Mike Fagan Earns Top Qualifier Honors In PBA Bayer Viper Open

by Jerry Schneider November 5, 2011 18:33

 

LAS VEGAS – Trying for his third PBA Tour title, Mike Fagan of Dallas, led an international field of four players Saturday who will advance to the televised finals of the PBA Bayer Viper Open at South Point Lanes.

After 14 games of qualifying in the first tournament of the PBA World Series of Bowling, Fagan had a 3,393 pinfall (242.3 average). In Saturday’s final six-game round he bowled games of 209, 237, 246, 279, 237 and 269.

Fagan finished 90 pins ahead of second-place finisher Stuart Williams of England, who had a 3,303 pinfall. Four-time PBA Tour winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., finished third with 3,261 and Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela rounded out the top four with 3,240.

“I had some momentum coming into the final round and was able to get into cruise control,” said Fagan. “It’s nice to be the tournament leader but you still have to win when it counts on TV.”

Williams, whose previous best Tour finish was sixth in the 2009 PBA Cheetah Championship, felt he could capitalize on the Viper lane condition especially in Saturday’s final qualifying round.

“My goal was to stay steady for the whole round and hope to maybe catch a couple pairs where you could shoot a big game to vault up the standings and that’s pretty much what happened in that round,” said Williams.

The Bayer Viper Open is the opening event of the 2011-12 PBA Tour season, and the first leg in the PBA World Championship. In addition to competing for a spot in the Viper Championship televised finals which will be taped by ESPN at 1 p.m. PT Nov. 18, all World Series of Bowling competitors will bowl three more eight-game qualifying rounds in the PBA’s Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark tournaments over the next three days to qualify for the PBA World Championship cashers round.

The top 16 players after 40 games will then advance to the World Championship ESPN-taped divisional finals scheduled for Nov. 19 starting at 10:30 a.m.

PBA BAYER VIPER OPEN

South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Saturday

(After 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals)

1, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 3,393.

2, Stuart Williams, England, 3,303.

3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,261.

4, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,240.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 14 games)

5, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,219, $2,500.

6, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 3,215, $2,400.

7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,206, $2,300.

8, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 3,193, $2,200.

9, Dom Barrett, England, 3,187, $2,150.

10, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 3,163, $2,100.

11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,148, $2,050.

12, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 3,124, $2,000.

13, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,100, $1,950.

14, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,078, $1,900.

15, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 3,065, $1,850.

16, Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 3,054, $1,800.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 8 games)

17, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,820, $1,300.

18, (TIE) Billy Rogers, Dallas, and Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,817, $1,225.

20, Siu Hong Wu, Hong Kong, 1,814, $1,150.

21, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,811, $1,110.

21, Andy Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla., 1,811, $1,110.

23, (TIE) Clara Guerrero, Colombia, and Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 1,810, $1,085.

25, (TIE) Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, and James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 1,804, $1,065.

27, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,800, $1,050.

28, (TIE) Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., and Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,799, $1,035.

30, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,798, $1,020.

31, Zack Hattori, Las Vegas, 1,795, $1,010.

32, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,788, $1,000.

33, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,787.

34, John DeBenedetta Jr., Las Vegas, 1,786.

35, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,781.

36, Adrian Anderson, Roseburg, Ore., 1,776.

37, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 1,774.

38, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,768.

39, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 1,764.

40, (TIE) Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., and Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,762.

42, (TIE) Ray Eddy III, Saginaw, Mich., and Yong-Jin Gu, South Korea, 1,761.

44, (TIE) Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,759.

46, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,758.

47, Patrick Allen, Baltimore, 1,757.

48, (TIE) Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., and Antonio Medina, Louisville, Ky., 1,756.

50, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,754.

51, Joshua McBride, Wichita, Kan., 1,753.

52, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,752.

53, (TIE) Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,751.

56, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,748.

57, Floyd Raymond, Gaylord, Mich., 1,743.

58, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,739.

59, (TIE) Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, and Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,737.

61, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 1,731.

62, (TIE) David Haynes, Las Vegas, and Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,727.

64, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,726.

65, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,724.

66, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,722.

67, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,721.

68, Paul Moor, England, 1,720.

69, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,718.

70, (TIE) Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., and Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,717.

72, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,716.

73, Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 1,715.

74, Ji-Hyun Cha, South Korea, 1,713.

75, (TIE) Jason Belmonte, Australia, and Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,712.

77, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,708.

78, (TIE) Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., and Joseph Hostetler, Minerva, Ohio, 1,706.

80, Billy Rohde, Marietta, Ga., 1,705.

81, William Guszczo, Orland Park, Il., 1,704.

82, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,701.

83, D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1,700.

84, Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 1,694.

85, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,693.

86, (TIE) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., and John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 1,692.

89, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,691.

