Monacelli is Leader, Amateur Sandelin Third After Qualifying In PBA50 Pasco County Suncoast Open

by Jason Thomas April 16, 2013 11:29

 

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli retained his lead in the PBA50 Pasco County Suncoast Open benefiting Wounded Warriors after Tuesday’s second round but standout woman amateur Lucy Sandelin of Tampa made a statement by finishing qualifying in third.

Monacelli, the 2012 PBA50 Senior Rookie of the Year, finished qualifying with a 3,819 16-game pinfall total (238.6 average) to outdistance PBA Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker by 117 pins who was second with 3,702.

In Monacelli’s second eight-game round Tuesday, he bowled games of 276, 269, 245, 255, 239, 235, 181 and 266. He leads a field of 40 players who advanced to Wednesday’s match play rounds.

“Overall I’m bowling real well and I feel good,” said Monacelli, who won the 2012 Senior U.S. Open and is a 19-time PBA Tour champion. “My whole life I’ve worked hard to stay in shape and combine that with the right amount of practice which is working well for me now.

“Another thing that is working well for me is to not wasting time making a change whether it be with my equipment or with ball speed and where to play on the lane,” he added.

Sandelin, a member of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, qualified third with a 3,651 pinfall total (228.1 average) and will be hoping to add another chapter to Professional Bowlers Association history as she tries to become the first woman to win a PBA50 Tour (formerly known as Senior Tour) tournament. She had games of 236, 224, 211, 242, 216, 257, 258 and 214 in the second round.

Her job will be made easier as she earned byes in three match play rounds as a result of finishing in the top eight in qualifying.

“When I entered the tournament I was hoping to make match play because I thought, hey, I can make it to the top 40,” said Sandelin who was the 1996 women’s national amateur champion and United States Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year for bowling in 1992 and 1996. “But then as qualifying went on I was bowling better and I thought maybe I can make the top 30 or top 20 but here I am in the top eight.

“One thing that really helped today was I studied my equipment and knew when I needed to throw which ball,” she added. “I wasn’t having to fish for what balls would work during the second block. Heading into match play I need to continue to be smart about my equipment and just stay in the moment.”

Sandelin is trying to become the first woman to win a PBA50 Tour tournament. The highest finishes by women in a PBA50 event are ninth place by Linda Kelly in the 2006 Senior Decatur Open and Robin Romeo, who finished 22nd in the 2007 USBC Senior Masters.

Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J. became the only woman to win a PBA Tour event when she won the PBA Tournament of Champions in 2010.

Match play continues all day Wednesday with Championship rounds scheduled to begin 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., Tuesday

Second Round Qualifying (after 16 games)
Top 40 advance to match play

a-amateur, s-super seniors out of the regular prize list cashing for $700

1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,819.
2, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,702.
3, a-Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 3,651.
4, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 3,629.
5, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,579.
6, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,560.
7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,554.
8, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,548.
9, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,544.
10, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,540.
11, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,539.
12, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,506.
13, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 3,475.
14, a-Widmar Vargas, Riverview, Fla., 3,465.
15, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,457.
16, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,445.
17, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,442.
18, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,439.
19, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,386.
20, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,375.
21, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,365.
22, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,358.
23, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,356.
24, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 3,351.
25, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,349.
26, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,347.
27, a-Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla., 3,346.
28, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,327.
29, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,324.
30, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,316.
31, Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,300.
32, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,292.
33, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 3,284.
34, Doug O'Bryant, Jasper, Ga., 3,270.
35, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,265.
36, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,264.
37, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,262.
38, (TIE) Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., and
Joe Scarborough, Mars Hill, N.C., 3,260.
40, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,254.

FAILED TO ADVANCE

41, a-Duane Podgorski, Lakeland, Fla., 3,250
42, (TIE) Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., and
s-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,231, $700
44, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,227.
45, s-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,226, $700.
46, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,224.
47, s-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,223, $700.
48, (TIE) Lee Rucker, Fort Myers, Fla., and
Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 3,209
50, Jeffrey Herman, Bonaire, Ga., 3,208.
51, a-Jeffery Roberson, Land O'Lakes, Fla., 3,206.
52, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,189.
53, (TIE) a-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, and
Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 3,185.
55, s-Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 3,179, $700.
56, (TIE) Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., and
s-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,178, $700.
58, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3,166.
59, Tom Kennedy, Shepherdsville, Ky., 3,165.
60, s-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,164, $700.
61, a,s-Robert Morrison, New Port Richey, Fla., 3,161, $700.
62, (TIE) Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., and
a-Patrick Trudeau, St. Petersburg, Fla., 3,158.
64, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 3,154.
65, s-Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., 3,142, $700.
66, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,139.
67, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,134.
68, Richard Esposito, Clearwater, Fla., 3,129.
69, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,128.
70, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 3,127.
71, Dan Ahlquist, Sweden, 3,118.
72, Leif Sjoberg, Sweden, 3,095.
73, Ed Cutter, Manassas Park, Va., 3,088.
74, a-Philip Frey, Lutz, Fla., 3,087.
75, Ron Woods, Hudson, Fla., 3,084.
76, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,056.
77, Don Sylvia, Lady Lake, FL, 3,048.
78, Dale Lee, Brandon, Fla., 3,044.
79, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,042.
80, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,038.
81, Chuck Gardner, Charlotte, N.C., 3,037.
82, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,034.
83, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 3,024.
84, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3,022.
85, (TIE) Paul Lemond, Jasper, Ind, and
Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 3,012.
87, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,000.
88, (TIE) Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., and
Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 2,995.
90, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,988.
91, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,985.
92, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 2,968.
93, a-Dave Titer, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 2,958.
94, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,947.
95, John Younger, Ledyard, Conn., 2,940.
96, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 2,934.
97, Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 2,932.
98, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 2,925.
99, a-Donald Helsel, Tampa, Fla., 2,920.
100, Tommy King, Oakdale, N.Y., 2,909.
101, Danny Gould, Palm Bay, Fla, 2,908.
102, Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,907.
103, Steven Boxerman, University City, Mo., 2,903.
104, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 2,900.
105, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,899.
106, a-Nicholas Crisafulli, Tarpon Springs, Fla., 2,857.
107, Don Michaelsen Sr., Plant City, Fla., 2,855.
108, Bob Pazur, Venice, Fla, 2,844.
109, Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 2,838.
110, Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., 2,837.
111, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 2,801.
112, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,779.
113, Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., 2,775.
114, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 2,770.
115, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 2,760.
116, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,749.
117, Lindell Woolard, Tallahassee, Fla., 2,718.
118, Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., 2,704.
119, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,585.
120, a-Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 2,490.

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