As the second round of match play began this morning in the Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Pete Weber held a 110-pin lead over Norm Duke.
Once eight more games were in the books, Duke not only had closed the gap, he had surpassed Weber and built a 135-pin advantage over his fellow Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame member. With bonus pins included, Duke picked up an average of 30-plus pins per game on Weber.
The other two bowlers who began the round “inside the cut” stayed there, but reversed positions. Walter Ray Williams Jr. is now in third place, while Brian Voss is in fourth.
A final eight-game match play round is scheduled to begin at 12 noon Pacific, after which the field will be cut to the top four for the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. Pacific.
Currently on the outside looking in, but still within striking distance, are the only two-time winners of the Senior U.S. Open — two-time defending champion Amleto Monacelli in fifth place, and Tom Baker in sixth. Full standings are available on pba.com
All of the action is being webcast on the PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame, with Mike Jakubowski and Jason Thomas calling the action. Bowlers Journal International will have a special feature on the tournament in the July issue of the magazine.