Tony Reyes Marches into Lead at Denny’s Dick Weber Open

by PBA Editor February 5, 2009 19:00
Since squeaking into match play by qualifying 22nd, Tony Reyes of San Bruno, Calif., has made a steady march to the front of the field after two rounds of match play in the Denny’s Dick Weber Open at Fountain Bowl.
Reyes, in his 10th year on Tour, has one Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title to his credit, winning the Taylor, Mich., stop in the 2006-07 season. After yesterday’s first match play round he was in 11th place.
“It seems like I’ve been bowling mid-pack the whole season so this feels pretty good,” said the 35-year-old righthander. “With this type of format it’s kind of like three tournaments in one. I’ve mainly been grinding it out and now I’m really catching some momentum.”
Reyes has compiled a 12-3-1 record after two rounds of match play with a total pinfall of 7,257. He leads PBA Hall of Famer and 31-time PBA Tour titlist Norm Duke in second with 7,203.
Reyes eluded to the fact that this might be his final year on Tour.
“I’ve had a great run and a lot fun over the last 10 years but I think I’m going to move on to some other things after this season,” said Reyes, whose best finish thus far this season is 17th. “Hopefully, I can put together some strong finishes before the end of the season to wrap up.”
Rounding out the top five with one more eight-game round of match play to go this evening are Walter Ray Williams Jr., Michael Fagan and Pete Weber.
After this evening’s final round of match play the five players will be determined who will advance to the ESPN-televised stepladders finals on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific).
300 Games (1)
Mike DeVaney (Qualifying Round – Block 1)
Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour
Denny’s Dick Weber Open
Fountain Bowl – Fountain Valley, Calif.
February 6, 2009
Match Play Round 2 (after 31 games, including match play records and bonus pins)
1, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 12-3-1, 7,257
2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 10-6, 7,203
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 8-8, 7,195
4, Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 11-5, 7,175
5, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 9-7, 7,173
6, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 8-8, 7,158
7, George Lambert IV, Canada, 11-5, 7,106
8, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 8-8, 7,031
9, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 10-6, 7,023
10, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 9-7, 7,000
10, John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 9-7, 7,000
12, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 10-6, 6,968
13, Brian Voss, Kennesaw, Ga., 5-11, 6,900
14, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 7-9, 6,898
15, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 8-8, 6,833
16, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 6-10, 6,757
17, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 7-9, 6,754
18, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, 6-10, 6,729
19, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 7-9, 6,702
20, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 6-10, 6,672
21, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 5-10-1, 6,664
21, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 7-9, 6,664, $100
23, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 6-10, 6,616
24, Vance Sisk, Sun City, Calif., 6-10, 6,536
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