Perfect Game Helps McCune Take Early Lead in PBA Etonic Marathon Open

by PBA Editor February 23, 2009 19:00
With the help of a 300 game, Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., led after the first round of the Etonic Marathon Open Tuesday at Woodland Bowl, a tournament that incorporates a unique format where players compete on six different PBA lane conditioning patterns over the course of the event.
 
The 40-year-old McCune, who has one Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title to his credit, topped the 161-player field with a 2,156 nine-game pinfall (239.56 average) on the PBA Tour’s Cheetah lane condition. His 300 game came in the final game of the block.
 
“In general I do pretty well at this center and believe it or not I play most of the Tour conditions pretty much the same,” McCune said. “Tonight I had a good situation where I was able to play the same area of the lane and just make some speed adjustments.”
 
McCune, who has been battling chronic knee problems this season, finished eighth in the Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship last November and ninth in the recent United States Bowling Congress Masters, which are his best finishes this season. 
 
“It’s been an up and down year and I’m just working through it.” McCune said. “It just seems like it’s been one thing after the other with the knee. Tonight I was able to keep my ball speed up but as the tournament goes on I might have to work through the pain again.”
 
For the Cheetah pattern the lane is conditioned to 36 feet which is the shortest of the six Tour lane conditioning patterns. The Cheetah generally allows players to make “risk-reward” decisions based on playing the outside areas of the lane.
 
PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., who won the Cheetah Championship in December, was in 27th after Tuesday’s competition.
 
As part of the Tour’s Extreme Swing, the Etonic Marathon Open format consists of 54 games, total pinfall with no match play. That means nine games on the six PBA lane oil patterns, putting the players to a supreme test of stamina and versatility. After Wednesday’s competition the field will be cut to the top one-third (53 players) who will bowl nine games each on the Scorpion and Chameleon patterns on Thursday. On Friday the players will bowl on the Earl Anthony and Shark lane patterns.
 
After Friday’s competition, the top five players will compete in the ESPN-televised stepladder finals on Sunday March 1 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. The finalists will bowl on the lane condition selected by the No. 1 qualifier.
 
