Darryl Bower Takes First Round Lead in PBA50 Dayton Classic

by Jason Thomas May 14, 2013 12:29

Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., a winner on the PBA Tour who is trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, averaged 248.7 to take the first round qualifying lead in the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip at Capri Lanes.

Bower, in his third season bowling on the PBA50 Tour, led with a 1,983 eight-game pinfall total with games of 278, 235, 205, 246, 257, 238, 256 and 268.

“I’ve bowled well so far this season and I’m improving each time,” said Bower. “I cashed in the first tournament and then finished in the top 24 in the Miller High Life Classic last week so things are going in the right direction.”

Bower’s PBA Tour win came in the 1985 True Value Open in Indianapolis. In his three seasons on the PBA50 Tour his best finish is fifth coming in last year’s Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes.

“I match up well with this center so that’s another thing I’ve got going for me,” Bower added. “The goal will be to finish has high as I can in qualifying to be in good position for the match play rounds.”

Bower holds a 13-pin lead over PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour champion Mike Edwards of Tulsa, who finished the day in second with a 1,970 pinfall. Edwards owns one PBA Tour title and won the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters in his PBA50 rookie season.

Rounding out the top five were PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli in third with 1,954, last week’s PBA50 Miller High Life Classic winner Lennie Boresch Jr., fourth with 1,901, and PBA50 Pasco County Suncoast Open winner Bob Learn Jr. in fifth with 1,856.

Defending champion Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia finished the round in a tie for seventh with 1,848. Petraglia made PBA history at last year’s Dayton Classic by becoming the first player to win a PBA Tour or PBA50 Tour tournament in six different decades.

The 99-player field returns Wednesday for another eight-game qualifying round beginning at 9 a.m. ET. The field will then be cut to the top 32 for match play rounds on Thursday with the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m.

PBA50 DAYTON CLASSIC PRESENTED BY ROTO GRIP
Capri Lanes, Kettering, Ohio, Tuesday

FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING (after 8 games)

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1, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,983.
2, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,970.
3, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,954.
4, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,901.
5, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,856.
6, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,851.
7, (TIE) John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J.,
   Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 1,848.
9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 1,828.
10, (TIE) Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla.,
    Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,827.
12, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,826.
13, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,824.
14, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,808.
15, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,804.
16, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 1,789.
17, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,788.
18, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,771.
19, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,769.
20, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,767.
21, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,762.
22, Don Sylvia, Lady Lake, FL, 1,753.
23, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,750.
24, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,748.
25, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,742.
26, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,738.
27, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,736.
28, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,733.
29, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,732.
30, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,723.
31, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,721.
32, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,720.
33, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,718.
34, Randy Pedersen, Cleremont, Fla., 1,717.
35, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,710.
36, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,703.
37, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,685.
38, (TIE) Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich.,
    Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 1,680.
40, Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 1,668.
41, John Chapman, Canada, 1,667.
42, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,664.
43, Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 1,662.
44, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,650.
45, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,637.
46, Les Ash, Washington Ct. House, Ohio, 1,633.
47, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 1,629.
48, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,624.
49, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,618.
50, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,614.
51, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,610.
52, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 1,601.
53, Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 1,599.
54, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,595.
55, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,594.
56, Ed Cutter, Manassas Park, Va., 1,593.
57, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,583.
58, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,582.
59, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,579.
60, (TIE) Patrick King, Yankton, S.D.,
    Peter Minaudo  *, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,576
62, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,572.
63, Timothy Hartley  *, Englewood, Ohio, 1,569.
64, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,555.
65, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,554.
66, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,542.
67, Tim Hagar, Celina, Ohio, 1,541.
68, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,538.
69, (TIE) Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich.,
    Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,534.
71, (TIE) Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J.,
    Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 1,533.
73, Tom Kennedy, Shepherdsville, Ky., 1,528.
74, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,527.
75, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,523.
76, (TIE) Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio,
    Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., a
    Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,521.
79, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,515.
80, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 1,512.
81, Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio, 1,502.
82, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,501.
83, James Blackstone, Dayton, Ohio, 1,491.
84, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,488.
85, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,474.
86, Dale Reh, Menasha, Wis., 1,468.
87, Rich Ashe, Conneaut Lake, Pa., 1,465.
88, Dave Rossi  *, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,464.
89, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,459.
90, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,451.
91, Gary Simon, Bridgeport, W.Va., 1,438.
92, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,436.
93, Tom Gulman  *, Portland, Ore., 1,392.
94, JamiLynn Fox  *, Toledo, Ohio, 1,384.
95, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 1,381.
96, Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla., 1,371.
97, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,321.
98, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,304.
99, Doug Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 1,290.

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