Brian Voss Retains Lead After Third Round in PBA Senior U.S. Open

by PBA Editor June 2, 2009 19:00

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (June 3, 2009) –  Hall of Famer Brian Voss retained his lead with a 4,074 18-game pinfall (226.3 average) after third round qualifying Wednesday in the Professional Bowlers Association Senior U.S. Open at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

 

The 269-player field has been cut to the top 67 players who will advance to a nine-game qualifying round Thursday morning.

 

The 50-year-old Voss had a 1,362 pinfall in Wednesday’s six-game round with games of 215, 238, 248, 203, 213 and 245. He bowled 1,341 in Monday’s round and 1,371 Tuesday.

 

“Bowling the first block today wasn’t as difficult as I anticipated,” said Voss, who is a 24-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist and is trying for his first Senior Tour title. “I didn’t get a lot of practice on a fresh lane condition so I’m pretty satisfied today.”

 

Voss, of Alpharetta, Ga., has used a different ball in each qualifying block but has relied on making adjustments primarily with his delivery and hand position which is his trademark.

 

“I often use the strategy of sticking with one ball for a block and just make the necessary adjustments,” Voss said. “I like to keep it simple—it’s less confusing.”

 

Voss holds 74-pin lead over Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Township, Mich., in second who is a five-time winner on the national tour.  Sullins has a 4,004 18-game pinfall (222.4 average).                       

 

PBA Hall of Famer and defending Senior U.S. Open champion Wayne Webb of Sacramento, Calif., is third with a 3,973 pinfall (220.7 average).  

 

“The conditions have been a little different this year but the concept of being able to create something by thinking and figuring out how to play the lane conditions is still the same,” Webb said.  “The bowler who does that the best is usually going to win this tournament.”

                       

After Thursday’s final qualifying round, the field will then be cut to the top 24 players for one round-robin match play round Thursday afternoon and two more eight-game rounds on Friday that will determine the top four for the stepladder finals scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Pacific. 

 

The Senior U.S. Open, a major on the PBA Senior Tour, offers $20,000 and a berth into the 2010 Tournament of Champions to the winner.

 

 

2009 PBA SENIOR U.S. OPEN

Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., June 3

 

THIRD ROUND QUALIFYING (After 18 games)

 

*Indicates money earned for Super Senior. Top 10 bowlers 60 years and older out of the top 67.

 

1, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 4,074

2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 4,004

3, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif., 3,973

4, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,955

5, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 3,924

6, Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 3,915

7, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,880

8, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,844

9, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 3,836.

10, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3,835

11, Greg Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 3,831

12, Mike Terrell, Newport News, Va., 3,813

13, Vince Honeycutt, Monroe, Ga., 3,812

14, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,809

15, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,808

16, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,784

17, Sam Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,781

18, Greg Shields, Independence, Mo., 3,769

19, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,766

20, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,765

21, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,761

22, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,756

23, Jimmy Young, Atlanta, Texas, 3,755

24, Marty Deh, San Jose, Calif., 3,752

25, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,746

26, Bob Faragon, Schenectady, N.Y., 3,741

27, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 3,736

28, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,735

29, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,734

30, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 3,733

31, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,728

32, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 3,726

33, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 3,723

34, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,722

35, Rick Cashell, Dedham, Mass., 3,721

36, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va., 3,718

37, Daniel Winter, Rockford, Ill., 3,715

38, (TIE) Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, and Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 3,714

40, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 3,711

41, Gary James, Spring, Texas, 3,709

42, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,708

43, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,706

44, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,699

45, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,698

46, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 3,696

47, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 3,695

48, Ken Konczos, Sagamore Hills, Ohio, 3,694

49, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 3,689

50, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,680

51, Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 3,678

52, Keith Kolozsi, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,673

53, Gale Voshell, Dover, Del., 3,668

54, Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 3,664

55, Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., 3,662

56, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 3,658

57, (TIE) Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., and Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., and Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 3,657

60, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 3,655

61, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,653

62, Dean Jones, Austin, Texas, 3,651

63, Joe Staton, Alta Loma, Calif., 3,647

64, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,643

65, Vaughn Doody, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,640.

