Weber Holds Masters Lead with 247 Average

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, extended his strong performance into the second round Wednesday at the 2015 USBC Masters as he stayed atop the leaderboard.

Weber, who is looking to win the Masters for the first time in his career, extended his lead on the field of 336 of the top bowlers in the world with a 10-game total of 2,478 (247.8 average) at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley. The finals of the event will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

After leading the tournament by 79 pins after the first round, Weber increased that lead slightly to 86 pins over second place. He had games of 212, 237, 248, 249 and 224 for 1,170 in Wednesday's second round after shooting 1,308 in the first round.

"I felt just as good today as I did yesterday, but my angle may have been a little different because I left a lot of ringing 10 pins," said Weber, who has won 37 career PBA titles, including 10 majors. "Honestly, I really don't care where I qualify as long as I'm in the top 63. Yes, I'd like to be first, but the goal is just to make match play."

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Team USA member John Szczerbinski of Columbus, Ohio, used a 300 game Wednesday to surge into second place with a 10-game total of 2,392. Chad Roberts of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, is third with 2,365, while EJ Tackett of Huntington, Indiana, is fourth with 2,363.

Francois Lavoie of Wichita, Kansas, also shot a perfect game in the second round and sits in a tie for 95th with 2,112.

All competitors will bowl five more games of qualifying  Thursday after which the field will be cut to the top 63 plus defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia for the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Friday.

The top five players at the conclusion of the bracket competition will compete in the live two-hour championship round on ESPN.

The Masters, which features a first-place prize of $50,000, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour.
All qualifying and match play rounds of the Masters are being covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com.

2015 USBC MASTERS
At The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Wednesday's Results

QUALIFYING - ROUND 2
(10 games)

