Minor Adjustments Help Steve Jaros Take PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic Lead After First Round

by Jerry Schneider  |  Wednesday, July 31, 2:18 PM

JACKSON, Mich. – Steve Jaros, a seven-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour titlist trying for his first PBA50 Tour win, bowled a 1,915 pinfall total for eight games to take the first-round lead Wednesday in the PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic presented by Track.

Bowling in his first PBA50 Tour event of the season, the 53-year-old Jaros bowled games of 226, 237, 224, 268, 257, 204, 243 and 256 at JAX 60 Lanes to hold a 31-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams in second with 1,884.

“I want to bowl more but haven’t had time because of my work commitments,” said Jaros, who is only able to bowl an occasional PBA50 Tour event. “I’m fortunate that I’m able to make the most of the tournaments I do bowl for the most part and getting off to a good start is always encouraging.

“Today was one of those rounds where I could play the same part of the lane, keep the ball in play and didn’t have to make any drastic changes,” Jaros added. “The transition caught me off guard in the 204 game, but I was able to grind it out and didn’t have any opens.”

Jaros, of Yorkville, Illinois, had a career best PBA50 Tour finish of fourth in the 2018 PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic.

The field returns for another eight-game qualifying round Thursday which begins at 11 a.m. ET. After a cashers round Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., match play rounds are scheduled for noon and 3 p.m. which will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Rounding out the top five were Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,881; 2019 PBA50 Hamilton Lanes Open winner Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,875, and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,873.

PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., who recently locked up PBA50 Player of the Year honors and is trying for a record 15th career PBA50 Tour title, finished the first round in 15th with 1,804.

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PBA50 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 CLASSIC

Presented by Track

JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Wednesday

FIRST ROUND (after eight games)

1, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,915.
2, ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,884.
3, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,881.
4, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,875.
5, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,873.
6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,870.
7, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,863.
8, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,854.
9, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,840.
10, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,838.
11, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,827.
12, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1,824.
13, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,814.
14, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,811.
15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,804.
16, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,801.
17, (tie) Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., and Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,795.
19, ss-Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,785.
20, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,784.
21, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,775.
22, ss-Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,760.
23, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 1,752.
24, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,737.
25, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,736.
26, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,735.
27, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,731.
28, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,728.
29, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,726.
30, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 1,725.
31, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,723.
32, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,722.
33, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,717.
34, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,712.
35, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,711.
36, (tie) ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,706.
38, Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 1,705.
39, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,704.
40, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,702.
41, (tie) ss-Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., and ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,700.
43, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,699.
44, n-Michael Snow, Canada, 1,698.
45, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,696.
46, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,695.
47, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,692.
48, (tie) Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., and n-Joe Ciach, Mississauga, Ont., Canada, 1,691.
50, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,690.
51, (tie)Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, and Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,683.
53, n-Lyle Kuhlmann, Woodruff, Wis., 1,676.
54, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,675.
55, (tie) ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., and ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,673.
57, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,670.
58, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,667.
59, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,665.
60, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,659.
61, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 1,655.
62, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,653.
63, (tie) Carl West, San Jose, Calif., and Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,652.
65, Gregory McCreadie, Midland, Mich., 1,646.
66, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 1,642.
67, ss-Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,639.
68, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,638.
69, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,634.
70, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,622.
71, (tie) ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 1,621.
73, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,620.
74, ss-Rick Minier, Houston, 1,612.
75, ss-Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,610.
76, (tie) Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., and Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,609.
78, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 1,607.
79, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,603.
80, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,596.
81, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,595.
82, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,592.
83, (tie) ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., and ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,591.
85, ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,587.
86, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 1,586.
87, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 1,585.
88, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,584.
89, ss-John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,582.
90, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,581.
91, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,578.
92, n,ss-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,577.
93, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,573.
94, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,562.
95, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,558.
96, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 1,540.
97, n,ss-Douglas David, McComb, Mich., 1,537.
98, n-Larry Salvati, Canada, 1,528.
99, ss-Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,519.
100, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 1,507.
101, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,487.
102, Scott Merritt, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,484.
103, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,474.
104, ss-Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,463.
105, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 1,453.
106, ss-John Chapman, Canada, 1,452.
107, ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,433.
108, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,408.
109, Carlos Denot, Mexico, 1,388.
110, n-Mark Rose, Jackson, Mich., 1,332.

ss – PBA60 players ages 60 and over

n – non-member