66, (TIE) Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., and Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 3,636

68, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,630

69, Douglas Kirkman, Clovis, N.M., 3,620

70, Max Shellabarger, Roy, Utah, 3,618

71, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,616, $700*

72, Russ Freeman, Lake Villa, Ill., 3,613

73, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Township, Mich., 3,611, $700*

74, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,610

75, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,603, $700*

76, Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 3,599, $700*

77, (TIE) Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., $700* and Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,593, $700*

79, Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo., 3,585

80, Matt Surina, Everett, Wash., 3,584

81, Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 3,583

82, Tim Ruelle, Racine, Wis., 3,582.

83, (TIE) Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and C.K. Moore, Redding, Calif., 3,577

85, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 3,574, $700

86, Char Hammel, Las Vegas, 3,573

87, Dave Washburn, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,572

88, (TIE) Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, and Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,571, $700*

90, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,569

91, Jeff Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 3,568

92, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,567

93, Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, 3,566

94, Ralph Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,562, $700*

95, Gerry Keslar, Tonganoxie, Kan., 3,561

96, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,559

97, Skip Pavone, San Jose, Calif., 3,553

98, Rod McLean, North Las Vegas, Nev., 3,544, $700*

99, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,543

100, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 3,542.

101, (TIE) Gus Yannaras, Milwaukee, Wis., and Larry Laub, Lincoln, Calif., and

Frank Tardio, Palatine, Ill., 3,540

104, John Di Santis, Wilmington, Del., 3,535

105, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,532

106, Jim Moran, Las Vegas, 3,531

107, Nicholas Maturo, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,524

108, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, Va., 3,521

109, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,519

110, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3,517

111, (TIE) Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., and Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 3,516

113, (TIE) Avery LeBlanc, Plano, Texas, and Warren Nelson, North Las Vegas, Nev., 3,514

115, Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 3,508

116, Russell Michaud, Hudson, N.H., 3,505

117, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,502

118, Bob Puttick, Canada, 3,501

119, Glen Smith, Seattle, Wash, 3,494

120, (TIE) Daniel Emmett, Las Vegas, and J.P. Muller, Gervais, Ore., and Don Sylvia, Vero Beach, Fla., 3,490

123, Jerry Keily, Littleton, Colo., 3,488

124, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,486

125, Michael Larson, Gardena, Calif., 3,484 126, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3,483

127, Bob Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., 3,482

128, Pete Danyo Sr., Toms River, N.J., 3,481

129, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,476

130, Ray Shuel, Canada, 3,471

131, Bob Purzycki, Pompton Plains, N.J., 3,468

132, Mike Pullin, Rochelle, Ill., 3,466

133, Shannon Starnes, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,465

134, (TIE) Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., and George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,464

136, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 3,460

137, Buzz Goodman, Syosset, N.Y., 3,458

138, (TIE) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,457

140, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,456

141, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 3,452

142, (TIE) Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., and Rick Winther, Fairbanks, Alaska, 3,451

144, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,449

145, George Psaropoulos, Jupiter, Fla., 3,448

146, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 3,446

147, Dan Duskin, Atlantic, Iowa, 3,442

148, Michael Warren, Dallas, 3,438

149, Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 3,437

150, Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 3,436

151, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,434

152, Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 3,433

153, Kent Whitson, Sausalito, Calif., 3,429

154, Frank DeFilippo, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,425

155, Randy Corey, Henderson, Nev., 3,424

156, (TIE) Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., and Guy Gorman, Elko, Nev., 3,418

158, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 3,415

159, Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 3,414

160, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,413

161, Dave Sill, Cary, Ill., 3,410

162, Michael Johnston, Lakeville, Minn., 3,407

163, Robert Callari, Bloomfield, N.Y., 3,406

164, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 3,403

165, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 3,400

166, Jerry Watkins, Bloomfield, N.M., 3,399

167, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3,396

168, Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho, 3,395

169, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 3,393

170, Rick Talley, Enid, Okla., 3,392

171, Lee Tucker, Camarillo, Calif., 3,387

172, Hilton Nunez, Dominican Republic, 3,386

173, (TIE) Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., and Johnny Cook, Oneonta, Ala, 3,375

175, Gregory Smith, Baltimore, 3,373

176, Claes Gauffin, Sweden, 3,367

177, Jim Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 3,366

178, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,361

179, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 3,360

180, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, Nev, 3,355

181, (TIE) Murray Hickman, Las Vegas, Nev., and Brien Show-Yin, Australia, and Ed Bordenka, Las Vegas, Nev., and Gary Bessette, Summerdale, Ala., 3,350

