New York’s Jack Jurek Takes Second Round Lead in U.S. Open

by Jason Thomas February 24, 2010 14:55

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., who ended a record 14-year drought between titles earlier this season, claimed the second round lead in the 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open at Woodland Bowl Wednesday, averaging 222 for 12 games to take a 13-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela.

Jurek, who was in third place after the opening round, posted a 2,672 pinfall total to lead Monacelli’s 2,659. Monacelli was in 29th place after the first six games.

Dave Beres of Waukesha, Wis., was in third place with 2,656 pins followed by Jason Wojnar of Chicago at 2,652 and first round leader Robert Smith of Columbus, Ohio, with 2,650 pins. Beres and Wojnar are both trying for the first PBA Tour titles. Smith won the 2000 U.S. Open.

Jurek, 46, is trying for his first PBA Tour major title and third overall career title. He defeated Mike Fagan of Patchogue, N.Y., over Labor Day weekend in Detroit to win the PBA Shark Championship, his first title since winning the 1995 Tums Classic in Windsor Locks, Conn. While the pressure to end that streak is now gone, he finds himself leading a tournament that hasn’t been kind to him in years past.

“This is by far the best start I’ve ever had in a U.S. Open,” he said. “The whole season has been going well. It’s a combination of things.

“Today I started with a 179, but then I stumbled into a little better shot. The second squad has always been a little tougher for me because the condition is broken down and you have to move to an inside angle where the ball returns get in the way,” Jurek added. “But today I was been able to play a little farther to the right, so I felt like I bowled 200 (pins) over (a 200 average) today.”

Among the players who made significant moves Wednesday were PBA Player of the Year contender Bill O’Neill of Southampton, Pa., was averaged 242 during the second round to advance from 185th place to 13th, and reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott, who jumped from 135th place to 33rd.

All players in the U.S. Open will bowl six more qualifying games Thursday before the field is cut to the top 88 for a cashers’ round Friday morning. The top 24 will then advance to eight-game match play rounds Friday night and Saturday to determine the four finalists for Sunday’s live ESPN telecast at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. At stake in the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour’s final major championship of the 2009-10 season is a $60,000 first prize and a three-year PBA Tour exemption.

67TH LUMBER LIQUIDATORS U.S. OPEN

Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Feb. 24

SECOND ROUND (after 12 games)

1, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,672.
2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,659.
3, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 2,656.
4, Jason Wojnar, Chicago, 2,652.
5, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 2,650.
6, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,624.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,621.
8, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 2,607.
9, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,606.
10, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,601.
11, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,599.
12, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,596.
13, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,590.
14, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,588.
15, Ronnie Russell, Camby, Ind., 2,585.
16, Anthony Jordan, Sycamore, Ill., 2,583.
17, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,569.
18, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 2,568.
19, Chad Kloss, West Allis, Wis., 2,567.
20, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,559.
21, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,558.
22, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,555.
23, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, 2,549.
24, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,548.
25, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,542.
26, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 2,537.
27, (tie) John Szczerbinski, Wichita, Kan., and Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 2,530.
29, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,524.
30, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,522.
31, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2,521.
32, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,520.
33, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,512.
34, Shannon Buchan, Waterloo, Iowa, 2,510.
35, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,505.
36, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 2,503.
37, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 2,502.
38, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,500.
39, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 2,497.
40, (tie) Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 2,489.
42, Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 2,485.
43, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 2,481.
44, Peter Spreadbury, Oak Forest, Ill., 2,480.
45, Jeff Clark, Indianapolis, 2,478.
46, (tie) Daniel Hannagan, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., 2,476.
48, (tie) Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., and Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 2,472.
50, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,470.
51, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,469.
52, Corey Young, Steeleville, Ill., 2,464.
53, Matthew Gasn, Laurel, Md., 2,460.
54, Bo Goergen, Midland, Mich., 2,458.
55, Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 2,457.
55, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,457.
57, Jacob Peters, Decatur, Ill., 2,453.
58, Joe Bailey, Doylestown, Ohio, 2,450.
59, Justin Williams, Barrett, Tenn., 2,437.
60, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 2,435.
61, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,432.
62, George Brooks, Loveland, Colo., 2,431.
63, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 2,430.
64, (tie) Craig Hanson, Orlando, Fla., and E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,429.
66, (tie) Mason Brantley, Detroit, and Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,428.
68, (tie) Brian Thompson, Flat Rock, Mich.; Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., and J.R. Raymond, Belleville, Ill., 2,426.
71, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,425.
72, Rudy Kasimakis, Baldwyn, Miss., 2,424.
73, (tie) Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, and Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,421.
75, (tie) Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., and Terry Krawec, Canada, 2,419.
77, (tie) Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C.; Joseph Steiner, Saginaw, Mich., and Scott Gilmore, Lafayette, Ind., 2,414.
80, Antonio Medina, Davenport, Iowa, 2,413.
81, Jimmy Cook, Indianapolis, 2,409.
82, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 2,408.
83, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,407.
84, Matthew Zasowski, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,402.
85, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 2,399.
86, (tie) Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill.; Derwin Pitre, Lafayette, La.; Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, and Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,396.
90, Tim Pfeifer, Cranberry Twp., Pa., 2,394.
91, (tie) Joe Green, Maplewood, Ohio, and Fero Williams, Fairfield, Ohio, 2,393.
93, Nick Harnish, Hamilton, Ohio, 2,391.
94, Rick Hara, Darien, Ill., 2,390.
95, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,387.
96, (tie) Michael Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,384.
98, Jeffrey Voght, Canojahaire, N.Y., 2,382.
99, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 2,381.
100, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,380.

