Traber Leads PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open in Bid for Third Title

by PBA Editor August 9, 2009 19:00
Dale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis., bidding for his third Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title of the year and for his two-year career, charged into the lead at the end of qualifying Monday in the PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open at Spare Time Lanes.
 
Traber finished Monday’s competition with a 16-game total of 3,680 pins and a 26–pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, who won last week’s PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open. Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., was third with 3,590 pins followed by Hugh Miller of Seattle at 3,588 and Jack Wallisch of Hot Springs Village, Ark., at 3,585. First-round leader Bennie Holman of Decatur dropped to 10th place with 3,553 pins.
 
“It’s either been real good or real bad for me all year – nothing in between,” said Traber, who won the USBC Senior Masters in June, two weeks after winning his first PBA Senior Tour title in Brentwood, Calif. “Some weeks I can’t get matched up or I make moves too late. Today I stayed ahead of the transition. When I went high with a shot, I moved.”
 
The 110-player field was trimmed to the top 32 players who will advance to best-of-five match play beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m.  Match play continues all day on Tuesday with the Round of 8 and championship rounds scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 
PBA SENIOR DECATUR OPEN
Spare Time Lanes, Decatur, Ill., Aug. 10, 2009
 
Final Qualifying Standings (16 games)
1, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,680.
2, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,654.
3, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,590.
4, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,588.
5, Jack Wallisch, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 3,585.
6, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,578.
7, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,576.
8, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,575.
9, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 3,553.
10, Bennie Holman, Decatur, Ill., 3,544.
11, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga, 3,540.
12, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,535.
13, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,534.
14, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,521.
15, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,510.
16, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,501.
17, (TIE) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,496.
19, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,492.
20, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,481.
21, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 3,461.
22, (TIE) Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., and Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,453.
24, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,429.
25, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 3,428.
26, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 3,402.
27, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,374.
28, Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del., 3,373.
29, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 3,364.
30, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 3,363.
31, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, 3,356.
32, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,346.
Failed to advance:
 

33, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,343, $900.
34, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3,341, $900.
35, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,340, $900.
36, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,333, $900.
37, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,331, $700.
38, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,323.
39, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 3,315.
40, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,312.
41, (TIE) Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., and Gregory Goetz, Washington D.C., 3,309, $700.
43, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 3,307.
44, (TIE) Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3,306.
46, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,282.
47, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,277.
48, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,273, $700.
49, (TIE) Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, and Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 3,271.
51, Dan Duskin Sr, Atlantic, Iowa, 3,263, $700.
52, Bob Faragon, Schenectady, N.Y., 3,252.
53, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,248, $700.
54, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,246, $700.
55, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,244, $700.
56, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,231, $700.
57, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,229.
58, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,228.
59, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,216.
60, Gregg Getzlow, St Charles, Mo., 3,214.
61, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3,202, $700.
62, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,200.
63, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 3,193.
64, (TIE) John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., and Dean Jones, San Marcos, Texas, 3,187.
66, Dave Shaw, Cottage Grove, Wis., 3,185.
67, Dale Diamond, Springfield, Ill., 3,183.
68, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,182.
69, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill, 3,176.
70, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,175.
71, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 3,168.
72, Al Pote, Lovington, Ill., 3,164.
73, Doug Spicer, Canton, Mich., 3,161.
74, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,157.
75, Daniel Nicklin, Aviston, Ill., 3,149.
76, Steve Bergan, O'Fallon, Ill., 3,110.
77, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,100.
78, Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, 3,096.
79, Ronald Sowa, Columbia, Tenn., 3,088.
80, Tom Ferry, Green Bay, Wis., 3,075.
81, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,074.
82, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3,072.
83, Max Shellabarger, Ogden, Utah, 3,066.
84, James Gochis, Ivanhoe, Ill., 3,058.
85, Hubert Harrison, Middletown, Ind., 3,040.
86, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,031.
87, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 3,026.
88, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,021.
89, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 3,018.
90, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,010.
91, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill, 2,989.
92, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 2,982.
93, Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 2,980.
94, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 2,967.
95, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 2,966.
96, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 2,964.
97, Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 2,933.
98, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 2,927.
99, John Staub, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2,909.
100, Keith Hennricks, Green Bay, Wis., 2,833.
101, Gary Haines, Decatur, Ill., 2,828.
102, Brian Montgomery, Siloam Springs, Ark., 2,826.
103, Mike Zur, Decatur, Ill., 2,822.
104, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 2,812.
105, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 2,801.
106, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 2,769.
107, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,655.
108, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 2,587.
109, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 2,633 (WD).
110, James Hollis Sr, Vienna, Ill., 2,334 (WD).

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