Scroggins, Mohr, Kulick are Second Round PBA World Championship Leaders

by PBA Editor August 31, 2009 19:00
Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, trying for his third Professional Bowlers Association major title, took the second round lead in the PBA World Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes Tuesday.
                                                                                      
First round leaders Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., and Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, retained their leads in the PBA Women’s and Senior World Championships respectively.
 
Scroggins, who was fourth after the first round, averaged 236.92 to a 12-game total of 2,843 pins and a 36-pin lead over Sean Rash of Wichita, Kan., who finished with a total of 2,807 pins. Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., was third, seven pins behind Rash.
 
“I tend to do better when I’m not in the lead,” said Scroggins, who won the 2005 USBC Masters and 2009 U.S. Open titles, “but I’d definitely like to be in the lead after the next 10 or 12 games.
 
“I had the left side of the lane all to myself until two games to go,” the 35-year-old left-hander added, “and that made a big difference. Once I get lined up, I get comfortable and stay focused and make good shots. When I get in trouble is when I have to start fishing around.”
 
Kulick, who is trying for her first PBA Women’s Series presented by BOWL.COM title, maintained a 240.67 average clip for a 2,888 12-game total and a 100-pin lead over Shannon Pluhowsky of Phoenix.
 
"It seemed like yesterday was the reverse of today,” Kulick said. “Monday the higher scores seemed to be on the fresh condition and today I was doing better when the lanes were burnt, and that made ball selection very important.
 
"One thing I do is pay a lot of attention to the other players' ball reactions and where they play the lanes,” she added, “so I'm always looking ahead to the next pair to prepare for what I need to do."
 
Mohr, the PBA Senior Tour’s only three-time winner this season, finished with 2,727, but had to rally in the final game to regain the lead over second-year Senior Tour player Bob Harvey of Boise, Idaho, who finished with 2,719 pins.
 
“Any time you bowl over par (a 200 average), it’s fun, especially on demanding lane conditions like this,” Harvey said. “One of the guys said it’s much more fun to sit on top of the hill and look down than it is to be at the bottom looking up.”
 
Harvey joined the Senior Tour in 2008 as another victim of the economic downturn, and teamed up with Kulick to win his only title in the PBA Ladies and Legends tournament in Rockford, Ill., which was only the second PBA Tour event he had ever entered.
 
“I owned a bowling center, lost my lease and had to close it,” he said. “I always wanted to try the Senior Tour, so my wife and I bought a motor home, and now we travel and I bowl. I got a lemon in my life and made some lemonade.”
 
All players in the three PBA World Championship events will bowl one more six-game qualifying round Wednesday. After a six-game semifinal round Thursday morning, the top 40 men, top 20 seniors and top 20 women will advance to best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play Thursday night and Friday. The Women’s and Senior World Championship title matches will be contested Saturday at noon for delayed telecast on ESPN. The men’s finals will be contested live on ESPN on Dec. 13 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan.
 
PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., Sept. 1
 
Second Qualifying Round (after 12 games)
1, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,843
2, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,807
3, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,800
4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,799
5, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,778
6, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,756
7, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,743
8, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,733
9, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 2,706
10, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,695
11, Thomas Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,687
12, Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,684
13, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill, 2,674
14, (tie) Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., and Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 2,666
16, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 2,665
17, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,664
18, (tie) Rhino Page, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2,662
20, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,661
21, Steve Rogers, Bourbonnais, Ill., 2,653
22, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,634
23, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 2,629
24, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,628
25, Jeffrey Roche, Dearborn, Mich., 2,625
26, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 2,618
27, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,608
28, Dan MacLelland, Saginaw, Mich., 2,607
29, (tie) Jason Belmonte, Australia, and Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 2,603
31, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,598
32, Nick Weber, St. Charles, Mo., 2,591
33, Craig Hanson, Orlando, Fla., 2,590
34, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,589
35, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,588
36, (tie) Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., and Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,585
38, Jay Futrell, Derby, Kan., 2,584
39, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,578
40, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,574
41, Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 2,570
42, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,569
43, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,566
44, Chris Johnson, Garland, Texas, 2,563
45, Allan Smith, Augusta, Ga., 2,561
46, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 2,556
47, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,549
48, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,547
49, Ed VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,544
50, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 2,541
51, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 2,536
52, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 2,534
53, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,531
54, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 2,530
55, (tie) Bo Goergen, Midland, Mich., and Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2,528
57, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 2,520
59, Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 2,519
60, Jeffrey Edwards, Sterling Hts., Mich., 2,518
61, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 2,512
62, John Nolen, Grand Blanc, Mich., 2,498
63, (tie) Ronnie Russell, Camby, Ind., and Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 2,496
65, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,488
66, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 2,484
67, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,483
68, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,481
69, Tim Pfeifer, Cranberry Twp., Pa., 2,480
70, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 2,477
71, Stuart Williams, England, 2,476
72, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,462
73, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,459
74, Noah Berger, Berkeley, Calif., 2,454
75, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 2,452
76, Paul Benedict, Wyandotte, Mich., 2,447
77, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 2,443
78, Brian Thompson, Flat Rock, Mich., 2,440
79, Joe Bailey, Pittsburgh, 2,434
80, Tim Keeler, Omaha, Neb., 2,428
81, (tie) Todd Sim, Canada, and Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,419
83, (tie) Manuel Otalora Ortiz, Weston, Fla., and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,415
85, (tie) Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, and Timothy Behrendt, St. Louis, 2,404
87, Tony Campagna Jr., Chesapeake, Va., 2,399
88, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, Fla., 2,398
89, George Lambert IV, Canada, 2,396
90, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 2,391
91, Jonathan Nask, Jupiter, Fla., 2,384
92, Michael Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 2,382
93, (tie) Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., and Nick Kokenos, St. Clair Shores, Mich., 2,380
95, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 2,372
96, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 2,367
97, Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,356
98, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,351
99, Leon Walsh Jr., Plymouth, Mich., 2,338
100, Jeff Klemenswicz, Woodridge, Ill., 2,324
101, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 2,321
102, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2,318
103, Cassidy Schaub, Ashland, Ohio, 2,308
104, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala, 2,303
105, Tracy Damm, Toledo, Ohio, 2,300
106, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 2,293
107, Johnny Petraglia Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, 2,290
108, Alex Medveditskov, Russia, 2,283
109, Jason Wojnar, Chicago, 2,275
110, Ron Williams, Marana, Ariz., 2,273
111, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 2,272
112, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 2,266
113, Timothy Mayer, Harrison Twp., Mich., 2,263
114, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 2,254
115, Brian DiCicco, Agawam, Mass., 2,188
116, Jason Crawford, Ontario, N.Y., 2,112
117, Ivo Raul Chiriboga, Miami, 2,061
118, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 1,973
119, Jonathan Estes, Greensburg, Pa., 1,875
120, Scotie Coleman, Minooka, Ill., 1,581
PBA SENIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., Sept. 1
 
