Voss Averages 253.8 to Lead First Round In PBA50 Miller High Life Classic

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

BVProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Brian Voss averaged 253.8 Monday to lead qualifying after the first round of the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes.

Voss, a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour who is trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, fired a 2,031 pinfall total with games of 224, 267, 258, 248, 278, 269, 218 and 269.

“I bowled pretty well that round but I’m still a little rusty believe it or not,” Voss said. “There are some things I still have to work on. Today, I had a good shot where I could throw pretty hard and straight and ended up moving maybe six boards or so from the start to the end of the round.”

The 57-year-old Voss has competed basically on a part-time basis on the PBA50 Tour the last several years because he has spent a lot of time competing internationally and conducting clinics. He plans to bowl in most of the PBA50 Tour tournaments this season.

“I’m still doing a lot of traveling but this year my schedule allows me to spend a lot more time on the PBA50 Tour,” said Voss, who was the 2009 PBA50 Rookie of the Year.

Voss holds a 36-pin lead over Hall of Famer Pete Weber in second who finished with a 1,995 pinfall. Rounding out the top five are Brian LeClair, 1,980; Tom Howison, 1,967 and Dennis Rakauskas, 1,941.

Three Hall of Famers hold down the next three spots, Dale Eagle, 1,936; Tom Baker, 1,913 and Johnny Petraglia, 1,911.

Voss’ best PBA50 Tour finish is second which he accomplished twice in the 2009 season including the Senior U.S. Open, where he lost to Wayne Webb 214-188 in the title match.

This season he finished 13th in the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open and 17th in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In the Villages.

The 158-player field returns Tuesday for another eight-game qualifying round which will determine the top 24 players who will advance to match play and 34 players (positions 25-51 and eight PBA60 players) who will advance to Wednesday 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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PBA50 MILLER HIGH LIFE CLASSIC PRESENTED BY COLUMBIA 300

George Pappas’ Victory Lanes, Mooresville, N.C., Monday

First round after 8 games

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 2,031.
2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,995.
3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,980.
4, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,967.
5, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 1,941.
6, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,936.
7, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,913.
8, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,911.
9, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,890.
10, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,888.
11, a-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 1,887.
12, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,886.
13, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,884.
14, (tie) ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., and Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,882.
16, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,879.
17, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 1,853.
18, (tie) Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., and a-Ken Wyatt, Sterling Hts., Mich., 1,849.
20, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,842.
21, (tie) Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., and Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,837.
23, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,833.
24, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,826.
25, Larry Felts, Moore, S.C., 1,824.
26, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,818.
27, ss-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,814.
28, (tie) ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,813.
30, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,806.
31, (tie) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., and ss-Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 1,804.
34, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,799.
35, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,792.
36, ss-Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 1,789.
37, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,787.
38, ss-David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 1,786.
39, a-James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,778.
40, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,777.
41, ss-Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,775.
42, Joe Salvemini, Mckinney, Texas, 1,769.
43, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,768.
44, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,767.
45, Norm Spurlock, Kenner, La., 1,765.
46, (tie) ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, and a-Mike Long, Charlotte, N.C., 1,764.
48, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,763.
49, ss-Paul Bryant, Fayetteville, N.C., 1,751.
50, (tie) Chuck Walker, Blaine, Tenn., and ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,749.
52, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,748.
53, (tie) ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, and Danny Weikel, Bessemer City, NC, 1,747.
55, ss-George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 1,746.
56, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,745.
57, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,743.
58, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,740.
59, James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 1,732.
60, Tracy Golding, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1,729.
61, Chuck Anton, Chesterfield, Va., 1,726.
62, a-Louis Manzella Jr., Mt. Olive, Ala., 1,723.
63, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,722.
64, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,721.
65, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,718.
66, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,716.
67, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 1,712.
68, ss-Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 1,703.
69, Freddie Childress, Bassett, Va., 1,702.
70, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,701.
71, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,698.
72, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,697.
73, ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,693.
74, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,689.
75, David Sanders, Blythewood, S.C., 1,688.
76, ss-Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,686.
77, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,680.
78, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,677.
79, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,672.
80, ss-Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,668.
81, ss-Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,665.
82, ss-Mark McNutt, Alpharetta, Ga., 1,664.
83, ss-Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 1,662.
84, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,659.
85, ss-Todd Wilson, Summerfield, N.C., 1,655.
86, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 1,654.
88, ss-David Hull, Lexington, N.C., 1,652.
89, (tie) Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., John Maloof, Park Hall, Md., and ss-Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1,646.
92, (tie) Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, and ss-Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,644.
94, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,639.
95, ss-George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,637.
96, Robert Callari, Fulton, Ky., 1,635.
97, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,633.
98, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,632.
99, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and Mike Tucker, Concord, N.C., 1,631.
101, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,625.
102, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,624.
103, James Blackstone, Marietta, Ga., 1,623.
104, Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,621.
104, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,621.
106, ss-Greg Wilhelm, Saluda, Va., 1,620.
107, (tie) ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and ss-Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,618.
109, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,614.
110, (tie) ss-Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, and Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,613.
112, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,612.
113, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,610.
114, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 1,602.
115, ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,601.
116, (tie) ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., and Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 1,592.
118, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 1,575.
119, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 1,572.
120, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,571.
121, ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,564.
122, (tie) Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., and ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,560.
124, (tie) a-Jack Howell, Lyons, N.Y., and ss-Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 1,554.
126, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,550.
127, (tie) David Taylor, Largo, Fla., and Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,533.
129, ss-Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 1,528.
130, ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,513.
131, Don Delisle, Canada, 1,508.
132, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,502.
133, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,501.
134, (tie) ss-a-Mike Bennett, Asheboro, N.C., and a-Jerry Childers, Springville, Ala., 1,498.
136, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,495.
137, Terry Wellman, Marengo, Ohio, 1,493.
138, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,485.
139, ss-Ron Rajcok, Stanley, N.C., 1,481.
140, Charlie Reier, Burlington, N.C., 1,479.
141, ss-Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 1,478.
142, Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1,468.
143, ss-Dennis Amato, Montville, N.J., 1,456.
144, ss-Al Brooks, Bluefield, W.Va., 1,451.
145, Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 1,433.
146, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,431.
147, ss-Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,419.
148, a-Danny Williams, South Hill, Va., 1,414.
149, a-John Kidwell, Indianapolis, 1,371.
150, a-Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 1,341.
151, ss-James West, Catonsville, Md., 1,322.
152, ss-a-Bob Webb, Burnsville, NC, 1,247.
153, ss-Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 1,232.

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