Another Painter Masterpiece

by PBA Editor May 6, 2007 19:00
Heading into the 2007 PBA Senior Tour season, several big-name rookies were expected to make an immediate impact on the Tour.

Kerry Painter was not one of those big names, but so far he’s emerging as the early favorite for PBA Senior Rookie of the Year.

Painter, who just became a PBA member a week ago, led the field after the first day of qualifying in the 2007 PBA Hammer Ladies and Legends presented by the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association (BPA) with a 1,253 five-game pinfall Monday at The Cherry Bowl. It’s the second time in as many weeks he’s led after the first round.

In last week’s season-opening PBA Senior Manassas Open, his first career event as a member, Painter led the field after the first day of qualifying and finished the event fifth after losing to eventual champion David Ozio in the Round of 8. Though it was a strong finish for his first event, Painter was disappointed in the result.

“Last week was very disappointing. I’ve bowled a lot of matches and I think I’m one of the better match play bowlers out there. I shot 300 on that pair earlier, but I went in with a preconceived notion of how to play that pair and it was totally wrong,” Painter said of his match against Ozio. “I was disappointed to bowl that well and then die, but on the other token, I’m going to forget about that and move on. Sometimes you have to take a step back to take a step forward.”

Painter, who fired a 289 in his final game to take the lead, will look to stay in the top 24 after three days of qualifying to earn a spot in match play. The top 24 seniors and top 24 ladies advance to match play where they will team up based on qualifying position. This week’s event marks the first PBA Ladies and Legends since 1996.

“This event is really fun. It’s a great format and it’s great bowling with the women,” Painter (Henderson, Nev.) said. “The higher you finish, the better your chances are of getting a better partner. This is a very tough format with 120 bowlers and just 24 making match play. I have a good start on it so hopefully nothing goes wrong and I can bowl with one of the better girls. I need one to carry me.”

Leading the field on the ladies side was Shannon Pluhowsky (Phoenix, Ariz.), a Team USA member and the 2006 USBC Queens champion, with 1,244. Pluhowsky ran away from the field in the first of three squads Monday morning, coming out of the gates with games of 256, 278 and 258. She finished 50 pins ahead of 20-time Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) titlist Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (N. Richland Hills, Texas), who finished second 1,194.

The field of 127 men and 50 women will bowl two additional rounds of qualifying Tuesday and Wednesday before the field is cut to the top 24 legends and top 24 ladies. The 24 teams will bowl round robin match play Thursday with the top five teams advancing to the stepladder finals Thursday evening at 7 p.m. CT.

PBA Senior Tour
PBA Hammer Ladies and Legends pres. by Illinois State BPA
The Cherry Bowl
Rockford, Ill.
Monday, May 7

ROUND ONE QUALIFYING

LADIES


(Pos., name, hometown, five-game pinfall.)

1, Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, Ariz, 1,244.
2, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 1,194.
3, Olivia Sandham, Wichita, Kan., 1,192.
4, Amanda Burgoyne, Newport, Minn., 1,158.
5, Kris Hall, Rockford, Ill., 1,155.
6, Sheila Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 1,130.
7, Kari Schwager, Montgomery, Ill., 1,114.
8, Kathy Tribbey, Vancouver, Wash., 1,107.
9, Kimberly McGriff, Caledonia, Ill., 1,104.
10, Linda Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,101.
11, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,100.
12, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 1,091.
13, Caryn Evitts, Waukegan, Ill., 1,072.
14, Lorie Peacha, Freeport, Ill., 1,062.
15, Brenda Mack, Indianapolis, 1,052.
16, Cindy Kontos, Plainfield, Ill., 1,045.
17, Robin Romeo, Newthall, Calif., 1,030.
18, Terri Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,025.
19, Daniela Martorano, Chicago, 1,020.
20, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,014.
21, Karen Neuliep, Rockford, Ill., 1,012.
22, Erica Cabello, Loves Park, Ill., 1,011.
23, Sue Salberg, Rockford, Ill., 998.
24, Amanda Fuller, Rockford, Ill., 996.
25, Heather Barber, Elkhart Lake, Wis., 990.
26, Janet Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 984.
27, Nicole Idziak-Owsley, Washington Township, Mich., 983.
28, Sherree Monaco, Carpentersville, Ill., 979.
29, Megan Roman, Stillman Valley, Ill., 978.
30, Megan Kelly, Huber Heights, Ohio, 971.
31, Lisa Stevens, St. Charles, Ill., 959.
32, Cindy Hunsberger, Rockford, Ill., 927.
33, Linda Carter, Rockford, Ill., 925.
34, Traci Brown, Ottawa, Ill., 915.
35, Trisha Cliffe, Rockton, Ill., 907.
36, Lana Schwab, Lake Villa, Ill., 902.
37, Kim Cady, Machesney Park, Ill., 899.
38, Nicole Berry, Plainfield, Ill., 896.
39, Lori Chase, Chillicothe, Ill., 886.
40, (TIE) Jennifer Brown, Chicago, and Cecilia Loscalzo, Harrison, Tenn., 874.
42, Lisa Vint, East Troy, Wis., 868.
43, Cathy Hildebrandt, Belvidere, Ill., 862.
44, Christine Wissinger, Utica, Mich., 859.
45, Ashley Reed, Rockford, Ill., 842.
46, Brenda Ulery, Rochelle, Ill., 836.
47, Laurie Hiatt, Dubuque, Iowa, 831.
48, Sharon Ganshert, Machesney Park, Ill., 793.
49, Tiffany Buckman, Loves Park, Ill., 791.
50, Lisa Walsh, Rockford, Ill., 631.

