Four Players Unbeaten in Senior Masters Match Play, Eight Remain in Elimination Bracket

by Jason Thomas June 13, 2013 13:46

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

Four players made it through match play undefeated Thursday at the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, while eight others still remain with one loss.

Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., Dave Axon of Bellevue, Neb., Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., and Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., all survived four rounds unbeaten in the double-elimination match-play bracket at South Point Bowling Center and have the upper hand in qualifying for the stepladder finals.

Boresch, a USBC Hall of Famer, survived a tough battle with fellow Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann., Mo., in his final three-game, total-pinfall match of the day, coming away with a 705-670 victory.

"Just to compete with Pete is a real honor," said Boresch, who at No. 6 is the highest seed remaining in the winners bracket. "I kept waiting for him to turn it on and when he did I was able to hang with him. Luckily, I had a big lead after the first game on him."

Boresch will take on Axon, while Painter will battle Brown in the next winners bracket round Friday morning. The winners of those matches are guaranteed either the first or second seed for the stepladder finals.

Eight players still remain in the elimination bracket, including Weber, who will take on another Hall of Famer, Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., in his first match Friday.

Also alive in the elimination bracket are Wayne Webb, Hugh Miller, Paul McCordic, Mark McCreary, Rod Tramp and Ron Mohr.

The final five players - two from the winners bracket and three from the elimination bracket - will make up the field for the stepladder finals, which will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV at 6 p.m. Eastern on Friday. The winner of the Senior Masters will take home the first-place prize of $16,000.

For more information on the Senior Masters, visit BOWL.com/SeniorMasters.

2013 USBC SENIOR MASTERS
At South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas
Thursday's results

MATCH PLAY
Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall (Name/hometown followed by three-game pinfall total)

OPENING MATCH PLAY ROUND
(Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to losers bracket)
(1) Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, def. (64) Don Jackson, Bonita, Calif., 571-570
(33) Eric Forkel, Alamo, Nev., def. (32) Craig Harrington, Eagle Mountain, Utah, 682-649
(17) Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., def. (48) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 663-656
(49) Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., def. (16) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 588-566
(9) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., def. (56) Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 681-623
(24) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., def. (41) Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 824-640
(40) Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., def. (25) Pete Argo Jr., Washington, Ill., 649-594
(57) Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., def. (8) Tom Baker, King, N.C., 628-581
(60) Philip Meinke, Berlin, Germany, def. (5) Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 597-555
(28) Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., def. (37) Marc Scherlis, San Diego, 678-653
(44) Rod Tramp, Porterville, Calif., def. (21) Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 682-610
(12) Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., def. (53) Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 626-558
(13) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, def. (52) Steve Pavlinko, Sewell , N.J., 639-620
(20) Jeff Richgels, Oregon, Wis., def. (45) Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 603-538
(29) Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., def. (36) Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 736-627
(4) Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., def. (61) Eugene Captain, Bertha, Minn., 641-585
(3) Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., def. (62) Jack Nelson, Bismarck, N.D., 734-694
(30) Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., def. (35) Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground , Ga., 640-578
(46) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., def. (19) Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 699-627
(51) Robert Worrall II, Colorado Springs, Colo., def. (14) Sam Carter, Ben Lomond, Calif., 653-638
(11) Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, def. (54) Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 662-624
(22) Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, def. (43) Ricky Woods, Whites Creek, Tenn., 668-605
(27) Ron Winger, Las Vegas, def. (38) Bob Davidson, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 617-515
(6) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., def. (59) Peter Knopp, Bremen, Germany, 654-557
(58) Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., def. (7) Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 663-557
(39) Ron Mohr, Las Vegas def. (26) Dale Eagle, Laguna Miguel, Calif., 700-643
(23) Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., def. (42) Robert Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., 594-535
(55) Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., def. (10) Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Mich., 616-616 (202-197)
(50) David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., def. (15) Joe Goldstein, San Bruno, Calif., 720-656
(18) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., def. (47) Bob Learn, Macomb, Mich., 656-614
(31) Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass., def. (34) Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 616-540
(63) Isaac Amkie, Mexico, def. (2) Wayne Webb, Grove City, Ohio, 669-651

