Lambert Maintains Lead at Bayer USBC Masters After Second Round

by Jason Thomas February 9, 2011 15:34

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

RENO, Nev. - Feeling relaxed and laid back after putting up a big score in the first round, Canadian George Lambert IV maintained his lead after two rounds of qualifying at the 2011 Bayer United States Bowling Congress Masters.

Lambert finished with a 10-game total of 2,356, an average of 235.6, on Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium. Three-time Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association Tour winner and Team USA member Bill O'Neill is second with 2,345.

After shooting 1,256 in the opening round, Lambert fired 1,100 in Wednesday's second round. He had games of 215, 236, 188, 248 and 213.

"It's just nice to come out and bowl well," Lambert said. "To still be in the lead at the Masters after Day 2? That's where you want to be."

The top 65 players after 10 games advanced to Thursday's third round of qualifying, which will determine the top 63 players who will join defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

With a hefty cushion on 63rd place, O'Neill said he will use the final five-game block to gather information for match play.

"I'm going to try some different stuff and see what works," said O'Neill, who shot 1,195 for five games Wednesday. "I want to experiment and get some other bowling balls out of my bag and see what else works out there. I want to be prepared for match play."

Should Lambert retain the No. 1 position heading into match play he would face Williams in the first round. Williams finished the second round outside of the cut number but still advances to match play as the No. 64 seed. He finished in 151st place with a 10-game total of 1,937.

"I'm confused because I thought I had been throwing the ball really well," said Williams, a USBC and PBA Hall of Famer who has 47 career titles. "Yesterday the pins didn't fall at all, but today was a little better. At least with the games I bowled, I have some idea what's going on. I'm not in the best frame of mind right now but match play is a different animal and I just have to perform."

The USBC Masters is a major on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour and the champion of the event will earn $50,000 for first place. The final four players who survive bracket play will advance to the championship round, which will be televised live on ESPN at 3 p.m. Eastern on Sunday.

At the end of 10 games, two players tied for 65th place and had a one-game roll-off for the final spot in Thursday's final five-game block. Brian Himmler of Cincinnati defeated Tyler Wilds of Mendon, Mich., 185-134, to advance.

2011 USBC MASTERS

At National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev.

Wednesday's results

QUALIFYING ROUND 2

(10 games)

1, George Lambert IV, Canada, 2,356.

2, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,345.

3, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 2,299.

4, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,297.

5, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,274.

6, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,255.

7, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,253.

8, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,250.

9, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,247.

10, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,234.

10, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,234.

12, Dan MacLelland, Saginaw, Mich., 2,231.

12, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,231.

14, Jason Munkberg, Redding, Calif., 2,226.

15, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,218.

16, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 2,211.

17, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 2,210.

18, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,200.

19, Joshua Kierpiec, Scottsville, N.Y., 2,198.

20, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,196.

21, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,188.

22, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,177.

23, Ricky Schissler, Henderson, Colo., 2,176.

24, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,170.

25, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 2,168.

26, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 2,164.

27, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,160.

28, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 2,158.

29, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 2,156.

29, Michael Steil, Wheeling, Ill., 2,156.

31, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,153.

32, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,152.

33, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 2,150.

33, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,150.

33, Anthony Thompson, Redding, Calif., 2,150.

36, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,149.

36, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 2,149.

38, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,143.

39, Terrance Bright, Atlanta, 2,139.

40, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,132.

41, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 2,131.

42, Mark Scuderi Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 2,130.

43, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,128.

43, Mathew Jones, Avondale, Ariz., 2,128.

45, Brandon Kraye, LaHabra, Calif., 2,126.

46, Michael Clark Jr, Cleveland, Ohio, 2,125.

47, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,124.

48, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,119.

49, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,118.

49, Ralph Solan, Huntsville, Ala., 2,118.

51, Stuart Williams, England, 2,113.

52, Steve Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah, 2,111.

52, J.R. Raymond, Saginaw, Mich., 2,111.

54, Adam Ishman, Las Vegas, 2,110.

54, Steven Badovinac, Parker, Colo., 2,110.

56, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,104.

57, Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 2,103.

57, Erik Vermilyea, Mansfield, Texas, 2,103.

59, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,102.

60, Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 2,098.

60, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,098.

62, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,091.

63, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,084.

64, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 2,080.

65, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,074*.

* Himmler won one-game roll-off, 185-134, to advance.

DID NOT ADVANCE

66, Tyler Wilds, Mendon, Mich., 2,074.

67, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2,073.

68, Christopher Collins, Savannah, Ga., 2,067.

69, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,065.

70, Mason Sherman, Moorpark, Calif., 2,064.