185, Eugene Helbing, Glendale, Ariz., 3,348

186, (TIE) Gordon Stuntz, Hellertown, Pa., and Dwight Tincher, Perris, Calif., 3,342

188, Clay Ory, Clovis, Calif., 3,335

189, John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 3,329

190, (TIE) Fred Kouri, Apple Valley, Calif., and Lamonte Lovering, San Mateo, Calif., and Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,323

193, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3,321

194, James Link, Mt. Dora, Fla., 3,317

195, Mark Fennell, Seattle, 3,308

196, Robert Walters, North Las Vegas, Nev., 3,307

197, Carey Hofmann, Phoenix, 3,306 198, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif., 3,304

199, (TIE) Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., and Tony Cangialosi, Dolan Springs, Ariz., 3,303

201, Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 3,300

202, Steve Schroeder, Carlsbad, Calif., 3,299

203, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,293

204, Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 3,291

205, Jeff Cordeiro, Castaic, Calif., 3,287

206, David Zonfrilli, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,282

207, Melvin Shirey, Sun City West, Ariz., 3,281

208, (TIE) Pat Danforth, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Stan Wells, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,279

210, Dave Gualeni, Roswell, N.M., 3,275

211, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 3,273

212, (TIE) Fred Strasser, Pismo Beach, Calif., and Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,271

214, Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,263

215, Chuck Olsen, St. George, Utah, 3,262

216, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,261

217, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 3,260

218, (TIE) Tom Smith III, Newark, Del., and Rick Darnell, Lihue, Hawaii, 3,257

220, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 3,253

221, Wayne Richards, Fernley, Nev., 3,250. 222, Terry Tuttle, King, N.C., 3,249

223, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 3,246

224, Russ Davies, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,239

225, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 3,238

226, Dave Smith, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,235

227, (TIE) Gene Johnson, Brier, Wash., and David Kebely, Bothell, Wash., 3,227

229, William Elvery Mines, New Brunswick, N.J., 3,217

230, (TIE) Lee Taylor, Las Vegas Nev., and Donnie Todd, Somerset, Ky., 3,201

232, Radar Presley, Atlanta, 3,192

233, Lito Dela Cruz, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,190

234, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 3,188

235, Tim Shirlock, Canyon Lake, Calif., 3,185

236, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 3,180

237, Dennis Fitzsimonds, San Diego, 3,179

238, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,177

239, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 3,175

240, Edward Regehr, Hesperia, Calif., 3,172

241, Scott Rosenthal, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,163

242, Chuck Haus, Linden, Mich., 3,156

243, Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., 3,154

244, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 3,149

245, Rick Salyer, Kingsport, Tenn, 3,140

246, (TIE) Tom Addison, LaVista, Neb., and Ted Karbownik, Clarkston, Mich., 3,136

248, Dave Francis, Sebring, Fla., 3,122

249, (TIE) Thomas Smith, San Bernardino, Calif., and Herbye Mitchell, Grandbury, Texas, 3,119 251, Dale Ballou, Seaside, Ore., 3,117

252, Hubert Harrison, Middletown, Ind., 3,109

253, Dave Zebrowski, New York Mills, N.Y., 3,105

254, F. Dale Rider, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,100

255, Rickey Smith, Milton, Fla., 3,093

256, Don Torok, South Bend, Ind., 3,083

257, J. Wayne Shank, Winter Park, Fla., 3,067

258, Michael Ferguson, Houston, 3,022

259, Earl Yohn, Shermans Dale, Pa., 3,007

260, Wayne Creasy, Bloomsburg, Pa., 2,994

261, Glenn Masukawa, San Ramon, Calif., 2,979

262, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 2,946

263, Randolph Kerr, Troutdale, Ore., 2,935

264, Ralph Morton, Apache Junction, Ariz, 2,913

265, Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W.Va., 2,493 (WD)

266, John Gould, Orangevale, Calif., 2,247 (WD)

267, Rodney Chong, Harbor City, Calif., 1,216 (WD)

268, Val Benson, Bronx, N.Y., 1,040 (WD)

269, John Garry, Las Vegas, Nev., 869 (WD)

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