Graham, Mohr Top PBA50 Mooresville Open After First Round

by Jerry Schneider, Professional Bowlers Association 0

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (April 29, 2019) – Part-time PBA50 Tour player Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pennsylvania bowled a 1,926 pinfall for eight games Monday to lead the first round of the PBA50 Mooresville Open presented by the Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Storm.

Graham, who works full-time for a printing company, averaged 240 for the round bowling games of 235, 270, 241, 200, 246, 228, 247 and 259 at Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center to lead PBA Hall of Famer and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas in second, who finished with a 1,919 pinfall with games of 244, 259, 246, 227, 214, 218, 266 and 245.

“I had a good read right from the start,” said the 51-year-old Graham, who used one ball for the entire round. “I just adjusted my speed and moved left or right on the lane depending on the pair.

“I was very relaxed and everything was very consistent,” added Graham, who owns three regular PBA regional and one PBA50 regional title. “I’m going to start with the same ball in the second round and see how it goes. I didn’t have a lot of expectations coming in so I’m just taking it one game at a time.”

Graham’s best PBA50 Tour finish was 25th in last season’s Johnny Petraglia BVL Open.

Rounding out the top eight after the first round were Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,914; John Marsala, St. Louis, Missouri, 1,901; reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,872; PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, Jackson, New Jersey, 1,861; 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair, Albany, New York, 1,859, and Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,857.

Defending champion PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colorado, finished the round in 37th with a 1,774 pinfall and hall of famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., of Oxford, Florida, who is coming off two wins to start the season, got off to a slow start finishing the day 55th with 1,736.

Competition continues Tuesday with another eight-game qualifying round beginning at 9 a.m. ET.  Casher’s and match play rounds get underway Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., which will determine the five players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Fans can catch all the action live via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. Visit www.flobowling.com for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 MOORESVILLE OPEN

Presented by Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Storm

Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center, Mooresville, N.C., Monday

 

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after eight games)

1, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,926.
2, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,919.
3, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,914.
4, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,901.
5, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,872.
6, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,861.
7, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,859.
8, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,857.
9, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,852.
10, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,847.
11, n-Jerry Horn, West Columbia, S.C., 1,846.
12, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,845.
13, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 1,839.
14, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 1,836.
15, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,834.
16, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1,828.
17, Michael Smith, Centennial, Colo., 1,826.
18, Chris Collins, Myrlte Beach, S.C., 1,824.
19, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,823.
20, ss-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 1,820.
21, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,819.
22, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,817.
23, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,809.
24, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,804.
25, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,800.
26, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,796.
27, Mac Sanders, Taylors, S.C., 1,795.
28, n-Jeff Atkins, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 1,791.
29, ss-Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 1,788.
30, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,787.
31, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,786.
32, (tie) Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., and Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 1,782.
34, (tie) Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., and ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,781.
36, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 1,777.
37, ss-Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,774.
38, John Neral, Vienna, Va., 1,768.
39, n,ss-Paul Kreins, Mooresville, N.C., 1,765.
40, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,759.
41, ss-Mike Mineman, St Louis, 1,758.
42, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,756.
43, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,755.
44, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,754.
45, (tie) Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., and ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,753.
47, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,748.
48, (tie) ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,747.
50, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 1,746.
51, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,744.
52, (tie) Peter Knopp, Germany, and Troy McKinney, Yorktown, Va., 1,742.
54, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,741.
55, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,736.
56, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,731.
57, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,722.
58, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,721.
59, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,717.
60, Pasquale Lucci, Sr., Hamilton, N.J., 1,716.
61, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,714.
62, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,711.
63, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 1,710.
64, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 1,709.
65, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 1,708.
66, (tie) ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., and ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,705.
68, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,703.
69, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 1,702.
70, Chris Johnson, Nashville, N.C., 1,699.
71, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 1,695.
72, n-Chuck Richey, Charlotte, N.C., 1,693.
73, ss-Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,690.
74, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,688.
75, n-Tony Todd, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1,687.
76, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,682.
77, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,680.
78, (tie) ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,679.
80, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,671.
81, Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., 1,668.
82, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,666.
83, (tie) Jeffrey Campbell, Newport News, Va., and Scott Thomsen, Sumter, S.C., 1,657.
85, ss-David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 1,656.
86, ss-Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,653.
87, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,652.
88, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,651.
89, ss-Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,636.
90, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,635.
91, n,ss-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,634.
92, Brett Caramagno, Goose Creek, S.C., 1,631.
93, (tie) ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., and ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,630.
95, n-Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 1,625.
96, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,623.
97, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1,619.
98, Chuck Walker, Rutledge, Tenn., 1,615.
99, ss-Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,614.
100, (tie) Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, ss-Fran Luzzi, Port Jervis, N.Y., and Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,609.
103, ss-Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,608.
104, ss-Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, 1,602.
105, (tie) Richard Strath, Schenectady, N.Y., and ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,600.
107, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,599.
108, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,563.
109, ss-Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,561.
110, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,557.
111, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,547.
112, David Bleggi, Jacksonville, N.C., 1,540.
113, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,536.
114, (tie) Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., and n-Jason Gordon, Concord, N.C., 1,535.
116, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,531.
117, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 1,529.
118, ss-Larry Helton, Bolingbrook, Ill., 1,522.
119, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,519.
120, Jay Hess, Gotha, Fla., 1,516.
121, Jim Horan, Mountain View, Calif., 1,512.
122, ss-Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 1,507.
123, ss-Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,503.
124, n, ss-Ron Jenkins, Statesville, N.C., 1,491.
125, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,485.
126, ss-Thomas Sliwinski, Reynoldsville, Pa., 1,463.
127, (tie) Jeff Caudle, Lexington, N.C., and Larry Felts Jr., Simpsonville, S.C., 1,456.
129, Michael Whittington, Matthews, N.C., 1,453.
130, Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1,447.
131, Steven Hartzell, Hanahan, S.C., 1,440.
132, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,419.
133, ss-Tom Giffin, Martinsville, Va., 1,413.
134, ss-Mark Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,391.
135, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,377.
136, Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., 1,366.
137, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,360.
138, ss-Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 1,314.
139, ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,307.
140, n-Charles Allen Jr., Pell City, Ala., 1,299.

n-non-PBA member

ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and older

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