First Round Complete at USBC Senior Masters

by PBA Editor June 9, 2008 19:00
Despite having to deal with the affects of diabetes, 58-year-old amateur, Rod Tramp of Porterville, Calif., led first-round qualifying Monday in the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters at Golden Pin Lanes.

Tramp, a bowling center proprietor, rolled a 1,130 five-game total on games of 249, 185, 246, 236 and 214 to lead the 260-player field made up of Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour players as well as amateurs.

"I was getting very tired so I had to eat some candy to get my energy back in the second game," said Tramp. "The candy worked and I recovered the last three games."

Tramp, who finished ninth in the 2007 Senior Masters, was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago, a condition that has gotten progressively worse but is now under control.

“I have to take four insulin shots a day but I have to thank my doctors for getting it under control,” said Tramp who is bowling in his second Senior Masters. “I’m just happy I can bowl competitively again.”

Senior Masters qualifying continues with five-game blocks on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The field will then be cut to the top 63 players who will join defending champion Tom Baker in the three-game, double-elimination match play round beginning Thursday morning. Match play continues all day Thursday and Friday with the championship match scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Pacific time on Friday. The Senior Masters winner will take home a $16,000 first prize.

USBC Senior Masters
Golden Pin Lanes
Tucson, Ariz.


First round qualifying results (after 5 games)

