Chris Loschetter Second Round Leader in PBA Etonic Marathon Open

by PBA Editor February 24, 2009 19:00
After bowling on two different lane conditions in two days and averaging 230.06 overall, Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, moved into the lead after the second round of the Professional Bowlers Association Etonic Marathon Open Wednesday at Woodland Bowl.
 
Finishing second to Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., after Tuesday’s nine-game first round on the Cheetah condition, Loschetter put together a nine-game block of 1,997 Wednesday on the Viper condition for an overall 18-game pinfall of 4,141, to move ahead of McCune by 29 pins.
 
The Etonic Marathon Open features the Tour’s six lane conditioning patterns and a format that includes 54 games, total pinfall with no match play. The 161-player field has now been cut to the top 53 who will bowl nine games each on the Scorpion and Chameleon oil patterns on Thursday. On Friday the players will bowl nine games each on the Earl Anthony and Shark lane patterns.
 
“I bowl pretty well on the Viper condition but I feel like I’m one of the stronger versatile players out here,” said Loschetter, who finished second in the Pepsi Viper Championship last October to winner Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y. “I think I have all the tools to do well on any pattern I just haven’t put it all together this year yet.”
 
The Viper condition measures 38 feet in lane oil distance, and generally, allows bowlers a wider range of strategies to play the lane which seems to match up with Loschetter’s game.
 
“I’m pretty comfortable playing anywhere on the lane but I would say my biggest test yet will be bowling on the Shark and Earl Anthony conditions which are probably the toughest for me,” Loschetter added.
 
Looking for his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour win, the 28-year-old Loschetter has finished second four times in his career including his runner-up finish to Angelo. Angelo is currently 30th after Wednesday’s second round.
 
With 45 career PBA Tour victories, all-time win leader Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., moved from 21st after Tuesday’s round to third with a 4,047 18-game pinfall.
 
“I found a good reaction for eight of the nine games today,” Williams said. “I bowled well yesterday too but didn’t seem to get the same reaction. I just have to make sure I don’t get the ball too far right on any of these conditions because the ball just won’t come back.”
 