101, (tie) Andrew Koff, Miami, 2,378 and David O'Sullivan, Orlando, Fla, 2,378.
103, Chris Tomlinson, Franklin, Tenn., 2,375.
104, Ken Jessee, Huber Heights, Ohio, 2,365 and (tie) Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,365.
106, (tie) Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 2,362, Philip Duncan, Dayton, Ohio, 2,362, Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 2,362, and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,362.
110, Austin Marsh, Anderson, Ind., 2,361.
111, (tie) Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan.; Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., and Scott Lavy, Troy, Mo, 2,360.
114, Josh Brown, Molalla, Ore., 2,359.
115, (tie) Jonathan Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., and Andro Simounet, Babson Park, Fla., 2,357.
117, Jason Flaugh, Avilla, Ind., 2,352.
118 (tie) Jeffrey Thomas, Indianapolis; Aaron Buss, Freeport, Ill., and Luke Matthys, Lafayette, Ind., 2,351.
121, (tie) Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md.; Steve Harman, Indianapolis, and Chris Hansen, Chicago, 2,350.
124, (tie) Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., and Mike Ragon, Marion, Ind., 2,345.
126, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 2,344.
127, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,342.
128, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,341.
129, Steven Black, Phoenix, 2,340.
130, Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 2,339.
131, Bruce Falcon, Bay City, Mich., 2,338.
132, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 2,335.
133, (tie) Stuart Williams, England, and George Lambert IV, Canada, 2,334.
135, Jerry Gentry Jr., Topeka, Kan., 2,331.
136, Michael Steil, Wheeling, Ill., 2,330.
137, Michael Christensen, Great Falls, Mont., 2,329.
138, Eric Copping, Websterville, Vt., 2,327.
139, Patrick Kendall, Greentown, Ind., 2,325.
140, Jeffrey Roche, Dearborn, Mich., 2,324.
141, (tie) Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., and Vincent Yoder, Wooster, Ohio, 2,323.
143, Robert Moss, Indianapolis, 2,321.
143, Darrell Gilbert Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 2,321.
145, (tie) Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, and Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2,320.
147, Jim Wolcott, Hendersonville, Tenn., 2,318.
148, Chris Werner, Rochester, N.Y., 2,315.
149, Terry Buckner, Anderson, Ind., 2,313.
150, Marc Heninger, Tonganoxie, Kan., 2,312.
151, Marty Deh, San Jose, Calif., 2,310.
152, Daniel Farish, Louisville, Ky., 2,308.
153, (tie) John May, Lincolnton, N.C., and Tyler Selden, Kettering, Ohio, 2,307.
155, Michael Lisch, Zionsville, Ind., 2,306.
156, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2,305.
157, Joe Massey, Lafayette, Ind., 2,304.
158, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 2,303.
159, (tie) Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa; Larry Richardson, Muscatine, Iowa, and Jack Laffey, Indianapolis, 2,300.
162, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 2,299.
163, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 2,298.
164, (tie) Christopher Uffman, Dubuque, Iowa, and Michael Marsico, Chesapeake Beach, Md., 2,296.
166, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 2,293.
167, Alan Telling, Cleveland, 2,291.
168, Amanda Beck, Oakdale, N.Y., 2,290.
169, Jeffrey Segneri, Tucson, Ariz., 2,287.
170, Jim Thomas, Binghamton, N.Y., 2,286.
171, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,285.
172, J J Owens, Ithaca, N.Y., 2,282.
173, Dan Bachar, Minooka, Ill., 2,281.
174, Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,279.
175, George Juszczyk, Dearborn Heights, Mich., 2,278.
176, Eric Aquila, Indianapolis, 2,277.
177, (tie) Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., and George Branham III, Indianapolis, 2,276.
179, (tie) Ron Schoenbachler, Indianapolis, and Ryan Yanel, Kenosha, Wis., 2,275.
181, Joseph Litton, Marion, Ind., 2,274.
182, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2,271.
183, Timothy Gillick, Milford, Conn., 2,269.
184, Richard Wolfe, Culpepper, Va., 2,268.
185, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 2,266.
186, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 2,265.
187, Luis Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, 2,263.
188, Shawn Naumann, Orlando, Fla., 2,261.
189, Timothy Behrendt, St Louis, 2,260.
190, Richard Ness, Belleville, Ill., 2,259.
191, Brian Checkle, Stockbridge, Ga., 2,258.
192, (tie) Jon Mesecher, Des Moines, Iowa, and Jeremy Boyer, Desloge, Mo., 2,255.
194, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 2,252.
195, Jan Kravcheno Jr., O'Fallon, Ill., 2,251.
196, Mike Rose Jr., West Henrietta, N.Y., 2,249.
197, Terry Norton, Omaha, Neb., 2,244.
198, (tie) Matt Ogle, Shephersville, Ky., and Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 2,242.
200, Bill Crane, Mishawaka, Ind., 2,241.
201, (tie) Quinton Bohlen, Decorah, Iowa, and Mark Decman, Canada, 2,240.
203, (tie) Matt Dammann, Canada, and Jason Timmermann, Breese, Ill., 2,239.
205, (tie) Tony Campagna Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn., and Ted Rosenquist Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 2,238.
207, Stephen Flynn, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,237.
208, Tim Gilbert, Saginaw, Mich., 2,236.
209, Anibal Marin, Puerto Rico, 2,233.
210, (tie) Walter Schaub II, Schaumburg, Ill., and T.J. Arnold, Montgomery, Ill., 2,230.
212, Roy Woods Jr., Beech Grove, Ind., 2,229.
213, Tim Lockett, Louisville, Ky., 2,227.
214, Jeff Strong, Franklin, Ind., 2,225.
215, Brian McMahon Jr., Saginaw, Mich., 2,218.
216, Manuel Otalora, Weston, Fla., 2,217.
217, Justin Buford, Orlando, Fla., 2,216.
218, Howard Ridgeway, Cleveland, 2,214.
219, (tie) Mike DeVaney, San Diego, and Ward Rauch, Cheboygan, Mich., 2,213.
221, Joe Ambrosini, Lockport, Ill., 2,210.
222, Seby Silvestri, Louisville, Ky., 2,209.
223, Jon Dow, Benton, Me., 2,205.
224, Jerry Anderson, Smithton, Ill., 2,203.
225, (tie) Shawn Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., and Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 2,202.
227, (tie) Shane Higgins, Louisville, Ky., and Mike Armstrong Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 2,201.
229, Matt Hartigan, Tupelo, Miss., 2,200.
230, (tie) Shane DuFresne, Clio, Mich., and Donald Lee, Canada, 2,199.
232, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 2,198.
233, (tie) Mike Eaton Jr., Cincinnati, and Jim Rood, Algonquin, Ill., 2,196.
235, (tie) Bruno Diaz, Puerto Rico, and Jeremy DelCamp, Elkhart, Ind., 2,195.
237, Richard Woodall, Rushville, Ind., 2,194.
238, (tie) Daniel Keenan, Endicott, N.Y., and Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 2,190.
240, Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 2,189.
241, Patrick Helmecy, Beech Grove, Ind., 2,188.
242, Allan Pomatto, Goose Creek, S.C., 2,182.
243, Daniel Freeman, Indianapolis, 2,181.
244, (tie) John Schnur, Oconomowoc, Wis., and Daniel Cline, Lansing, Mich., 2,180.
246, Jeff Walther, St. Cloud, Minn., 2,174.
247, Rodney English, Noblesville, Ind., 2,170.
248, Steven Lunsford, Plainfield, Ill., 2,169.
249, Douglas Lakey, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,166.
250, (tie) Kenneth Galitsky, Plainfield, Ind., and Eric Villagomez, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 2,164.
252, Terrance Bell, Pontiac, Mich., 2,162.
253, John Bright, Tontitown, Ark., 2,161.
254, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 2,160.
255, Steven Meyer, Rochester, N.Y., 2,157.
256, Bradley Branam, Bloomington, Ind., 2,149.
257, Andy Mortensen, Fort Smith, Ark., 2,148.
258, Eddie Frederick, Indianapolis, 2,145.
259, (tie) Stephen Michael Conn, Crestwood, Ky., and Cale Young, Steeleville, Ill., 2,143.
261, Nakoma Arvin, Hamilton, Ohio, 2,142.
262, Michael Svilar, Munster, Ind., 2,136.
263, Alain Bouchard, Canada, 2,134.
264, Andrew Horodecki, Jackson, Mich., 2,132.
