Former ABC Masters Champ Koivuniemi on Fire

by PBA Editor January 22, 2004 19:00
Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, who won the 2000 ABC Masters in Albuquerque, N.M., looks to be back in his old form as he averaged 261.00 in his win over Duane Mellinger. Koivuniemi qualified 60th for match play, nearly missing the cut. However, Koivuniemi always appears poised when he bowls in majors, as witnessed by his 783-608 three-game series win over Mellinger. Koivuniemi is the only foreign-born winner of any PBA major event. Aside from capturing the 2000 Masters, Koivuniemi also won the 2001 U.S. Open. No. 1 seed Nick Vogelgesang lost a tight match to Brian Hatcher, 595-569. Former U.S. Amateur champion and Team USA member Bill Hoffman disposed of 3rd seed Tommy Delutz Jr., 624-579. Last week's champion Pete Weber went up early on Jason Hurd, only to have Hurd come back in the match and defeat Weber, 637-618. The bowlers return tonight at 5:45, then again at 7:30 for double-elimination match play. In match play, bowlers roll a three-game set against one another with the bowler having the highest series winning. Losers are then placed into the loser's bracket. ESPN will televise the five-man stepladder finals live Sunday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT. MATCH PLAY SCORES (Three-game series) #61 Brian Hatcher (595) def. #1 Nick Vogelgesang (569) #33 Danny Wiseman (662) def. #29 Michael Neumann (577) #17 Tore Torgersen (657) def. #45 Tony Lambert (532) #49 Blaine Weninger (632) def. #13 Rick Steelsmith (596) #41 Jeff Lizzi (616) def. #21 Brian LeClair (583) #9 Wes Malott (692) def. #53 Osku Palermaa (533) #25 Walter Ray Williams Jr. (648) def. #37 Michael Gaither (592) #5 Brian Himmler (600) def. #57 Mike Edwards (555) #63 Bill Hoffman (624) def. #3 Tommy Delutz Jr. (579) #35 Michael Haugen Jr. (676) def. #31 Dirk Gibson (654) #47 Jonathan Van Hees (637) def. #19 Randy Pedersen (620) #51 Patrick Allen (654) def. #15 Ryan Shafer (623) #43 David Haynes (635) def. #23 Chris Johnson (619) #55 Lenny Boresch Jr. (676) def. #11 Tyler Jensen (580) #27 Jason Hurd (637) def. #39 Pete Weber (618) #7 Tommy Jones (588) def. # 59 Tom Baker (567) #2 Michael Machuga (706) def. #62 Steven Gallegos (588) #30 Jason Queen (669) def. #34 Chris Loschetter (572) #18 Dave Thiessen (693) def. #46 Bryan Alpert (652) #14 Bryan Goebel (642) def. #50 Brad Angelo (591) #42 Chris Jones (645) def. #22 Lonnie Waliczek (600) #54 Eugene McCune (675) def. #10 Sean Rash (593) #38 Chris Barnes (643) def. #25 Shannon Buchan (631) #6 Ken Abner (647) def. #58 Chris Wood (568) #4 Amleto Monacelli (620) def. #64 Michael Fagan (565) #36 John May (573) def. #32 Bryon Smith (537) #20 Sami Konsteri (570) def. #48 Derwin Pitre (527) #16 D.J. Archer (669) def. #52 Kim Terrell (593) #44 Paul Fleming (682) def. #24 Ernie Schlegel (580) #56 Justin Hromek (574) def. #12 Mike DeVaney (554) #28 Brian Voss (669) def. #40 Doug Kent (587) #60 Mika Koivuniemi (783) def. #8 Duane Mellinger (608)
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ABC Masters Update

by PBA Editor January 22, 2004 19:00
CURRENT MATCHES Winners bracket done for night Losers bracket Vogelgesang vs. Hurd Neumann vs. Van Hees Lambert vs. Boresch DeVaney vs. Haugen Jr. Pitre vs. Lizzi Palermaa vs. Hatcher Fagan vs. Himmler Edwards vs. Weninger Buchan vs. Voss Gibson vs. Archer Waliczek vs. Fleming Shafter vs. May Alpert vs. C. Jones Angelo vs. Machuga Gallegos vs. Abner Loschetter vs. Thiessen
LATEST RESULTS: Match play - 5:45 p.m. Winners bracket Wiseman def. Hatcher, 677-587 Torgersen def. Weninger, 574-551 Malott def. Lizzi, 619-558 Williams Jr. def. Himmler, 647-628 Hoffman def. Haugen Jr., 667-641 Allen def. Van Hees, 628-560 Haynes def. Boresch, 657-644 T. Jones def. Hurd, 690-569 Queen def. Machuga, 676-637 Goebel def. Thiessen, 631-574 McCune def. C. Jones, 621-524 Barnes def. Abner, 767-680 Monacelli def. May, 748-653 Konsteri def. Archer, 689-646 Hromek def. Fleming, 694-680 Koivuniemi def. Voss, 792-673 Losers bracket (losers eliminated) Vogelgesang def. Kent, 683-663 Neumann def. Mellinger, 603-576 Lambert def. Schlegel, 642-612 DeVaney def. Steelsmith, 634-549 Pitre def. LeClair, 664-585 Palermaa def. Terrell, 634-581 Fagan def. Gaither, 622-608 Edwards def. B. Smith, 666-644 Buchan def. Delutz Jr., 670-598 Gibson def. Wood, 677-547 Waliczek def. Pedersen, 597-585 Shafer def. Rash, 612-604 Alpert def. C. Johnson, 604-578 Angelo def. Jensen, 726-584 Gallegos def. Weber, 649-549 Loschetter def. T. Baker, 677-612
Match play - 4 p.m. Johnathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., def. Randy Pedersen, Pembrooke Pines, Fla., 637-620 Chris Barnes, Flower Mound, Texas, def. Shannon Buchan, Waterloo, Iowa, 643-631 Patrick Allen, Katonah, N.Y., def. Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 654-623 Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., def. Michael DeVaney, Escondido, Calif., 574-554 John May, Iron Station, S.C., def. Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 573-537 Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, def. Michael Fagan, Greenlawn, N.Y., 620-565 Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., def. Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 642-591 Chris Jones, Bloomington, Ind., def. Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 645-600 Brian Voss, Atlanta, def. Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 669-587 Sami Konsteri, Finland, def. Derwin Pitre, Lafayette, La., 570-527 David Haynes, Las Vegas, def. Chris Johnson, Garland, Texas, 635-619 Jason Queen, Oreana, Ill., def. Chris Loschetter, West Melbourne, Fla., 669-572 Ken Abner, Cincinnati, def. Chris Wood, North Haven, Cont., 647-568 Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, def. Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 616-583 Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., def. Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y., 588-567 Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, def. Michael Neumann, Ozone Park, N.Y., 662-577 Lennie Boresch, Kenosha, Wis., def. Tyler Jensen, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 676-580 Blaine Weninger, Abilene, Texas, def. Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 632-596 Michael Haugen, Victorville, Calif., def. Dirk Gibson, Little Rock, Ark., 676-654 D.J. Archer, McKinney, Texas, def. Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif., 669-593 Tore Torgersen, Finland, def. Tony Lambert, Louisville, Ky., 657-532 Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, def. Michael Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 600-555 Eugene MuCune, Munster, Ind., def. Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 675-593 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., def. Michael Gaither, Corpus Christi, Texas, 648-592 Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, def. Duane Mellinger, Aurora, Colo., 783-608 Wes Mallot, Round Rock, Texas, def. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 692-533 Jason Hurd, Titusville, Fla., def. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 637-618 Brian Hatcher, Roseville, Mich., def. Nick Vogelgesang, Cincinnati, 595-569 Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio, def. Tommy Delutz, Flushing, N.Y., 624-579 Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, def. Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 682-580 Michael Machuga, Port Charlotte, Fla., def. Steve Gallegos, Denver, 708-588 Dave Thiessen, Gresham, Ore., def. Bryan Alpert, Northridge, Calif., 693-652
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Vogelgesang Making Noise

by PBA Editor January 21, 2004 19:00
Nick Vogelgesang, Cincinnati, holds the lead after the second round of qualifying in the American Bowling Congress (ABC) Masters with a 2,350 10-game pinfall. Vogelgesang, a third-year member of the PBA Tour, shot a tournament-best 298 in his fourth game of the night to vault him into the lead. He kicked off his session with a 242 and closed out his round with a 219, giving him a 71-pin lead over his nearest competitor. “I’ve never had a 300 in the ABC Masters,” Vogelgesang, who left the 4 and 9 pins on his 12th ball of his 298 game, said. “It was the first time I’ve gotten nervous trying to shoot a 300 since I was in junior leagues…I felt like a little kid again.” Vogelgesang, still looking for his first PBA Tour title, entered the day in second place behind Tyler Jensen, Wheat Ridge, Colo., who shot 2,242 and now sits in third place behind Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,279. Tore Torgersen, Norway, who led qualifying earlier in the day, is fourth with 2,239. Major League pitcher John Burkett entered the day tied for 69th place after averaging 206.60 in five games on Wednesday. Burkett started slow Thursday, averaging 163.67 in his first three games before tossing a 226 in his fourth game. However, he tossed a 180 and finished the tournament in a tie for 185th place with 1,939. Professional Women’s Bowlers Association (PWBA) bowlers Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif., is in 70th with 2,044, while Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., is tied for 112th at 1,997, and will both compete in tomorrow’s final qualifying round. The highest finish by a woman in the ABC Masters is Dana Miller-Mackie, who finished 20th in the 2000 Masters in Albuquerque, N.M. The 590-man field has been cut to the top 25 percent, or 148 bowlers. They will return Friday morning to bowl another five-game set after which the top 63 will join defending champion Bryon Smith to begin match play at 4 p.m. Match play consists of three games, with the player having the higher pin total advancing. ESPN will televise the five-man finals live Sunday, Jan. 25 from 1-3 p.m. ET. Final Round 1 scores (10 games) 1, Nick Vogelgesang, Cincinnati, 2,350. 2, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,279. 3, Tyler Jensen, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 2,241. 4, Tore Torgersen, Norway, 2,239. 5, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 2,236. 6, Duane Mellinger, Aurora, Colo., 2,216. 7, (TIE) Dirk Gibson, Little Rock, Ark., and Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y., 2,198. 9, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,181. 10, Sami Konsteri, Finland, 2,180. 11, (TIE) Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, and Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 2,174. 13, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,161. 14, Mike DeVaney, Escondido, Calif., 2,160. 15, (TIE) Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y., and Michael Neumann, Ozone Park, N.Y., 2,155. 17, (TIE) Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., and Tony Lambert, Louisville, Ky., 2,152. 19, (TIE) Chris Johnson, Garland, Texas, and Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,146. 21, Christopher Loschetter, West Melbourne, Fla., 2,142. 22, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,136. 23, Chris Barnes, Dallas, 2,128. 24, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,127. 25, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,125. 26, Jit Landram, Eugene, Ore., 2,124. 27, Jason Queen, Oreana, Ill., 2,118. 28, (TIE) Chris Jones, Bloomington, Ind., and Blaine Weninger, Abilene, Texas, 2,117. 30, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 2,112. 31, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2,111. 32, Jeff Beasley, Garner, N.C., 2,105. *2003 Masters Champion Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., automatically qualifies for match play. 33, Wes Malott, Austin, Texas, 2,104. 34, Bryan Alpert, Northridge, Calif., 2,102. 35, Michael Haugen Jr., Victorville, Calif., 2,100. 36, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 2,098. 37, (TIE) Shannon Buchan, Waterloo, Iowa, and Dave Thiessen, Gresham, Ore., 2,097. 39, (TIE) Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, and Michael Gaither, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2,096. 41, D.J. Archer, McKinney, Texas, 2,095. 42, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,094. 43, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,089. 44, Randy Pedersen, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2,084. 45, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,083. 46, (TIE) Ronnie Horton, Chrisitiansburg, Va., and Shane DuFresne, Schwartz Creek, Mich., 2,077. 48, Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 2,074. 49, (TIE) Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, and Brian Voss, Alphretta, Ga., 2,071. 51, Roberto Silva, Mexico, 2,070. 52, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 2,069. 53, Chris Warren, University Place, Wash., 2,067. 54, (TIE) Christopher Collins, Fayetteville, N.C., and Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, 2,066. 56, (TIE) Brian Hatcher, Roseville, Mich., and Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., 2,064. 58, Sam Sylvester, Maplewood, Minn., 2,061. 59, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2,057. 60, (TIE) Jason Hurd, Titusville, Fla., and Darryl Izumo, Lihue, Hawaii, and Steven Gallegos, Denver, 2,056. 63, (TIE) Steve Patterson, Memphis, Tenn., and Jason Elliott, Lawrence, Kan., 2,054. 66, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 2,052. 67, John Schnur, Oconomowoc, Wis., 2,050. 68, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 2,049. 69, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 2,047. 70, Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif., 2,044. 71, Randy Russell, Grayson, Ga., 2,041. 72, Todd Adams, Sacramento, Calif., 2,038. 73, (TIE) Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., and Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., and Par Svensson, Finland, 2,036. 76, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 2,034. 77, Jerry Casebolt, Greeley, Colo., 2,033. 78, Todd Book, Cantonment, Fla., 2,031. 79, Michael Fagan, Greenlawn, N.Y., 2,030. 80, (TIE) Dave Arnold, Reno, Nev., and Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,027. 82, (TIE) Ron Scheucher, Milwaukee, Wis., and Chris Wood, Windsor Locks, Conn., 2,025. 84, James Pugh, Blue Springs, Mo., 2,021. 85, (TIE) Aric Alcaraz, Midlothian, Texas, and David Billings, Portland, Ore., 2,019. 87, James Sonday, Avoca, Pa., 2,018. 88, Tim Penner, Wichita, Kan., 2,017. 89, (TIE) Carl Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M., and John May, Lincolnton, N.C., and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., and David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, and Jason Duran, Greeley, Colo., 2,016. 94, Robby Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 2,014. 95, (TIE) Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, and Doug Wilcox, Sacramento, Calif., 2,013. 97, (TIE) Michael Marks, Elmira, N.Y., and Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2,012. 99, Brian Petty, Anchorage, Alaska, 2,011. 100, Derwin Pitre, Lafayette, La., 2,009. 101, (TIE) Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio, and Nicholas Wissinger IV, Utica, Mich., and Doug Martindale, Ft. Smith, Ark., 2,007. 104, (TIE) Jesse James III, Lawrence, Kan., and David Langer, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 2,006. 106, Warren Eales, Phoenix, 2,004. 107, Bobby Theriault, Warren, R.I., 2,002. 108, Chuck Tompkins, Columbus, Ohio, 2,000. 109, (TIE) Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., and John DeBenedetta Jr., Henderson, Nev., 1,998. 112, (TIE) Kelly Kullick, Union, N.J., and Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,997. 114, (TIE) Peter Hernandez, Miami, and Lasse Lintila, Finland, 1,994. 116, (TIE) John Paris, Belford, N.J., and Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 1,993. 118, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,991. 119, (TIE) Joe Barket, Morro Bay, Calif., and Darin Galbraith, Ardmore, Okla., 1,990. 121, Randy Allen, Lakewood, Colo., 1,989. 122, (TIE) Vic Marotto, Wallingford, Conn., and Rudy Kasimakis, Tupelo, Miss., and Riga Kalfas, Florence, Ky., 1,988. 125, (TIE) Randy Weiss, Irmo, S.C., and Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, and Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, Fla., and Carl Kurilich, Sagamore Hills, Ohio, and Troy Wollenbecker, Toldeo, Ohio, 1,987. 130, (TIE) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, and Chris Hayden, Orlando, Fla., and Blaise Bedolla, Roseburg, Ore., and Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,985. 134, Greg Thomas, Libby, Mont., 1,983. 