Lathrop (pictured above) a 53-year-old electrician, who is competing in the tournament as a non-member, bowled a 1,963 eight-game pinfall total in the first round with games of 238, 236, 257, 300, 256, 214, 225 and 237.
Last month, Lathrop became the first player to roll a perfect game in the 2017 USBC Open Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, Nev.
“Everything just fell into place,” said Lathrop, who owns one PBA regional title. “Everything from my equipment choice to the adjustments I made seemed to be on target the entire round. I was able to anticipate the (lane condition) transition when I needed to which helped me carry the corner pins.”
Lathrop outscored two PBA Hall of Famers, who challenged for the first round lead.
Despite starting with a 189 game, Venezualan Amleto Monacelli (right), a 20-time PBA Tour and seven-time PBA50 Tour titlist, finished second 19 pins behind Lathrop with a 1,944 pinfall bowling games of 279, 225, 248, 266, 237, 221 and 279 after his slow start.
Monacelli won two titles in 2016 including the PBA50 National Championship for his fourth career PBA50 Tour major.
Hall of Famer Brian Voss (left) of Centennial, Colo., who led after the first round of last week’s PBA50 Race City Open, finished the round in third with a 1,916 pinfall. Voss, a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour, won the Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic in 2016 for his first PBA50 Tour title.
Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year and eight-time PBA50 Tour titlist Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, finished the round in fourth with 1,900, followed by Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., in fifth with 1,876.
Defending champion Hall of Famer Pete Weber (right) of St. Ann, Mo. finished the round in seventh with a 1,827 pinfall, six pins behind Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., who was sixth with 1,833. The 2016 and 2015 PBA50 Player of the Year and 10-time PBA50 Tour winner, won the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open last season for the third of a record four consecutive PBA50 Tour wins.
After Monday’s second round the top 24 players will advance directly into Tuesday’s match play rounds with an additional eight players advancing to match play after a cashers round Tuesday morning.
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Players with position, hometown and 8-game total; n-non-member, ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and over
1, n-Todd Lathrop, Colchester, Conn., 1,963
2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,944
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,916
4, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,900
5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,876
6, ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,833
7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,827
8, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 1,820
9, n-Craig Schoonmaker, Glenville, N.Y., 1,809
10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,806
11, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,802
12, ss-n-John Masiello, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,784
13, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 1,780
14, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,777
15, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,766
16, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,760
17, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,755
18, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,754
19, n-Geroge Szczublewski, West Seneca, N.Y., 1,752
20, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 1,746
21, Robert Leonard, Lockwood, N.Y., 1,742
22, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and
n-Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 1,736
24, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,732
25, Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 1,731
26, ss-n-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,730
27, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,729
28, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,726
29, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,725
30, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,721
31, ss-Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,718
32, ss-Andrew Smith, Colonie, N.Y., 1,715
33, (tie) Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., and
ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,711
35, Craig Koppell, Syosett, N.Y., 1,704
36, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,695
37, n-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 1,693
38, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,687
39, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., and
ss-n-Louis Getzelman, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,678
42, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,676
43, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,675
44, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,671
45, ss-Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 1,670
46, ss-Tom Laskow, Dover, N.J., 1,660
47, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,655
48, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 1,653
49, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 1,643
50, ss-n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 1,642
51, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,641
52, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 1,637
53, n-Arthur O’connor, West Hempstead, N.Y., 1,636
54, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,630
55, n-James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 1,626
56, (tie) Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., and
James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,624
58, ss-Vincent Wright, New York, N.Y., 1,619
59, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,616
60, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 1,615
61, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,614
62, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,607
63, (tie) n-Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., and
Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,595
65, (tie) Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., and
ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,594
67, Scott Zimmerman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,589
68, ss-Norm Ginsberg, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,578
69, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,576
70, Raymond Scrivens, Jr., Athens, Pa., 1,562
71, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,559
72, ss-n-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 1,532
73, n-Jose Perez, East Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,531
74, Robert Hoyser, Titusville, Fla., 1,523
75, ss-Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 1,521
76, ss-Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1,520
77, ss-Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,519
78, Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 1,506
79, Robert Petruschak, Athens, Pa., 1,486
80, Richard McNeill, Yorktown, Va., 1,469
81, ss-Tony Bellantoni, White Plains, N.Y., 1,465
82, ss-John Maglio, Oceanside, N.Y., 1,417
83, ss-Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 1,384
84, n-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 1,366
300 games (1) – Todd Lathrop.
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