Amateur Jerry Brunette Tops Qualifying In PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Amateur Jerry Brunette Jr. of Rochester, N.Y., averaged 233.6 to take top qualifier honors Monday in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl heading into Tuesday’s match play rounds.

Brunette completed qualifying in the opening tournament of the season with a 3,738 16-game pinfall total bowling 1,890 in Monday’s eight-game second round with games of 203, 199, 236, 217, 258, 247, 264 and 266.  He edged out reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., for the lead by two pins.

“I’m living the dream,” said Brunette, who is primarily a local tournament bowler in western and northern New York and is competing in his first PBA tournament of any kind. “I’ve been dreaming about and working to compete at this level for more than 30 years and now here I am.”

Brunette, who works in the pharmaceutical industry, made an adjustment in the middle of Monday’s round to make his run at the tournament lead.

“I didn’t have a good feel at the start of the fourth game so I made some adjustments and a ball change and put it all together at that point.  Generally, I feel like I’m getting stronger as the tournament goes on so I’m looking forward to match play.”

The top 24 players advanced to Tuesday’s match play rounds and 22 players (positions 25-38 plus eight PBA60 players) advanced to Tuesday morning’s five-game cashers round that will determine eight additional match play spots. After match play, the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. ET.

Rounding out the top five after Monday’s second round were Duke with 3,736; Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,710; Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3,677 and Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,660. Sunday’s first round leader and defending champion Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela finished qualifying in seventh with 3,621.

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PBA50 PASCO COUNTY FLORIDA OPEN

Monday’s Second Round Standings

(After 16 games; top 24 advance to match play; 25th-38th places plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists)

At Lane Glo Bowl

New Port Richey, Fla.

1, a-Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,738.
2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,736.
3, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,710.
4, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3,677.
5, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,660.
6, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,642.
7, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,621.
8, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,607.
9, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,563.
10, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,555.
11, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,551.
12, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,542.
13, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,532.
14, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,524.
15, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,486.
16, a-Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,482.
17, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,465.
18, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,464.
19, Joe Salvemini, Henderson, Nev., 3,444.
20, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,422.
21, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,414.
22, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,379.
23, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,376.
24, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,375.
25, Gary Morgan, Atlanta, 3,367.
26, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,364.
27, ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,357.
28, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,342.
29, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,341.
30, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,328.
31, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,322.
32, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,317.
33, a-Tim Maiseroulle, Buford, Ga., 3,302.
34, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,287.
35, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,282.
36, (tie) Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., and ss-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,272.
38, ss-Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,256.
39, Jimmy Jean, Kathleen, Ga., 3,255.
40, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,254.
41, a-Widmar Vargas, Riverview, Fla., 3,247.
42, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,231.
43, Scott Smith, Warrenville, Ill., 3,223.
44, a-Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,218.
45, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibolo, Texas, 3,215.
46, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,211.
47, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,207.
48, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,203.
49, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,194.
50, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,193.
51, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,191.
52, Tommy King, Oakdale, N.Y., 3,181.
53, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,176.
54, a-James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,175.
55, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,173.
56, Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla., 3,172.
57, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,169.
58, ss-Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,158.
59, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesa, Wis., 3,154.
60, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,153.
61, (tie) ss-a-Joe Barna, Plantation ,Fla., and John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,149.
63, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,141.
64, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,130.
65, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,127.
66, ss-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,115.
67, ss-Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., 3,111.
68, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3,101.
69, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 3,082.
70, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 3,078.
71, ss-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 3,076.
72, Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 3,073.
73, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,069.
74, ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,067.
75, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,063.
76, ss-Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,060.
77, a-Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 3,053.
78, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,043.
79, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,036.
80, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,034.
81, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,021.
82, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,018.
83, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 3,007.
84, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 2,984.
85, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,971.
86, ss-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,969.
87, Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 2,961.
88, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,945.
89, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 2,933.
90, ss-a-Frank Barnett, New Port Richey, Fla., 2,932.
91, ss-Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,911.
92, ss-Barry Warshafsky, Peabody, Mass., 2,897.
93, ss-Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 2,879.
94, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 2,861.
95, ss-Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 2,858.
96, Steve Petroff, Concord, N.C., 2,850.
97, a-Charles Brush, Pinellas Park, Fla., 2,849.
98, ss-Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 2,833.
99, ss-Don Torok, South Bend, Ind., 2,810.
100, ss-Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., 2,800.
101, ss-George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,779.
102, ss-Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 2,751.
103, ss-William Elvery Mines, New Brunswick, N.J., 2,747.
104, Jim Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 2,745.
105, ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,744.
106, ss-Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,740.
107, a-Rick Johnson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2,720.
108, ss-Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,717.
109, ss-Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 2,702.
110, a-William Medina, Whites Creek, Tenn., 2,645.
111, ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 2,615.
112, ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 2,581.
113, a-Mike Jakubowski, Oak Creek, Wis., 2,522.
114, a-Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 2,576.
115, a-Stan Sprow, Lakeland, Fla., 1,686.
116, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,504.

a-denotes amateur

ss-denotes PBA60 players age 60 and over

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