135, Dan Roberts, Livermore, Calif., 1,982. 136, Richard Wolfe, Vienna, Va., 1,981. 137, Robbie Morris, Stockton, Calif., 1,980. 138, Jonathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., 1,979. 139, Jari Ratia, Finland, 1,977. 140, Shawn Evans, Satellite Beach, Fla., 1,976. 141, Michael Nape, Aurora, Ill., 1,975. 142, (TIE) Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and Jeffrey Butler, Jersey City, N.J., and Russ Nikolas, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,974. 145, Mark Burkenbine, McPherson, Kan., 1,973. 146, Scott Norton, Salt Lake City, 1,972. 147, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,971. 148, Patrick Allen, Tarrytown, N.Y., 1,970. Bowlers who failed to make the cut (149-583) 149, Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz., 1,969 150, (TIE) Chris Klerk, Tempe, Ariz., and Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., and Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla., and Mark Millsap, Lake Station, Ind., 1,967 154, Roger Koplin, Citrus Heights, Calif., 1,966 155, Art Brown, East Lansing, Mich., 1,965 156, Brad Larson, Coon Rapids, Minn., 1,964. 157, David Traber, Bull Valley, Ill., 1,963 158, (TIE) Andy Haynes, Kernersville, N.C., and Bobby Belmont, Dunedin, Fla., 1,961 160, (TIE) Don Winter, Kearns, Utah, and John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,960 162, Ray LeChase, Rochester, N.Y., 1,959. 163, Thomas Smallwood, Flushing, Mich., 1,956 164, Christopher Sand, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,955 165, (TIE) Andy Schnebelt, Jackson, Mich., and Derek Moreci, San Jose, Calif., and John Qualhrough, Dallas, 1,954 168, Tim Mack, Garfield, N.J., 1,953. 169, (TIE) Michael McCormick, Lafayette, Ind., and Mark Dahlberg, Arvada, Colo., 1,952 171, Scott Halvarson, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,951 172, (TIE) R.D. Miller Jr., Westville, Ill., and Adam Ishman, Butler, Pa., 1,950 174, Michael Mullin, Congers, N.Y., 1,948. 175, Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md., 1,944 176, (TIE) Jeff Britton, Pasco, Wash., and Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., and Dino Castillo, Dallas, 1,943 179, Takeo Sakai, Japan, 1,942 180, (TIE) James Wallace, North Babylon, N.Y., and Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 1,941 182, (TIE) Patrick Girard, Canada, and Daniel Landa, Reno, Nev., and Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio, 1,940 185, (TIE) Jerry Cheatwood, Bay Point, Calif., and John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,939. 187, (TIE) Stephen Frazzetto, East Northport, N.Y., and Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,937 189, (TIE) Patrick Healey Jr., Mexico, and Aaron Hardesty, Laramie, Wyo., and Keith Odette, Waipahu, Hawaii, and Kazuhiro Nakano, Japan, 1,936. 193, (TIE) Ed Riffle, Burnsville, W. Va., and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,935 195, (TIE) Brett Cooper, Aurora, Colo., and Javier Pardi, Venezuela, 1,933 197, (TIE) Todd Zenner, Allen, Texas, and James Cox, Long Beach, Calif., and Atsushi Miyazaki, Japan, 1,932 200, (TIE) Tom Anderson, Sumner, Wash., and David Boyd, St. Clair Shores, Mich., 1,931 202, (TIE) Derek Bullock, Reno, Nev., and Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., and Dennis Bailey, Vancouver, Wash., and David Ade, Carmichael, Calif., and Walter Schaub II, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,930 207, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,929 208, (TIE) Brian Waliczek, Frankenmuth, Mich., and Steve Thomas, Parma, Ohio, 1,928 210, Jess Stayrook, San Diego, 1,927. 211, Dick Baker, Wildwood, Ill., 1,926 212, Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 1,925 213, (TIE) Patrick Cahalan, Gilbert, Ariz., and Arturo Quintero, Mexico, and Josh Jones, Lewisport, Ky., 1,924 216, (TIE) Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, Texas, and Duane Starke, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,923 218, (TIE) Matt McFayden, Derby, Kan., and Bill Lyke, Agawa, Mass., and Don Draia, Portage, Ind., 1,922 221, (TIE) Pierre Thiffeault, Fresno, Calif., and Don Warren, Gardendale, Texas, and Alan Johnson, Clarksburg, W.Va., 1,921 224, Wayne Ingram, Pea Ridge, Ark., 1,920 225, (TIE) Eric Kristoferson, Yorktown Hts., N.Y., and Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., and Michael Ahlqvist, Finland, 1,919 228, Joseph Ramsdell, Canaan, Maine, 1,916. 229, (TIE) David Covington, Hialeah, Fla., and Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 1,915 231, (TIE) Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., and Erik Ramos, Winter Springs, Fla., and Jason Williams, Vashon Island, Wash., 1,913 234, Tom Smith III, Newark, Del., 1,912. 235, (TIE) Robert Lee, Japan, and Tony Buss, Watertown, Wis., 1,911 237, (TIE) Kevin Schwabe, West Allis, Wis., and Duane Joseph, Sparks, Nev., 1,910 239, (TIE) Kevin Mitchell, Tulsa, Okla., and Dan Tarrant, Fair Oaks, Calif., 1,909. 241, Toshifumi Kojima, Japan, 1,908 242, R.J. Broege, Las Vegas, 1,906 243, Michael Monyak, Las Vegas, 1,905 244, (TIE) Steve Hoskins, Palm Harbor, Fla., and Greg McFadden, San Jose, Calif., and Geoff Wetzler, Vernon, Conn., and Danyck Briere, Canada, and Andres Gomez, Orlando, Fla., 1,904 249, (TIE) Robert Jakel, Lockport, Ill., and Wes Godwin, Sebring, Fla., 1,903 251, (TIE) Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., and Tony Martin, Stockton, Calif., and Warren Blankenship, Ardmore, Okla., 1,902 254, Nick Melnikoff, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,901 255, Dave Martin, Reno, Nev., 1,900 256, Pat Nolan, Rocklin, Calif., 1,898 257, (TIE) James Chase, Newark Valley, N.Y., and William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., and Bob Purzycki, Pompton Plains, N.J., and Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., and Steve Harrington, Fallon, Nev., 1,897 262, Lee Johnson, Bloomington, Ind., 1,896 263, (TIE) Larry Laub, Reno, Nev., and Spud Brown, Lakeside, Calif., 1,895. 