90, John Furey, East Windsor, N.J., 1,689.

91, (TIE) Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,687.

93, (TIE) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,685.

93, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,685.

95, (TIE) Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., and Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 1,684.

97, (TIE) Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,682.

99, Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, 1,674.

100, (TIE) Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., and Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,673.

102, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.V., 1,670.

103, (TIE) Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, and Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,668.

105, (TIE) Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., and Frank Guccione, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,662.

107, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,661.

108, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,660.

109, Richard Horsley, Morrisville, N.C., 1,658.

110, J.T. Jackson, Tarzana, Calif., 1,657.

111, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 1,656.

112, (TIE) Kyung-Shin Park, South Korea, and Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,655.

114, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,652.

115, Kenneth Bland Jr., Germany, 1,646.

116, Erik Andersin, Sweden, 1,645.

117, Chris Hayden, Las Vegas, 1,641.

118, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,639.

119, Matthew Thornton, Montgomery, Ill., 1,636.

120, Robert Piroozshad, Ranch Santa Margarita, Calif., 1,635.

121, (TIE) Chuck Tillson, Rohnert Park, Calif., Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and

Jake Peters, Decatur, Ill., 1,634.

124, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,632.

125, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 1,628.

126, Kasey Normandin, Canada, 1,626.

127, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,625.

128, Kurt Bogner, Longview, Wash., 1,621.

129, Mike Armstrong Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 1,618.

130, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,617.

131, (TIE) Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, and Juhani Tonteri, Finland, 1,615.

133, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,609.

134, Adam Monks, San Diego, 1,608.

135, (TIE) Sean Mamlok, San Jose, Calif., and Krzysztof Olesinski, Poland, 1,606.

137, Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 1,605.

138, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,599.

139, Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 1,597.

140, Masoud Saberi, Bahrain, 1,595.

141, (TIE) Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, and Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 1,592.

143, (TIE) Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., and Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 1,591.

145, Eric Malone, Brewster, N.Y., 1,590.

146, Mohammed Al Swawoosh, Bahrain, 1,589.

147, (TE) Paola Gomez, Colombia, and Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,586.

149, Jeff Toyne, Columbia, S.C., 1,585.

150, Chris Cundiff, Lake Station, Ind., 1,584.

151, (TIE) Ricky Schissler, Henderson, Colo., and Jerry Johnson Jr., Las Vegas, 1,581.

153, (TIE) Brett Cooper, Fort Worth, Texas, and Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,580.

155, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,579.

156, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 1,576.

157, (TIE) Tony Campagna Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn., and Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 1,572.

159, Santiago Garcia, Colombia, 1,569.

160, (TIE) Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., and Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,567.

162, Fawaz Abdullah, Bahrain, 1,565.

163, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,564.

164, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,562.

165, Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, 1,559.

166, David Peterson, Plano, Texas, 1,557.

167, Mahd Assad, Bahrain, 1,553.

168, Isaac Amkie Amkie, Mexico, 1,552.

169, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,545.

170, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Valley Stream, N.Y., 1,538.

171, Jong Soo Park, South Korea, 1,532.

172, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,531.

173, (TIE) Jaime Monroy, Colombia, and Adam Miller, Charlotte, N.C., 1,508.

175, Bubba Harrison, Citrus Heights, Calif., 1,505.

176, (TIE) Jason Miller, Portland, Ore., and Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,499.

178, Mathias Arup, Sweden, 1,493.

179, Mark Fennell, Seattle, 1,492.

180, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,485.

181, Toni Palermaa, Finland, 1,477.

182, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,476.

183, Chuck Galaviz, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1,475.

184, Adam James, Redmond, Wash., 1,473.

185, Dwight Tincher, Perris, Calif., 1,461.

186, Darrell Gilbert Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 1,452.

187, Travis Thomas, Lumberton, N.C., 1,450.

188, Robert McBride, Plano, Texas, 1,436.

189, Chris Helton, Fountain, Colo., 1,427.

190, Rickey Smith, Gulf Breeze, Fla., 1,426.

191, Jim Horan, Oakley, Calif., 1,418.

192, Kevin Prior, Allen, Texas, 1,407.

193, Will Wells, New Zealand, 1,403.

194, Courtney Miller, Charleston, S.C., 1,402.

195, Frank Boyer, Lebanon, Pa, 1,401.

196, Hameed Taqi, Bahrain, 1,381.

197, Sam Grihm, Portland, Ore., 1,379.

198, Mathew Tabor, Cooperstown, N.Y., 1,369.

199, David Meadows, Houston, 1,362.

200, Miroslaw Pajak, Poland, 1,356.

201, Don Mathey, Turlock, Calif., 1,323.

202, Jorge Tello, Colombia, 1,304.

203, Rachel Vaughn, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,294.

204, Tyler Johnson, Surprise, Ariz., 1,206.

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