W.R. Williams Leads Field of 64 Into USBC Senior Masters Match Play

by JThomas  |  Wednesday, June 11, 6:45 PM

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

After three rounds of qualifying at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., earned top qualifier honors heading into match play.

The PBA and USBC Hall of Famer finished with a 15-game total of 3,553 (236.8 average) to lead a field of 310 of the top senior bowlers age 50 and older at South Point Bowling Center.

The top 64 players after qualifying advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket, which begins at 8 a.m. Pacific Thursday live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. The event concludes with the stepladder finals live on BowlTV on Friday at 3 p.m. Pacific.

Williams put together a huge third round to vault past Brian Voss of who had lead after the first two rounds. Williams fired 1,245 for five games Wednesday after shooting 1,149 in the opening round and 1,159 in the second round.

"I've been sick for a couple days now, and normally when I have a cold it doesn't affect my bowling very much, so hopefully I don't feel worse tomorrow," Williams said. "Once I get going, I loosen up and it's not so bad. Hopefully, I can continue bowling well."

Voss, who competed on the final squad of the day, had a chance to stay ahead of Williams in the final frame. Needing a double to lock up top qualifier honors, Voss left a split that dropped him down to third with 3,534.

Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., qualified second with 3,540. Super Senior Jim Starks of San Bernardino, Calif., took the fourth position with 3,445.

Defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., who was guaranteed a spot in match play regardless of where he finished, ended up taking the No. 5 seed for match play. He finished qualifying with 3,432.

The final spot in match play went to Steve Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colo., who qualified in 64th position with 3,160. All rounds of the Senior Masters are being broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/SeniorMasters.

2014 USBC SENIOR MASTERS
At South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas
Wednesday's Results

ROUND 3 QUALIFYING
(15 games)
1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,553.
2, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,540.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,534.
4, Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,445.
5, Pete Weber, St Ann, Mo., 3,432.
6, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,389.
7, Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 3,350.
8, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3,349.
9, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,332.
10, Robert Worrall, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,322.
11, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,319.
12, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 3,316.
13, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 3,312.
14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,310.
15, Kurt Bogner, Longview, Wash., 3,307.
16, Ricky Woods, Whites Creek, Tenn., 3,305.
17, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,303.
18, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,300.
19, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,299.
20, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3,297.
21, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,296.
22, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,293.
23, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,292.
24, Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,291.
25, Mike Saville, Spokane, Wash., 3,286.
26, Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 3,283.
27, Kerry Painter, Fairbanks, Alaska, 3,281.
28, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,277.
29, John Kirker, Taftville, Conn., 3,275.
30, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 3,270.
31, Jeff Prein, Stoughton, Wis., 3,262.
32, Mitch Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 3,256.
33, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 3,255.
34, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,254.
35, Toby Contreras, Lees Summit, Mo., 3,242.
36, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,237.
37, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,236.
38, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,235.
39, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,228.
40, Rob Cline, Spokane, Wash., 3,226.
40, Terry Leong, Henderson, Nev., 3,226.
42, Wayne Webb, Grove City, Ohio, 3,221.
43, Tommy Kress, Hilton, N.Y., 3,219.
44, Greg Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., 3,213.
45, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,208.
46, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,206.
47, Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb., 3,200.
47, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,200.
49, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,196.
50, Joe Salvemini, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 3,193.
51, Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 3,191.
51, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,191.
53, Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., 3,183.
54, Vaughn Doody, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,182.
54, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, Calif., 3,182.
56, David Anthony, Austin, Texas, 3,177.
57, Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., 3,176.
57, Ziggy Czaja, Cypress, Texas, 3,176.
59, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,173.
60, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,172.
61, Marc Scherlis, San Diego, Calif., 3,164.
61, Lineal Floyd, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,164.
63, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,161.
64, Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,160.

