Ron Mohr Averages 241.3 in PBA50 Fountain Valley Open To Earn Second Top Qualifier Honor of the Season

by Bob Johnson 0

Mohr.Ron_LasVegas_2015WSOB(2) (1)FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (June 7, 2016) – Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 241.3 in the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track Tuesday after the second round to earn his second top qualifier honor of the 2016 season.

The 60-year-old Mohr led qualifying with a 3,862 16-game pinfall total, topping first round leader PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli in second with 3,815. Mohr averaged 251 to lead qualifying in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages in April.

In Tuesday’s second eight-game round, Mohr had a 1,941 pinfall with games of 221, 258, 246, 223, 248, 248, 277 and 220 after finishing second with a 1,921 pinfall in the first round.

“Right now I feel like I’m bowling the best I have in two years,” said Mohr, who finished second to Pete Weber in the Sun Bowl In The Villages after losing 204-162 in the title match. “My challenge is to keep my ball speed slow so that it complements my rev rate. I’m making good progress doing that.

“After The Villages I felt I could compete with anybody and my confidence has grown steadily since then,” he added. “With all the talent that’s out here (on the PBA50 Tour), I’m having to keep convincing myself that I can bowl with the best.”

After a cashers round Wednesday morning, 24 players will compete in match play which will determine the top five players who will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. PT.  All of the action will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Subscription and schedule information is available by clicking on

Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour winner, is hoping to win his first PBA50 Tour win since capturing the Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open title in August of 2012.

One-time PBA Tour winner Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, who finished third in last week’s Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open in his PBA50 Tour debut, finished qualifying in third with a 3,738 pinfall, followed by PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., in fourth with 3,696, and Robert Brown of Cody, Wyo., in fifth with 3,690.


Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley, Calif., Tuesday

SECOND ROUND STANDINGS (after 16 games. Top 16 advance to match play. Places 17-24 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists)

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,862.
2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,815.
3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,738.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,696.
5, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,690.
6, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,689.
7, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,664.
8, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,642.
9, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,639.
10, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,624.
11, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,623.
12, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,620.
13, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,619.
14, (tie) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,615.
16, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,605.
17, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,583.
18, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3,563.
19, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,553.
20, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,544.
21, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,516.
22, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,491.
23, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,478.
24, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,474.
25, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 3,467.
26, (tie) Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., and Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,461.
28, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,458.
29, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,444.
30, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,434.
31, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,432.
32, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,428.
33, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3,425.
34, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,400.
35, ss-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,397.
36, n-Herman Ferguson, Los Angeles, Calif., 3,393.
37, n-Ron Anderson, Canyon Country, Calif., 3,378.
38, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,370.
39, (tie) ss-n-Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., and ss-Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 3,364.
41, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,361.
42, ss-Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 3,351.
43, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,342.
44, ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,336.
45, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,332.
46, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 3,318.
47, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,314.
48, Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 3,301.
49, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,299.
50, n-Eddie Katz, Lakewood, Calif., 3,284.
51, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,267.
53, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,263.
54, n-Clint Frazer, Reseda, Calif., 3,254.
55, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,252.
56, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,250.
57, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,246.
58, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,242.
59, n-Forrest Cole, Riverton, Wyo., 3,240.
60, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3,238.
61, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,237.
62, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,235.
63, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 3,217.
64, (tie) Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,208.
66, (tie) Mark Fennell, Seattle, and Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,206.
68, (tie) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., and Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,205.
71, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, 3,197.
72, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,194.
73, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,189.
74, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,160.
75, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,156.
76, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,146.
77, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 3,124.
78, n-Rick Bowman, Bakersfield, Calif., 3,117.
79, n-Joe Barna, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., 3,074.
80, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,066.
81, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,062.
82, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,059.
83, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,045.
84, n-Kevin Sweetman, Henderson, Colo., 3,034.
85, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,028.
86, n-Jim Zimmerman, Tehachapi, Calif., 2,936.
87, n-Johnny Pineda, Tustin, Calif., 2,911.
88, Bill Kaiser, Allen, Texas, 2,846.

n-denotes non-member

ss-denotes PBA60 players ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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