Strong Start Helps Ron Mohr Take First Round Lead In PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic
by Jerry Schneider | Sunday, August 05, 2:07 PM
ANDERSON, Ind. – PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, opened qualifying with a 300 game and never looked back to take the first round lead Sunday in the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip.
Mohr, a two-time PBA50 Player of the Year, bowled a 1,959 eight-game pinfall total with games of 300, 248, 238, 214, 207, 269, 226 and 257 to hold a 40-pin lead over Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., who finished the round in second with 1,919.
“I had a good look on the fresh condition right from the start,” said the 62-year-old Mohr. “My ball speed has a tendency to overpower my rev rate so I really had to concentrate on keeping good control of my ball speed. I was able to keep my ball speed slow and just had to make a few small adjustment and a ball change before the last game to put together a good round.”
Mohr is trying for his second win of the season after winning the PBA50 Northern California Classic in May for his 10th career PBA50 Tour title. He also has a third-place finish in the PBA50 National Championship and fifth-place finishes in the USBC Senior Masters and PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic.
“This season has actually been beyond my expectations,” said Mohr, who is a native of Fort Wayne, Ind. “I really didn’t know what was going to happen when the season started so it’s been a pleasant surprise for sure.”
The entire field returns Monday for the second eight-game qualifying round beginning at 11 a.m. ET. After qualifying, the top 16 players advance to match play with positions 17-28 and eight PBA60 players advancing to a cashers round to determine eight additional match play spots. After Tuesday’s match play rounds the top five bowlers will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.
Rounding out the top eight after the first round were Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,914; PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,903; John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,902; Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla. and defending champion Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., tied at 1,901, and Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 1,899.
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PBA50 DAVE SMALL’S CHAMPIONSHIP LANES CLASSIC
Presented by Roto Grip
Dave Small’s Championship Lanes, Anderson, Ind., Sunday
FIRST ROUND (after eight games)
1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,959.
2, ss-Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,919.
3, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,914.
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,903.
5, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,902.
6, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,901.
8, Rolando Sebelen, Dominica Republic, 1,899.
9, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,894.
10, Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., 1,886.
11, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,859.
12, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 1,855.
13, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,847.
14, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,833.
15, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,827.
16, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,826.
17, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,823.
18, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,818.
19, (tie) Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., and Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 1,814.
21, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,793.
22, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,792.
23, (tie) ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,788.
25, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,783.
26, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,773.
27, (tie) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., and ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,772.
29, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,765.
30, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,763.
31, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,761.
32, (tie) ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., and ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,759.
34, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,753.
35, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,747.
36, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,744.
37, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,737.
38, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,729.
39, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,727.
40, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,719.
41, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,713.
42, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,709.
43, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,704.
44, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,698.
45, n-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 1,697.
46, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,696.
47, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,690.
48, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,689.
49, (tie) Dennis Klein, Phoenix, n, ss-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., and Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,688.
52, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,686.
53, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,684.
54, Bill Watson, Monroe, Ohio, 1,682.
55, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,680.
56, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 1,669.
57, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,667.
58, Ed Carter, Austintown, Ohio, 1,666.
59, (tie) Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,659.
61, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,657.
62, ss-Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,653.
63, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 1,650.
64, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 1,646.
65, ss-Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,644.
66, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,642.
67, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,621.
68, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,615.
69, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,611.
70, ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,596.
71, (tie) Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., and Conn Casey, Canada, 1,590.
73, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,588.
74, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,587.
75, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 1,569.
76, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,565.
77, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,555.
78, ss-Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,528.
79, ss-Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,516.
80, ss-Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 1,502.
81, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,490.
82, n-ss-Rick York, Whiteland, Ind., 1,439.
83, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,422.
84, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,419.
85, ss-Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,331.
300 games – Ron Mohr, Charlie Tapp, Kevin Duncan, Warren Nelson, Rolando Sebelen
ss-PBA60 players ages 60 and over