Harry Sullins wins PBA Senior Lake County Open for second title of the season


    2011 PBA Senior Tour #8

    2011PBAS08HarrySullins2.jpg2009PBASRonMohr.jpgHarry Sullins (pictured left) of Chesterfield Township, Mich. (center with Jason Sand of Calumet County Convention Bureau, left, and Olympia Lanes manager Mike Kozy, right) defeated the most dominant player on the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour Thursday at Olympia Lanes to win his second Senior Tour title of the season.

    Sullins defeated Ron Mohr (right) of Eagle River, Alaska, who was trying for a record-tying fourth title this season, 246-221, in the championship match.

    "It's hard enough to win one title in a season, much less two," said Sullins, who won the Senior Sun Bowl in the Villages earlier this season. "That's especially true when you have to beat someone like Ron who's having an unbelievable year."

    Mohr, who did not compete in last week's USBC Senior Masters, got off to the early lead in the title match throwing five strikes before leaving the 1-2-4-7 in the sixth frame and failing to convert the spare.

    "I had a lapse in concentration and never got back in the moment," said Mohr, who was also trying to win the last three tournaments he has competed in this season. "I was having such a good time that I probably let the emotion get the best of me."

    Sullins, who is also a five-time winner on the PBA Tour, knew the importance of taking advantage of Mohr's misfortune.

    2011PBAS07KennyParks.jpg2010PBASTomBaker3.jpg"I knew if I could just double after Ron's open it would turn the match around," said Sullins whose first Senior Tour title came in the 2009 PBA Senior World Championship. "I had to draw on all of my experience making adjustments throughout the whole tournament to make the shots I needed in the semifinal and title matches."

    In the semifinals, Sullins defeated hometown favorite and 2008 USBC Senior Masters winner Kenny Parks (left) of Hammond, 246-189, while Mohr eliminated Hall of Famer and four-time Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker (right) of King, N.C., 258-228.

    The next stop for the Senior Tour will be the Senior Decatur Open in Decatur, Ill., Aug. 13-16. PBA.com's Xtra Frame will provide coverage of the Decatur Open beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 and all match play rounds on Tuesday, Aug. 16.


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    PBA Senior Lake County Open

    Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. (Aug. 8-11, 2011)

    Championship Match
    Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich. ($7,500) def. Ron Mohr, Eagle, River, Alaska ($4,000), 246-221

    Semifinal Round (losers earn $3,000)
    Mohr def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 258-228
    Sullins def. Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 246-189

    Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated, $1,700 each)
    Baker def. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2-1
    Mohr def. Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2-0
    Parks def. Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 2-1
    Sullins def. Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 2-0

    Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,300 each)
    Baker def. Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-1
    Traber def. John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3-0
    Mohr def. Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3-0
    M. Williams def. Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3-1
    Parks def. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3-1
    Skidmore def. Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3-1
    Sullins def. Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3-2
    Peterson def. Mike Camerano, Brookfield, Ill., 3-0

    Round of 24 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,125 each)
    Dias def. Chris Keane, New City, N.Y., 3-1
    Dudak def. Peter Knopp, Germany, 3-1
    Wagner def. John Chapman, Canada, 3-0
    Profitt def. Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3-1
    W.R. Williams def. Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3-1
    Skidmore def. Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3-1
    Camerano def. Patrick Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 3-0
    Henry def. Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 3-1

    Round of 32 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,025 each)
    Keane def. George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3-2
    Knopp def. Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3-0
    Wagner def. Brad Snell, Mt. Prospect, Ill., 3-2
    Popp def. Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3-2
    W.R. Williams def. Mike Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3-0
    Mazzanti def. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3-0
    Camerano def. Tim Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3-2
    Henry def. Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 3-2