Hometown Player Holman Leads PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open

by PBA Editor August 8, 2009 19:00
Decatur’s Bennie Holman, bowling in only his second Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour event, averaged 237 to take the first-round qualifying lead Sunday in the PBA Senior Miller Lite Decatur Open at Spare Time Lanes.
 
Holman, a 51-year-old Archer-Daniels-Midland employee, posted an eight-game total of 1,896 pins to take a 58–pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, who won last week’s PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open. Kerry Painter of Henderson, Nev., was third with 1,802 pins followed by Dale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis., at 1,777 and Hugh Miller of Seattle at 1,776.
 
“I had a real good day,” said Holman, who bowled his only previous PBA Senior Tour event in Decatur a year ago. “My goal was to be plus-200 for the first round. I got there plus, so that’s a good thing.”
 
The 110-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut 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 MILLER LITE DECATUR OPEN
Spare Time Lanes, Decatur, Ill., Aug. 9, 2009
 
Results after first-round qualifying (8 games)

1, Bennie Holman, Decatur, Ill, 1,896.
2, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,838.
3, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,802.
4, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,777.
5, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,776.
6, Jack Wallisch, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 1,772.
7, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga, 1,770.
8, Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del, 1,766.
9, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,765.
10, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,763.
11, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,756.
12, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,752.
13, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 1,739.
14, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,731.
15, Dean Jones, San Marcos, Texas, 1,729.
16, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,727.
17, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,722.
18, (TIE) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,720.
20, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,716.
21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,714.
22, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,712.
23, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,711.
24, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,710.
25, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 1,699.
26, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, 1,697.
27, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,694.
28, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,693.
29, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,690.
30, (TIE) John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and Doug Spicer, Canton, Mich., 1,687.
32, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb, 1,686.
33, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,685.
34, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,683.
35, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 1,677.
36, (TIE) Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., and Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 1,676.
38, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla, 1,675.
39, Gregory Goetz, Washington D.C., 1,669.
40, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,660.
41, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 1,659.
42, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,656.
43, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,652.
44, Dale Diamond, Springfield, Ill., 1,650.
45, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 1,645.
46, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 1,643.
47, (TIE) Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, and D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 1,641.
49, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,638.
50, Daniel Nicklin, Aviston, Ill, 1,636.
51, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,623.
52, (TIE) Dan Duskin Sr., Atlantic, Iowa, and Dave Shaw, Cottage Grove, Wis., 1,617.
54, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,616.
55, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,613.
56, Gregg Getzlow, St. Charles, Mo., 1,612.
57, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 1,610.
58, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,600.
59, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 1,596.
60, Hubert Harrison, Middletown, Ind., 1,594.
61, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,593.
62, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,589.
63, (TIE) Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,583.
65, Bob Faragon, Schenectady, N.Y., 1,580.
66, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 1,579.
67, (TIE) Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,577.
69, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif, 1,575.
70, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,573.
71, Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, 1,571.
72, (TIE) Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., and John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,563.
74, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,562.
75, Max Shellabarger, Ogden, Utah, 1,560.
76, Al Pote, Lovington, Ill., 1,549.
77, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 1,546.
78, Steve Bergan, O'Fallon, Ill., 1,544.
79, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 1,540.
80, Brian Montgomery, Siloam Springs, Ark., 1,538.
81, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,532.
82, (TIE) James Gochis, Ivanhoe, Ill., and Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,523.
84, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,509.
85, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 1,498.
86, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,496.
87, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 1,494.
88, Tom Ferry, Green Bay, Wis., 1,493.
89, (TIE) Ronald Sowa, Columbia, Tenn., and Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,490.
91, (TIE) Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., and Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,489.
93, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,487.
94, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,485.
95, Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 1,480.
96, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill., 1,473.
97, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,458.
98, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1,456.
99, John Staub, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,452.
100, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,442.
101, Jace Peterson, Elkhorn, Wis., 1,441.
102, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 1,424.
103, James Hollis Sr, Vienna, Ill., 1,412.
104, Keith Hennricks, Green Bay, Wis., 1,398.
105, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 1,388.
106, Mike Zur, Decatur, Ill., 1,382.
107, Gary Haines, Decatur, Ill., 1,368.
108, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,349.
109, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 1,348.
110, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1,343.

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