Wisconsin’s Lennie Boresch Jr. Continues Momentum as Qualifying Leader in PBA50 Dayton Classic

by jthomas  |  Wednesday, May 15, 5:29 PM

Fresh off of a win in last week’s PBA50 Miller High Life Classic, Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., emerged as the qualifying leader Wednesday in the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip at Capri Lanes.

Boresch finished qualifying with a 3,847 16-game pinfall total (240.4 average) bowling games of 205, 257, 236, 239, 234, 249, 227 and 299 in Wednesday’s second round. He left the 7 pin on his final shot in the 299 game coming up a little light to the pocket.

“I guess you could say success breeds success,” said the two-time PBA50 Tour winner. “It’s just one of those things where everything seems to be coming together. I just want to ride the wave as long as I can because you never know what can happen from one tournament to the next.”

Boresch led a field of 32 players advancing to Thursday’s match play rounds finishing 72 pins ahead of second-place qualifier Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., the winner of the season-opening Pasco County Suncoast Open, with 3,775. Rounding out the top five after the second round were 2012 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters winner Mike Edwards of Tulsa, with 3,767; PBA Hall of Famer and 2012 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,745, and Hall of Famer Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, 3,728.

Ironically, Boresch wasn’t bowling well to start the season and thought about returning home to work on his game but decided to work through it while out on tour.

“I was able find time to work on a few things and I could tell things were coming around after the second round of the Birmingham tournament a couple weeks ago so that gave me some confidence to stick it out,” Boresch said.

Defending champion Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J., who won last year’s Dayton Classic to become the first player in PBA history to win a PBA Tour or PBA50 Tour title in six different decades advanced to match play by qualifying eighth with 3,620.

Qualifying 34th after the first round, PBA Hall of Famer and PBA Tour ESPN color analyst Randy Pedersen of Clermont, Fla., bowling in his first PBA50 Tour tournament, rose steadily through the standings to finish qualifying in 13th with a 3,590 pinfall. PBA Tour veteran and two-time winner Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., also making his PBA50 Tour debut, advanced to match play finishing 12th with 3,596.

The 32-players advancing to match play will begin competition Thursday at 9 a.m. ET. The field will eventually be cut to the top four for the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m.

Capri Lanes, Kettering, Ohio, Wednesday

Top 32 advance to match play

a-amateur, s-super seniors out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,847.
2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,775.
3, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,767.
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,745.
5, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,728.
6, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,654.
7, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,631.
8, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,620.
9, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,610.
10, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,604.
11, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,601.
12, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,596.
13, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 3,590.
14, Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 3,588.
15, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3,555.
16, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,551.
17, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 3,545.
18, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,530.
19, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,522.
20, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,509.
21, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,493.
22, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,483.
23, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,478.
24, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,434.
25, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3,411.
26, Don Sylvia, Lady Lake, FL, 3,402.
27, Les Ash, Washington Court House, Ohio, 3,397.
28, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,392.
29, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3,391.
30, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,383.
31, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,379.
32, Mike Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 3,377.

Failed to advance
33, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,373, $900.
34, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,366.
35, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,358.
36, s-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,340, $700.
37, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,323.
38, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 3,318.
39, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,295.
40, s-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,284, $700.
41, s-Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,279, $700.
42, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,274.
43, (tie) John Chapman, Canada, and s-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,267, $700.
45, s-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,260, $700.
46, (tie) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, and
Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 3,258.
49, (tie) Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., and Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 3,255.
51, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,251.
52, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,248.
53, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 3,246.
54, s-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,239, $700.
55, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,228.
56, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,203.
57, a-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 3,197.
58, (tie) Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., and Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,189.
60, James Blackstone, Dayton, Ohio, 3,181.
61, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,177.
62, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,170.
63, (tie) Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, and John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,168.
65, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,167.
66, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,162.
67, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,160.
68, Dale Reh, Menasha, Wis., 3,144.
69, a-Timothy Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 3,140.
70, Tim Hagar, Celina, Ohio, 3,124.
71, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,120.
72, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,115.
73, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 3,111.
74, Tom Kennedy, Shepherdsville, Ky., 3,092.
75, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 3,079.
76, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,073.
77, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,072.
78, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,065.
79, Gary Simon, Bridgeport, W. Va., 3,046.
80, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,043.
81, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,037.
82, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,018.
83, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 3,013.
84, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,011.
85, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,001.
86, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,982.
87, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 2,979.
88, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 2,952.
89, Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla., 2,945.
90, a-Dave Rossi, Morgantown, W. Va., 2,917.
91, Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio, 2,910.
92, Ed Cutter, Manassas Park, Va., 2,833.
93, Doug Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 2,830.
94, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 2,827.
95, a-JamiLynn Fox, Toledo, Ohio, 2,809.
96, a-Tom Gulman, Portland, Ore., 2,764.
97, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,714.
98, Rich Ashe, Conneaut Lake, Pa., 2,704.
99, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 2,640.

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