Missed cut:
65, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 3,155.
65, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 3,155.
65, Sam Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,155.
68, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,148.
68, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,148.
70, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,146.
71, Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 3,143.
72, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 3,142.
73, Randy Hogg, Lancaster, Pa., 3,140.
74, Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif., 3,138.
74, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,138.
76, Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, Nev., 3,137.
76, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,137.
78, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,133.
78, Carl Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,133.
80, Rich Cook, Olympia, Wash., 3,131.
81, Michael Shequin, Debary, Fla., 3,128.
81, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,128.
81, Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 3,128.
84, Lloyd Burleson, San Diego, Calif., 3,127.
85, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 3,123.
86, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,122.
86, Jeff Richgels, Oregon, Wis., 3,122.
88, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 3,116.
89, Kerry Fulford, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,114.
89, Diz Francisco, Bakersfield, Calif., 3,114.
91, Dean Mueller, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3,112.
92, John Zawalick, Westminster, Mass., 3,111.
92, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,111.
94, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,107.
95, Lennie Boresch, Kenosha, Wis., 3,106.
95, Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 3,106.
97, David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 3,103.
97, Michael Lynch, Colleyville, Texas, 3,103.
97, Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, Calif., 3,103.
100, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,100.
101, Petri Keituri, Tampere, Finland, 3,097.
102, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,096.
102, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 3,096.
104, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,094.
105, Phil Karwoski Sr., South Hadley, Mass., 3,092.
106, Don Breeden, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,087.
107, Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 3,083.
107, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,083.
109, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,079.
110, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,075.
111, Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,074.
111, Anthony Myers, Pensacola, Fla., 3,074.
113, Robert Lawrence, Del Valle, Texas, 3,071.
114, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,069.
114, Jim Zimmerman, Tehachapi, Calif., 3,069.
116, Michael Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 3,068.
116, Jerry Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 3,068.
118, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,066.
119, Greg Shields, Independence, Mo., 3,064.
119, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,064.
121, Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 3,062.
122, Steve Kiss, Clackamus, Ore., 3,059.
123, Roger Lehman, Richland, Wash., 3,058.
123, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3,058.
125, Andreas Will, Germany, 3,056.
125, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,056.
127, Rob Downer, Rochester, Minn., 3,053.
128, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,049.
129, Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 3,048.
130, Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,047.
131, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,046.
132, Johnnie Short, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,044.
133, Ronald Hosler, Denver, Colo., 3,043.
134, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,038.
135, Michael Christenson, Cantonment, Fla., 3,033.
136, Ronald Cleveland, St Paul, Minn., 3,023.
137, Pete Toth, Simi Valley, Calif., 3,021.
138, Scott Canfield, Lancaster, Pa., 3,014.
138, Rohn Morton, Portland, Ore., 3,014.
140, Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 3,010.
141, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,008.
141, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,008.
141, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,008.
144, Jeff Shaw, Kennesaw, Ga., 3,005.
145, Doug Rehrig, Berlin, N.J., 3,001.
146, John Di Santis, Wilmington, Del., 3,000.
147, Jeff Suma  Sr., Auburn Hills, Mich., 2,999.
148, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,996.
148, Alan Wagner, Phoenix, Ariz., 2,996.
148, Phillip Rilett, Indio, Calif., 2,996.
148, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 2,996.
152, Jeff Moore, Boone, Iowa, 2,993.
153, Wayne Stellick, Aurora, Colo., 2,992.
153, Terre Sampson, Las Vegas, 2,992.
153, Matt Surina, Auburn, Wash., 2,992.
156, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 2,990.
157, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,985.
157, Charles Walker, Blaine, Tenn., 2,985.
159, Mark Payne, Amarillo, Texas, 2,982.
159, Eugene Captain, Bertha, Minn., 2,982.
161, Clark Poelzer, Arden Hills, Minn., 2,977.
161, Steven Davis, Manteca, Calif., 2,977.
163, Frank Gallo, Jacksonville, Fla., 2,974.
164, Scott Stofko, Flower Mound, Texas, 2,969.
165, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va., 2,968.
166, Gary Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,967.
167, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,961.
168, Duane Steinmetz, Greeley, Colo., 2,960.
168, Dennis Glesmann, Fort Collins, Colo., 2,960.
170, Raymond Watts, Orange, Calif., 2,959.
171, Robert Michaux, Detroit, Mich., 2,957.
171, Timothy Myers, Milwaukie, Ore., 2,957.
173, Michael Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,956.
174, Tom Frezza, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,954.
174, Mike Raleigh, Clyde, Mich., 2,954.
176, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 2,952.
177, Steve DiMartino, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2,951.
178, Tony Krejci, Omaha, Neb., 2,950.
179, Brian Pirnie, Fremont, Neb., 2,944.
179, Jeffrey Schlehuber, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 2,944.
181, Bob Porter, Vancouver, Wash., 2,941.
182, Lewis Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 2,940.
183, Mike Schmid, Arden Hills, Minn., 2,939.
183, Russ Davies, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,939.
185, Philip Meinke, Germany, 2,938.
185, Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz., 2,938.
187, Edgar Gomez, Bogota, Colombia, 2,934.
188, William Keenan, Orlando, Fla., 2,933.
189, Hector Rodriguez, Pinrose, Colo., 2,932.
190, Jack Wofford, Flagstaff, Ariz., 2,931.
190, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,931.
192, Fred Kouri, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,930.
193, Don Jackson, Bonita, Calif., 2,921.
193, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,921.
193, Dean Hebner, Vancouver, Wash., 2,921.
196, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 2,919.
197, Fred Barnes, Houston, Texas, 2,917.
198, Ronald Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 2,912.
199, George Gibson, Stuart, Fla., 2,908.
200, Don Lane, Emeryville, Calif., 2,907.
201, Dan  Patterson, Denver, Colo., 2,904.
202, David Dayton, Reno, Nev., 2,902.
203, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 2,901.
204, Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,897.
205, Robert Walters, North Las Vegas, Nev., 2,896.
206, Louis Moretti, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,895.
207, Albert Adam, Corinth, Texas, 2,878.
208, James Martin, Vero Beach, Fla., 2,877.
209, Daniel Lockman, Poynette, Wis., 2,874.
210, Steve Kohner, Bloomington, Minn., 2,867.
211, Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., 2,865.
212, Ken Ball, Avon, N.Y., 2,861.
213, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 2,859.
213, Scott Welsh, Nottingham, Md., 2,859.
215, Rich Cutler, Valley Springs, Calif., 2,858.
216, Erwin Rezendes, Aurora, Colo., 2,854.
216, Dave Shaw, Sun Prairie, Wis., 2,854.
216, TJ Johnson, Spring, Texas, 2,854.
219, Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 2,852.
220, Walter Sova JR., Lynchburg, Va., 2,847.
221, Steve Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,846.
222, Mark Nance Sr, Grove City, Ohio, 2,843.
222, Emilio Mora , Defiance, Ohio, 2,843.
224, John Parry, Oak Park, Calif., 2,841.
