Miller Knocking Down his Goals

by PBA Editor June 18, 2007 19:00
Tim Miller had a list of goals entering the 2007 PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Suncoast. After Tuesday’s second day of qualifying, Miller, an amateur, is one step closer to reaching his first goal and making the cut to round robin match play.

Miller (Irving, Texas) entered the day sixth overall after finishing second in the B squad Monday behind fellow amateur Avery LeBlanc (Lexington, Tenn.). Miller’s six-game pinfall of 1,460 on Tuesday was the highest of the day and gave him an overall 12-game pinfall of 2,842.

The Texan posted scores of 244 and 183 in his first two games before jumping to 278 in the third. Miller then finished the block by averaging 252.67 over his final three games including a 279 in his sixth.

“I set a couple of goals coming into this thing and I’m close to my first goal of making the cut,” said Miller. “One of the things I focused on today was not missing any 10 pins and I didn’t miss any. The lanes were a little tighter and I had to play a little straighter. Tomorrow will be a little different, I expect most of the oil to be worn off and I really won’t know how the lanes will play until practice beforehand.”

Fifty-seven pins behind in second is Bob Handley (Winter Park, Fla.) with 2,785. Handley led the C squad on the day with 1,415.

Making the big jump on the day was Sam Zurich (Grant, Fla.) who entered the day 48th and ended in third. Zurich, who won the third event of the season, the 2007 PBA Senior Northern Illinois Classic, posted a six-game pinfall of 1,454 to improve to 2,766 overall.

Monday’s leader Kevin Croucher (Grants Pass, Ore.), still leads the A squad and is fourth with 2,765 after finishing Tuesday with a 1,344 six-game pinfall.

Two-time defending PBA Senior U.S. Open champion and two-time defending PBA Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker (King, N.C.) is seventh with 2,727 after finishing Monday tied for 46th.

All 290 bowlers return Wednesday for the final of the three six-game qualifying blocks, with C squad beginning action at 7 a.m. PST. The top 25 percent of the field after the first 18 games of qualifying will advance to an additional nine-game qualifying round Thursday morning. The field will then be cut to the top 24 for round robin match play which gets underway Thursday at 2 p.m. PST.

PBA Senior Tour
2007 PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Suncoast
Suncoast Bowling Center
Las Vegas, Nev.
Tuesday, June 19

ROUND TWO QUALIFYING

A, B & C Squads

(Pos., name, hometown, 12-game pinfall)

