Amleto Monacelli Averages 232 to Lead PBA50 Pasco County Open

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

AmletoMonacelliAs the 2015 PBA50 Tour season gets underway, defending champion Amleto Monacelli averaged 232 to take the first round lead Sunday in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla..

The Hall of Famer, who owns 19 PBA Tour and three PBA50 Tour titles, fired a 1,856 eight-game pinfall with games of 278, 203, 275, 192, 246, 194, 262 and 206.

“I really feel I’m in a good place with my game mentally and physically,” the 53-year-old Venezuelan said. “Even though I had a couple 190 games they really weren’t that bad. I bowled well but just didn’t get the (pin) carry.

“It was a little bit of a guessing game moving from pair to pair (of lanes) because you didn’t know what you were going to get but I was able to stay focused on my game and what adjustments I needed to make.”

In 2014, Monacelli defeated fellow Hall of Famer and reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., 259-190, in the championship match to win his third PBA50 title.

Monacelli holds an eight-pin lead over amateur Jerry Brunette Jr. of Rochester, N.Y. in second who is bowling in his first PBA tournament. Brunette bowled 1,848 with games of 236, 195, 232, 222, 248, 259, 238 and 218.

Rounding out the top five after the first round were PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,839; Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,838 and Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,825. Duke finished the first round in sixth with 1,819.

The 116-player field returns Monday for another eight-game qualifying round which will determine the top 24 players who will advance to Tuesday’s match play rounds and 46 players who will advance 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.

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PBA50 PASCO COUNTY FLORIDA OPEN

After Sunday First Round Qualifying (8 games)

At Lane Glo Bowl

New Port Richey, Fla.

a-Denotes amateur

1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,856.
2, a-Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,848.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,839.
4, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,838.
5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,825.
6, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,819.
7, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,809.
8, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,788.
8, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,788.
10, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,784.
11, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,777.
12, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,749.
13, (tie) Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,746.
15, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,726.
16, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,723.
17, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,721.
18, (tie) Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., and Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,717.
20, (tie) Joe Salvemini, Henderson, Nev., and Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,715.
22, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,711.
24, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,706.
25, Jimmy Jean, Kathleen, Ga., 1,694.
26, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,676.
27, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,675.
28, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibolo, Texas, 1,673.
29, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,671.
30, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,670.
31, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,669.
32, Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,667.
33, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,664.
34, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,657.
35, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,650.
36, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,649.
37, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,647.
38, a-Widmar Vargas, Riverview, Fla., 1,642.
39, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,635.
40, a-Tim Maiseroulle, Buford, Ga., 1,634.
41, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,633.
42, (tie) Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,632.
44, a-Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,629.
45, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,627.
46, Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,626.
47, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,624.
48, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,616.
49, Tommy King, Oakdale, N.Y., 1,615.
50, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 1,613.
51, (tie) Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,608.
53, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,607.
54, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,604.
55, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,597.
56, Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla., 1,584.
57, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,583.
58, a-Stan Sprow, Lakeland, Fla., 1,580.
59, a-Joe Barna, Plantation, Fla., 1,576.
60, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,574.
61, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,572.
62, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,570.
63, James Knoblauch, Waukesa, Wis., 1,569.
64, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,567.
64, a-Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 1,567.
66, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,562.
67, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,559.
68, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,555.
69, Scott Smith, Warrenville, Ill., 1,549.
70, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,547.
71, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,546.
71, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,546.
73, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,545.
74, a-Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 1,532.
75, Larry Montgomery, Safety Harbor, Fla., 1,527.
76, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,520.
77, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,516.
77, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,516.
79, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 1,505.
80, (tie) Gary Morgan, Atlanta, and Barry Warshafsky, Peabody, Mass., 1,487.
82, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,486.
83, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,484.
84, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,472.
85, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 1,469.
86, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,465.
87, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,462.
88, Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., 1,452.
89, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 1,441.
90, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,439.
91, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,435.
92, Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 1,434.
93, (tie) Charles Brush, Pinellas Park, Fla., and William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,431.
95, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,429.
96, (tie) Steve Petroff, Concord, N.C., and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,428.
98, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,418.
99, Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,416.
100, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,409.
101, Don Torok, South Bend, Ind., 1,408.
102, Frank Barnett, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,405.
103, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,403.
104, Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,383.
105, Jim Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 1,379.
106, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,378.
107, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,363.
108, Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 1,351.
109, Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 1,321.
110, a-Rick Johnson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1,319.
111, a-William Medina, Whites Creek, Tenn., 1,317.
112, a-Mike Jakubowski, Oak Creek, Wis., 1,304.
113, William Elvery Mines, New Brunswick, N.J., 1,302.
114, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,291.
115, Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,266.
116, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,262.

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