70, James Grago, Rome, N.Y., 2,064.

70, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 2,064.

73, Toshiyuki Kaneko, Japan, 2,063.

73, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2,063.

75, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,062.

76, Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 2,061.

76, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 2,061.

78, Jarrett Mizo, Honolulu, 2,060.

79, Dave Arnold, Dublin, Calif., 2,059.

79, Chris Cundiff, Portage, Ind., 2,059.

81, Eddie Lallak, Cheyenne, Wyo., 2,058.

82, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 2,057.

83, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,056.

84, Daniel Jackson Jr., Portland, Ore., 2,055.

85, Jason Polreis, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,054.

86, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 2,053.

87, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,050.

87, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,050.

89, Theo Douthit, Phoenix, 2,046.

90, Gregory Knolton, Memphis, Tenn., 2,042.

90, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 2,042.

92, Ed Szygiel, Mt. Laurel, N.J., 2,041.

92, Donald Barry Jr., Omaha, Neb., 2,041.

92, Thomas Ault Jr., Portland, Ore., 2,041.

95, Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 2,040.

96, Robert Slayton, Farmington, Minn., 2,036.

97, George Gohagan III, Austell, Ga., 2,031.

97, Ed Smaglik, Flagstaff, Ariz., 2,031.

99, David Langer, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 2,030.

100, Keith Dommer, Tucson, Ariz., 2,026.

101, Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 2,024.

101, Paul Bober, Morton Grove, Ill., 2,024.

103, Rusty Thomsen, Morgan, N.J., 2,021.

104, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,017.

105, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2,014.

106, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,012.

107, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,008.

107, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 2,008.

107, Lanndyn Carnate, Glendale, Ariz., 2,008.

110, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 2,007.

111, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,006.

112, Richard Wayne, Westland, Mich., 2,003.

112, Jason Miller, Portland, Ore., 2,003.

114, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 1,999.

115, Dave Wodka, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,998.

116, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,994.

117, Garret Ball, Albany, Ore., 1,992.

118, Chris Westerberg, Derby, Kan., 1,990.

119, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 1,989.

120, Austin Kircher, Orangevale, Calif., 1,988.

121, Dennis Brown, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,987.

122, Derek Gregory, Sonora, Calif., 1,984.

122, Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., 1,984.

124, George Brooks, Loveland, Colo., 1,982.

125, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 1,979.

126, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 1,978.

127, Eric Parvey, Fargo, N.D., 1,976.

128, Jerry Gentry Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,972.

129, Ricky Woods, Whites Creek, Tenn., 1,967.

129, Tony Todd, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1,967.

131, Mike Calderon, Phoenix, 1,965.

131, Ian Willard, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,965.

133, Nikita Koshelev, Russia, 1,964.

133, Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,964.

135, William Bundza, Tucson, Ariz., 1,961.

136, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,958.

137, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 1,957.

138, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,956.

139, Quinton Bohlen, Decorah, Iowa, 1,951.

140, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 1,950.

141, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 1,949.

141, Bob Rosenau, Redding, Calif., 1,949.

141, Bob Rudnick, Lancaster, N.Y., 1,949.

141, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 1,949.

145, Engelberto Rivera, Philippines, 1,947.

146, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,946.

147, Scott Boyle, Salida, Calif., 1,944.

148, Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,942.

149, Bill Crane III, Mishawaka, Ind., 1,940.

150, Michael Biederman, Post Falls, Idaho, 1,939.

151, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,937.

152, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,935.

152, Gary Schrader, Springboro, Ohio, 1,935.

154, Dwight Burns, Tucson, Ariz., 1,931.

155, Stephen Dunnigan, Palmyra, Pa., 1,930.

156, Greg Black Jr., Riverdale, Ga., 1,929.

157, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 1,923.

157, Scott Kraye, LaHabra, Calif., 1,923.

159, Robert Makino, Wildwood, Ill., 1,920.

159, G. Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,920.

161, Billy Young Jr., Edgewood, Md., 1,917.

162, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 1,916.

162, Joe Salvemini, Henderson, Nev., 1,916.

164, Greg Smith, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,915.

165, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,914.

166, Andrew Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla., 1,912.

167, John Kreyer Jr., Fridley, Minn., 1,911.

168, Greg Thomspon Jr., Dublin, Calif., 1,908.

169, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 1,905.

170, Takashi Kudoh, Japan, 1,904.

170, John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,904.

170, Corey Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,904.

173, Curtis Messer Jr., Aberdeen, Wash., 1,901.

174, Richard Vitko, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,900.

175, Michael Hartter, Honolulu, 1,898.

176, Bryanna Caldwell, Tucson, Ariz., 1,896.