LEGENDS

(Pos., name, hometown, five-game pinfall.)

1, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,253.
2, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,240.
3, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,239.
4, (TIE) Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, and Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,229.
6, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,213.
7, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,204.
8, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 1,203.
9, Keith Sharp, Maitland, Fla., 1,191.
10, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,180.
11, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,177.
12, John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., 1,172.
13, Don Patterson, Knoxville, Tenn., 1,169.
14, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,166.
15, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,163.
16, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,162.
17, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,157.
18, Terry Hockstad, Shelby Twp, Mich, 1,153.
19, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 1,147.
20, Roger LeClair, Clackamas, Ore., 1,146.
21, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,145.
22, Dan Duskin Sr, Atlantic, Iowa, 1,139.
23, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 1,138.
24, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,137.
25, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,131.
26, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,129.
27, Jerry Morano, Lombard, Ill., 1,128.
28, Dale Diamond, Springfield, Ill., 1,127.
29, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 1,125.
30, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 1,124.
31, Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 1,121.
32, (TIE) Chuck Haus, Linden, Mich., and Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,118.
34, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,114.
35, Kenny Parks, East Chicago, Ind., 1,113.
36, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill, 1,111.
37, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 1,106.
38, George Kontos, Joliet, Ill., 1,103.
39, Bernie Carlisle, Evansville, Ind., 1,101.
40, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,100.
41, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,096.
42, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,095.
43, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 1,093.
44, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,092.
45, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 1,091.
46, James Scott, Villa Park, Ill, 1,090.
47, (TIE) Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., and Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, Mich., 1,085.
49, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,084.
50, Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 1,079.
51, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill, 1,077.
52, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,073.
53, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 1,072.
54, George Hall, Palatine, Ill., 1,071.
55, George Miller III, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,069.
56, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,064.
57, (TIE) Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., and Sam DaSilva, North Richland Hills, Texas, 1,062.
59, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,059.
60, David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 1,054.
61, Mark Roth, Clearwater, Fla., 1,052.
62, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,050.
63, (TIE) Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Joseph Stalnaker, Alderson, W.V., 1,049.
65, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,043.
66, (TIE) Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, and Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho, 1,042.
68, (TIE) Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., and Rich Ashe, Conneaut Lake, Pa., 1,036.
70, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 1,034.
71, Frank Fiscello, Bloomfield, N.J., 1,033.
72, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,032.
73, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va, 1,031.
74, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,030.
75, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 1,026.
76, Tom Sims, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 1,024.
77, Alan Sabin, Winston, Ore, 1,023.
78, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,022.
79, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,017.
80, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,016.
81, John Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 1,013.
82, (TIE) Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., and Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,011.
84, (TIE) Patrick Cahalan, Gilbert, Ariz., and Chuck Pierce, Dallas, 1,010.
86, (TIE) Ernie Bourque, Acushnet, Mass., and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,007.
88, (TIE) Otis Dixon, Forest Park, Ill., and Robert Holzbauer, Madison, Wis., 1,006.
90, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 1,004.
91, (TIE) Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., and Jan Kravcheno Sr., Kalida, Ohio, 1,002.
93, Allen Meskan, Wood Dale, Ill., 1,001.
94, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 999.
95, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb, 994.
96, (TIE) Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., and Ron Winger, Las Vegas, Nev., 992.
98, (TIE) Nick Banno, Roscoe, Ill., and Jimmy Plessinger, York, Pa., 988.
100, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 987.
101, Jeff Mackey, Mexico, Mo., 986.
102, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 983.
103, Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 980.
104, (TIE) Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., and Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 977.
106, (TIE) John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., and Tony Mula, Rockford, Ill., 976.
108, Bob Sturges, Albuquerque, N.M., 972.
109, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 963.
110, Perry Keplinger, Amherst, Ohio, 954.
111, Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla., 953.
112, Frank Tardio, Palatine, Ill., 949.
113, Jerry Dallum, Prescott, Ariz., 948.
114, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 946.
115, Odell Hughes, Oak Park, Ill., 943.
116, Judge Abruzzese, Bronx, N.Y., 933.
117, Robert Sulzberger Jr., Peotone, Ill., 921.
118, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla, 915.
119, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 898.
120, Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 893.
121, Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 886.
122, Karl Bosman, Trenton, Mich., 848.
123, James Miles, Rockford, Ill., 839.
124, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich, 828.
125, Reginald Lockett, Berkeley, Ill., 825.
126, Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis.., 820.
127, Mike Pullin, Rochelle, Ill., 0 (WD).

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