Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli Takes First Round Lead in PBA50 Pasco County Suncoast Open Benefiting Wounded Warriors

by Jason Thomas April 15, 2013 11:06

PBA Hall of Famer and 2012 PBA50 Tour Rookie of the Year Amleto Monacelli averaged 231.6 to lead qualifying after the first round of the PBA50 Pasco County Suncoast Open benefiting Wounded Warriors Monday at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla.

The Venezuela native had a 1,853 eight-game pinfall total with games of 188, 248, 233, 237, 219, 257, 248 and 223 in the opening tournament of the 2013 PBA50 Tour (formerly PBA Senior Tour) season.

“After the first game I had to make some adjustments and change to a different ball,” said the 19-time PBA Tour and 2012 PBA Senior U.S. Open winner. “I went to a ball that hooked a little less and I had to throw a little bit harder and after that really had a consistent shot to the pocket for the rest of the block.”

Monacelli holds a 41-pin lead over three-time PBA50 Tour titlist Harry Sullins in second with a 1,812 pinfall total. Rounding out the top five are Hall of Famers Wayne Webb and Johnny Petraglia tied for third with a 1,809 pinfall, and Walter Ray Williams Jr. in fifth with 1,794.

One of the nation’s most successful amateur woman bowlers, Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, finished the first day of qualifying in sixth with a 1,793 pinfall total (224.1 average). Trying to become the first woman to win a PBA50 Tour tournament, she had games of 226, 258, 221, 201, 223, 203, 257 and 204.

“I’m mentally and physically strong and generally feel my game is as good as it has ever been,” Sandelin said. “I’m going into the tournament feeling I have as good a chance as anyone so I’m hoping for the best.”

Sandelin, a member of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, is a 10-time member of bowling’s Team USA and in 1976 became the first U.S. woman to win bowling’s World Cup. She was the women’s 1996 U.S. National Amateur Champion and was the United States Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year for bowling in 1992 and 1996.

The top 40 players after Tuesday’s second-round qualifying will advance to match play on Wednesday with Round of eight and final rounds getting underway at 5:30 p.m. ET.

PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame is providing start to finish coverage of the Pasco County Suncoast Open. For subscription and schedule information visit the pba.com homepage and click on the Xtra Frame logo.

PBA50 PASCO COUNTY SUNCOAST OPEN BENEFITING WOUNDED WARRIORS

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Monday

First Round Qualifying (after 8 games)

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1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,853.
2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 1,812.
3, (TIE) Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, and
John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,809.
5, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,794.
6, a-Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 1,793.
7, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,791.
8, (TIE) Peter Knopp, Germany, and
Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,785.
10, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,777.
11, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,769.
12, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,750.
13, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,747.
14, (TIE) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and
Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,736.
16, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,733.
17, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 1,719.
18, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,718.
19, (TIE) a-Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla., and
Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,715.
21, Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,698.
22, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,697.
23, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,696.
24, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,693.
25, (TIE) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and
Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,685.
27, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,683.
28, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,676.
29, (TIE) a-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, and
Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,672.
31, Tom Kennedy, Shepherdsville, Ky., 1,665.
32, Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,663.
33, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,659.
34, Joe Scarborough, Mars Hill, N.C., 1,656.
35, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,649.
36, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,644.
37, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 1,637.
38, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,636.
39, a-Widmar Vargas, Riverview, Fla., 1,632.
40, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,629.
41, a-Robert Morrison, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,627.
42, Ron Woods, Hudson, Fla., 1,625.
43, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,622.
44, Richard Esposito, Clearwater, Fla., 1,620.
45, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,612.
46, (TIE) Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., and
Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,611.
48, a-Duane Podgorski, Lakeland, Fla., 1,605.
49, Dan Ahlquist, Sweden, 1,604.
50, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,602.
51, a-Patrick Trudeau, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1,600.
52, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 1,596.
53, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,593.
54, (TIE) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., and
Chuck Gardner, Charlotte, N.C., 1,591
56, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,590.
57, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,588.
58, (TIE) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, and
a-Jeffery Roberson, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 1,587.
60, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,581.
61, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,580.
62, (TIE) Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., and
Jeffrey Herman, Bonaire, Ga., 1,571.
64, (TIE) Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., and
Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 1,570.
66, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,560.
67, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 1,557.
68, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 1,555.
69, Don Sylvia, Lady Lake, FL, 1,550.
70, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,547.
71, Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., 1,546.
72, Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., 1,543.
73, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,542.
74, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 1,540.
75, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,537.
76, (TIE) Doug O'Bryant, Jasper, Ga., and
Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 1,536.
78, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,533.
79, Steven Boxerman, University City, Mo., 1,525.
80, John Younger, Ledyard, Conn., 1,523.
81, Ed Cutter, Manassas Park, Va., 1,515.
82, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,509.
83, a-Philip Frey, Lutz, Fla., 1,507.
84, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1,505.
85, (TIE) Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., and
Don Michaelsen, Plant City, Fla., 1,504.
87, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,500.
88, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,495.
89, Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 1,494.
90, Dale Lee, Brandon, Fla., 1,488.
91, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 1,484.
92, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,476.
93, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,471.
94, a-Dave Titer, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 1,468.
95, Leif Sjoberg, Sweden, 1,465.
96, Tommy King, Oakdale, N.Y., 1,463.
97, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,459.
98, (TIE) Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., and
Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,456.
100, a-Donald Helsel, Tampa, Fla., 1,447.
101, Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,442.
102, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,428.
103, Paul Lemond, Jasper, Ind., 1,411.
104, a-Nicholas Crisafulli, Tarpon Springs, Fla., 1,410.
105, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,407.
106, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,405.
107, Danny Gould, Palm Bay, Fla, 1,398.
108, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,389.
109, Lindell Woolard, Tallahassee, Fla., 1,385.
110, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,375.
111, Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 1,365.
112, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,358.
113, Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., 1,354.
114, Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., 1,352.
115, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,334.
116, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 1,316.
117, Bob Pazur, Venice, Fla., 1,312.
118, Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 1,302.
119, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,285.
120, a-Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 1,212.

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