Second Qualifying Round (after 12 games)
1, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 2,727
2, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 2,719
3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,690
4, Dale Eagle, Frisco, Texas, 2,571
5, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif., 2,560
6, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,550
7, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 2,543
8, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 2,529
9, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,519
10, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 2,513
11, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,511
12, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,507
13, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 2,499
14, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2,494
15, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,491
16, Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, 2,489
17, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 2,482
18, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 2,478
19, Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 2,475
20, John Di Santis, Wilmington, Del., 2,474
21, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 2,470
22, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 2,466
23, (tie) Larry Franz, Redford, Mich., and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2,462
25, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 2,449
27, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,445
28, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 2,443
29, Carl Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 2,437, $100
30, Rick Minier, Houston, 2,435
31, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,432
32, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 2,428
33, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 2,424
34, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 2,421
35, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 2,416
36, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,411
37, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,401
38, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,398
39, Gale Voshell, Dover, Del., 2,393
40, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,392
41, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 2,390
42, Rick Vittone, Canada, 2,389
43, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,383
44, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 2,382
45, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 2,381
46, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 2,380
47, John Chapman, Canada, 2,365
48, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,358
49, Derek Smith, Hicksville, Ohio, 2,345
50, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,344
51, Tim Ruelle, Racine, Wis., 2,342
52, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2,341
52, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 2,341
54, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 2,335
55, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 2,331
56, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 2,323
57, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,321
58, Richard Kanadet, Oakland, Ill., 2,317
59, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2,314
60, Curt Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 2,311
60, (tie) Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,311
63, Douglas Kirkman, Clovis, N.M., 2,308
64, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., and Dave Sill, Cary, Ill., 2,304
66, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 2,300
67, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 2,295
68, Max Shellabarger, Ogden, Utah, 2,289
69, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 2,282
70, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,281
71, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,279
72, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 2,276
73, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 2,272
74, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,269
75, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,258
76, Dennis Roberts, Quenemo, Kan., 2,255
77, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 2,250
78, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 2,243
79, Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 2,235
80, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 2,233
81, Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 2,230
82, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 2,228
83, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 2,224
84, Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 2,217
85, Richard Nesbit, Pittsburgh, 2,213
86, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 2,212
87, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 2,210
88, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,209
89, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,193
90, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 2,176
91, Ken Waters, Homosassa, Fla., 2,174
92, John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 2,173
93, Paul Kwiecien, Lansing, Mich., 2,170
94, John Babbitt, Valdosta, Ga., 2,151
95, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 2,149
96, Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 2,124
97, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 2,120
98, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 2,117
99, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 2,115
100, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 2,114
101, Albert Amella III, Macomb, Mich., 2,110
102, John Nelson, Lexington, Ky., 2,091
103, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 2,062
104, Pete Zerger, Redford, Mich., 2,041
105, Bob McGuire, Warrenton, Va., 1,989
106, Rick Kralovic, Sylvania, Ohio, 1,971
107, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,966
108, Bob Faragon, Schenectady, N.Y., withdrew
 
PBA WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., Sept. 1
 
Second Qualifying Round (after 12 games)
1, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,888
2, Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 2,788
3, Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,677
4, Joy Esterson, Annapolis, Md., 2,637
5, Robin Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2,632
6, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,613
7, (tie) Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., and Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 2,598
9, Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 2,583
10, Paola Gomez, Colombia, 2,563
10, Cheryl Daniels, West Bloomfield, Mich., 2,563
12, Lindsay Baker, Waterford, Mich., 2,559
13, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,535
14, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,513
15, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 2,511
16, Christine Bator, Warren, Mich., 2,497
17, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2,470
18, Amanda Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,465
19, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,450
20, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 2,430
21, Adrienne Miller, Buffalo Grove, Ill., 2,416
22, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 2,398
23, Stefanie Nation, Arlington, Texas, 2,396
24, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 2,395
25, Tammy Boomershine, North Ogden, Utah, 2,385
26, Lisa Bishop, Belleville, Mich., 2,362
27, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 2,358
28, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,346
29, Leslie Bohn, Jackson, N.J., 2,338
30, Kathy Tribbey, Dundee, Ore., 2,332
31, Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 2,319
32, Andrea Lucente, Youngstown, Ohio, 2,303
33, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,267
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