Tom Baker leads after second round in PBA Senior Lake County Open

    08/11/11

    2011 PBA Senior Tour #8

    Hammond's Kenny Parks in second heading into match play

    2010PBASTomBaker3.jpgTom Baker (pictured) has often found himself among the leaders in qualifying rounds of Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour tournaments this season only to lose momentum in match play.

    With a 228.75 16-game average, the PBA Hall of Famer and four-time Senior Player of the Year found himself atop the leader board once again after the second round of the PBA Senior Lake County Open at Olympia Lanes Wednesday.

    Baker, a nine-time Senior Tour titlist, leads with a 3,660 16-game pinfall bowling 1,877 for eight games Wednesday after bowling 1,783 in Tuesday’s round. He leads a list of 32 players from the original field of 108 who advanced to Thursday’s match play rounds which begin at 9 a.m.

    “It’s a situation I’ve found myself in before where I’ve qualified well but just can’t seal the deal in match play,” said Baker, whose best finish this year has been fourth in the Senior Miller High Life Classic and Senior Mark Roth Allentown Open.

    In Wednesday’s second round Baker had games of 276, 200, 200, 257, 216, 235, 224 and 269 and found the need to make adjustments less dramatic than Tuesday’s round.

    2010PBASRonMohr.jpg2011PBAS07KennyParks.jpg"Yesterday I had to make much bigger moves,” said Baker whose last Senior Tour win came a year ago in the Senior Decatur Open. “As the block progressed I was making 10 or 15-board adjustments. Today, I don’t think I had to move more than five boards and the lanes just seemed be a little more consistent.”

    Baker leads hometown favorite and 2008 USBC Senior Masters winner Kenny Parks (pictured left) of Hammond in second with 3,608.

    “It’s kind of up to me at this point,” said Parks, “It would be great to win because I’ve got a lot of support here. I just need to have some breaks go my way.”

    Rounding out the top five are two-time Senior Tour titlist Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Township, Mich., in third with 3,575; Hall of Famer and three-time Senior Tour winner Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, in fourth with 3,567, and Ron Mohr (right) of Eagle River, Alaska, with three wins this season, in fifth with 3,543.

    PBA.com’s live Xtra Frame coverage continues all day on Thursday.

     


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    PBA Senior Lake County Open


    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total. The top 32 advance. s-super seniors out of regular prize list cashing for $700.

    1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,660
    2, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,608
    3, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 3,575
    4, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,567
    5, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,543
    6, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 3,533
    7, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,502
    8, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,461
    9, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,459
    10, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,455
    11, Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 3,443
    12, John Chapman, Canada, 3,439
    13, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,433
    14, Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 3,426
    15, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3,419
    16, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,414
    17, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,410
    18, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,404
    19, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,403
    20, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,402
    21, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,401
    22, (tie) Michael Camerano, Brookfield, Ill., and Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,394
    24, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,378
    25, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,377
    26, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,373
    27, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,363
    28, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3,360
    29, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,351
    30, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 3,340
    31, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3,324
    32, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,318

    Missed Cut:
    33, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,317, $900
    34, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,315, $900
    35, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,309, $900
    36, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3,301, $900
    37, s-Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,300, $700
    38, Dan Duskin Sr, Atlantic, Iowa, 3,290
    39, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,287
    40, s-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,278, $700
    41, s-Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3,255, $700
    42, Shannon Starnes, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,254
    43, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,251
    44, Rick Hara, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3,242
    45, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,241
    46, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,239
    47, s-Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,237, $700
    48, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,234
    49, s-Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,232, $700
    50, s-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,231, $700
    51, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, NY, 3,216
    52, (tie) Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., and Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3,210
    54, s-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,208, $700
    55, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 3,206
    56, Ralph Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,205
    57, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3,202
    58, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 3,191
    59, Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 3,185
    60, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 3,183
    61, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,181
    62, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 3,173
    63, (tie)Keith Oszuscik, Plymouth, Ind., Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del.,
    and Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 3,172
    66, Rick Vittone, Canada, 3,171
    67, Dave Sill, Rockledge, Fla., 3,161
    68, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,158
    69, Larry Matovina, Griffith, Ind., 3,157
    70, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,156
    71, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,145
    72, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,140
    73, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,135
    74, Gregg Schmied, Schererville, Ind., 3,129
    75, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va., 3,126
    76, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,116
    77, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 3,093
    78, Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 3,091
    79, Dennis Weatherman, Coloma, Mich., 3,066
    80, Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., 3,059
    81, Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., 3,056
    82, Jake Greene, Chicago, Ill., 3,055
    83, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 3,049
    84, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 3,046
    85, (tie) Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, and Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,045
    87, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,038
    88, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 3,037
    89, Perry Keplinger, Amherst, Ohio, 3,012
    90, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 2,998
    91, Radar Presley, Atlanta, 2,985
    92, (tie) Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio and Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 2,979
    94, (tie) Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., and James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,977
    96, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 2,976
    97, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,968
    98, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 2,953
    99, Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,941
    100, (tie) Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., and Ernie Bourque, Acushnet, Mass., 2,909
    102, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,885
    103, Frank Kobli Jr., Highland, Ind., 2,857
    104, Edward Szklarski, Burbank, Ill., 2,838
    105, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 2,799
    106, Jared Cudnohufsky, Kingsford, Mich., 2,760
    107, Robert Hernandez, Highland, Ind., 2,667
    108, Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 2,377 (WD)