Tom Baker continues strong performances in qualifying at PBA Senior Dayton Classic

    08/30/11

    2011 PBA Senior Tour #11

    Averages over 243 to lead top 32 into Tuesday's single-elimination match play

    2011PBASTomBaker.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Tom Baker (pictured left) continued to show his prowess in Senior Tour qualifying rounds emerging as the top qualifier in the PBA Senior Dayton Classic Monday at Capri Lanes.

    Baker, of King, N.C., moved into the second-round lead with a 3,891 16-game pinfall (243.1 average) to lead a field of 32 players who advanced to Tuesday's match play in the final tournament of the season.

    As a result of qualifying in the top eight Baker also earns a first and second-round bye in match play.

    2011PBASSteveFerraro.jpg2011PBASRickyBeck.jpgRounding out the top eight are Senior Dayton Classic defending champion Steve Ferraro (left), Kingston, N.Y., 3,874; first-round leader Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,864; Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,862; Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, who has already clinched his second Senior Player of the Year crown, 3,807; Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,801; Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,800, and Ricky Beck (right), Box Elder, S.D., 3,790.

    After bowling a 1,940 pinfall total in Sunday's first round, the four-time PBA Senior Player of the Year had a 1,951 eight-game pinfall in Monday's round with games of 238, 211, 290, 191, 229, 255, 279 and 258.

    "I just have to remind myself to stay sharp with my equipment choices and adjustments in match play," said Baker, whose best finishes this season have been third and fourth (twice). "It's different in qualifying because you have more games and more time to make the adjustments you need to make."

    Baker, a nine-time Senior Tour winner, has qualified sixth or better in 10 of the 11 tournaments this season. His worst qualifying performance was 17th in the PBA Senior U.S. Open.

    "I just need to finish the deal and do a little better in the one-game matches," Baker said. "Other than that I'm bowling well and making the right adjustments both physically and with my equipment so hopefully I can get a win here in the last tournament of the year."

    Guppy Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., took the 32nd and last place to advance to match play with 3,622 and an average of 225.38.

    PBA.com Xtra Frame video service live coverage of match play rounds continues all day Tuesday.

     


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    PBA Senior Dayton Classic -First Round


    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total; a indicates amateur; s-super senior.

    1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,891
    2, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,874
    3, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,864
    4, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,862
    5, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,807
    6, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,801
    7, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,800
    8, Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 3,790
    9, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 3,788
    10, Paul Gerard, Cincinnati, 3,742
    11, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 3,736
    12, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,722
    13, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,716
    14, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,714
    15, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,705
    16, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,696
    17, (tie) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 3,695
    19, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,686
    20, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,675
    21, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 3,671
    22, (tie) a-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,669
    24, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,667
    25, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,645
    26, David Goldenberg, Lake Grove, N.Y., 3,644
    27, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,643
    28, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,641
    29, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,636
    30, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 3,632
    31, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,631
    32, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,622

    Missed Cut:
    33, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3,621, $900
    34, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 3,620, $900
    35, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,619, $900
    36, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,617, $900
    37, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,613, $900
    38, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,608, $900
    39, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,604, $900
    40, Dave Sill, Rockledge, Fla., 3,596, $900
    41, (tie) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., and Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,578, $450
    43, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,577
    44, Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 3,576
    45, Scott Lindsey, Omaha, Neb., 3,575
    46, s-Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 3,571, $700
    47, Les Ash, Centerville, Ohio, 3,566
    48, s-Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,559, $700
    49, John Chapman, Canada, 3,553
    50, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,552
    51, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 3,550
    52, s-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,549, $700
    53, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,547
    54, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,545
    55, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,538
    56, (tie) Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., and s-Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,536, $700
    58, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,533
    59, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,532
    60, s-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,529, $700
    61, Rick Vittone, Canada, 3,512
    62, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va., 3,508
    63, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,506
    64, s-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,505, $700
    65, Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 3,495
    66, s-Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 3,485, $700
    67, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,480
    68, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,478
    69, (tie) Terry Wellman, Marengo, Ohio, and Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,469
    71, (tie) Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., and Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,468
    73, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,467
    74, (tie) Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., and Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,455
    76, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,446
    77, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,438
    78, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3,437
    79, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 3,414
    80, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,410
    81, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,403
    82, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,397
    83, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,395
    84, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,389
    85, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3,387
    86, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 3,381
    87, Warren Blankenship, Ardmore, Okla., 3,380
    88, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 3,376
    89, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,366
    90, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,349
    91, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,340
    92, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,332
    93, (tie) Tim Stancil, North Augusta, S.C., and James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 3,316
    95, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,314
    96, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 3,312
    97, Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 3,302
    98, Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 3,293
    99, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,290
    100, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,273
    101, Perry Keplinger, Amherst, Ohio, 3,270
    102, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 3,267
    103, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,256
    104, a-Damon Baker, Mt. Sterling, Ky., 3,244
    105, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,237
    106, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 3,217
    107, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,207
    108, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,203
    109, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 3,189
    110, Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 3,177
    111, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 3,168
    112, Fred Augustin, Burlington, Ky., 3,162
    113, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 3,148
    114, Gary Simon, Philippi, W.Va., 3,137
    115, (tie) a- Ray Searles, Grove City, Ohio, and Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio, 3,135
    117, a-Daniel Goodrich, Columbus, Ohio, 3,105
    118, W. Terry Smith, Sturgis, Mich, 3,095
    119, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 3,056
    120, Ronald Gustainus, Lake Worth, Fla., 3,038
    121, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 2,969
    122, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,936
    123, Matt Bamberg, Winnebago, Ill., 2,922
    124, a-Timothy Stewart, Columbus, Ohio, 2,899
    125, Gary Zwiezinski, Elyria, Ohio, 1,085 (WD)

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