Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, defeated James Stanley of Cincinnati, Ohio, 246-236, to win his first Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title in the PBA Senior Jackson Open at Airport Lanes Tuesday.
It was the opening event on the PBA Senior Tour’s 2009 schedule.
“I’m not sure if I’m dreaming or not,” Mohr, a four-time Team member and second-year PBA Senior said. “I’m thrilled.” USA
Mohr, who retired as a full-time air traffic controller in 2007, but is now “teaching the next generation of air traffic controllers” on a contract basis, said the lessons learned in his first year led to his first professional title.
“I qualified well last year,” Mohr said, “but I learned that in match play, you can’t fool around. You have to make changes quickly and with confidence. There are some great players out here. You can’t afford to give away 15 pins.
“And I came out this year feeling pretty good. I shot 835 my last night of league, and I drilled up a new ball that worked great. With any luck, I’ll keep it going. My plan right now is to bowl all of the Senior Tour events this year.”
Stanley advanced to the title match after eliminating defending Senior Jackson Open champion Johnny Petraglia of , 10-9, in a one-ball roll-off after they tied at 226-226. Petraglia started the roll-off by leaving a solid 7 pin and Jackson, N.J. then struck to end the PBA Hall of Famer’s bid for his eighth PBA Senior Tour title. Stanley
Mohr defeated Bill Henson of , 289-258, in their semifinal round match. Westerville, Ohio
The tournament produced a PBA Senior Tour record 17 300 games, breaking the record of 16 set in , in 1991. Mitch Jabczenski of Lady Lake, Fla. , had two of the perfect games, and also converted the 7-10 split. Novi, Mich.
For complete, game-by-game match play results, visit pba.com and click on the Senior Tour tab.
The PBA Senior Tour’s next stop is the PBA Senior Dayton Classic, April 25-28, at Capri Bowling Lanes. Keith Sharp of , is defending champion. For more information, visit pba.com. Orlando, Fla.
PBA SENIOR OPEN JACKSON
Airport Lanes, , April 21, 2009 Jackson, Mich.
Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska ($8,000) def. James Stanley, , ($4,500), 246-236. Cincinnati, Ohio
Semifinal Round (losers earned $3,000)
Mohr def. Bill Henson, , 289-258 Westerville, Ohio
Stanley def. Johnny Petraglia, , 226-226, 10-9 in a one-ball roll-off Jackson, N.J.
Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated, $1,700 each)
Henson def. Fred McClain, , 2-0 Lincoln Park, Mich.
Mohr def. Dale Csuhta, , 2-0 Wadsworth, Ohio
Petraglia def. Larry Walker, Garden City, , 2-1 Mich.
Stanley def. Hugh Miller, , 2-1 Seattle
Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,300 each)
Henson def. Kenny Parks, , 3-2 Hammond, Ind.
McClain def. Charlie Tapp, , 3-2 Kalamazoo, Mich.
Csuhta def. Keith Sharp, , 3-1 Orlando, Fla.
Mohr def. Ron Profitt, , 3-2 Brookville, Ohio
Walker def. Wayne Webb, , 3-0 Sacramento, Calif.
Petraglia def. Rohn Morton, , 3-0 Vancouver, Wash.
Stanley def. Dale Traber, , 3-2 Cedarburg, Wis.
Miller def. Mitch Jabczenski, , 3-0 Novi, Mich.
Round of 24 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,150 each)
Henson def. Steve Cook, , 3-1 Granite Bay, Calif.
McClain def. Dave Patchen, Oregon, , 3-2 Ohio
Sharp def. Tom Baker, King, NC., 3-2
Mohr def. Gary Hiday, , 3-1 Indianapolis
Walker def. Mike Henry, , 3-0 Brunswick, Ohio
Morton def. Chuck Haus, , 3-2 Linden, Mich.
Stanley def. Steve Lickliter, , 3-0 Beckley, W.Va.
Jabczenski def. Tom Carter, , 3-2 Rockford, Ill.
Round of 32 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,050 each)
Cook def. Dick Baker, , 3-1 Henderson, Nev.
McClain def. Henry Gonzalez, , 3-1 Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sharp def. Dale Eagle, , 3-2 Tavares, Fla.
Hiday def. Curt Aemisegger, , 3-2 Wauconda, Ill.
Walker def. Jay Young, , 3-1 Bowling Green, Ohio
Haus def. Bill Hewlett, , 3-2 Meridian, Idaho
Stanley def. Kerry Painter, , 3-0 Henderson, Nev. Jabczenski def. Mike Hastings, , 3-1 Georgetown, Del.