Voss Emerges as Senior U.S. Open Qualifying Leader After Battle with Webb and Sullins

by PBA Editor June 3, 2009 19:00

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Hall of Famer Brian Voss emerged as the PBA Senior U.S. Open qualifying leader with a 5,940 pinfall (220 average) after 27 games Thursday after battling for the top spot for most of the block with Harry Sullins and defending champion Wayne Webb who are tied for second just six pins behind.

 

The field has now been cut to the top 24 who will enter round-robin match play beginning this afternoon at 2 p.m. They will bowl two more eight-game rounds on Friday before the top four will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Pacific.

 

“I’m starting to feel the grind of this tournament,” said Sullins, a five-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour champion. “I’ve been nursing a sore arm but I’ll be more than happy to work through it as long as I’m near the top.”

 

Among other notables in the top 24 are Dale Traber in fourth, who won his first Senior Tour title last week in Brentwood, Calif.; Three-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist and United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Bill Spigner in eighth; 2008 USBC Masters champion Kenny Parks, tied for 10th, and PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams, 14th.  A total of 11 players in the top 24 have won at least one Senior Tour title.

 

Hugh Miller edged out Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska for the 24th and final match play spot by two pins.  Mohr won the first two Senior Tour events of the 2009 season.

 

Dennis Psaropoulos jumped from 51st after Wednesday’s round to fifth after today’s final qualifying round bowling 2,153 (239.2 average) for the block.

 

Suncoast Bowling Center
Las Vegas, Nev.
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Semi Final Round

 

The top 24 players head to the first round of match play beginning at 2 p.m. Pacific.

 

After 27 games.

 

1, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 5,940
2, (TIE) Wayne Webb,
Sacramento, and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 5,934
4, Dale Traber,
Cedarburg, Wis., 5,904
5, Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla, 5,831
6, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 5,776
7, Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 5,773
8, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 5,748.
9, Jimmy Johnson,
Bellevue, Neb., 5,723
10, (TIE) Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 5,711
12, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 5,707
13, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 5,703
14, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 5,694
15, Mitchell Jabczenski,
Novi, Mich., 5,678
16, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 5,672
17, (TIE) Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bill Nichols,
Roseville, Calif., 5,666
19, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 5,652
20, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 5,645
21, Mike Terrell, Newport News, Va., 5,644
22, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 5,633
23, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 5,627
24, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 5,616
25, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 5,614, $1,200
26, Marv Sargent,
Temecula, Calif., 5,609, $1,160
27, Greg Shields, Independence, Mo., 5,603, $1,140
28, Greg Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 5,601, $1,120
29, Vince Honeycutt, Monroe, Ga., 5,600, $1,100
30, Sam Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 5,593, $1,090
31, (TIE) Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., and Bob Faragon, Schenectady, N.Y., 5,581, $1,075
33, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 5,572, $1,060
34, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 5,552, $1,050
35, Daniel Winter, Rockford, Ill., 5,546, $1,040
36, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 5,545, $1,030.
37, Jimmy Young,
Atlanta, Texas, 5,544, $1,020.
38, Bob Handley,
Winter Park, Fla., 5,531, $1,015
39, Randy Rau,
Belleville, Ill., 5,529, $1,010
40, Rohn Morton,
Vancouver, Wash., 5,527, $1,005
41, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 5,518, $1,000
42, Vaughn Doody, Las Vegas, 5,513, $995
43, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 5,512, $990
44, Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 5,505, $985
45, Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., 5,504, $980.
46, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 5,496, $975
47, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5,494, $970
48, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 5,489, $965
49, Dean Jones, Austin, Texas, 5,470, $960
50, (TIE) Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., and Ken Konczos, Sagamore Hills, Ohio, 5,461, $952
52, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 5,448, $945
53, Marty Deh, San Jose, Calif., 5,431, $940
54, Gary James, Spring, Texas, 5,422, $935
55, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 5,418, $930
56, Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 5,414, $925
57, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb, 5,398, $920
58, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 5,396, $918
59, Gale Voshell, Dover, Del, 5,381, $916
60, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va, 5,376, $914
61, (TIE) Rick Cashell, Dedham, Mass., and Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 5,346, $911
63, Keith Kolozsi, Las Vegas, Nev, 5,343, $908
64, Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 5,327, $906
65, Joe Staton, Alta Loma, Calif., 5,308, $904
66, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 5,300, $902
67, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 5,285, $900

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