    103, Rusty Thomsen, Morgan, N.J., 2,021
    104, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,017
    105, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2,014
    106, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,012
    107, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,008
    107, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 2,008
    107, Lanndyn Carnate, Glendale, Ariz., 2,008
    110, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 2,007
    111, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,006
    112, Richard Wayne, Westland, Mich., 2,003
    112, Jason Miller, Portland, Ore., 2,003
    114, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 1,999
    115, Dave Wodka, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,998
    116, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,994
    117, Garret Ball, Albany, Ore., 1,992
    118, Chris Westerberg, Derby, Kan., 1,990
    119, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 1,989
    120, Austin Kircher, Orangevale, Calif., 1,988
    121, Dennis Brown, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,987
    122, Derek Gregory, Sonora, Calif., 1,984
    122, Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., 1,984
    124, George Brooks, Loveland, Colo., 1,982
    125, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 1,979
    126, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 1,978
    127, Eric Parvey, Fargo, N.D., 1,976
    128, Jerry Gentry Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,972
    129, Ricky Woods, Whites Creek, Tenn., 1,967
    129, Tony Todd, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1,967
    131, Mike Calderon, Phoenix, 1,965
    131, Ian Willard, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,965
    133, Nikita Koshelev, Russia, 1,964
    133, Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,964
    135, William Bundza, Tucson, Ariz., 1,961
    136, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,958
    137, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 1,957
    138, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,956
    139, Quinton Bohlen, Decorah, Iowa, 1,951
    140, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 1,950
    141, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 1,949
    141, Bob Rosenau, Redding, Calif., 1,949
    141, Bob Rudnick, Lancaster, N.Y., 1,949
    141, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 1,949
    145, Engelberto Rivera, Philippines, 1,947
    146, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,946
    147, Scott Boyle, Salida, Calif., 1,944
    148, Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,942
    149, Bill Crane III, Mishawaka, Ind., 1,940
    150, Michael Biederman, Post Falls, Idaho, 1,939
    151, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,937
    152, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,935
    152, Gary Schrader, Springboro, Ohio, 1,935
    154, Dwight Burns, Tucson, Ariz., 1,931
    155, Stephen Dunnigan, Palmyra, Pa., 1,930
    156, Greg Black Jr., Riverdale, Ga., 1,929
    157, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 1,923
    157, Scott Kraye, LaHabra, Calif., 1,923
    159, Robert Makino, Wildwood, Ill., 1,920
    159, G. Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,920
    161, Billy Young Jr., Edgewood, Md., 1,917
    162, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 1,916
    162, Joe Salvemini, Henderson, Nev., 1,916
    164, Greg Smith, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,915
    165, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,914
    166, Andrew Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla., 1,912
    167, John Kreyer Jr., Fridley, Minn., 1,911
    168, Greg Thomspon Jr., Dublin, Calif., 1,908
    169, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 1,905
    170, Takashi Kudoh, Japan, 1,904
    170, John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,904
    170, Corey Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,904
    173, Curtis Messer Jr., Aberdeen, Wash., 1,901
    174, Richard Vitko, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,900