224, Alden Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 2,841.
224, Kevin Sweetman, Henderson, Colo., 2,841.
224, Walter Sova, Sr., Columbus, Ohio, 2,841.
228, Dennis Bremer, Stoughton, Wis., 2,840.
228, Len Mawson, Albany, Ore., 2,840.
230, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 2,834.
230, Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,834.
232, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 2,831.
233, Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 2,824.
233, Nelson Sand, Maple Valley, Wash., 2,824.
235, David Graber, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,819.
236, Gene Helbing, Buda, Texas, 2,818.
236, Gary Reh, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,818.
238, Jeffrey Knapp, Bellevue, Wash., 2,814.
239, Murray Hickman, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,813.
240, David Rhoads, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,812.
241, Jim Moran, Henderson, Nev., 2,811.
242, George Lord, Mulberry, Fla., 2,809.
243, Robert Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., 2,805.
244, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 2,801.
245, John Younger, Winston Salem, N.C., 2,800.
246, Scott Brixey, East Wenatchee, Wash., 2,799.
246, Don Michaelsen, Plant City, Fla., 2,799.
248, Frank Tardio, Inverness, Ill., 2,797.
249, Robert Michalojko, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2,794.
250, John Rank, Henderson, Nev., 2,788.
251, Bill Evans, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,786.
252, Jorge Gutierrez, Las Cruces, N.M., 2,782.
253, Tom King, Georgetown, Texas, 2,777.
254, Ralph Jennings, Roseburg, Ore., 2,775.
255, Frederick Ferraro, Shady Shores, Texas, 2,774.
256, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,769.
257, Butch Hrouda, Dickinson, N.D., 2,765.
258, Eric Altenburg, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,764.
259, Charles Best, Buda, Texas, 2,756.
260, Michael Kelly, Seattle, Wash., 2,755.
261, Michael Cristofani, Grass Valley, Calif., 2,753.
262, Cliff Barnes, Shreveport, La., 2,748.
263, Tom Gulman, Portland, Ore., 2,745.
264, Gary Henderson, Moreno Valley, Calif., 2,739.
265, Henry Wess, Oak Park, Mich., 2,736.
266, Bill Mason, Grove City, Ohio, 2,735.
267, Paula Vidad, Sun City, Calif., 2,731.
267, William Kaiser, Allen, Texas, 2,731.
269, Carl Nichols, Blaine, Wash., 2,727.
270, Robert Holzbauer, Madison, Wis., 2,725.
271, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,724.
272, Bill Wakefield, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,715.
273, Robert Pazur, Venice, Fla., 2,712.
274, Norman Brown Sr., Las Vegas, Nev., 2,711.
275, Herbye Mitchell, Granbury, Texas, 2,682.
276, Glenn Hudson, Danville, Va., 2,679.
277, Dave Erickson, Mcfarland, Wis., 2,672.
278, Kenny Tynan, Shreveport, La., 2,669.
279, Dale Hoffman, Georgetown, Texas, 2,663.
280, Malcolm Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., 2,660.
281, Gary Ezell, Kenner, La., 2,654.
282, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 2,647.
283, Diogenes Perez, New York, N.Y., 2,620.
284, Larry O'Neill, Henderson, Nev., 2,613.
285, Robert Anderson, Pahrump, Nev., 2,609.
286, J. Kent Johnson, Yucca Valley, Calif., 2,604.
287, Thomas Brotz, Yypsilanti, Mich., 2,589.
288, Robert Heath Sr., Grand Junction, Iowa, 2,569.
289, Jack Kane, El Cajon, Calif., 2,563.
290, Jewell Wilson, Mansfiled, Mass., 2,548.
291, William Mose', Piscataway, N.J., 2,539.
291, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,539.
293, Robert Mautner, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,536.
293, John Petrick, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2,536.
295, Dennis Galen Keas, Alada, Neb., 2,515.
296, Brian Miner, Vacaville, Calif., 2,514.
297, Rick  Salyer, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,493.
298, Bill Cole, Corunna, ON, 2,491.
299, Mark Blome, Green Forest, AR, 2,479.
300, Rich Kleinman, Eureka, Nev., 2,477.
301, Fred Edick, Glendora, Calif., 2,476.
302, Scott Huntington, Henderson, Nev., 2,461.
303, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 2,443.
304, Ed Gable, Henderson, Nev., 2,434.
305, Rhyce Edwards, Annapolis, Md., 2,291.
306, Rich Kaluzny, Parlin, N.J., 2,288.
307, Gene Johnson, Brier, Wash., 2,230.
308, Charles Moore, New Braunfels, Texas, 1,916.
309, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,818.