Monacelli Tops PBA50 Northern California Classic Qualifying

by Jason Thomas June 18, 2013 13:19

For the fourth time this season Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli earned top qualifier honors for a PBA50 Tour tournament by leading a field of 24 players advancing to match play in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by Track Tuesday at Harvest Park Bowl.

Monacelli, who successfully defended his Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm title June 7 for his second career PBA50 Tour win, led qualifying with a 3,942 16-game pinfall total (246.3 average). He had games of 256, 269, 277, 247, 223, 226, 225 and 237 in Tuesday’s round.

“Qualifying is about getting as many pins as you can and in match play you’re trying to win as many matches as you can,” said the 19-time PBA Tour winner. “But where it is similar is you try to avoid watching the other guy and just concentrate on your game.

“In both cases you’re really bowling against the lanes and the conditions. If I make a mistake, I accept it and learn from it, and then move on. As an example, in the Senior U.S. Open I did a much better job of that than I did in the Senior Masters.”

Monacelli, who also has two runner-up finishes this season, finished 21st in the USBC Senior Masters after winning the Senior U.S. Open.

Competing in his fifth PBA50 Tour tournament, amateur Pete Thomas of Oklahoma City finished qualifying in second with a 3,936 pinfall just six pins behind Monacelli.

Rounding out the top five were first round leader Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,869; reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,865, and Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,830.

After seven tournaments this season there have been seven different winners. In addition to Monacelli, Williams and Learn will also be trying to become the season’s first two-time winner.

Northern California Classic Match play begins Wednesday morning. Round of 8 and championship rounds are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT.

PBA50 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSIC PRESENTED BY TRACK
Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, Calif.
Tuesday’s Results

SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING (after 16 games)
Top 24 advance to match play

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

1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,942.
2, a-Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 3,936.
3, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,869.
4, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,865.
5, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,830.
6, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,792.
7, (tie) Hugh Miller, Seattle, and Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,768.
9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,759.
10, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,741.
11, a-Sam Carter, BenLomond, Calif., 3,727.
12, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,721.
13, Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 3,704.
14, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,701.
15, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 3,679.
16, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,675.
17, Dave Dayton, Reno, Nev., 3,673.
18, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 3,669.
19, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,659.
20, (tie) Joe Goldstein Sr., San Bruno, Calif., and Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,654.
22, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,635.
23, (tie) Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,628.

Failed to advance
25, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,623, $900.
26, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,598, $900.
27, Don Sylvia, Lady Lake, FL, 3,597, $900.
28, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,594, $900.
29, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,577, $900.
30, a,s-Dennis Jones, Fremont, Calif., 3,553, $700.
31, Eric Forkel, Las Vegas, 3,552.
32, s-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,549, $700.
33, a,sTerry Leong, Las Vegas, 3,543, $700.
34, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 3,542.
35, s-Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,535, $700.
36, s-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,531, $700.
37, s-Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 3,499, $700.
38, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,473.
39, a-Al Bella, Pittsburg, Calif., 3,464.
40, s-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,447, $700.
41, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,445.
42, a-Barry Richards, Lodi, Calif., 3,426.
43, (tie) s-Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., and s-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,418, $350.
45, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,415.
46, Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 3,404.
47, Doug Kempt, Monrovia, Calif., 3,394.
48, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,387.
49, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,382.
50, David Wilson, Reno, Nev., 3,375.
51, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,364.
52, Steve Davis, Manteca, Calif., 3,358.
53, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,345.
54, Norm Wolff, Modesto, Calif., 3,314.
55, Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 3,307.
56, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,301.
57, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,293.
58, Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 3,273.
59, Michael Cristofani, Grass Valley, Calif., 3,271.
60, Thomas Goodchild, Fairfield, Calif., 3,264.
61, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 3,253.
62, a-Lorrie Sims, Oakley, Calif., 3,245.
63, a-Junior Self, Martinez, Calif., 3,242.
64, John Gould, Orangevale, Calif., 3,235.
65, a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,215.
66, Pete Milkovich, Hercules, Calif., 3,213.
67, a-Larry Dyson, Stockton, Calif., 3,202.
68, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,187.
69, (tie) Jeff Mann Sr., Clearlake Oaks, Calif., and Duane Wilson, Brentwood, Calif., 3,166.
71, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 3,157.
72, Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., 3,148.
73, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,132.
74, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,124.
75, Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 3,069.
76, Ed Cutter, Manassas Park, Va., 3,061.
77, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,032.
78, Keith Pridgeon, Antioch, Calif., 3,007.
79, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 2,972.
80, Jim Hageman, San Jose, Calif, 2,965.
81, Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 2,936.
82, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 2,899.
83, Rudy Garcia, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2,881.
84, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 2,880.
85, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 2,796.
86, Doug Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 2,734.
87, Dale Ballou, Seaside, Ore., 2,639.
88, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,580 (withdrew).

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