265, (TIE) Paul Nichols, Romerville, Ill., and Scott Wood, North Haven, Conn., and Patrick Flynn, Emmett, Idaho, and Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 1,894 269, (TIE) Craig Diver, Spring, Texas, and Mike Dirmyer, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,893. 271, (TIE) Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., and Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., and Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,892 274, Chuck Ducharme, Canada, 1,890 275, Steve Hartman, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1,889 276, (TIE) Eddie Kunkle, Daly City, Calif., and Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., and Jim Colburn, Milwaukee, and John Zawalick, Westminster, Mass., and Chris Porcello, Silver Springs, Nev., 1,886 281, (TIE) Cole Copeland, Austin, Texas, and Vincent Torres, San Jose, Calif., and David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,885 284, (TIE) Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., and Steven Ting, San Bruno, Calif., 1,884 287, (TIE) Kevin Ashby, Auburn, N.Y., and Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 1,883. 289, (TIE) Aaron Ramsden, Tomah, Wis., and Brian Irwin, Lakewood, Wash., and Ronald Gales, Las Vegas, 1,882 292, (TIE) Hank Boomershine, Ogden, Conn., and Robert Smith, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Alex Cavagnaro, North Massapequa, N.Y., 1,879. 295, (TIE) Michael Palmer, Antioch, Calif., and Tommy Humphrey, Waverly, N.Y., 1,878 297, Ryan Smith, Asheboro, N.C., 1,877 298, Gilbert Salang, Virginia Beach, Va., 1,876 299, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 1,875 300, (TIE) Scott Stroman, Camp Hill, Pa., and Greg Getzlow, St. Charles, Mo., and Jeff Piroozshad, Coral Springs, Fla., 1,874 303, Robert Hogan III, Houston, 1,873 304, (TIE) Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla., and Scott Smith, North Aurora, Ill., 1,872 306, (TIE) Brian Boghosian, Feeding Hills, Mass., and Roger Limer, Jacksonville, Fla., and Henry Moralez, Denver, Colo., 1,871 309, Thomas Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,870 310, Steven Oty, Springfield, Ohio, 1,869 311, (TIE) Patrick McPherson, Gas City, Ind., and Robert Reed, Weed, Calif., and Jeff Herman, Bonaire, Ga., and Pete Landstad, Puyallup, Wash, and Joe Salvemini, Auburn, Calif., 1,868 316, Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 1,867 317, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,865 318, (TIE) Tony Fransson, Finland, and Cliff Saliba, Liverpool, N.Y., 1,863 320, (TIE) James Roberts, Lewisville, Texas, and Kenneth Garrison, Hayward, Calif., and Dave Taylor, Seminole, Fla., 1,862 323, John Gormandy, Chickasaw, Ala., 1,861 324, Robert Kimball, Dover, N.H., 1,858. 325, (TIE) Terry Leong, Las Vegas, and Don Yoshihara, Tampa, Fla., 1,856 327, (TIE) Todd Hadden, Dixonville, Pa., and Anthony Colangelo, Helmetta, N.J., and Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa., and Jeff Gordon, Ventura, Calif., 1,855. 331, (TIE) Andrew Campfield, Princeton, Ky., and Bill Gansberg, Lacey, Wash., 1,854 333, (TIE) Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., and Scot Archabal, Boise, Idaho, 1,853 335, Scott How, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,851 336, (TIE) Steven Kasel, KS, and Jason Dukek, Yerington, Nev., and Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 1,850 339, (TIE) John Adt, Ft. Myers, Fla., and Brian Deaver, Brentwood, Calif., 1,848 341, (TIE) Steve Fergerson, Hardin, Mont., and Neil Croinex, Ormond Beach, Fla., 1,847. 343, (TIE) Lance Kim, Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Billy Langford, Ardmore, Okla., 1,846 345, Enrique Rodriguez, Mexico, 1,844 346, Darren Reed, Willows, Calif., 1,843 347, (TIE) Chris Hoffman, Kansas City, Mo., and Edward Rede, Las Cruces, N.M., 1,842. 349, Hugh Rodman, Tempe, Ariz., 1,841 350, (TIE) Don Moser, Kentwood, Mich., and Rick Lawrence, Dallas, 1,839 352, (TIE) Mike Shoemaker, Conroe, Texas, and Jimmy Keeth, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,838 354, (TIE) Michael Guthrie, Minot, N.D., and Felipe Espriu Jr., Tucson, Ariz., and Sean Ison, Batavia, Ohio, 1,837 357, (TIE) George Pichl, Canada, and Jimmy Levendosky, Jenison, Mich., and H.A. Salam, Glenwood Springs, Colo., 1,836 360, Darrell Jones, Albin, Wyo., 1,834. 361, (TIE) Brett Wolfe, Tempe, Ariz., and Ray Solari, Stockton, Calif., 1,833 363, (TIE) Jerry Netherson, Sacramento, Calif., and Charlie Hardin, Meridian, Idaho, and Alan Taylor, Stockton, Calif., 1,832 366, (TIE) Mike Savoia, Kirkland, Wash., and Ryan Charles, Skaneateles, N.Y., and Adam Monks, Pompton Lakes, N.J., 1,830 369, (TIE) Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, and John Amaral, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,829 371, (TIE) Ed Ilano, Duluth, Ga., and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and Bill Chrisman, Ogden, Utah, and D.J. Edenstrom, Bay Point, Calif., 1,828 375, Steven Prewett, Greer, S.C., 1,827 376, (TIE) Dan Smith, North Syracuse, N.Y., and John Vershum, Fallon, Nev., and Chris Judd, Columbiana, Ohio, and Oley Khounesavath, Ashburn, Va., and Merrill Barker, Aaronsburg, Pa., 1,826 381, (TIE) Rusty Lamon, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Tracy Teeters, Salem, Ore., 1,825 383, Mark Evans, Spring, Texas, 1,824 384, Al Ahlm, Lincoln, Calif., 1,823. 385, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 1,820 386, (TIE) Billy Rogers, Balch Springs, Texas, and Todd Early, Renton, Wash., and Allen Reyes, Hayward, Calif., 1,819 389, Todd Edelen, Butte, Mont., 1,818 390, (TIE) Daniel Eberl, Tonawanda, N.Y., and Daniel Giles, Rancho Cordova, Calif., 1,817 392, (TIE) Frank Galinas II, Mesa, Ariz., and Russell Tibboel, Amarillo, Texas, 1,816 394, Clint Owens, Centerton, Ark., 1,815 395, (TIE) Allen Williams, Nebraska City, Neb., and Bonnie Cox, LaPine, Ore., 1,814. 397, (TIE) David Benbow, Bullhead City, Ariz., and Douglas Followell, Springfield, Ohio, 1,813 399, (TIE) Victor Meyerhoff, San Francisco, Calif., and Greg Moreci, San Jose, Calif., and Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 1,812 402, Louis Riley III, Weston, Fla., 1,811. 403, (TIE) Harry Baker, Walkersville, Md., and Ken Hunter, Canada, 1,810 405, (TIE) Paul Cardinale, Gardner, Mass., and Rich Stupak, Hamilton, Ohio, 1,809 407, (TIE) Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, and Steve Jones, Toledo, Ohio, 1,807. 409, (TIE) Scott Coble, Billings, Mont., and Eric Henning, Layton, Utah, 1,805 411, (TIE) Robert Lazar, Charlotte, N.C., and Joseph Ford, Jacksonville, Fla., and Brian Bennett, Lewes, Del., and Andy Wheeler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,804. 415, (TIE) Jonathan Vece, Wallingford, Conn., and George Sanders, Henderson, Nev., and Art Ramirez, Hemet, Calif., and David Atwood, Sparks, Nev., and Denny Yu, Ogden, Utah, 1,803 420, (TIE) Scott Stofko, Denton, Texas, and Dennis Glesmann, Ft. Collins, Colo., 1,801 422, Jason Satterlee, Chandler, Ariz., 1,798 423, Michael Hansen, Bremerton, Wash., 1,795 424, (TIE) James Ceci, Littleton, Colo., and Robert Worrall, Prescott, Ariz., 1,792 426, (TIE) Patrick Harris, Antelope, Calif., and Rich Cook, Olympia, Wash., 1,791 428, (TIE) Kenny McPartlin, Reno, Nev., and Ric Stephan, Bloomington, Ind., 1,790 430, Phil Cardinale, San Antonio, 1,789 431, Dave Koop, Reno, Nev., 1,788 432, (TIE) Marcus Smith, Collierville, Tenn., and James Glaser, LaGrange, Ky., 1,787 434, Johnathan Lee Bowlin, Maiden, N.C., 1,785 435, Timothy Healey, Cranston, R.I., 1,783 436, Michael Eaton, Grandville, Mich., 1,782 437, (TIE) Chris Lacey, Mountain Home, Idaho, and Brian Penn, LaChine, Mich., and Aaron Pawloski, Brentwood, Calif., and Rick Soto, Newbury Park, Calif., 1,780 441, (TIE) William Little, Columbia, Md., and Travis Crittendon, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Floyd Drinkhorn III, Warren, Mich., 1,779 444, (TIE) Eric Cotton, Oakland, Calif., and Kari Schwager, Montgomery, Ill., 1,777 446, Gerry Tyson Jr, Pace, Fla., 1,776 447, Gary Ezell, Kenner, La., 1,775 448, Chris Fletcher, Carson City, Nev., 1,774 449, (TIE) Randall Addington, Melbourne, Fla., and Johnatham Adams, Newark, N.J., and Shawn Roberts, Roseville, Calif., 1,773 452, Tony Roventini, Menomonee Falls, Wis., 1,771 453, Kirk Gaes, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,770 454, Joseph Conigliaro, Richmond Hill, N.Y., 1,767 455, Jason King, Carson City, Nev., 1,764 456, Jeffery Ceci, Littleton, Colo., 1,763. 457, David Johnson, Fallon, Nev., 1,761 458, Tom Tornow, Augusta, Ga., 1,760 459, Dustin Ault, Monmouth, Ill., 1,758 460, John York, New Egypt, N.J., 1,757 461, Jeffrey Massey, Simi Valley, Calif., 1,756 462, (TIE) Chad Fleming, Summit, Miss., and R. Steve Cook, Charlotte, N.C., and John Reed, Pueblo, Colo, and Tom Silvey, Stockton, Calif., and David Trujillo, Thornton, Colo., 1,755 467, Lauri Karppala Jr., Horseheads, N.Y., 1,754 468, Sean Owens, Kingsburg, Calif., 1,753. 469, (TIE) Matt Putzer, Carson City, Nev., and Charles Sills, Reno, Nev., 1,752 471, Bruce Miller, Sandusky, Ohio, 1,751 472, Brendan Komenda, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,750 473, Clint Young, Linden, Tenn., 1,747 474, (TIE) Pat Lauro, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Derrick Woods, Houston, 1,746 476, (TIE) Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich, and Christopher Baker, Ashburn, Va., 1,745 478, (TIE) David Stampfl, Rifle, Colo., and David Martin, Rapid City, S.D., 1,744 480, Roy Jordan, Roanoke, Va., 1,743. 481, David Supanich, Orland Park, Ill., 1,742 482, John Pepper, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,741 483, (TIE) Robert Lite, Portland, Ore., and John Rubeo Jr., Tuckahoe, N.Y., and Jacob Heger, Spring, Texas, 1,740 486, Bill Machin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 1,736. 487, George Eason, Ft. Collins, Colo., 1,735 488, (TIE) Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., and Mark Grimes, Garland, Texas, 1,733 490, Randy Kostenuk, Canada, 1,732 491, Michael Caouette, Winchendon, Mass., 1,731 492, (TIE) Jerald Bohlman, Milton, Fla., and Brandon Hilgendorf, Clinton Township, Mich., 1,730 494, Eric Boughton, Palo Alto, Calif., 1,729 495, William Marois, Templeton, Mass., 1,728 496, (TIE) Dan Collins, Dubuque, Iowa, and D.J. Momme, San Francisco, 1,726 498, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,725. 499, Robert Hall, Buford, Ga., 1,724 500, Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 1,723 501, Richie Rylant, Dallas, Texas, 1,722 502, (TIE) Edward Kramarcik Sr., Lake Mary, Fla., and Stephen D'Antonio, Kenner, La., 1,721 504, Floyd Covert, Nerstrand, Minn., 1,720. 