Johnny Petraglia Wins PBA Senior Sun Bowl in The Villages

by PBA Editor May 12, 2009 19:00
In dominating record-breaking fashion, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J., won the PBA Senior Sun Bowl in The Villages at Spanish Springs Lanes for his first Senior Tour title of the season.
                                                                    
Petraglia defeated Hugh Miller of Seattle, 278-225, in the championship match Wednesday to win the seventh Senior Tour title of his career.
 
Leading the tournament wire-to-wire, Petraglia set four scoring records (six and 12-game qualifying pinfall and 36-game pinfall with and without bonus pins). He had a 13-5 match play record which also helped him earn the top qualifying position for the stepladder finals.
 
“It’s very gratifying to bowl this well throughout the whole tournament and bring home a win,” the 62-year-old Petraglia said. “It would have been very disappointing to be the top qualifier and lose it all in one match. 
 
“I had to bowl a good game,” said the left-hander who also owns 14 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titles. “If Hugh would have thrown a 290 game to beat me that wouldn’t feel so bad, but if he wasn’t going to bowl the big game I had to make sure I did.”
 
It was in last year’s PBA Senior U.S. Open that Petraglia felt the disappointment of leading the entire tournament only to lose in the championship match to Wayne Webb 204-172.
 
Petraglia earned $8,000 for his Villages win while Miller, who owns one Senior Tour and seven national PBA Tour titles, earned $4,500 for second.
 
In the semifinal match, Miller defeated Kevin Croucher of Grants Pass., Ore., 227-220. In the opening match Croucher defeated Roger Kossert of Lithia, Fla., 224-213.
 
The next stop on the PBA Senior Tour will be the Senior Northern California Classic May 24-27 in Brentwood, Calif.
 
 
2009 PBA SENIOR SUN BOWL IN THE VILLAGES
Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, Fla.
May 13, 2009
 
Final Standings
1, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 278 (one game), $8,000
2, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 452 (two games), $4,500
3, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 444 (two games), $3,000
4, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 213 (one game), $2,500
 
Stepladder Results
Match One – Croucher def., Kossert, 224-213
Semifinal Match – Miller def. Croucher, 227-220
Championship – Petraglia def. Miller, 278-225
 
Round 5
(After 36 games, including match play record, total pins with bonus and money earned)
 
1, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 13-5, 9,395
2, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 13-4-1, 9,042
3, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 13-4-1, 9,000
4, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 13-4-1, 8,788
5, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 13-5, 8,745, $2,000
6, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 13-4-1, 8,712, $1,750
7, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif., 9-9, 8,687, $1,600
8, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 10-8, 8,676, $1,550
9, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 8-8-2, 8,665, $1,500
10, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 8-9-1, 8,597, $1,450
11, John Shreve, Elyria, Ohio, 8-8-2, 8,580, $1,425
12, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 8-10, 8,557, $1,400
13, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 9-9, 8,532, $1,375
14, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 9-8-1, 8,475, $1,350
15, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 6-11-1, 8,456, $1,325
16, Mike Pullin, Rochelle, Ill., 8-9-1, 8,405, $1,300
 
Round 4
(after 27 games, including match play record, total pins with bonus and money earned)
 
17, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 5-3-1, 6,314, $1,150
18, Jeff Schrum Cherryville, N.C., 4-5, 6,310, $1,140
19, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 4-5, 6,304, $1,130
20, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 5-4, 6,295, $1,120
21, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 5-4, 6,293, $1,110
22, Gerald Teel, The Villages, Fla., 3-5, 6,244, $1,100
23, Tim Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 5-4, 6,183, $1,095
24, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 4-5, 6,163, $1,090
25, (TIE) Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 2-7, and Mitch Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 4-5, 6,121, $1,082
27, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 3-6, 6,118, $1,075
28, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill., 2-7, 6,111, $1070
29, Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 3-6, 6,064, $1,065
30, (TIE) Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 3-6, and Ron Woods, Hudson, Fla., 1-8, 5,902, $1,057

32, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 0-9, 5,819, $1,050

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