Rick Vittone leads USBC Senior Masters after Round One Qualifying

    08/02/11

    2011 PBA Senior Tour #7

    Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio (July 31-Aug. 5, 2011)

    2011PBAS07RickVittone.jpg2010PBASDavePatchen.jpgRick Vittone (pictured left), a native of Oregon who now lives in Canada, took the opening round lead Monday at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters.

    Vittone had a five-game total of 1,124, an average of 224.8, to lead a field of 249 of the country's top bowlers age 50 and older at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl. Dave Patchen (right) of Oregon, Ohio, sits in second place with 1,121.

    "My wife (Reis) of 24 years is here with me, and she's been a huge part of my success," Vittone said. "She knows my game inside and out and several times today she spotted something that helped me."

    201011PBACentralKennyParks.jpg2010PBASSteveFerraro.jpgVittone, who won the Storm Bowlers Journal Championships Senior Singles event in Reno, Nev., earlier this year, had games of 235, 195, 223, 224 and 247 in Monday's first round. The second round of qualifying takes place Tuesday with an additional five games and qualifying concludes Wednesday with five final games.

    "Tomorrow is going to be totally different because I will be bowling on the fresh," Vittone said. "Hopefully my experience in the past two or three years will help me come out and make good shots and read the lanes well."

    2010PBASWalterRayWilliams.jpg2010PBASWayneWebb.jpgFollowing Vittone and Patchen in the standings is 2008 Senior Masters champion Kenny Parks (above left) of Hammond, Ind., who is third with 1,113. Steve Ferraro (above right) of Kingston, N.Y., is fourth with 1,110.

    PBA super star Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left) of Ocala, Fla., finished the day in eighth place with 1,073. Tournament host and defending champion Wayne Webb (right), Grove City, Ohio, is tenth with 1,072. Alaskan Ron Mohr, who holds a commanding lead in the Senior Player of the Year points race misses the event to attend a family wedding.

    The top 63 players after 15 games will join Webb and advance to the double-elimination match-play bracket on Thursday and Friday. The winner will earn $14,000 and the total prize pool is more than $110,000.

     


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    2011 USBC Senior Masters - Round One Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 5-game total

