Two-hander Schaub Retains PBA Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open Lead

by PBA Editor December 8, 2009 19:00
Rookie Cassidy Schaub of Ashland, Ohio, set a Professional Bowlers Association 16-game scoring record Wednesday, averaging 257.25 to retain the second round lead in the Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open presented by the United States Bowling Congress at Northrock Lanes.
 
Schaub, a two-handed bowler who throws the ball from the left side of his body, posted a 16-game total of 4,116 pins to erase the PBA record of 4,095 set by John Mazza in Las Vegas in 1996. Despite his torrid scoring pace, he maintained only a modest 70-pin lead over Michael Machuga of Erie, Pa., who recorded a 2,103 round on the USBC White lane condition Wednesday for a 4,046 total.
 
Billy Oatman of Chicago was third with 3,994 pins followed by Wayne Garber of Modesto, Calif., with a 3,988 total and Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, with 3,984 pins.
 
“To throw that many strikes in one day is a pretty good feeling,” Schaub beamed. “I honestly thought I’d never top yesterday – and score-wise I didn’t – but throwing my first PBA 300 and backing it up with another is a feeling I can’t describe.”
 
Schaub, who is seeking his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title, is on top of the world after a miserable debut in the five-week, seven-tournament PBA World Series of Bowling in late summer where his highest finish was 35th place.
 
“After Detroit, I questioned whether I should even be out here,” he said. “In Detroit, if I had bowled a 190, I would have backed it up with a 170 because I would have been mad. Today, shot I 192 (his only sub-200 game of the tournament) and backed it up with a 300, and then another 300, so just taking things one shot at a time is something I’ve learned and I’m still learning.
 
“I’ve never had back-to-back 300s in practice or anything,” he laughed. “I’ve never, ever thrown that many strikes in a row.”
 
Schaub said the USBC White lane condition “played a little tighter at the start, but once a spot developed, the lanes played pretty much like they did yesterday. The right side developed a cliff again, because there are so many more right-handers in the tournament. There were little differences, but nothing drastic.”
 
“I chased (Schaub) all day, but I just couldn’t reel him in,” said Machuga, a two-time PBA Tour winner who bowled on a pair of lanes next to Schaub all day. “I’ve only had one other block of games in my life where I threw the ball as well as I did today.”
 
The Pepsi Red, White and Blue Open presented by the USBC is being conducted on three different lane conditioning patterns the USBC plans to introduce on an optional basis to American league bowlers in cooperation with the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America for the 2010-11 winter league season. Similar in concept to golf’s tee system, the USBC Red condition is the most forgiving pattern, the White condition is a medium challenge and the Blue pattern is the most challenging.
 
The top 39 after Wednesday’s second round advance to a third eight-game qualifying round on the Blue pattern Thursday morning. The top 24 players after 24 games will advance to three eight-game, round-robin match play rounds on the Red, White and Blue patterns, respectively, Thursday and Friday. The top six will then advance to the championship round which will be taped Sunday to air on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 10.
 
It took a 235 average to make the cut to Wednesday’s third qualifying round. Among those who advanced were Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., with a 3,799 total good for a tie for 29th, and two of the four PBA World Championship finalists who will bowl for that title Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern, live on ESPN. Rhino Page of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, qualified 34th and 39th respectively, both by rolling 279 in their final games. Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., and Thomas Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., failed to advance.
 
Johnson also had one of the 13 perfect games bowled thus far. The PBA record for most 300 games in a single tournament is 24, set in Peoria, Ill., in 1995.
 
Among those who didn’t advance was three-time Professional Golfers Association titlist Woody Austin of nearby Derby, Kan., who finished 118th in the field of 119 with a 188 average.
 
“My nine-year-old son (Peyton) told me before the round, ‘Dad, you’re dead last.’ I didn’t want to disappoint him. I bowled better today,” Austin said. “At least I had four games over 200. But I just can’t get enough revolutions on the ball to compete with these guys. I was leaving 10 pins all day long.”