1, Rod Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 1,130
2, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,114
3, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,112
4, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,107
5, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 1,102
6, Nile Konicek, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,095 and Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif., 1,095
8, John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., 1,091
9, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,087 and Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,087
11, Michael Friedrichs, Glendale, Ariz., 1,079
12, Toby Contreras, Raytown, Mo., 1,069
13, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,064
14, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,063
15, Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., 1,062
16, Keith Glasgow, St Petersburg, Fla., 1,060 and Hugh Miller, Marcos Island, Wash., 1,060
18, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,055
19, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,046
20, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,043 and J. P. Muller, Gervais, Ore., 1,043
22, Scott Weston, Auburn, Mich., 1,039
23, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,036
24, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,034
25, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,033
26, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,032
27, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,030
28, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,029
29, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,026
30, Shannon Starnes, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,025 and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,025
32, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 1,022
33, Mark Van Meter, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,021
34, Norb Wetzel, Fond Du Lac, Wis., 1,020
35, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,019
36, Harry Mickelson, Yakima, Wash., 1,014
37, Michael Rodriguez, Lomita, Calif., 1,013
38, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,012
39, Jerry Swank, Chouteau, Okla., 1,011
40, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,010 and Kenneth Hosp, Tucson, Ariz., 1,010
42, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, Mich., 1,010
43, Rick Vittone, Tecumseh, Ontario, 1,007
44, Ed Campbell, Denham Springs, La., 1,006
45, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,005
46, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,003
47, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,003
48, Matt Surina, Everett, Wash., 1,001
49, Dave Archer, Register, Ga., 999 and John Eiss, Oronoco, Minn., 999
51, Gary James, Spring, Texas, 998 and Keith Reynolds, Elmira, N.Y., 998
53, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 993 and Daniel Emmett, Las Vegas, Nev., 993 and Scott Washburn, Tucson, Ariz., 993
58, Pat King, Yankton, S.D., 992 and Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 992
60, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 991 and Willie Wells, Albuquerque, N.M., 991
62, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 990
63, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 989
64, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 988
65, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 986 and Billy Crider, Dale, Texas, 986 and Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 986 and Leo Plaia, Metairie, La., 986 and Kirk Tupper, Phoenix, Ariz., 986
70, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 984
71, Mark Estes, Grapevine, Texas, 983
72, Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 982 and Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 982
74, Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz., 980
75, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, Ind., 977
76, Rick Burford, Canon City, Colo., 975
77, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 973
78, Ron Ellingson, Madison, S.D., 972
79, Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 971 and Ziggy Czaja, Fontana, Calif., 971
81, Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del., 970
82, Terry Leong, Henderson, Nev., 969
83, Jeff Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 968 and Hal Wilber, Las Vegas, Nev., 968
85, Gregory Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., 966
86, Frank Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 965 and Rod Mc Lean, N Las Vegas, Nev., 965
88, Marc Clyburn, Pittsburgh, Pa., 964
89, Kowalski Wayne, Plainfield, Vt., 962
90, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 961
91, Raymond Cobb, Highland, Calif., 960 and Sam Maccarone, Sewell, N.J., 960 and Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 960 and Bill Tharp, Rome, Ga., 960
95, Tim Bates, Orlando, Fla., 959 and Don Sylvia, Discovery Bay, Calif., 959
97, Alden Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 958
98, Robert Michaux, Detroit, Mich., 957
99, Pete Mc Cordic, Katy, Texas, 956 and Joe Vito, San Antonio, Texas, 956
101, Don Patterson, Estes Park, Colo., 955
102, George Lord, Mulberry, Fla., 954
103, Kerry Fulford, Gatesville, Texas, 952 and Fred Harding, Canon City, Colo., 952 and Max Shellabarger, Centerville, Ga., 952
106, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, Va., 951 and William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 951 and Mike Lynch, Colleyville, Texas, 951
109, Richard Bucey, Forest Hill, Md., 948
110, Dale Eagle, Kingsport, Tenn., 947 and Kevin Humble, Lake Mary, Fla., 947
112, Avery LaBlanc, Plano, Texas, 945
113, Larry French, Stockton, Calif., 943
114, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va., 942
115, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, Nev., 940
116, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, Nev., 939
117, Robert Adler, San Jose, Calif., 938 and Michael Marks, Elmira, N.Y., 938
119, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 937 and Matt Buxton, Holts Summit, Mo., 937 and Thomas Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 937 and Nelson Toro, Aguadilla, P.R., 937