505, James Ross, Carson City, Nev., 1,718 506, William Luedtke, Appleton, Wis., 1,717 507, Ronald Krys, Sparks, Nev., 1,713 508, Roy Posey, Wichita, Kan., 1,712 509, Lee Evans, Canton, Ga., 1,708 510, Jeff Boyd, Tampa, Fla., 1,707. 511, Daron Hansen, Brooklyn Center, Minn., 1,706 512, Kevin Tate, Thornton, Colo., 1,703 513, Michael Jones, Mesa, Ariz., 1,702 514, Dave Houck, Castro Valley, Calif., 1,701 515, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,700 516, Matthew Ivkovic, Homosassa, Fla., 1,696. 517, Perry Powell, Sedalia, Mo., 1,693 518, Frank Rose Jr., New Orleans, 1,688 519, Francis Soper, Huntington Town, Md., 1,686 520, Frank Schmal, Lincoln, Neb., 1,685 521, Scott Crane, Broken Arrow, Okla., 1,682 522, Derek James, Wyandanch, N.Y., 1,680. 523, Stephen Fiume, East Hartford, Conn., 1,676 524, (TIE) Darrel Hauer, Fort Collins, Colo., and Brian Kreitzer, San Jose, Calif., 1,675 526, Eisuke Miyazaki, Japan, 1,674 527, Joe Moorehead, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,671 528, Rick Kokal, Vallejo, Calif., 1,669. 529, Larry French, Stockton, Calif., 1,668 530, Nobuyuki Namihara, Japan, 1,667 531, Timothy Reno, Fallon, Nev., 1,666 532, Matthew Kalkowski, Chico, Calif., 1,664 533, Richard Pick, Metairie, La., 1,662 534, Tom Schlomann, Saddle Brook, N.J., 1,661. 535, Jeff Bean, Napa, Calif., 1,659 536, Michael Hung, San Leandro, Calif., 1,656 537, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 1,655 538, (TIE) Moe Mulheron, St. Alban, Vt., and Larry Brooks, DesMoines, Iowa, 1,647 540, Steven Munson, Modesto, Calif., 1,646. 541, Brett Tippen, NV, 1,643 542, Jerome Keyes, Citrus Heights, Calif., 1,640 543, (TIE) Thomas Barrett, South Park, Pa., and Gerard Heinle, Hardin, Mont., 1,637 545, Joshua Durfee, Sacramento, Calif., 1,635 546, Anders Ogren, Arvada, Colo., 1,634. 547, Michael Polk, Sparks, Nev., 1,628 548, Joseph Dyer, Florence, Ore., 1,623 549, (TIE) Cory Srebnik, Black Hawk, S.D., and Marty Schram, Santa Paula, Calif., 1,622 551, Derek Wideriksen, Reno, Nev., 1,621 552, Michael Sewell, Union City, Calif., 1,617. 553, Tony Castillo, Stockton, Calif., 1,616 554, Jeffrey Tyson, Tallmadge, Ohio, 1,609 555, (TIE) sabrina Duncan-Rose, TX, and Anthony Palumbo, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,608 557, Derrk Northrup, Fair Oaks, Calif., 1,604 558, Tom Collelo, Vero Beach, Fla., 1,602. 559, Rich Cutler, Valley Springs, Calif., 1,601 560, Josh Moret, Tucson, Ariz., 1,594 561, Michael Kastner, Powder Springs, Ga., 1,586 562, (TIE) Geno Salaz, Fernley, Nev., and Bobby Swain III, Carson City, Nev., 1,569 564, Mike Servenack, Colusa, Calif., 1,567. 565, Art Swain, Jr., Philadelphia, 1,559 566, Richard Custer, Oakdale, Calif., 1,556 567, Reggie Chester, Callahan, Fla., 1,554 568, (TIE) Colin Koehler, Everson, Wash., and Gerald Dillon, Smyrna, Del., 1,550 570, Ronnie Montgomery, Bedford Heights, Ohio, 1,534. 571, Robert Lancaster, Port Orchard, Wash., 1,533 572, Hiroshi Endo, Japan, 1,509 573, Ronald Waggoner, Caliente, Calif., 1,497 574, Terry Dalton, St. Ann, Mo., 1,492 575, Justin Tucker, Martinsville, Mo., 1,455 576, Timothy Sawyer, Merrimack, N.H., 1,439. 577, Walter Roy, Redding, Calif., 1,337 578, Edward Ciofani, North Fort Myers, Fla., 1,486 (WD) 579, Pasi Uotila, Finland, 1,282 (WD) 580, Joseph Leatherman, Green River, Wyo., 1,216 (WD) 581, Cash Wadley, UT, 1,050 (WD) 582, Joe Gizzi, Alenandria Bay, N.Y., 853 (WD). 583, Jensen Millar, Beaumont, Texas, 706 (WD). 300 Games (Round 1) – None
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The Master of His Domain

by PBA Editor January 21, 2004 19:00
Pete Weber is feeling pretty good following his win in the PBA Medford Open last week and he hopes that feeling will continue this week in the ABC Masters. With a win this week, Weber will be looking to become only the second bowler in PBA Tour history to win the Grand Slam and Super Slam. The Grand Slam is comprised of winning the U.S. Open, Tournament of Champions, ABC Masters, and the PBA National/World Championship. The Super Slam includes these four plus the now defunct Touring Players Championship. Mike Aulby is the only bowler to have accomplished both of these feats, winning six combined majors. Aulby’s very first title came in the 1979 PBA National Championship, which he went on to win again in 1985. His next major title came 10 years later with the 1989 U.S. Open, followed by major titles at the Tournament of Champions in 1995, the 1996 Touring Players Championship, and finally the ABC Masters in 1998 to cap the feat. Weber has also won six majors, but has failed to win the Masters. Weber has won two majors twice, taking the U.S. Open in 1988 and 1991 and the PBA National Championship in 1989 and 1998. He has also won the 1987 Tournament of Champions and the Touring Players Championship in 1992. While winning PBA Player of the Year is high on Weber’s list of priorities, grabbing the elusive ABC Masters is a must. “It’s very important for me and my family to have the Weber name on the trophy,” said Weber, who has finished second in both the 1983 and 2000 Masters. “I’m still trying to figure out how I lost the one in 2000 against Mika (Koivuniemi), but it’s been hard being so close and not winning.” However, he hopes this is the year he can kill two birds with one stone. For Weber, it would be a dream to do both in the same year. “I don’t know if I can put into words what that would mean to me,” Weber said. “I wouldn’t have any goals left if that happened.”