 
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR
Etonic Marathon Open
Indianapolis, Ind.
Qualifying Round 1 Standings, Cheetah Pattern (After 9 Games)
1, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,156
2, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,144
3, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,104
4, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,095
5, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 2,065
6, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,028
7, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 2,022
8, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,013
9, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,012
10, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2,011
11, Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,004
11, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,004
13, Jason Lundquist, Delaware Water Gap, Pa., 2,003
13, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,003
15, George Branham III, Indianapolis, 2,001
16, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,000
17, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 1,999
18, Joe Bailey, Pittsburgh, 1,997
19, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 1,992
20, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,990
21, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,988
22, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,984
23, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,980
23, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 1,980
25, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 1,978
26, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,964
27, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,963
28, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 1,962
29, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,961
30, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,945
31, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 1,944
32, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,942
32, Rhino Page, Topeka, Kan., 1,942
34, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,941
35, Thomas Smallwood, Flushing, Mich., 1,938
36, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,937
37, Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,925
38, David Traber, Hebron, Ill., 1,924
38, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,924
40, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,922
41, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,920
42, Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,917
42, Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 1,917
44, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 1,913
45, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,912
46, John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 1,907
47, Jason Wojnar, Chicago, 1,894
48, Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 1,892
49, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,888
50, Edward VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 1,886
51, George Lambert IV, Canada, 1,881
52, Nick Kokenos, St. Clair Shores, Mich., 1,876
53, Tony Campagna Jr., Nashville, Tenn., 1,874
54, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,873
55, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 1,871
56, Theresa Smith-Dill, Indianapolis, 1,870
57, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 1,869
58, Timothy Behrendt, St Louis, 1,868
59, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,866
60, Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa., 1,863
61, G. Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,862
62, John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,861
62, Duane Kilts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,861
64, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 1,858
65, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, 1,854
65, Charles Anderson, Sloatsburg, N.Y., 1,854
67, Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 1,853
68, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 1,850
68, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 1,850
68, Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 1,850
71, Jason Flaugh, Avilla, Ind., 1,845
71, Christopher Collins, Savannah, Ga., 1,845
73, Jonathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., 1,844
73, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,844
75, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 1,843
76, Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,842
77, Chester Rogers Jr, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,841
77, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,841
79, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,839
80, Craig Tuholski, Washougal, Wash., 1,833
80, P.J. Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 1,833
82, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,830
83, Brian Walker, Indianapolis, 1,823
84, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 1,816
85, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,811
86, Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 1,809
86, Craig Strouse, Muncie, Ind., 1,809
88, William Guszczo, Orland Park, Ill., 1,807
89, Rudy Kasimakis, Baldwyn, Miss., 1,801
90, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,799
91, Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., 1,796
92, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,794
93, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,793
94, Todd Bieber, Flint, Mich., 1,783
94, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,783
96, Jimmy Cook, Indianapolis, 1,773
97, Grant Chleborad, Westfield, Ind., 1,771
98, Tyler Selden, Kettering, Ohio, 1,770
99, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 1,769
99, Tracey Burroughs, Noblesville, Ind., 1,769
101, Justin Howard, Rushville, Ind., 1,767
102, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 1,764
103, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 1,763
104, Marc Heninger, Tonganoxie, Kan., 1,762
105, Timothy Byer, Covington, Va., 1,749
106, Matt Dammann, Canada, 1,747
107, Eric Leuthart, Otisco, Ind., 1,745
107, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 1,745
109, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,744
110, Chris Kliczinski, Pinckney, Mich., 1,740
111, Chris Cundiff, Portage, Ind., 1,734
112, Bruce Falcon, Bay City, Mich., 1,726
112, Chris Gentry, Anderson, Ind., 1,726
112, Jeffrey Thomas, Indianapolis, 1,726
115, Terrance Reeves, Valrico, Fla., 1,723
116, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,722
117, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 1,720
118, Scott Weber, La Salle, Ill., 1,716
119, Anthony Preston, Louisville, Ky., 1,714
120, Jarrod Melton, Bedford, Ind., 1,709
121, Michael Svilar, Munster, Ind., 1,707
122, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,705
123, Dan Johnson, Bloomington, Ind., 1,702
123, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,702
125, Ward Rauch, Cheboygan, Mich., 1,701
126, Brandon Turner, Greenwood, Ind., 1,695
126, Chad Morris, Piqua, Ohio, 1,695
128, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 1,669
129, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,667
130, Thomas Siler, Columbus, Ohio, 1,663
131, Michael Lisch, Zionsville, Ind., 1,658
132, Dallas Baldridge, Lenexa, Kan., 1,657
133, Jack Laffey, Indianapolis, 1,652
134, Aaron Joseph Loveless, Rochester, Ind., 1,648
135, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,643
136, Ron Schoenbachler, Indianapolis, 1,641
137, Terry Buckner, Anderson, Ind., 1,631
138, Joseph Satterfield, Newport News, Va., 1,625
139, Michael Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,618
140, Charles Rott, Shelbyville, Ind., 1,613
141, Ike Brownfield, Lowell, Ind., 1,611
142, Arlo Truax, Franklin, Ind., 1,606
143, Gary Zwiezinski, Elyria, Ohio, 1,593
144, Marc Pruett, Terre Haute, Ind., 1,592
145, Dennis Smith, San Francisco, 1,581
146, Jason Johnson, Indianapolis, 1,578
147, Mark Cornelius, Peru, Ind., 1,572
148, Ronnie Montgomery Sr., Bedford Hts., Ohio, 1,569
149, Jeffrey Sisson, LaRue, Ohio, 1,567
150, Jason Payne, Niles, Mich., 1,562
151, Edward Kramarcik Sr., Lake Mary, Fla., 1,558
152, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,555
153, Scott Bowland, Indianapolis, 1,553
153, Pete Stamiris, Hammond, Ind., 1,553
155, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,529
156, Jeff Strong, Greenwood, Ind., 1,491
157, Doug Crow, St. Clair, Mo., 1,488
158, Joseph Hostetler, Minerva, Ohio, 1,487
159, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 1,470
160, Jack Vermillion, Noblesville, Ind., 1,453
161, Rick Cornelius, Omaha, Neb., 1,432
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