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR
PESPI RED, WHITE AND BLUE OPEN PRESENTED BY USBC
Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan., Dec. 9
 
SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING (after 16 games)
1, Cassidy Schaub, Ashland, Ohio, 4,116
2, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 4,046
3, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 3,994
4, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 3,988
5, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,984
6, Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 3,973
7, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,968
8, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,955
9, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 3,937
10, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,900
11, David Ruder, Edmond, Okla., 3,890
12, Matt McFayden, Derby, Kan., 3,888
13, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,881
14, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,878
15, Gilbert Sanchez, Milvane, Kan., 3,876
16, Brett Cooper, Aurora, Colo., 3,861
17, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,858
17, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 3,858
19, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,853
20, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,848
21, Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 3,844
22, Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas, 3,839
23, Timothy Banks, Gulfport, Miss., 3,834
24, Jack Ness, Gastonia, N.C., 3,831
25, G. Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 3,830
26, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,821
27, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,819
28, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 3,817
29, (tie) Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 3,799
31, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,798
32, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 3,795
33, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 3,793
34, Rhino Page, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,780
35, Andrew Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla, 3,772
36, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 3,769
37, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 3,765
38, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3,762
39, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,760
FAILED TO ADVANCE:
 
40, D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 3,759
41, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,757
42, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 3,756
42, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 3,756
44, Daniel Farish, Louisville, Ky., 3,749
45, John Nolen, Grand Blanc, Mich., 3,739
46, Dustin Schmidt, Warrensburg, Mo., 3,720
47, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,714
48, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 3,705
49, (tie) Josh Blanchard, Wichita, Kan., and Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 3,703
51, Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,700
52, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 3,697
53, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,693
54, Lindsay Baker, Waterford, Mich., 3,689
55, (tie) Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 3,685
57, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3,684
58, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 3,676
59, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 3,668
60, George Lambert IV, Canada, 3,663
60, Dan Umscheid, Wichita, Kan., 3,663
62, Gregg Getzlow, St. Charles, Mo., 3,656
63, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 3,649
64, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,647
65, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 3,644
66, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,640
67, Brian Burkhardt, St. Louis, Mo., 3,631
68, Tim Penner, Wichita, Kan., 3,628
69, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 3,624
70, Stuart Williams, England, 3,623
71, (tie) Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., and Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 3,620
73, Blake Starr, Wichita, Kan., 3,611
74, Jay Futrell, Derby, Kan., 3,609
75, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, Fla., 3,600
76, Erik Gulbrandson, Superior, Wis., 3,598
77, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 3,591
78, Kevin Fanter, Maize, Kan., 3,590
79, Mark Buffa, Canada, 3,589
80, (tie) Roberto Silva, Mexico, and Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3,587
82, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 3,581
83, (tie) Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., and Brad Cummings, Gastonia, N.C., 3,574
85, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,571
86, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 3,567
87, Leroy Willis Jr, Arlington, Texas, 3,537, $100
88, Marcus Berndt, Wichita, Kan., 3,536
89, Derek Hartnell, Wichita, Kan., 3,526, $100
90, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,516
91, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 3,515
92, Michael Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 3,511
93, Quinton Bohlen, Decorah, Iowa, 3,502
94, Steve Rogers, Bourbonnais, Ill., 3,496
95, Jacob Peters, Decatur, Ill., 3,486
96, Ronnie Russell, Camby, Ind., 3,478
97, Adam Ferri, Wichita, Kan., 3,473
98, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 3,460
99, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,437
100, Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 3,436
101, Marc Heninger, Tonganoxie, Kan., 3,433
102, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 3,412
103, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 3,406
104, Kevin Andes, Somerset, Mass, 3,398
105, Thomas Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,392
106, Carl See, Amarillo, Texas, 3,371
107, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 3,330
108, (tie) Blake Branson, Wichita, Kan., and Frank Guccione, Castle Rock, Colo., 3,276
110, Kyle Bollman, Madison, Mo., 3,273
111, William Panebianco, McPherson, Kan, 3,272
112, Robb Helt, Fort Smith, Ark., 3,255
113, Frank Gallo Jr., Cape Carteret, N.C., 3,250
114, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 3,210
115, Aaron Ramsden, Tomah, Wis., 3,188
116, Charles Rollins, Shawnee, Kan., 3,170
117, Mark Payne Sr, Amarillo, Texas, 3,112
118, Woody Austin, Wichita, Kan., 3,014
119, Randy Thompson, Marion, Ohio, 2,926
 

300 Games (13) – Mitch Beasley, Tommy Jones, Todd Book, Leroy Willis Jr., Billy Oatman, Scott Newell, Michael Machuga, Cassidy Schaub (2), Liz Johnson, Derek Hartnell, Cory Simmons, Gilbert Sanchez.

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