1, Tim Miller, Irving, Texas, 2,842.
2, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 2,785.
3, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 2,766.
4, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,765.
5, Ron Hosler, Denver, Colo., 2,750.
6, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 2,730.
7, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,727.
8, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,722.
9, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 2,720.
10, Ronald Krys, Sparks, Nev., 2,719.
11, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 2,711.
12, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,707.
13, Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,690.
14, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 2,688.
15, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,687.
16, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 2,686.
17, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 2,683.
18, Vaughn Doody, Las Vegas, 2,679.
19, (TIE) Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., and Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 2,675.
21, Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 2,674.
22, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 2,673.
23, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 2,670.
24, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,663.
25, (TIE) Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., and Martin Letscher, Niles, Ohio, 2,660.
27, Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 2,657.
28, Matt Surina, Everett, Wash., 2,656.
29, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,649.
30, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,648.
31, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 2,643.
32, Don Jackson, Bonita, Calif., 2,637.
33, Gary Bessette, Summerdale, Ala., 2,634.
34, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 2,632.
35, (TIE) Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., and Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 2,629.
37, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb, 2,624.
38, David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 2,623.
39, Ronald Krippelcz, St. Louis, 2,617.
40, Greg Shields, Independence, Mo., 2,615.
41, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,614.
42, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 2,605.
43, Kenneth Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 2,601.
44, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 2,600.
45, (TIE) Ronald Gales, Las Vegas, and Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 2,597.
47, Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 2,595.
48, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,592.
49, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 2,590.
50, Daniel Emmett, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,588.
51, Tom Smith III, Newark, Del., 2,587.
52, (TIE) Gary James, Spring, Texas, and Edward Regehr, Hesperia, Calif., 2,580.
54, Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 2,578.
55, (TIE) Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., and Roger LeClair, Clackamas, Ore., 2,577.
57, Jerry Walls, Klamath Falls, Ore., 2,574.
58, (TIE) Rich Holden, Chinchilla, Pa., and Warren Nelson, Fresno, Cal, 2,569.
60, Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 2,568.
61, Alex Hernandez, Palmdale, Calif., 2,567.
62, (TIE) Dave Gualeni, Gladstone, Mo., and Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky, 2,566.
64, Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2,564.
65, Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, 2,563.
66, Russ Davies, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,562.
67, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,561.
68, (TIE) Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., and Mark Roth, Fulton, N.Y., 2,558.
70, Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., 2,557.
71, (TIE) Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., and Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho, 2,556.
73, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2,552.
74, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 2,551.
75, Stephen Bruck, Cincinnati, 2,550.
76, Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill, 2,549.
77, (TIE) Hugh Miller, Seattle, and Jules Soetaert, Ardrossan, Alberta, and Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., 2,548.
80, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 2,545.
81, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 2,543.
82, (TIE) Greg Benefield, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Frank DeRemer, Lacey, Wash., 2,540.
84, (TIE) Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, and Daniel Winter, Rockford, Ill., and Alan Schafer, Sun City West, Ariz., 2,535.
87, Carey Hofmann, Phoenix, 2,534.
88, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 2,533.
89, Carl Hendrickson, Duluth, Minn., 2,531.
90, Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 2,527.
91, Steve Freeman, Hermantown, Minn., 2,524.
92, Bill Stewart, Plainwell, Mich., 2,523.
93, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, Nev, 2,521.
94, (TIE) Peter Hakim, Jericho, N.Y., and Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, NM, and Otis Dixon, Forest Park, Ill., 2,517.
97, Bobby Hall, Landover, Md., 2,516.
98, Tim Bowers, East Wenatchee, Wash., 2,515.
99, Colin Leisy, Wilson, N.C., 2,514.
100, (TIE) Dave Rhoads, Las Vegas, Nev., and Jack Guay, Canada, and Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 2,512.
103, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 2,509.
104, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 2,507.
105, Don Sylvia, Discovery Bay, Calif., 2,506.
106, Avery LeBlanc, Lexington, Tenn., 2,505.
107, (TIE) Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., and David Zonfrilli, Pahrumph, Nev., 2,501.
109, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill, 2,498.
110, Edwin Case, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,495.
111, (TIE) Gil Martinez, Fresno, Calif., and Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 2,494.
113, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 2,492.
114, (TIE) Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., and Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and Doug Arden, Havelock, N.C., 2,491. 117, Gary Coultas, Huntinton Beach, Calif., 2,490.
118, (TIE) Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, and Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 2,487.
120, (TIE) Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va, and Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., and Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., 2,486. 123, (TIE) John Hoppe, Venice, Fla., and Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 2,485.
125, John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., 2,484.
126, Gary Smith, E. Peoria, Ill., 2,481.
127, (TIE) Ken Racette, San Diego, Calif., and Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 2,479.
129, Jim King, New Braunfels, Texas, 2,478.
130, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 2,476.
131, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 2,475.
132, Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,472.
133, Mike Procaccino, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,470.
134, (TIE) Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill., and Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,469.
136, (TIE) Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif, and Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 2,465.
138, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,464.
139, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 2,460.
140, Lee Snow, Wixom, Mich., 2,456.
141, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla, 2,454.
142, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 2,453.
143, Gregory Goetz, Washington, 2,452. 144, Brad Newhouse, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,450.
145, (TIE) Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, and Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, VA., and Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 2,449.
148, (TIE) Doyle Radford, Candler, N.C., and John Dassi, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,447.
150, (TIE) Chuck Pierce, Dallas, and Glenn Masukawa, San Ramon, Calif, 2,442.
152, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 2,441.
153, (TIE) Michael Kelly, Seattle, Wash., and Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Ca, 2,440.
155, (TIE) Jeff Gordon, Ventura, Calif., and Dale Ballou, Seaside, Ore., 2,439.
157, Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., 2,438.
158, Aron Lipshy, Roseville, Mich., 2,436.
159, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 2,435.
160, (TIE) George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., and Bill Ades, Minden, Nev., 2,434.
162, (TIE) Richard Rathjen Sr., Naples, Fla., and Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., and Rich Cook, Olympia, Wash., 2,433.
165, Val Benson, Bronx, N.Y., 2,432.
166, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 2,430.
167, Tony DeLaTorre III, Highland, Calif., 2,427.
168, (TIE) Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., and Frank Manley Jr., Fletcher, N.C., 2,426.
170, Greg Wilhelm, Stafford, Va., 2,425.
171, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,424.
172, Roger Koplin Jr., Citrus Heights., Calif., 2,423. 173, (TIE) Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., and Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va, 2,421.
175, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 2,420.
176, Jim Rock, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2,419.
177, Terry Thomas, Las Vegas, 2,416.
178, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 2,414.
179, (TIE) Ron Van Ostenbridge, Colorado Springs, Colo, and Kirk Tupper, Phoenix, 2,412.
181, (TIE) Bobby Holmes, North Las Vegas, Nev., and Ray Morgan, Scottsdale, Ariz, 2,411.
183, (TIE) Frank Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., and Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,407.
185, Jim Wynne Sr., Bemidji, Minn., 2,406.
186, Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 2,405.
187, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 2,404.
188, (TIE) Randy Corey, Henderson, Nev., and Jim Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 2,401.
190, Dave Morales, Georgetown, Texas, 2,399.
191, (TIE) Gregory Jackson, Los Angeles, and Ray Bailey, Asheville, N.C., 2,398.
193, Mike Landrith, Chandler, Ariz, 2,397.
194, Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 2,396.
195, George Psaropoulos, Jupiter, Fla., 2,394.
196, Mark Estes, Grapevine, Texas, 2,393.
197, Thomas Carbone, Arvada, Colo., 2,392.
198, Jeff Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 2,388.
199, (TIE) David Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., and Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 2,386.
201, Byron Richmond, Simi, Calif., 2,380.
202, Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 2,379.
203, Robert Shelton, Goldvien, Va, 2,378.
204, Reuben (Dean) Butz, Las Vegas, Nev, 2,374.
205, Jack Heimel, Janesville, Wis., 2,372.
206, (TIE) Richard Holmes, Luray, Va., and William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,370.
208, Lomon Brunson, Milton, Pa., 2,369.
209, Robert Maki, Ishpeming, Mich., 2,368.
210, Kent Whitson, Sausalito, Calif., 2,364.
211, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,363.
212, (TIE) Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, and Rodney Chong, Torrance, Calif, 2,361.
214, (TIE) Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., and Norm Black Sr., Whittier, Calif., 2,359.
216, Bruno Vitasovic, Aurora, Colo., 2,356.
217, Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz., 2,355.
218, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 2,350.
219, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif, 2,348.
220, Odell Hughes, Oak Park, Ill., 2,346.
221, Arthur Monzidelis, Pelham, N.Y., 2,340.
222, Raymond Gaunt, El Monte, Calif, 2,339.
223, (TIE) Bob Priess, Las Vegas, and Frank Fiscello, Bloomfield, N.J., 2,337.
225, Dan Duskin Sr, Atlantic, Iowa, 2,336.
226, Ronald Roberts, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 2,331.
227, John Eberhard, Reno, Nev, 2,328.
228, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,327.
229, Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 2,324.
230, (TIE) Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., and Jeff Mackey, Mexico, Mo., 2,323.
232, Dennis Van Laanen, Coon Rapids, Minn, 2,322.
233, Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 2,321.
234, William Dickey, Cedar City, Utah, 2,320.
235, David Woodfield Sr., Jamestown, N.Y., 2,318.
236, Ed Bordenka, Las Vegas, 2,315.
237, Frank Weiler, San Bernardino, Calif., 2,312.
238, Ron Bays, Bloomington, Ill., 2,307.
239, Ed Gagnon, Fall River, Mass., 2,303.
240, Jimmy Plessinger, York, Pa., 2,302.
241, (TIE) Glen Smith, Seattle, Wash, and Lee Rautenberg, Boca Raton, Fla., 2,293.
243, Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 2,292.
244, Mark Fenton, Aurora, Colo., 2,291.
245, (TIE) Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., and Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 2,290.
247, Robert Rogers, Brick, N.J., 2,287.
248, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 2,285.
249, (TIE) Pete Heim, Omaha, Neb., and Hollis McMullen, Rockville, Md., 2,283.
251, Jack Wallisch, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 2,282.
252, Dino Cantoria, Fontana, Calif., 2,281.
253, Steven Saltz, San Juan Capistrano, Calif, 2,279.
254, Tom Giffin, Bassett, Va, 2,274.
255, (TIE) Allen Meskan, Wood Dale, Ill., and Frank DeFilippo, Las Vegas, 2,261.
257, Allen Sobelman, Moorpark, Calif., 2,254.
258, Lee Tucker, Camarillo, Calif., 2,253.
259, Robert Lite, Portland, Ore., 2,252.
260, Fred Edick III, Glendora, Calif., 2,249.
261, Lenny Guccione, Thornton, Colo., 2,244.
262, Mike Castleton, San Diego, 2,243.
263, Larry Grandt, Gurnee, Ill, 2,242.
264, (TIE) Jim Jakus, Las Vegas, Nev., and Wayne Brandwein, Centennial, Colo., 2,241.
266, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 2,228.
267, Tom Greco, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,024 (WD).
268, Jerry Dallum, Prescott, Ariz., 2,221.
269, Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., 2,215.
270, T C Hilderbrand, Clearwater, Fla., 2,214.
271, John Tavano, Mars Hill, N.C., 2,213.
272, Peter George, Chicago, 2,205.
273, Phillip Woods, Marshville, N.C., 2,198.
274, Wayne Onstad, Red Bluff, Calif, 2,196.
275, Stephen Hill, San Diego, 2,193.
276, Fred Strasser, Pismo Beach, Calif., 2,179.
277, Ted Karbownik, Clarkston, Mich., 2,177.
278, Rob Mautner, Las Vegas, Nev, 2,162.
279, R. Mark Rice, Parawan, Utah, 2,156.
280, John Fowles, England, 2,140.
281, Wally Kayser, Green Valley, Ariz, 2,137.
282, Ray Shuel, Canada, 2,127.
283, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 2,122.
284, Sam DaSilva, North Richland Hills, Texas, 2,115.
285, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich, 2,112.
286, Marvin Martin, Arden, N.C., 2,106.
287, Lee Taylor, Las Vegas, 2,105.
288, Sidney Smith, Bellevue, Neb., 2,008.
289, Bob Williams, Sparks, Nev., 1,927.

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