    175, Michael Hartter, Honolulu, 1,898
    176, Bryanna Caldwell, Tucson, Ariz., 1,896
    177, Martin Pledger, Hot Springs, Ark., 1,894
    178, Frank Schmal, Lincoln, Neb., 1,886
    178, Todd Reichenberger, Barre, Vt., 1,886
    180, Frank Rose III, Bellaire, Texas, 1,885
    180, Rick Bell, Roy, Utah, 1,885
    182, Bryon Fillmore, Carson City, Nev., 1,882
    183, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,881
    184, Billy Gensch, Englewood, Colo., 1,880
    185, Kenny McPartlin, Reno, Nev., 1,879
    186, Edward Cotter, Levant, Maine, 1,878
    186, CJ Godizano, San Francisco, 1,878
    188, Jason Smith, St. Bonifacius, Minn., 1,874
    188, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,874
    190, Ivan Yee, San Francisco, 1,872
    190, Michael Silva, North Dartmouth, Mass., 1,872
    192, Matt Freiberg, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,867
    193, Naoyuki Iguchi, Japan, 1,866
    193, Aaron Ramsden, Pleasant Valley, Mo., 1,866
    195, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 1,865
    195, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,865
    197, Andrew Loose, Chicago, 1,864
    198, Shawn Mosier, Bradford, Pa., 1,851
    199, Jeff Germann, Wheeling, W.Va., 1,849
    200, Matt Purkey, Clermont, Fla., 1,848
    201, Bryan Cavallaro, Perry Hall, Md., 1,845
    202, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 1,844
    203, Justin Godfrey, Feeding Hills, Mass., 1,834
    204, William Hudson, Danville, Va., 1,833
    205, Adam Miller, Charlotte, N.C., 1,832
    206, Charlie Bruno, Deptford, N.J., 1,831
    207, Kevin Tade Jr., Oak Forest, Ill., 1,830
    208, James Ratliff, Arnold, Mo., 1,822
    208, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1,822
    210, Danny Tolentino, Central, S.C., 1,811
    211, Randy Cote, Lebanon, Ill., 1,810
    211, David Knight, Folcroft, Pa., 1,810
    213, Anna Orlova, Russia, 1,808
    214, Douglas Sharp, Nashville, Tenn., 1,806
    215, Robert Harmon, Sutter Creek, CA, 1,805
    216, Brian Aldridge, Aberdeen, Ohio, 1,804
    217, John Prescott, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, 1,802
    218, Darrell Gilbert Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 1,791
    219, Jeffery White, Milton, Fla., 1,789
    220, Rick Kouri, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,788
    221, Sabrina Duncan-Rose, Bellaire, Texas, 1,782
    222, Marvin Chappell Jr., Gastonia, N.C., 1,773
    223, Andy Zumwalt, Albuquerque, NM, 1,772
    223, Zachary Mangrum, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,772
    225, Timothy Smith, Kaysville, Utah, 1,766
    226, Zack Jellsey, Moreno Valey, Calif., 1,757
    227, Brandi Wolfe, Chandler, Ariz., 1,750
    228, Matthew Kalkowski, Chico, Calif., 1,739
    228, Chris Hook, Mira Loma, Calif., 1,739
    230, Charles Sills, Reno, Nev., 1,737
    231, Michael Joseph, Roseville, Calif., 1,731
    232, Steven Lawson, Maricopa, Ariz., 1,726
    233, Rodney Machacek, Lincoln, Neb., 1,724
    233, C.J. Pardini Jr., Petaluma, Calif., 1,724
    235, Duane Bird, Oroville, Calif., 1,720
    236, Joe Branco, Hilmar, Calif., 1,718
    237, Charles Burns, Sparks, Nev., 1,711
    238, J.T. Jackson, Tarzana, Calif., 1,710
    238, Glenn Morgan, Seminole, Ala., 1,710
    240, Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,709
    241, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,700
    241, Tony Ferguson, Brush Prairie, Wash., 1,700
    243, Vincent Caluori, Renton, Wash., 1,689
    244, Brady Garrett, Irving, Texas, 1,687
    244, Donald Brown, Woodbridge, Calif., 1,687
    244, Robert Dessert, New Bedford, Mass., 1,687
    247, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 1,686
    248, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 1,675
    249, Devin Burbank, Reno, Nev., 1,659
    250, Alex Dolginov, Russia, 1,647
    251, John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 1,613
    252, Clyde Kennedy Jr., Campbell, Calif., 1,485
    253, Tracy Teeters, Beaverton, Ore., 1,427
    254, Roger Koplin, Citrus Heights, Calif., 922
    255, Travis Seawell, Virginia Beach, Va., 824
    256, Bobby Hartshorn, Oroville, Calif., 809