Patrick Allen Averages 243.5 to Lead PBA Wolf Open

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Allen.Patrick_2015PBALMatch4MotownvsLAX(2)Looking to end a six-year drought without a win, 13-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour titlist Patrick Allen of Mount Kisco, N.Y., averaged 243.5 to lead after the first round of the PBA Wolf Open at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla.

Allen, whose last win came in the 2009 Dydo Japan Cup, bowled games of 257, 211, 236, 213, 268 and 276 for a 1,461 six-game pinfall total. He led a field of 18 qualifiers into Monday night’s second six-game qualifying round on the 32-foot Wolf lane conditioning pattern. Total pinfall after 12 games will determine the top five who will compete for the Wolf Open title Saturday at 11 a.m. on a special lane installation at the Grand Casino Event Center.

“I didn’t feel I bowled that great but I had a good ball reaction,” said Allen. “I’m not looking too far ahead. I think there’s going to be more of a transition to deal with in the final round so I just have to be prepared for that.”

Other players in the top five heading into Monday night’s second round were Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,440; Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,421; Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,417, and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,413.

The Wolf Open is the first of five events that comprise Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing. All five events (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Opens plus the Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing) will be televised by CBS Sports Network and will air on successive Tuesday nights beginning May 26. The Wolf Open will air May 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

The first six games on each of the three animal patterns will determine the 18 players who will advance to the Oklahoma Open match play rounds on Thursday. The King of the Swing field will consist of the Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Open winners plus the highest player in points without winning one of the four events.

All preliminary rounds of the PBA Wolf, Bear (Tuesday) and Badger (Wednesday) Opens, plus match play rounds of the Oklahoma Open are being covered live on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. To subscribe to Xtra Frame, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

PBA WOLF OPEN

FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Monday

First Round Standings (after six games; top 18 advance to second qualifying round)

1, Patrick Allen, Mount Kisco, N.Y., 1,461.
2, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,440.
3, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,421.
4, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,417.
5, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,413.
6, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,407.
7, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,406.
8, Brett Cooper, Denver, 1,401.
9, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,400.
10, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,393.
11, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,389.
12, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 1,380.
13, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 1,377.
14, Robert Smith, Ventura, Calif., 1,375.
15, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,373.
16, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,357.
17, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,353.
18, Stuart Williams, England, 1,350.

Failed to advance:
19, Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,348.
20, Dom Barrett, England, 1,341.
21, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., and Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,321.
24, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,313.
25, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,312.
26, (tie) Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., and Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 1,311.
28, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,304.
29, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,303.
30, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,302.
31, (tie) Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,299, and Zachary Dwyer, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., 1,299.
34, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,298.
35, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,295.
36, Dan Buchman, Maple Shade, N.J., 1,291.
37, Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1,290.
38, (tie) Shawn Maldonado, Houston, and Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,287.
40, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,286.
41, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 1,284.
42, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Ecorse, Mich., 1,279.
43, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,277.
44, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,276.
45, Clint Land, Houston, 1,274.
46, (tie) Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., and Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,273.
48, (tie) Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., and Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,272.
50, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,271.
51, (tie) Christopher Colella, Templeton, Mass., Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., and John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,264.
54, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,260.
56, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,259.
57, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,252.
58, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,250.
59, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,248.
60, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,247.
61, (tie) Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, and Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,246.
63, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,236.
64, Kevin Andes, Somerset, Mass., 1,229.
65, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,227.
66, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,226.
67, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,225.
68, (tie) Arturo Quintero, Mexico, and Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,222.
71, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,221.
72, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 1,218.
73, (tie) a-Bryant Ezell, Fayetteville, Ark., and Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,216.
75, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 1,208.
76, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,206.
77, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,205.
78, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,204.
79, (tie) a-A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., and Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,197.
81, Gabriel Yanes, Shertz, Texas, 1,193.
82, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,190.
83, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,186.
84, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,184.
85, (tie) Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 1,183.
87, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,180.
88, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,176.
89, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,173.
90, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,172.
91, a-Perry Hall Jr., Oklahoma City, 1,170.
92, Mason Edmondson, Amarillo, Texas, 1,169.
93, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,164.
94, (tie) D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, and Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,155.
97, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,153.
98, Sheldon Oliver, Oklahom City, Okla., 1,148.
99, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,128.
100, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,124.
101, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 1,121.
102, Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,115.
103, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,102.
104, Kenneth Bland Jr., Chibolo, Texas, 1,097.
105, Terrance Bright, Atlanta, 1,087.
106, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,083.
107, Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., 1,081.
108, Corey Bottos, Houston, 1,075.
109, Robert McBride, Dallas, 1,066.
110, Matt Bollhalter, Niceville, Fla., 1,065.
111, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 1,064.
112, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,062.
113, a-Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 1,044.
114, Michael DeVore II, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 1,041.
115, (tie) Justin Morris, McLoud, Okla., and Nicholas Johnsen, Rosenberg, Texas, 1,029.
117, Cory Gilbert, Dickson, Tenn., 1,023.
118, a-Floyd Speck, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,019.
119, Dirk Gibson, Little Rock, Ark., 1,014.
120, Daniel Hochstein, Farmington Hills, Mich., 987.

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