    1, Rick Vittone, Canada, 1,124
    2, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 1,121
    3, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,113
    4, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,110
    5, Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 1,107
    6, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,093
    7, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va., 1,079
    8, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,073
    9, Robert Rudnick, Lancaster, N.Y., 1,072
    10, Wayne Webb, Grove City, Ohio, 1,072
    11, Sam Maccarone, Sewell, N.J., 1,062
    12, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,060
    13, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,058
    14, Peter Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,054
    15, John Shreve Sr., Sheffield Village, Ohio, 1,053
    16, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,046
    17, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,045
    18, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,041
    19, Fred McClain, Allen Park, Mich., 1,038
    20, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,037
    21, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,036
    22, Andrew Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 1,032
    23, Al Rezendes, Aurora, Colo., 1,027
    24, Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 1,025
    25, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,025
    26, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,022
    27, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,019
    28, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,017
    29, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,017
    30, Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 1,016
    31, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 1,013
    32, Dale Eagle, Union City, Tenn., 1,013
    33, Jeff Garrison, Hawthorne, Calif., 1,013
    34, Rick Pollard, Versailles, Ind., 1,011
    35, Richard Casey, Roanoke, Va., 1,010
    36, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,008
    37, Dave Rossi, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,005
    38, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 1,005
    39, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,004
    40, John Chapman, Canada, 1,001
    41, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 999
    42, Dan Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 999
    43, Donald Griffin, St. Louis, Mo., 998
    44, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 996
    45, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 992
    46, George Lord, Mullberry, Fla., 992
    47, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 990
    48, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 990
    49, Dave Kucera, Urbandale, Iowa, 990
    50, Brad Snell, Mt. Prospect, Ill., 987
    51, Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 986
    52, Richard Holmes, Culpepper, Va., 986
    53, Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 986
    54, Bruce Heim, Marietta, Ga., 985
    55, Vince Mazzanti, Langhorn, Pa., 985
    56, Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas, 983
    57, James Pierson, Hilliard, Ohio, 983
    58, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 982
    59, James Souder, Greenville, Tenn., 981
    60, Robert Callari, Manchester, N.Y., 980
    61, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 979
    62, Randy Evans, Gahanna, Ohio, 978
    63, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 978
    64, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 977
    65, Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 976
    66, Dave Fleming, Fairborn, Ohio, 976
    67, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 976
    68, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 975
    69, Shannon Starnes, Ft. Worth, Texas, 975
    70, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 975
    71, Alan Runkel, Cincinnati, Ohio, 974
    72, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 974
    73, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 971
    74, Gary Brobson, N. Canton, Ohio, 971
    75, Jeff Suma Sr., Auburn Hills, Mich., 971
    76, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 971
    77, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 969
    78, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 969
    79, Paul Gerard, Cincinnati, Ohio, 968
    80, Emilio Mora, Defiance, Ohio, 967
    81, Frank Verni, Bronx, N.Y., 967
    82, Kevin Johnson, Uniontown, Ohio, 967
    83, Tom Smith, Wilmington, DE, 966
    84, Alden Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 965
    85, M. Bradley Harrison, San Marcos, Texas, 965
    86, Carl Heinl, Cleveland, Ohio, 964
    87, Don Boone, S. Euclid, Ohio, 963
    88, Tom Lazaro, Allentown, Pa., 963
    89, Gregory Turner, Lanham, Md., 962
    90, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, Ind., 961
    91, David Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 961
    92, Steve Lang, Avon, Ind., 961
    93, Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 960
    94, Gerry Loudin, Bridgeport, W.Va., 960
    95, Edward Marzka, Orlando, Fla., 960
    96, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 959
    97, Ronald Glick, Wickatunk, N.J., 958
    98, Richard Campbell, Phippsburg, Maine, 958
    99, Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 957
    100, Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 956
    101, Steve Jakubowski, Temperance, Mich., 956
    102, Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, 956
    103, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 955
    104, Mikie Lucente, Warren, Mich., 955
    105, Tim Ruelle, Racine, Wis., 952
    106, Robert Michaux, Detroit, Mich., 951
    107, Ed Austreng, Waterford, Mich., 951
    108, Dennis Dedmon, Houston, Texas, 949
    109, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 949
    110, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 948
    111, Ralph Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., 946
    112, Michael Llaneza, Columbus, Ohio, 945
    113, Steve Martin, San Antonio, Texas, 945
    114, Keith Gabbert, Bluffton, S.C., 944
    115, Kevin Humble, Lake Mary, Fla., 943
    116, Richard Parschen, Strongsville, Ohio, 943
    117, William Hudson, Danville, Va., 942
    118, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 942
    119, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 942
    120, Lee Groscost, Mentor, Ohio, 941
    121, Dave Sill, Rockledge , Fla., 940
    122, Michael LaRocca, New Hudson, Mich., 939
    123, Francis McClellan, Germany, 939
