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Bowling News USA - February 20, 2013 Storm's Pete Weber Making Valiant Run at USBC Masters...

Tom Daughtery takes a shot at a perfect game....2013 USBC Masters - Carolier Lanes, North New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Xtra Frame's Jef Goodger and Ashly Galante visit with Osku Palermaa after his second qualifying round at the 2013 USBC

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Storm's Pete Weber made a huge run at an elusive Masters title Wednesday, after two rounds of qualifying at the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

The PBA Hall of Famer has a 10-game pinfall total of 2,344, sitting third in a field ­­of 468 bowlers at Brunswick Zone Carolier. The Masters, which features a total prize fund of $325,000, will conclude with the live ESPN finals on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

With one more round of qualifying to go Thursday, Weber puts himself in position to win a Masters title, something he has never accomplished.

Sean Rash is leading the tournament after 10 games.

Storm staffer Osku Palermaa, who had a share of the lead after the first round, sits in second place with 2,376. Weber of St. Ann, Mo., sits in third, while Tom Daugherty of Wesley Chapel, Fla., is fourth with 2,326.

All competitors will bowl 15 games of qualifying over three days before the field is cut to the top 63 plus defending champion Mike Fagan of Dallas for the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Friday.

The top five players at the conclusion of the bracket competition will compete in the live two-hour championship round on ESPN.

The Masters, which features a first-place prize of $50,000, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour for the third consecutive season.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the Masters are being covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA’s online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit

For more information on the Masters, including live scoring, visit

Brunswick Zone Carolier, North Brunswick, N.J., Wednesday

SECOND ROUND (after 10 qualifying games; top 63 after 15 games advance to three-game double-elimination match play along with defending champion Mike Fagan of Dallas)

1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,381. 
2, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,376. 
3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,344. 
4, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,326. 
5, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,318. 
6, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,314. 
7, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 2,305. 
8, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 2,298. 
9, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,288. 
10, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 2,284. 
11, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 2,281. 
12, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2,279. 
13, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 2,277. 
14, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 2,273. 
15, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,271. 
16, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,268. 
17, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 2,263. 
18, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 2,262. 
19, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 2,260. 
20, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 2,257. 
20, Allen Rice II, Salem, Ala., 2,257. 
22, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,255. 
23, Mike Moore, Orlando, Fla., 2,254. 
24, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,244. 
25, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 2,238. 
26, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,236. 
26, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 2,236. 
28, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 2,233. 
28, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,233. 
30, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,224. 
31, Devin Golden, Coopersburg, Pa., 2,216. 
31, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,216. 
33, Shigeo Saitoh, Japan, 2,211. 
33, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,211. 
35, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 2,210. 
35, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 2,210. 
37, Walter McKnight, Brick, N.J., 2,206. 
38, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,204. 
39, Jeff Kubasak, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,201. 
40, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,199. 
41, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,194. 
41, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,194. 
43, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 2,193. 
43, Troy Lint, Leola, Pa., 2,193. 
45, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,191. 
46, Matt Gasn, Laurel, Md., 2,186. 
47, Tommy Dakouvanos, Belford, N.J., 2,185. 
48, Brian Ziesig, Levittown, N.Y., 2,184. 
49, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 2,183. 
50, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,179. 
51, Timothy Foy Jr., Salisbury, Md., 2,178. 
52, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,177. 
53, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,176. 
54, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,163. 
55, Stuart Williams, England, 2,161. 
55, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 2,161. 

57, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,160. 
58, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 2,159. 
59, Joe Costanzo, Bethpage, N.Y., 2,155. 
60, Daniel Dunleavy, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,154. 
61, Robert Andersson, Sweden, 2,152. 
61, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 2,152. 
63, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 2,151. 
63, Charles Anderson, Sloatsburg, N.Y., 2,151. 
65, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 2,147. 
65, Quentin Collins, Jamaica, N.Y., 2,147. 
65, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,147. 

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