PBA50 Player of the Year Award

DATE NAME
2015 Pete Weber
2014 Norm Duke
2013 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
2012 Walter Ray Williams Jr.
2011 Ron Mohr
2010 Wayne Webb
2009 Ron Mohr
2008 Tom Baker
2007 Tom Baker
2006 Tom Baker
2005 Tom Baker
2004 Bob Glass
2003 Bob Chamberlain
2002 Mark Roth
2001 Bob Glass
2000 Bob Glass
1999 Dale Eagle
1998 Pete Couture
1997 Gary Dickinson
1996 John Handegard
1995 John Handegard
1994 Gary Dickinson
1993 Gary Dickinson
1992 Gene Stus
1991 John Handegard
1990 John Hricsina
1989 Jimmy Certain

 

Pete Weber Earns Milestone PBA50 Player of the Year Crown

Thanks in part to his win in the 2015 Suncoast Senior U.S. Open, along with a runner-up finish in the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, Pete Weber dominated the PBA50 earnings, average and competition points standings to earn the 2015 PBA50 Player of the Year crown, the first PBA Player of the Year honor of his illustrious career.

Weber’s Senior U.S. Open title win was the fourth PBA50 title of his career and his second major to go along with his USBC Senior Masters in 2013. With his Senior U.S. Open win he joined fellow Hall of Famer and 2014 Senior U.S. Open winner Norm Duke as the only players to win U.S. Open titles on both the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour. During the 2015 season, Weber also finished second in the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open and Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, and third in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic. His seventh-place finish in the season-ending DeHayes Insurance Group Championship gave him enough competition points to secure PBA50 Player of the Year.

Weber led the season-long points list with 239,964 points. Second was 2015 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Mike Scroggins with 207,108. Scroggins was the season’s only three-time winner, winning the DeHayes Insurance Group Championship, Johnny Petraglia BVL Open and UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages.

Weber also led the PBA50 Tour in average (227.82 for 327 games bowled), edging fellow Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III who ranked second bowling at a 227.54 scoring pace. Bohn was a two-time winner, capturing the season-opening Pasco County Open and the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open.

Weber, who won the earnings title with $36,875 over runner-up Amleto Monacelli’s $33,675, tied with Scroggins with most championship round appearances (five) and tied with five other players with most match play appearances with nine.

Another player who had a hallmark season was Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., who earned his first PBA60 Player of the Year award for players 60 and over. Baker had five top-10 finishes including a third-place finish in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages and a fourth in the Miller High Life Classic.