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Glenn Smith leads PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open after first round

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Glenn Smith, a 57-year-old engineer for a retail design company, bowled a 1,928 eight-game pinfall total to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Sunday at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Averaging 241, the New York City resident bowled games of 242, 280, 198, 277, 246, 209, 253 and 223 to hold a 46-pin lead over Christopher Keane (right) of Cape Coral, Fla., in second with 1,882.

“I was able to bowl outside around the first arrow and that’s my “A” game,” said Smith, whose best PBA50 Tour finish was 14th in last year’s Johnny Petraglia BVL Open. “I made the right ball choices and just kept my focus on letting the ball do the work.”

Smith has had success in qualifying rounds in previous PBA50 Tour events but hasn’t been able to carry the momentum into the match play rounds.

“I just need to get better and not get ahead of myself,” Smith added. “I’ve been working pretty hard on how I can be more consistent and make the necessary adjustments you need to make from qualifying to match play. I keep showing up to the dance hoping I can put a whole tournament together.”

Rounding out the top five in the fourth PBA50 Tour tournament of the season were John Burkett (left), Southlake, Texas, 1,878; PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (right), Jackson, N.J., 1,876, and James Knoblauch (beow left), Waukesha, Wis., 1,873.

Defending champion and 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., finished the day in a tie for 34th with 1,675.

The 71-year-old Petraglia (featured photo and right), who has won 14 PBA Tour and eight PBA50 Tour titles in his more than five decades of PBA competition, finished 62nd with 1,576.

Competition continues Monday with another eight-game qualifying round beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Cashers’ and match play rounds get underway Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., which will determine the five players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Fans can catch all the action live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information click here.

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PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open – First Round Standings

Players with position, hometown and 8-game total; ss-indicates PBA60 players ages 60 and over, n-denotes non-member

1, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,928
2, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,882
3, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,878
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,876
5, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,873
6, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y.,and
Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,867
8, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,851
9, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 1,848
10, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,847
11, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,840
12, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,831
13, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,826
14, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,812
15, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,811
16, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,805
17, n-John Masiello, Southgate, Mich., 1,789
18, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1,786
19, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,782
20, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,769
21, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,746
22, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 1,745
23, ss-Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,739
24, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,724
25, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,721
26, (tie) John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y.,and
ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 1,718
28, n-Pamela Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 1,703
29, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1,700
30, n,ss-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 1,689
31, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,688
32, Robert Boehm, Nutley, N.J., 1,685
33, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,677
34, (tie) Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y.,and
ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,675
36, n,ss-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 1,674
37, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,672
38, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,671
39, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,669
40, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,668
41, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,667
42, n-Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 1,653
43, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,648
44, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 1,646
45, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 1,632
46, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,631
47, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,629
48, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 1,626
49, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,622
50, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,620
51, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 1,619
52, ss-Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,618
53, n, ss-Storm DeVincent, Derry, N.H., 1,611
54, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,607
55, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,606
56, ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,600
57, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,599
58, (tie) n-Geroge Szczublenski, West Seneca, N.Y.,and
Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 1,598
60, n,ss-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,590
61, Gary Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 1,583
62, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,576
63, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,574
64, ss-Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,573
65, ss-Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 1,558
66, n,ss-Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 1,552
67, n-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 1,550
68, (tie) Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill.,and
ss-Robert Hoyser, Titusville, Fla., 1,546
70, ss-n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 1,544
71, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,542
72, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 1,525
73, ss-Daniel Twomey, Hackensack, N.J., 1,523
74, Neil Binder, Shelton, Conn., 1,517
75, (tie) Howard Snyder, Hunt Valley, Md.,and
ss-John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,513
77, ss-Louis Getzelman, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,499
78, Arthur O’Connor, Middle Village, N.Y., 1,486
79, n-Edward Brabant, Dracut, Mass., 1,485
80, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,479
81, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 1,460
82, ss-Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,455
83, Timothy Williams, Brooklyn, NY, 1,442
84, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 1,432
85, ss-Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 1,430
86, ss-Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 1,408
87, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 1,405
88, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 1,396
89, ss-Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,394
90, n,ss-Kenneth Bruce, Oceanside, N.Y., 1,393
91, Douglas Slier, Lenox, Mass., 1,317
92, n-Chris McKeon, Maspeth, N.Y., 1,144

Herbert Bickel

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