Scroggins Making Bid for Second PBA50 Title at Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Jerry Schneider
Professional Bowlers Association

PBA League: Quarter Finals - DetroitTrying for his second PBA50 Tour title of the season, Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, averaged 242 to lead qualifying after Monday’s second round in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick at Farmingdale Lanes.

Scroggins, who won the recent UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages in his PBA50 Tour debut after a nearly year-long layoff from competition because of a foot ailment, completed qualifying with a 3,878 16-game pinfall total. He had games of 269, 193, 258, 236, 259, 269, 238 and 246 in Monday’s second round.

“Overall, this is probably the best I’ve felt in two years,” said Scroggins who is an eight-time PBA Tour titlist including two majors, the 2005 USBC Masters and 2009 U.S. Open. “It’s just a great feeling to bowl with no pain.”

Even though Scroggins qualified second after Sunday’s first round, he still wasn’t entirely comfortable with his game, but made a slight adjustment in his delivery to fix the problem.

“It was so simple that you couldn’t believe it would make that much difference,” said Scroggins. “As it turned out my first step in my delivery was too long and it was causing me to be off balance by the time I got to the line. I just shortened my first step by a few inches and that did the trick.”

Rounding out the top five after qualifying were amateur John Kirker Jr. of Taftville, Conn., 3,810; Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,765; and Hall of Famers Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo. and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., who tied for fourth with 3,736.

The field has been cut to the top 16 players who advance directly into Tuesday’s match play and 15 players (positions 17-31 and eight PBA60 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 at 7 p.m. ET.

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Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Monday

Second Round Standings

(after 16 games; top 16 advance to match play; 17th-31st places plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists)

1, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,878.
2, a-John Kirker Jr., Taftville, Conn., 3,810.
3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,765.
4, (tie) Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,736.
6, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,722.
7, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 3,715.
8, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,688.
9, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,656.
10, a-Todd Lathrop, Colchester, Conn., 3,642.
11, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,638.
12, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,621.
13, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,607.
14, Dave Mutch, Oakland, N.J., 3,599.
15, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,582.
16, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,581.
17, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,563.
18, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,551.
19, Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 3,518.
20, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,517.
21, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,516.
22, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,513.
23, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,508.
24, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,496.
25, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,481.
26, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,476.
27, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,474.
28, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,470.
29, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,464.
30, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,459.
31, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,458.
32, (tie )Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., and Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,454.
34, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,445.
35, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,442.
36, a-Jose Zambrano, Jackson Heights, N.Y., 3,439.
37, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,437.
38, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,431.
39, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,427.
40, a-Johnathan Francis, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., 3,422.
41, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,412.
42, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,407.
43, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,399.
44, a-Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 3,396.
45, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3,386.
45, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,386.
47, ss-Norm Ginsberg, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,380.
48, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,373.
49, (tie) ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, and ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,370.
51, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,349.
52, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,344.
53, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 3,325.
54, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,323.
55, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,308.
56, (tie) Tom Yadanza, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and a-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 3,305.
58, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,303.
59, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 3,287.
60, a-Russell Michaud, Hudson, N.H., 3,280.
61, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,273.
62, Andrew Smith, Colonie, N.Y., 3,268.
63, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,242.
64, Joe Salvemini, Mckinney, Texas, 3,239.
65, a-Jim Ruccione, Ozone Park, N.Y., 3,226.
66, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,216.
67, Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 3,204.
68, Stephen Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y., 3,190.
69, Tony Bellantoni, White Plains, N.Y., 3,189.
70, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,188.
71, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 3,170.
72, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,162.
73, a-Joseph Natoli, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,154.
74, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,153.
75, a-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 3,151.
76, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,139.
77, a-Greg Eskow, Syosset, N.Y., 3,134.
78, Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 3,129.
79, (tie) Scott Zimmerman, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 3,123.
81, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 3,116.
82, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3,098.
83, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 3,067.
84, a-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 3,064.
85, Jeffrey Koenig, Melville, N.Y., 3,045.
86, Salvatore Mattera, Nesconset, N.Y., 3,044.
87, Eddie Wu, New York, 3,013.
88, Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 2,990.
89, Gary Elferis, Flushing, N.Y., 2,984.
90, Walter Davis Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,972.
91, a-Scott Salem, Oradell, N.J., 2,912.
92, a-Sal Palmeri, Middle Village, N.Y., 2,623.
93, a-Richard Carosella, North Merrick, N.Y., 2,585.
94, Michael Brower, Amsterdam, N.Y., 519.

a-denotes amateur

ss-denotes PBA60 players age 60 and over advancing to Tuesday’s cashers round

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