Bowling News USA - April 14, 2014 Norm Duke, Don Breeden Shine in PBA50 Tour Debuts
Darin Hays of Wesley Chapel, Fla., proved that taking the first round lead in the PBA50 Pasco County Open was no fluke by averaging 251 Monday to retain his lead after the second round at Lane Glo Bowl.
Storm's Norm Duke and Storm loyalist Don Breeden both made the cut to Tuesday in their PBA50 Tour debuts.
Finishing with a 4,039 16-game qualifying pinfall total (252.4 average) after the second round, Hays held a 99-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III in second with 3,940. After bowling 2,028 for eight games in the first round, Hays followed it up with 2,011 in the second round with games of 236, 217, 279, 269, 224, 249, 269 and 268.
Hays led a field of 40 players who advanced to Tuesday’s match play rounds. While qualifying pinfall is dropped, the 51-year-old accountant is rewarded with a three-round bye in match play as a result of qualifying in the top eight.
“You have to face facts and realize you’re starting from scratch for match play,” Hays said. “Getting to the top eight was the main thing. I’ve experienced both sides of the coin where I’ve had big leads in qualifying and not been able to carry the momentum into match play. There have been other times when I haven’t done as well in qualifying and then made great runs in match play. I’m taking the attitude of whatever happens, happens.”
Hays was primarily a regional player from the early 1980s until 2005 when he broke his ankle in a car accident which never healed properly and caused him to leave the game for several years. Ultimately, he would have surgery to repair his ankle two years ago so that he could return to competitive bowling.
Making his PBA50 Tour debut, Bohn averaged 246.2 for his 16 games and was one of five Hall of Famers finishing in the top 10 after qualifying.
“I didn’t really look at the entry list before the tournament but once I walked in for practice I knew immediately it’s not going to be a cake walk,” said the 33-time PBA Tour winner. “The field is a little older than what you’re used to (on the regular tour), including myself, but you realize no one has forgotten how to bowl.
“I came out of the gate a little sluggish in the first round but it was a matter of just settling down a little bit and switching to another ball,” Bohn added. “I just had to work on getting to that comfort zone where you can repeat shots.”
Other Hall of Famers in the top 10 were Duke, in third with 3,793; two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., in fifth with 3,730; 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber in sixth with 3,704; Mike Dias, 3,700 and Amleto Monacelli in ninth with 3,665. PBA50 newcomer Don Breeden of Urbandale, Iowa is 13th.
Fans can catch Tuesday’s match play action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage.
PBA50 PASCO COUNTY OPEN
After Monday’s Second Round Qualifying (16 games)
At Lane Glo Bowl
New Port Richey, Fla.
a-amateur, s-super seniors (60 and over) out of regular prize list cashing for $700.
1, a-Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4,039.
2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,940.
3, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,793.
4, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,739.
5, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,730.
6, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,704.
7, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,700.
8, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,690.
9, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,665.
10, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3,648.
11, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,644.
12, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,640.
13, Don Breeden, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,634. (using Storm)
14, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,630.
15, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,629.
16, (tie) Paul Lemond, Jasper, Ind. and Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,625.
18, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,624.
19, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,622.
20, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,620.
21, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,593.
22, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 3,584.
23, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,536.
24, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,531.
25, (tie) Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,530.
27, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,528.
28, Michael Shequin, Orange City, FL, 3,525.
29, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,515.
30, (tie) John Tavano, Sebring, Fla., and Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,514.
32, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,513.
33, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,502. (Roto Grip)
34, (tie) Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., and a-Jose Estevez, Spain, 3,499.
36, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,497.
37, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 3,496.
38, a-Stan Sprow, Lakeland, Fla., 3,483.
39, a-Widmar Vargas, Riverview, Fla., 3,481.
40, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,466.
Tuesday, April 15
Players qualifying 25-40 bowl best-of-three games at 10 a.m.
Winners and players qualifying 17-24 bowl best-of-three games at 11:30 a.m.
Winners and players qualifying 9-16 bowl best-of-five games at 2 p.m.
Winners and players qualifying 1-8 bowl best-of-five games at 4 p.m.
Round of 8 best-of-three at 7 p.m.
Round of 4 (one game) immediately following
Round of 2 (one game) immediately following
Estimated Prize Fund Information
1st Place: $7500
2nd Place: $4000
3rd-4th Place: $2500 (each)
5th-8th Place: $1700 (each)
9th-16th Place: $1300 (each)
17th-24th Place: $1150 (each)
25th-32nd Place: $1050 (each)
33rd-40th Place: $950 (each)
Remaining Cashers: $900 (each)
Super Senior Cash Spots (Ages 60+) $700 (each)
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