ROUND 1 WINNERS BRACKET
Monacelli def. Forkel, 730-728
Miller def. Sargent, 644-643
W.R. Williams Jr. def. Edwards, 748-738
Painter def. McCreary, 661-585
Brown def. Meinke, 662-643
Tramp def. Vazquez, 698-523
Paul McCordic def. Richgels, 583-556
Pedersen def. Goergen, 691-686
Weber def. Johnson, 639-549
Dias def. Worrall, 641-600
Thomas def. Lineberry, 629-591
Boresch def. Winger, 675-625
Mohr def. Petraglia, 669-557
Romeo def. Kossert, 625-589
Axon def. Blatchford, 698-671
Pritts def. Amkie, 656-587

ROUND 1 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $950)
Harrington def. Jackson 665-598
Baker def. Argo, 695-654
Parks def. Croucher, 674-660
Pete McCordic def. Kanada, 626-586
M. Williams def. Scherlis, 649-616
Shirwindt def. Captain, 703-553
Keane def. Garrick, 665-539
Rice def. Pavlinko, 686-554
O'Bryant def. Nelson, 659-512
Knopp def. Davidson, 630-619
Wagner def. Carter, 701-592
Appling def. Woods, 683-607
Eagle def. Jurek, 721-691
Webb def. Schrum, 686-627
Sullins def. Amoruso, 652-540
Learn def. Goldstein, 723-561
ROUND 2 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,000)
Worrall def. Harrington, 677-641
Baker def. Lineberry, 684-641
Parks def. Johnson, 626-544
Winger def. Pete McCordic, 639-579
M. Williams def. Kossert, 711-603
Blatchford def. Shirwindt, 703-578
Keane def. Petraglia, 714-633
Amkie def. Rice, 656-621
Sargent def. O'Bryant, 708-661
Edwards def. Knopp, 667-657
Wagner def. Forkel, 603-555
McCreary def. Appling, 578-572
Vazquez def. Eagle, 597-572
Webb def. Richgels, 727-648
Sullins def. Meinke, 669-633
Goergen def. Learn, 677-643

ROUND 2 WINNERS BRACKET
Miller def. Monacelli, 672-660
Painter def. W.R. Williams Jr., 742-665
Brown def. Tramp, 648-606
Paul McCordic def. Pedersen, 676-583
Weber def. Dias, 702-672
Boresch def. Thomas, 739-630
Mohr def. Romeo, 695-646
Axon def. Pritts, 694-694 (202-172)

ROUND 3 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,100)
Baker def. Worrall, 608-509
Winger def. Parks, 618-614
M. Williams def. Blatchford, 695-614
Keane def. Amkie, 610-581
Edwards def. Sargent, 715-653
McCreary def. Wagner, 614-601
Webb def. Vazquez, 749-658
Sullins def. Goergen, 601-600

ROUND 3 WINNERS BRACKET
Painter def. Miller, 610-539
Brown def. Paul McCordic, 601-580
Boresch def. Weber, 705-670
Axon def. Mohr, 624-605

ROUND 4 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,300)
Tramp def. Baker, 646-615
Pedersen def. Winger, 695-642
M. Williams def. Monacelli, 737-663
W.R. Williams def. Keane, 612-593
Pritts def. Edwards, 609-601
McCreary def. Romeo, 704-558
Webb def. Thomas, 627-604
Sullins def. Dias, 686-625

ROUND 5 ELIMINATION BRACKET

(Losers eliminated, earn $1,500)
Tramp def. Pedersen, 646-619
W.R. Williams def. M. Williams, 701-566
McCreary def. Pritts, 663-600
Webb def. Sullins, 777-728

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