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2003 PBA Regional Awards Announced

by PBA Editor January 20, 2004 19:00
The 2003 PBA Regional year-end awards for Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Pat Patterson Award were announced this week. The awards for Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year are voted on by the seven regional directors, Mark Bisbing, Vice President of Operations and Bobby Dinkins, Director of the Senior and Regional Tours. The Pat Patterson award was selected by the respective Regional Directors. Each of the seven regions voted on the three awards. In addition, four of the seven regions (Central, South, Midwest and West) have a Senior Player of the Year award winner. The Senior award is only given if that region hosts a minimum of six senior events. In the Wild Turkey Bourbon Central Region, Chris Marshall (Mason, Mich.) was named Player of the Year after taking home a title, registering five top-five finishes and cashing in 13 events. Rookie of the Year honors were awarded to Nick Wissinger (Utica, Mich.) after he appeared in 12 events, including seven match play appearances, and averaged 217.05. The Senior Player of the Year was given to Mike David (Montrose, Mich.) who took home one title in the six events he participated in and recorded four top-five finishes. Bill Huepenbecker (Huron, Ohio) was named the Pat Patterson award winner. The Wild Turkey Bourbon East Region awarded Steve Pavlinko (Sewell, N.J.) the Player of the Year after earning two titles, making nine match play appearances and placing in the top five in six tournaments. Scott Santos (Ledyard, Conn.) took home Rookie of the Year honors after winning a title and cashing in 10 of 13 events. Neal Stemplinger (Ephrata, PA) was named the Pat Patterson award recipient. The Midwest Region Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year was awarded to Steve Jaros (Bolingbrook, Ill.) and Tom Hess (Urbandale, Iowa), respectively. Jaros won two titles and placed in the top five in 12 of 15 events. He also made 13 match play appearances and cashed in all but one event. Hess cashed in seven events and made five match play appearances. The Senior Player of the Year was given to Mickey Higham (Battle Creek, Mich.), who took home one title and made 10 match play appearances. The Pat Patterson award winner for the Midwest region was Bob Hileman (Portage, Ind.). In the Northwest Region, Bob Davidson (Seattle) was named Player of the Year after picking up four titles, cashing in 12 of 14 events and making 11 appearances in match play. Rookie of the Year was given to Dave Terpone (Silverdale, Wash.), who made match play twice and cashed in two tournaments. The Pat Patterson award was given to Charlie Hardin (Meridian, Idaho). The Wild Turkey Bourbon South Region named Richard Church (Lakeland, Fla.) Player of the Year after earning two titles, making 18 match play appearances and cashing in 23 of 27 tournaments. David Tessman (Lake Placid, Fla.) took home Rookie of the Year honors after leading every rookie statistical category in the South region including earnings, events played, match play appearances, cashes, points and average. The Senior Player of the Year was given to Tommy Nevitt (Jacksonville, Fla.), who recorded five top-five finishes and advanced to match play in eight of 11 tournaments. Michael Kastner (Powder Springs, Ga.) took home the Pat Patterson Award for the second year in a row. Mike Scroggins (Amarillo, Texas) and Matt McFayden (Derby, Kan.) were named the Southwest Region Player and Rookie of the Years, respectively. Scroggins, who won four titles, had seven top-five finishes in 10 events and appeared in match play in nine events. McFayden, whose highest finish was second, cashed in two events. The Pat Patterson award was given to Mark Williams (Beaumont, Texas). In the Wild Turkey Bourbon West Region, Dave Wodka (Henderson, Nev.) took home Player of the Year honors after winning four titles, cashing in 17 of 19 events and making 16 match play appearances. Rookie of the Year was given to Jon Brandon (Santa Clarita, Calif.), who advanced to match play in 11 of 18 tournaments and cashed 15 times. Ron Winger (Tarzana, Calif.) was the Senior Player of the Year after taking home three of the six tournament titles and placing in the top five in all six events. Gene Bruihl (Petaluma, Calif.) was honored as the Pat Patterson recipient. The Pat Patterson Award is given annually to one member in each of the seven regions for contributions to the PBA Regional programs. The award has been given out since 1972 and carries the name of the late Pat Patterson, who was responsible for numerous advancements which benefited the PBA in its early stages.
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