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
Woodland Bowl – Indianapolis, Ind.
Qualifying Round 2 (Viper Pattern) Standings (After 18 Games)
1, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 4,141
2, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 4,112,
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 4,047
4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4,046
5, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4,035
6, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 4,011
7, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,978
8, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,976
9, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,967
10, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 3,959
11, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,950
12, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,932
13, Joe Bailey, Pittsburgh, Pa., 3,929, $100
14, Rhino Page, Topeka, Kan., 3,922
15, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,913
16, Edward VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 3,905
17, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 3,904
18, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 3,901
19, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,899
20, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 3,898
21, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,892
21, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,892
23, Thomas Smallwood, Flushing, Mich., 3,889
24, Christopher Collins, Savannah, Ga., 3,878
25, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 3,874
26, Jason Lundquist, Delaware Water Gap, Pa., 3,873
26, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,873
28, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 3,843
29, John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 3,828
30, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, Fla., 3,818
30, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,818
32, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 3,806
33, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3,800
34, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3,799
35, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,791
36, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 3,785
37, Jonathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., 3,783
37, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3,783
39, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,781
40, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 3,779
41, Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,778
42, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 3,776
43, George Branham III, Indianapolis, 3,769
44, Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,764
45, Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 3,762
46, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,756
47, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 3,753
48, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 3,749
49, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,747
49, Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 3,747
51, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 3,734
52, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,724
53, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 3,721
54, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 3,716
55, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,715
56, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,712
57, Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,711
58, Tony Campagna Jr., Nashville, Tenn., 3,709
59, G. Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 3,708
60, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,701
61, Jason Flaugh, Avilla, Ind., 3,697
61, Duane Kilts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 3,697
63, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 3,696
64, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,695
65, David Traber, Hebron, Ill., 3,690
66, Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa., 3,688
67, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 3,686
68, Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 3,677
69, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,665
69, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 3,665
71, Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 3,663
72, Timothy Behrendt, St Louis, Mo., 3,659
73, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 3,646
74, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 3,644
75, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3,641
76, Jason Wojnar, Chicago, 3,640
77, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 3,635
78, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 3,626
79, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 3,611
80, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 3,594
81, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 3,580
82, Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., 3,571
83, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 3,567
84, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 3,564
85, Theresa Smith-Dill, Indianapolis, 3,559
86, Rudy Kasimakis, Baldwyn, Miss., 3,557
87, John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., 3,551
88, Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 3,549
88, George Lambert IV, Canada, 3,549
90, Chris Cundiff, Portage, Ind., 3,548
91, Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 3,543
92, Terrance Reeves, Valrico, Fla., 3,541
92, Chester Rogers Jr., Milwaukie, Ore., 3,541
94, Michael Svilar, Munster, Ind., 3,536
95, Tyler Selden, Kettering, Ohio, 3,520
95, Nick Kokenos, St. Clair Shores, Mich., 3,520
97, Tracey Burroughs, Noblesville, Ind., 3,519
98, Marc Heninger, Tonganoxie, Kan., 3,513
99, Jeffrey Thomas, Indianapolis, 3,505
100, Charles Anderson, Sloatsburg, N.Y., 3,497
101, Anthony Preston, Louisville, Ky., 3,487
102, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 3,486
103, Brian Walker, Indianapolis, 3,475
104, Craig Tuholski, Washougal, Wash., 3,460
105, Jimmy Cook, Indianapolis, 3,458
106, William Guszczo, Orland Park, Ill., 3,455
107, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,452
108, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 3,451
109, Jack Laffey, Indianapolis, 3,450
110, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 3,446
111, Eric Leuthart, Otisco, Ind., 3,439
111, Matt Dammann, Canada, 3,439
113, Jason Payne, Niles, Mich., 3,434
114, Thomas Siler, Columbus, Ohio, 3,431
115, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3,429
116, Craig Strouse, Muncie, Ind., 3,420
117, Bruce Falcon, Bay City, Mich., 3,412
118, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,411
119, Timothy Byer, Covington, Va., 3,404
120, Chris Kliczinski, Pinckney, Mich., 3,396
121, Todd Bieber, Flint, Mich., 3,386
122, Michael Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 3,381
123, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,376
124, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 3,371
125, Dan Johnson, Bloomington, Ind., 3,364
126, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 3,361
127, Chris Gentry, Anderson, Ind., 3,346
128, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,332
129, Justin Howard, Rushville, Ind., 3,331
130, Jarrod Melton, Bedford, Ind., 3,325
131, Grant Chleborad, Westfield, Ind., 3,324
132, Chad Morris, Piqua, Ohio, 3,306
133, Dennis Smith, San Francisco, 3,304
134, Terry Buckner, Anderson, Ind., 3,299
135, Ron Schoenbachler, Indianapolis, 3,298
135, Michael Lisch, Zionsville, Ind., 3,298
137, Dallas Baldridge, Lenexa, Kan., 3,287
138, Brandon Turner, Greenwood, Ind., 3,284
139, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 3,232
140, Jason Johnson, Indianapolis, 3,220
141, Edward Kramarcik, Lake Mary, Fla., 3,197
142, Joseph Hostetler, Minerva, Ohio, 3,194
143, Aaron Joseph Loveless, Rochester, Ind., 3,191
144, Scott Bowland, Indianapolis, 3,183
145, Scott Weber, La Salle, Ill., 3,178
146, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 3,173
147, Charles Rott, Shelbyville, Ind., 3,161
148, Gary Zwiezinski, Elyria, Ohio, 3,159
149, Jeffrey Sisson, LaRue, Ohio, 3,153
150, Mark Cornelius, Peru, Ind., 3,151
151, Joseph Satterfield, Newport News, Va., 3,133
152, Doug Crow, St. Clair, Mo., 3,125
153, Ike Brownfield, Lowell, Ind., 3,110
154, Ronnie Montgomery Bedford Heights, Ohio, 3,089
155, Jeff Strong, Greenwood, Ind., 3,046
156, Marc Pruett, Terre Haute, Ind., 3,045
157, Arlo Truax, Franklin, Ind., 3,005
158, Rick Cornelius, Omaha, Neb., 2,938
159, Pete Stamiris, Hammond, Ind., 2,923
160, Ward Rauch, Cheboygan, Mich., 2,538
161, Jack Vermillion, Noblesville, Ind., 1,453
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