Consistent Kyle Sherman Retains FloBowling PBA Summer Tour Competition Points Lead
by Bill Vint | Monday, August 19, 12:57 PM
CHICAGO – Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon, Missouri retained his status as the FloBowling PBA Summer Tour’s most consistent player, finishing 12th in Sunday’s Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic in Middletown, Delaware, to remain No. 1 on the Summer Tour points list after five of nine events while Delaware runner-up Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Florida made the biggest move on the points list, advancing from 22nd place to seventh.
Closing the gap on Sherman was AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois, who moved up one place to second after his eighth-place finish in Delaware. Johnson now has 4,180 points, only 200 behind Sherman. Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa. (3,965); EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., (3,540), and BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., (3,355) round out the top five, all after solid performances in Middletown.
The FloBowling PBA Summer Tour points are important because they involve bonus cash to the top five in the USBC Cup points standings, eight berths in the end-of-summer FloBowling ATX Invite and eight expenses-paid trips to China for the inaugural PBA China Tiger Cup in November. Fans can follow the summer points races (USBC Cup, FloBowling ATX Invite and PBA China Tiger Cup) by clicking on this link: https://www.pba.com/SeasonStats/PointsList/132?list=10.
The FloBowling PBA Summer Tour’s next stop is Thursday and Friday in Coldwater, Ohio, for the PBA Bowlerstore.com Classic presented by Moxy’s Xtra Pair at Pla-Mor Lanes. After Coldwater, the Summer Tour’s final points events are part of the FloBowling PBA Summer Swing presented by the Brands of Ebonite International next week at Parkside Lanes in Aurora, Illinois, where the PBA Wolf, PBA Bear and Illinois Open titles will be at stake. The Summer Tour will conclude with the FloBowling ATX Invite at Dart Bowl in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 21.
All PBA Summer Tour events except the Illinois Open are Tier 3 events (2,500 points for first place). The Illinois Open is a Tier 2 event (double the Tier 3 points including 5,000 points for first).
Also underway along with the summer points competition is the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour earnings race which will reward the top eight money-winners with berths in the second PBA Clash that will take place at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Florida, in late October for airing on FOX on Nov. 3. Australia’s Jason Belmonte is the runaway leader in earnings as of Aug. 18 with $264,050. Sean Rash currently holds the eighth spot with $77,430, less than $5,000 ahead of Sherman.
The entire FloBowling PBA Summer Tour will be livestreamed exclusively on FloBowling. For start-to-finish coverage of all events, visit FloBowling.com and sign up for a subscription.
FLOBOWLING PBA SUMMER TOUR POINT LEADERS
(Top 20 after five of nine events; previous ranking in parenthesis)
1, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 4,380 (1).
2, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 4,180 (3).
3, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,965 (2).
4, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 3,540 (6).
5, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 3,355 (7).
6, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 3,180 (4).
7, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 2,985 (22).
8, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 2,875 (10).
9, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,825 (5).
10, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,700 (9).
11, Stuart Williams, England, 2,550 (8).
12, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 2,500 (na).
13, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 2,375 (11).
14, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,355 (12).
15, Dom Barrett, England, 2,210 (13).
16, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,085 (20).
17, Brad Miller, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 2,025 (17).
18, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,000 (14).
19, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,865 (16).
20, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,780 (15).
2019 GO BOWLING! PBA TOUR EARNINGS LEADERS
(Top 10 as of Aug. 18; number of tournaments bowled in parenthesis)
1, Jason Belmonte, $264,050 (15).
2, Jakob Butturff, $181,680 (19).
3, Kris Prather, $173,115 (19).
4, Bill O'Neill, $147,273 (19).
5, EJ Tackett, $139,995 (21).
6, Anthony Simonsen, $128,640 (20).
7, Norm Duke, $91,015 (15).
8, Sean Rash, $77,430 (20).
9, Kyle Sherman, $72,693 (16).
10, Dick Allen, $68,830 (17).