265, Steve Ryan, Lansing, Ill., 2,129.
266, Jason Phillips, Greenwood, Ind., 2,126.
267, Todd Minotti, Oviedo, Fla., 2,125.
268, Richard Horodecki Jr., Jackson, Mich., 2,124.
269, (tie) Nick Weber, St. Charles, Mo., and Scott Weber, La Salle, Ill., 2,121.
271, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 2,119.
272, Tyler Ward, Brownberg, Ind., 2,112.
273, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, 2,111.
274, Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., 2,108.
275, Will Perry, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,106.
276, (tie) James Grago, Rome, N.Y., and Aaron Loveless, Bedford, Ind., 2,104.
278, (tie) Chris Bolosan, Newport News, Va., and Wes Gamblin, Kokomo, Ind., 2,102.
280, Brandon Robertson, Clinton, Conn., 2,100.
281, Derek Brashear, Indianapolis, 2,098.
282, (tie) Bill Shouldice, Joliet, Ill.; Charles Rott, Indianapolis, and Aaron Ramsden, Tomah, Wis., 2,096.
285, Jerry Bohlman, Milton, Fla., 2,095.
286, Jason Baker, Sharon Springs, N.Y., 2,094.
287, Hector Medina II, Woodbridge, Va., 2,089.
288, Tony Meibers, Louisviile, KY, 2,086.
289, Mark Dobek, Huntley, Ill., 2,084.
290, Thomas Bates, S. Boston, Va., 2,083.
291, (tie) Ike Brownfield, Lowell, Ind., and B.J. Wynn III, Warner Robins, Ga., 2,079.
293, Blake Mushen, Noblesville, Ind., 2,070.
294, Tony Richardson, Lawrence, Kan., 2,069.
295, Sun Kim, Flushing, N.Y., 2,067.
296, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 2,063.
297, Maurice Bell, Chicago, 2,062.
298, Chad Vendeville, North Richland Hills, Texas, 2,060.
299, Dameon Edwards, Lawrence, Kan., 2,054.
300, (tie) Gregg Getzlow, St. Charles, Mo., and Marcus Henderson, Dayton, Ohio, 2,053.
302, Cory Monroe, Kokomo, Ind., 2,051.
303, Roger Stedge, Freeville, N.Y., 2,049.
304, (tie) David Romero, Colombia; James Erlenbach, Glenford, Ohio, and Ed Campbell, Rochester Hills, Mich., 2,048.
307, Scott Bowland, Indianapolis, 2,042.
308, Steven Frank, New Palestine, Ind., 2,037.
309, Matthew Woods, Indianapolis, 2,035.
310, Justin Erdly, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,033.
311, Zach Cole, Deerfield, Ill., 2,030.
312, Randy Rudzinski, Columbus, Ind., 2,023.
313, Alan Wilson, Martinsville, Ind., 2,022.
314, Joshua Ward, Beloit, Wis., 2,017.
315, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 2,015.
316, Michael Sucena, Philadelphia, 2,012.
317, Nick Korte, Highland, Ill., 2,006.
318, Michael Carroll, Muncie, Ind., 2,004.
319, Chris McClintic, Parma, Mich., 2,003.
320, Tom Popielarz, Saginaw, Mich., 2,000.
321, Sylvain Brisson, Canada, 1,998.
322, Joseph Bevelacqua, Endicott, N.Y., 1,997.
323, (tie) Tamario Amey, Lawrence, Kan., and Pierre Boivin, Canada, 1,994.
325, Chris Mays, Muncie, Ind., 1,990.
326, Matthew Priore, North Arlington, N.J., 1,989.
327, Mark Cornelius, Peru, Ind., 1,981.
328, Scott Nelson, Lafayette, Ind., 1,978.
329, Marek Przezpolewski, Poland, 1,970.
330, John Nemes, Berkley, Mich., 1,957.
331, Michael McPhearson, Fairmount, Ind., 1,944.
332, Robert Graci, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,938.
333, Andrew Branham, Clarksville, Ind., 1,931.
334, Paul Kahrs, Charlotte, Tenn., 1,930.
335, Scott Falkner, O'Fallon, Mo., 1,929.
336, Samuel Montalvo, Puerto Rico, 1,915.
337, Rickey Coleman, Cleveland, 1,912.
338, Les Crump, Noblesville, Ind., 1,910.
339, Kyle Kalbus, Oconomowoc, Wis., 1,907.
340, Jenny Stevens, Houma, La., 1,904.
341, Michael Young, Gloucester Point, Va., 1,894.
342, Robert French, Warner Robins, Ga., 1,893.
343, (tie) Joshua Shriver, Winchester, Va., and Christopher Ohnesorge, Dunlap, Iowa, 1,878.
345, Kevin Akemon, Elkhart, Ind., 1,831.
346, John Gimbel Jr., Greenwood, Ind., 1,823.
347, John Gould Jr., Kansas City, Kan., 1,810.
348, Anthony Dompe, Georgetown, Ill., 1,802.
349, Emmett Jeter, Cheboygan, Mich., 1,747.
350, Chris Case, Indianapolis, 1,712.
351, Sean Couse, Indianapolis, 1,607.
352, Michael Reyes, Chicago, 1,130.


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