177, Martin Pledger, Hot Springs, Ark., 1,894.

178, Frank Schmal, Lincoln, Neb., 1,886.

178, Todd Reichenberger, Barre, Vt., 1,886.

180, Frank Rose III, Bellaire, Texas, 1,885.

180, Rick Bell, Roy, Utah, 1,885.

182, Bryon Fillmore, Carson City, Nev., 1,882.

183, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,881.

184, Billy Gensch, Englewood, Colo., 1,880.

185, Kenny McPartlin, Reno, Nev., 1,879.

186, Edward Cotter, Levant, Maine, 1,878.

186, CJ Godizano, San Francisco, 1,878.

188, Jason Smith, St. Bonifacius, Minn., 1,874.

188, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,874.

190, Ivan Yee, San Francisco, 1,872.

190, Michael Silva, North Dartmouth, Mass., 1,872.

192, Matt Freiberg, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,867.

193, Naoyuki Iguchi, Japan, 1,866.

193, Aaron Ramsden, Pleasant Valley, Mo., 1,866.

195, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 1,865.

195, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,865.

197, Andrew Loose, Chicago, 1,864.

198, Shawn Mosier, Bradford, Pa., 1,851.

199, Jeff Germann, Wheeling, W.Va., 1,849.

200, Matt Purkey, Clermont, Fla., 1,848.

201, Bryan Cavallaro, Perry Hall, Md., 1,845.

202, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 1,844.

203, Justin Godfrey, Feeding Hills, Mass., 1,834.

204, William Hudson, Danville, Va., 1,833.

205, Adam Miller, Charlotte, N.C., 1,832.

206, Charlie Bruno, Deptford, N.J., 1,831.

207, Kevin Tade Jr., Oak Forest, Ill., 1,830.

208, James Ratliff, Arnold, Mo., 1,822.

208, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1,822.

210, Danny Tolentino, Central, S.C., 1,811.

211, Randy Cote, Lebanon, Ill., 1,810.

211, David Knight, Folcroft, Pa., 1,810.

213, Anna Orlova, Russia, 1,808.

214, Douglas Sharp, Nashville, Tenn., 1,806.

215, Robert Harmon, Sutter Creek, CA, 1,805.

216, Brian Aldridge, Aberdeen, Ohio, 1,804.

217, John Prescott, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, 1,802.

218, Darrell Gilbert Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 1,791.

219, Jeffery White, Milton, Fla., 1,789.

220, Rick Kouri, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,788.

221, Sabrina Duncan-Rose, Bellaire, Texas, 1,782.

222, Marvin Chappell Jr., Gastonia, N.C., 1,773.

223, Andy Zumwalt, Albuquerque, NM, 1,772.

223, Zachary Mangrum, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,772.

225, Timothy Smith, Kaysville, Utah, 1,766.

226, Zack Jellsey, Moreno Valey, Calif., 1,757.

227, Brandi Wolfe, Chandler, Ariz., 1,750.

228, Matthew Kalkowski, Chico, Calif., 1,739.

228, Chris Hook, Mira Loma, Calif., 1,739.

230, Charles Sills, Reno, Nev., 1,737.

231, Michael Joseph, Roseville, Calif., 1,731.

232, Steven Lawson, Maricopa, Ariz., 1,726.

233, Rodney Machacek, Lincoln, Neb., 1,724.

233, C.J. Pardini Jr., Petaluma, Calif., 1,724.

235, Duane Bird, Oroville, Calif., 1,720.

236, Joe Branco, Hilmar, Calif., 1,718.

237, Charles Burns, Sparks, Nev., 1,711.

238, J.T. Jackson, Tarzana, Calif., 1,710.

238, Glenn Morgan, Seminole, Ala., 1,710.

240, Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,709.

241, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,700.

241, Tony Ferguson, Brush Prairie, Wash., 1,700.

243, Vincent Caluori, Renton, Wash., 1,689.

244, Brady Garrett, Irving, Texas, 1,687.

244, Donald Brown, Woodbridge, Calif., 1,687.

244, Robert Dessert, New Bedford, Mass., 1,687.

247, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 1,686.

248, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 1,675.

249, Devin Burbank, Reno, Nev., 1,659.

250, Alex Dolginov, Russia, 1,647.

251, John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 1,613.

252, Clyde Kennedy Jr., Campbell, Calif., 1,485.

253, Tracy Teeters, Beaverton, Ore., 1,427.

254, Roger Koplin, Citrus Heights, Calif., 922.

255, Travis Seawell, Virginia Beach, Va., 824.

256, Bobby Hartshorn, Oroville, Calif., 809.


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