    124, Thomas Lovely, Pittsburgh, Pa., 938
    125, Les Ash, Washington CH, Ohio, 937
    126, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 937
    127, Tony Churchey, Madison, Ala., 936
    128, Gary Reh, Southaven, Miss., 934
    129, Bruce Boyd, Warren, Ohio, 934
    130, Kenny Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 931
    131, Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla., 930
    132, Gregory Popham, Crestview Hills, Ky., 929
    133, Nick Panicaro, Naples, Fla., 929
    134, Derrick Smith, Fort Wayne, Ind., 929
    135, Norman Cave, Portsmouth, Ohio, 928
    136, Bill Kalaytowicz, Volo, Ill., 926
    137, Bill Flachbart, Rootstown, Ohio, 925
    138, Dennis Neal, Thaxton, Va., 925
    139, Gary Pryor, Norcross, Ga., 924
    140, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 924
    141, Tom DeSimpelaere, Northwood, Ohio, 922
    142, Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., 921
    143, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 920
    144, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 920
    145, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 920
    146, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 918
    147, Charles Vashaw, Deephaven, Minn., 917
    148, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 916
    149, Edward Kramarcik Sr., Sanford, Fla., 914
    150, David Frazier, Parkersburg, W.Va., 914
    151, Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio, 913
    152, Larry Hoffman, Fountain Hills, Ariz., 913
    153, William Stewart, Plainwell, Mich., 912
    154, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 911
    155, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 911
    156, Richard Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa., 910
    157, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 909
    158, Charles Linden, Rocky River, Ohio, 909
    159, Richard Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 908
    160, Jeff Schlehuber, Highland Ranch, Colo., 908
    161, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 908
    162, Lee Rucker, Ft. Myers, Fla., 908
    163, Dennis Amato, Pinebrook, N.J., 908
    164, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 907
    165, Thomas Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 907
    166, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepard, Mich., 905
    167, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 904
    168, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 903
    169, Leif Carlson, Apple Valley, Minn., 901
    170, Steve Smith, Toledo, Ohio, 901
    171, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 899
    172, Terry Wellman, Marengo, Ohio, 899
    173, Walter Sova, Columbus, Ohio, 898
    174, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 896
    175, Dennis Briggs, New Gailiee, Pa., 896
    176, Kenneth Ball, Avon, N.Y., 894
    177, Willie Hammett, Marion, AR, 894
    178, Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio, 894
    179, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 893
    180, Bert Morrison, Cleburne, Texas, 893
    181, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 892
    182, Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., 891
    183, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 891
    184, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 890
    185, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 890
    186, Jim Price, Harrisburg, N.C., 888
    187, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 885
    188, Ed Hawkins, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 884
    189, Jerry Owczarski, S. Lyon, Mich., 884
    190, Darryl Bowers, Middletown, Pa., 883
    191, Bobby Moyers, Akron, Ohio, 883
    192, Bob Janego, Longwood, Fla., 882
    193, Dale Reh, Menasha, Wis., 880
    194, Sam Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 880
    195, Perry Keplinger, Amherst, Ohio, 879
    196, Roger Painter, Woodbridge, Va., 878
    197, Chris Buonaugurio, W. Henrietta, N.Y., 878
    198, Robert Pazur, Venice, Fla., 876
    199, Gary Simon, Philippi, W.Va., 874
    200, Dean Hebner, Vancouver, Wash., 874
    201, David Dunphy, Canada, 872
    202, James West Jr., Catonsville, Md., 867
    203, James Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 866
    204, Clyde Gehringer, Memphis, Tenn., 864
    205, Greg Smith, Hicksville, Ohio, 863
    206, Harold Pinkston, Bourbonnais, Ill., 861
    207, William Keenan, Orlando, Fla., 861
    208, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 860
    209, Pete Bryan, Laurel, DE, 859
    210, Mark Sabatine, Syracuse, N.Y., 859
    211, Dennis Frawley, Binghamton, N.Y., 858
    212, Ken Liedes, Kenai, Alaska, 857
    213, Joseph Andreone, New Freedom, Pa., 855
    214, Jim Hunt, Albion, Mich., 854
    215, Randy Mitchell, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 854
    216, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 853
    217, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 852
    218, Mike Flinchbaugh, Marion, Ohio, 851
    219, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 851
    220, Tim Weisbrod, Loveland, Ohio, 848
    221, Bill Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 846
    222, Robert Kemp, Beavercreek, Ohio, 845
    223, Mark D'Amore, Brook Park, Ohio, 842
    224, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 835
    225, Jay Jakubowski, Lambertville, Mich., 834
    226, Leonard Cianciolo, Warren, Mich., 831
    227, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 829
    228, Charles McWilliams, Avon, Ind., 824
    229, Ernest Bourque, Acushnet, Mass., 820
    230, Paul Sedar, Parma Heights, Ohio, 817
    231, Tom Ferry, De Pere, Wis., 816
    232, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 811
    233, Tom Corbett, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 810
    234, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 804
    235, David Osim, Roscommon, Mich., 797
    236, Jim Gochis, Ivanhoe, Ill., 796
    237, Jim Sherlock, Allen Park, Mich., 788
    238, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 786
    239, Charles Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 776
    240, Tom Giffin, Patrick Springs, Va., 772
    241, George Mays, Norwalk, Ohio, 772
    242, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 771
    243, David Nebe, Richmond, Va., 771
    244, Donald Walker, Canal Winchester, Ohio, 767
    245, Bob Teeters, Anderson, Ind., 762
    246, Fred Augustin, Burlington, Ky., 759
    247, Gene Rossi, Sharon, Pa., 759
    248, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 755
    249, Jeff Circle, Indianapolis, Ind., 753