Weber Averages 232 to Top Qualifying in PBA Xtra Frame Iowa Midwest Open

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Weber.Pete_2015PBALMatch1BrooklynvsNYC(1)Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., averaged 232 after qualifying Saturday to lead a field of 16 players who advanced to match play in the PBA Xtra Frame Iowa Midwest Open at Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Weber, who ranks fourth on the PBA Tour all-time titles list with 37 wins, bowled a 1,857 pinfall to hold a 63-pin lead over former PBA Player of the Year and eight-time Tour winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., in second with 1,794 (224 average). Rash managed his second-place qualifying effort despite dropping a ball on his foot earlier in the day.

Weber’s previous best Tour finish this season was third in the United States Bowling Congress Masters and Rash’s best was third in the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

Rounding out the top five after qualifying were Aaron Lorincz of Saginaw, Mich., with 1,784; three-time PBA Tour winner Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind. with 1,765, and PBA Tour rookie and Masters runnerup AJ Johnson of Oswego, Ill., 1,761.

Sunday’s match play round gets underway at 9 a.m. CT which will determine the top four players who will advance to the stepladder finals at approximately 3 p.m.

Xtra Frame, PBA’s online bowling channel, is providing live coverage of the Iowa Midwest Open. For subscription information visit http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/.

PBA XTRA FRAME IOWA MIDWEST OPEN

Thunderbowl, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Saturday

First Round Qualifying Standings

(8-game pinfall totals. Top 16 advance to Sunday’s match play round)

1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,857

2, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,794

3, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 1,784

4, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,765

5, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,761

6, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,760

7, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,749

8, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, 1,738

9, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,736

10, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 1,728

11, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,725

12, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,715

13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 1,711

14, a-Tony Manna, Omaha, Neb., 1,703

15, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 1,698

16, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,695

Did not advance

17, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,683, $825

18, a- Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 1,673, $825

19, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,664, $825

20, a-Sean Rangel, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,654, $825

21, David Williams, Omaha, Neb., 1,646, $825

22, Joe Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,638, $800

23, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,634,$800

24, Patrick Allen, Mount Kisco, N.Y., 1,633, $800

25, Kenny Calkins, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,625, $800

26, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,619, $800

27, a-Dallas Baldridge, Lenexa, Kan., 1,609, $800

28, a-Andy McIntosh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1,600

29, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,598

30, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,588

31, Quentin Mamer, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 1,587

32, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,583

33, Brett Cooper, Denver, 1,582

34, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 1,575

35, Matt Tomsu, Omaha, Neb., 1,569

36, (tie) Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., and Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,565

38, a-Ryan Powers, Portage, Mich., 1,560

39, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,559

40, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 1,558

41, Mike Kruse, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,543

42, Steven Black, Maricopa, Ariz., 1,540

43, Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., 1,537

44, Dylan Burns, Lawrence, Kan., 1,531

45, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,529

46, Matt Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., 1,520

47, Ryan Ragland, Gardner, Kan. ,1,519

48, Perry Crowell, Hoquiam, Wash., 1,517

49, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 1,514

50, Ingellimar Contreras, Venezuela, 1,500

51, Dave Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,494

52, a-Scott Ehresmann, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,488

53, Ted Baer, Omaha, Neb., 1,486

54, Austin Boulds, Creal Springs, Ill., 1,481

55, Chad Vendeville, Otsego, Mich., 1,480

56, JT Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,478

57, a-Brandy Sanderson, Bossier City, La. 1,477

58, Tom Elborne, Amarillo, Texas, 1,471

59, Robert, Aimers, Marion, Iowa, 1,465

60, Nick Powers, Sun Prairie, Wis., 1,464

61, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,452

62, John Weber, Lansing, Kan., 1,445

63, Kristi Rosberg, Ord, Neb., 1,444

64, a-Jason Polreis, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,440

65, Scott Stofko, Flower Mound, Texas, 1,439

66, a-Eric Fritton, Waukesha, Wis., 1,435

67, a-Bryan Roth, Papillion, Neb., 1,432

68, Dennis Erckfritz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,414

69, a-Mike Wachtel, St. Joseph, Mo., 1,411

70, a-Cory Schwiesow, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1,407

71, John Woodford, Jefferson, Iowa, 1,391

72, Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 1,381

73, Nick Schafer, Jefferson City, Mo., 1,375

74, a-Adam Pogge, Omaha, Neb., 1,371

75, a-Jonathan Burttram, Decatur, Ala., 1,369

76, a-Bryan Sindelar, Fremont, Neb., 1,368

77, a- Dennis Walsh, Dakota City, Neb., 1,363

78, a-Scott Sullinger, Lavista, Neb., 1,361

79, Pete Heim, Omaha, Neb., 1,357

80, Dwayne Da Moude, Dwyane, Lincoln, Neb., 1,319

81, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,293

82, Chris Yoshimura, Rochester, Texas, 1,248

83, a-Marquis Goblisch, Decatur, Ala., 1,202

a-denotes amateur

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