123, Gary Markowitz, Northridge, Calif., 936
124, Ron Hosler, Denver, Colo., 935 and Phil Prieto, El Paso, Texas, 935 and Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 935
127, Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 934
128, Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 933
129, Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio, 931 and Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 931
131, Kent Whitson, Sausalito, Calif., 927
132, Ron Sandusky, Visalia, Calif., 926
133, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 925 and Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 925 and Jeffrey Segneri, Tucson, Ariz., 925
136, Jerry Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 924 and Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 924
138, Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., 922 and Bob Pazur, Venice, Fla., 922
140, Frank Pasternack, Phoenix, Ariz., 921
141, Robert Carlson, Littleton, Colo., 920
142, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 918 and Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., 918
144, Aron Lipshy, Roseville, Mich., 916
145, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 915
146, Dale Pollard, Tucson, Ariz., 915
147, Trent Zabelle, Portland, Ore., 914
148, Shawn Christensen, Parker, Colo., 913 and Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., 913
150, Roger Blad, Burnsville, Minn., 912 and Scott Hansel-Farrell, Stockton, Calif., 912
152, Fred Barne155, Bob Neuerburg, Ceres, Calif., 908
156, Carl Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M., 907 and Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 907 and Dale Traber, Cederburg, Wis., 907 159, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 906 and Paul Mc Cordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 906
161, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 903
162, Dave Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 902
163, Bob Lite, Portland, Ore., 902
164, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 900 and Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 900
166, Gregg Getzlow, St. Peters, Mo., 899
167, Jorge Trigueros, San Salvador, El Salvador, 899
168, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 898 and Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, 898 and Gene Johnson, Brier, Wash., 898 and Bob Maki, Ishpeming, Mich., 898
172, Butch Calvert, Double Oak, Texas, 895 and Murray Hickman Sr, Las Vegas, Nev., 895
174, Don Robertson, Folsom, Pa., 894
175, Rohn Morton, Portland, Ore., 893 and Jim Wilson, Deltona, Fla., 893
177, Tony Castillo, Stockton, Calif., 892 and Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 892
179, Jim Cote, Spokane, Wash., 891 and Steve Woods, Hotchkiss, Colo., 891
181, Rickey Kendrick, Castle Rock, Colo., 890 and Jamie Lawrence, Camillus, N.Y., 890
183, Mike Schmid, St Paul, Minn., 889
184, Ralph Presley, Atlanta, Ga., 888 and Charlie Tapp, Portage, Mich., 888
186, Donald Westling Jr, Tucson, Ariz., 887
187, Rich Cutler, Valley Springs, Calif., 886 and Melvin Terechenok, Chandler, Ariz., 886
189, Don Lane, Oakland, Calif., 885
190, Jack Derenburger, Tucson, Ariz., 884 and Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 884
192, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 883
193, John Babbitt, Hoschton, Ga., 882 and Linda Carter, Rockford, Ill., 882
195, Tim Ruelle, Racine, Wis., 881
196, Kevin Dornberger, Greendale, Wis., 880 and Ken Taylor, Riverdale, Ga., 880
198, Ron House, Combine, Texas, 879
199, Gene Helbing, Peoria, Ariz., 878
200, Gary Hadley, Santa Fe, N.M., 877
201, David Sharp, Jensen Beach, Fla., 876
202, Harv Pallas Jr., Stevensville, Mich., 875
203, Jerry Watkins, Bloomfield, N.M., 874
204, Ken Lucas, Alamogordo, N.M., 872
205, James Martin, Vero Beach, Fla., 871
206, Michael Landrith, Chandler, Ariz., 867
207, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 866
208, Wayne Richards, Fernley, Nev., 863
209, Danny Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 861
210, Dan Miner, East Moline, Ill., 860
211, Richard McBride, Tucson, Ariz., 859
212, Tom Mariani, Hallandale, Fla., 858
213, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 857
214, Robert Callari, Bloomfield, N.Y., 853 and Robert Emery, Tucson, Ariz., 853
216, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 851 and Ray Morgan, Scottsdale, Ariz., 851
218, Bill Kaiser, Las Vegas, Nev., 850 and Roger Painter, Woodbridge, Va., 850
220, David Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 849
221, Ronald Bays, Bloomington, Ill., 844 and William Betke, Clearwater, Fla., 844
223, Frank De Filippo, Las Vegas, Nev., 844
224, Vince Honeycutt, Monroe, Ga., 844 and Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 844 and Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 844
227, Marvin Nezvensky Jr, Pueblo, Colo., 842
228, Gregory Jackson, Los Angeles, Calif., 840
229, Jim Ragnoni, Westfield Center, Ohio, 838 and Bill Stempke, Burbank, Calif., 838 and Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 838
232, Karl Radman, Tucson, Ariz., 835
233, Edward Coppola Jr, Tucson, Ariz., 834
234, Jim Duck, San Angelo, Texas, 833
235, Les Burnham, Irving, Texas, 830 and Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 829
237, Jackie Miller, Pembroke, Bermuda, 829
238, Dave Gualeni, Roswell, N.M., 822
239, Tony Viecelli, Vail, Ariz., 821
240, Jim Schwichtenberg, Phoenix, Ariz., 819
241, Frank Manley, Fletcher, N.C., 818
242, James Coats, Upland, Calif., 817
243, Jim Micus, Renton, Wash., 814
244, Kay Burris, Grandview, Mo., 811
245, Gary Carter, Woodinville, Wash., 809
246, Terrance Snyder, Tucson, Ariz., 803
247, Alan Brizee, Tucson, Ariz., 797
248, Dennis Amato, Albuquerque, N.M., 794
249, Bob Priess, Las Vegas, Nev., 792
250, David Peters, Decatur, Ill., 791
251, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 789
252, Glen Smith, Seattle, Wash., 788 253,
255, Paul Leymeister, Budd Lake, N.J., 760
256, Tom Mc Bride, Cramerton, N.C., 750
257, Hal Hostetler, Tucson, Ariz., 746
258, John Fowles, England, 744
259, Ed Swanke, Country Club Hills, Ill., 735
260, Jesse Esveld, Sun City, Ariz., 687
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