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Parker Bohn III takes Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic first round lead


Overcoming a slow start and going through four bowling balls in the first two games, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., averaged 234.8 Sunday to lead the first round of the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip.

Starting with games of 179 and 186, the 54-year-old PBA Hall of Famer bounced back with games of 257, 215, 268, 279, 217 and 278 to lead the field of 112 players 50 and older with a 1,879 eight-game pinfall total.

“It wasn’t looking good there for a while,” said Bohn (right and above). “After finally getting the right ball in my hand, then I had to work on pin carry because I was leaving a lot of corner pins.

“Pocket control is everything,” Bohn added. “Once I had the right ball, I made a hand position change and a speed adjustment and the results speak for themselves.”

Bohn, a 35-time PBA Tour titlist and three-time winner on the PBA50 Tour, has two top-five finishes this season which include second in the PBA50 Tour Miller Lite Players Championship and third in the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages.

“You just have to keep trying and hopefully everything comes together,” Bohn said. “I’ve started the job, now I just have to finish it.”

Bohn holds a 104-pin lead over three-time PBA50 Tour titlist Bob Learn Jr. (left) of Erie, Pa., in second, who finished the round with 1,775. Learn finished second to Ron Mohr of Las Vegas in last week’s PBA50 South Shore Open. PBA Hall of Famer Doug Kent (right) of Newark, N.Y., is in third with 1,764.

Defending champion PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (left) of Centennial, Colo., finished the first round in fourth with a 1,752 pinfall and Brian LeClair (below right) of Delmar, N.Y., the season’s only two-time winner, finished fifth with 1,738.

After Monday’s second round, the top 24 players will advance to Tuesday’s match play rounds with eight additional players advancing to match play after a cashers round Tuesday morning. After match play, the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. EDT.

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PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic – First Round

Players with position, hometown and 8-game total. n-non-member; ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and older.

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,879.
2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,775.
3, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,764.
4, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,752.
5, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,738.
6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,727.
7, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,720.
8, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,708.
9, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,702.
10, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,700.
11, Scott Merritt, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,693.
12, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,689.
13, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 1,685.
13, Greg McDaniel, Kimball, Neb., 1,685.
15, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 1,683.
15, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,683.
17, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,677.
18, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 1,673.
19, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,654.
20, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,653.
21, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,652.
22, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,645.
23, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,641.
24, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 1,640.
25, ss-Nile Konicek, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,628.
26, Billy Froberg, St Joseph, Mich., 1,624.
27, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,620.
28, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,617.
29, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,614.
30, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,610.
31, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,602.
32, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 1,600.
33, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,589.
34, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,588.
35, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,584.
36, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,583.
37, (tie) Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C.,
Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., and
Keith Lesko, Chicago, 1,571.
40, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,563.
41, (tie) ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and
Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,556.
43, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,555.
44, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,553.
45, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,551.
46, (tie) ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and
ss-Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,547.
48, (tie) ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., and
ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,546.
50, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,543.
51, ss-Vince Honeycutt, Franklin, N.C., 1,541.
52, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,536.
53, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,534.
54, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,533.
55, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,532.
56, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,524.
57, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,519.
58, Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1,515.
59, ss-David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 1,506.
60, n-Ron Nelson Jr, Bridgeview, Ill., 1,505.
61, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,500.
62, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,497.
63, ss-Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 1,495.
64, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,493.
65, (tie) Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., and
Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,492.
67, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,491.
68, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 1,483.
69, Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1,482.
70, (tie) Chris Gentry, Anderson, Ind., and
ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,481.
72, (tie) ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., and
Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,472.
74, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,468.
75, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,466.
76, Brad Sipes, Bloomington, Ill., 1,461.
77, ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,460.
78, ss-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,458.
79, (tie) ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and
David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 1,456.
81, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,453.
82, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,447.
83, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,443.
84, ss-Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,441.
85, ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,436.
86, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,430.
87, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1,428.
88, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,425.
89, Raymond Scrivens, Jr., Athens, Pa., 1,420.
90, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 1,418.
91, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,412.
92, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,411.
93, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,403.
94, (tie) Jeffery Johnson, Freeport, Ill., and
ss-Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 1,396.
96, ss-Daniel Twomey, Teaneck, NJ, 1,395.
97, Bill Sparks III, Canton, Ohio, 1,387.
98, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 1,384.
99, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,383.
100, Allen Snyder, Huber Heights, Ohio, 1,372.
101, ss-Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,371.
102, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,365.
103, n-John Thompson, Sarasota, Fla., 1,364.
104, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,355.
105, ss-Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,310.
106, ss-n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,307.
107, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,301.
108, ss-Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 1,263.
109, Mike Watson, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,259.
110, ss-Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,110.
111, n-Mark Drinkut, Anderson, Ind., 1,087.
112, Doug O’Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 773.

Herbert Bickel

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