1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,478.
2, John Szczerbinski, Columbus, Ohio, 2,392.
3, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 2,365.
4, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,363.
5, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,354.
6, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 2,340.
7, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,339.
8, Stuart Williams, England, 2,328.
9, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,313.
10, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,302.
11, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,301.
11, Austin Boulds, Creal Springs, Ill., 2,301.
13, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,291.
14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,286.
15, Matt Russo, Millstone Township, N.J., 2,283.
15, Matthew O'Grady, Matawan, N.J., 2,283.
17, Matt Gasn, Laurel, Md., 2,280.
18, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2,279.
19, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,276.
20, Cameron Weier, Federal Way, Wash., 2,272.
21, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,269.
22, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,259.
23, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,250.
24, T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., 2,249.
25, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 2,247.
26, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 2,245.
27, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 2,231.
27, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,231.
29, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,225.
30, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,216.
31, Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 2,211.
32, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 2,210.
32, William Guszczo, Orland Park, Ill., 2,210.
34, Chad Nelson, Owatonna, Minn., 2,207.
35, Geoffrey Young, Keller, Texas, 2,206.
35, Dom Barrett, England, 2,206.
35, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 2,206.
35, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,206.
39, Greg Thomas, New Berlin, Wis., 2,204.
39, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 2,204.
39, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 2,204.
42, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,202.
42, Chad Kloss, Cudahy, Wis., 2,202.
44, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,197.
45, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,194.
46, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 2,192.
47, Christopher Sand, Sterling Heights, Mich., 2,187.
48, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 2,179.
49, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 2,176.
50, Dan MacLelland, Saginaw, Mich., 2,175.
50, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 2,175.
52, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 2,172.
53, Perry Crowell IV, Hoquiam, Wash., 2,168.
54, Tyson Branagan, Euless, Texas, 2,167.
55, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 2,164.
55, Justin Dunn, Deland, Fla., 2,164.
57, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,163.
58, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,162.
58, Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 2,162.
60, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 2,160.
61, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,159.
61, Zeke Bayt, Henderson, Nev., 2,159.
61, Paul Moor, England, 2,159.
64, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 2,157.
65, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 2,156.
66, Wesley Low, Palmdale, Calif., 2,155.
67, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,149.
68, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,146.
68, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2,146.
70, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,145.
71, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 2,144.
72, Matthew McNiel, Wichita, Kan., 2,141.
73, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,140.
74, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,139.
74, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 2,139.
76, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 2,138.
77, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,135.
78, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,134.
79, Jacqueline Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y., 2,132.
79, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 2,132.
81, Brian Elder, Newark, Del., 2,129.
82, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,127.
83, Mike Dole, Loves Park, Ill., 2,125.
83, Kyle Anderson, Lockport, Ill., 2,125.
85, Kenneth Kempf, Appleton, Wis., 2,123.
85, Rob Edwards, Vancouver, Wash., 2,123.
87, Dan Bock, Albert Lea, Minn., 2,122.
87, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 2,122.
89, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,119.
90, Robert Smith, Moorpark, Calif., 2,118.
90, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,118.
92, Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., 2,117.
93, Todd Fenske, Wausau, Wis., 2,115.
94, Robert Gotchall, Lincoln, Neb., 2,113.
95, Francois Lavoie, Wichita, Kansas, 2,112.
95, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 2,112.
97, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 2,110.
97, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,110.
97, Ryne Podlas, Largo, Fla., 2,110.
100, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,107.
101, Ryan Zagar, Chicago, 2,105.
102, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 2,103.
102, Matthew Heesaker, Green Bay, Wis., 2,103.
104, Scott Weber, Green Bay, Wis., 2,102.
105, Tylor Greene, Davison, Mich., 2,101.
106, Nick Plouff, Tomahawk, Wis., 2,097.
107, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2,096.
108, Jacob Kent, Chicago, 2,095.
109, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,094.
109, A.J. Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,094.
111, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,093.
112, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,090.
113, Jeremy Sonnenfeld, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,089.
113, Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 2,089.
115, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,088.
115, Alex Aguiar, Dartmouth, Mass., 2,088.
117, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,087.
118, Robert Clements, Plymouth, Minn., 2,086.
118, Ross Strand, Aurora, Colo., 2,086.
120, Ryan Patterson, Washington, W.Va., 2,085.
120, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,085.
122, Jason Hanson, Eagan, Minn., 2,084.
122, Matthew Tomsu, Omaha, Neb., 2,084.
124, Zachary Wilkins, Canada, 2,077.
125, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 2,076.
126, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 2,073.
127, Jason Wojnar, New Lenox, Ill., 2,072.
128, David Labinski, Milwaukee, Wis., 2,071.
128, Jonathan Schalow, Evansville, Wis., 2,071.
128, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 2,071.
131, Steve Novak, Bay City, Mich., 2,070.
132, Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 2,069.
133, John Verbich III, Griffith, Ind., 2,067.
134, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,065.
135, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,063.
135, Charles Easton, Sylvania, Ohio, 2,063.
137, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 2,062.
137, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,062.
139, Aaron Groendyk, Wyoming, Mich., 2,056.
139, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 2,056.
141, Cotie Holbek, Burlington, Wis., 2,055.
141, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,055.
143, Vince Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,054.
144, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 2,051.
145, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,050.
145, Mike Zarcone, Tonawanda, N.Y., 2,050.
145, Dakota Jordan, Andersen, S.C., 2,050.
148, David Oulman, Medford, Minn., 2,048.
149, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 2,045.
150, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 2,044.
151, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 2,043.
152, Dominic Partipilo, Aurora, Ill., 2,039.
152, Matthew Krueger, La Crosse, Wis., 2,039.
152, Christopher Colella, Templeton, Mass., 2,039.
155, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 2,037.
155, Michael Calhoun, Wyandotte, Mich., 2,037.
157, Joshua Doughty, Lake Mills, Wis., 2,036.
158, Bryan Bourget, Woonsocket, R.I., 2,035.
159, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,031.
160, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 2,028.
160, Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 2,028.
160, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 2,028.
160, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,028.
164, Wade Staude, Ft. Atkinson, Wis., 2,027.
165, Steve Lemke, Nacogdoches, Texas, 2,025.
166, Chad Reiffer, Kentwood, Mich., 2,024.
167, Matt Meyer, Alexandria, Minn., 2,023.
168, Shawn McKee, Mooresville, N.C., 2,022.
168, Thomas Tkacz, Barkhamsted, Conn., 2,022.
170, Jeffery Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 2,020.
171, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 2,018.
171, Charles Richey Jr., Concord, N.C., 2,018.
173, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 2,016.
173, Nick Pahr, Eden Prairie, Minn., 2,016.
175, Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 2,013.
176, Shawn Haley, Williamstown, Vt., 2,011.
177, Sammy Krucek, Hammond, Ind., 2,010.
177, Joseph Tomassoni, Iron Mountain, Mich., 2,010.
179, Chris Williams, North Las Vegas, NV, 2,009.
180, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 2,006.
180, Ryan Graywacz, Windsor Locks, Conn., 2,006.
182, Matthew Farber, Plainview, N.Y., 2,005.
183, Dan Perry, Huntley, Ill., 2,004.
184, Doug Scheidig, Royersford, Pa., 2,001.
184, Jim Schroeder, Waukesha, Wis., 2,001.
186, Ryan Slosser, Newburgh, Ind., 1,999.
187, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,998.
187, Gregory Bard, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,998.
187, Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, 1,998.
190, Ryan Powers, Portage, Mich., 1,995.
191, Chris Cundiff, Lake Station, Ind., 1,992.
192, Sam Sylvester, Hugo, Minn., 1,991.
193, Nicholas Scott, Mooresville, N.C., 1,989.
194, Corey Bottos, Houston, 1,985.
194, Michael Snell, Plattsmouth, Neb., 1,985.
196, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 1,984.
197, Yuya Kato, Japan, 1,983.
198, Rick Schafer, Arvada, Colo., 1,979.
199, Carey Bock, Canada, 1,978.
200, Lee Vanderhoef, Rising Sun, M.D., 1,976.
200, Richard Rathjen, Naples, Fla., 1,976.
202, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,967.
203, Bradley Crouse, Nazareth, Pa., 1,964.
203, Adam Resop, Schofield, Wis., 1,964.
205, Alex Blaisdell, Champlin, Minn., 1,963.
205, Frank Bellavia Jr., Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1,963.
207, Matthew T. Kuba, Burbank, Ill., 1,958.
207, Mitchell Katic, Whiting, Ind., 1,958.
209, Maria Rodriguez, Austin, Texas, 1,957.
210, Brody Green, Delavan, Wis., 1,954.
211, Ben Zakrocki, Philadelphia, 1,953.
211, Tyron McKinney, Ashland, Ky., 1,953.
211, Kenny Ryan, Ocean, N.J., 1,953.
214, Bob Vander Vorst, Mandan, N.D., 1,950.
214, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,950.
216, Donald DuPree III, Andalusia, Ala., 1,946.
216, David Stouffer, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 1,946.
218, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,945.
219, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, 1,943.
220, Mason Petrin, Chicago, 1,942.
221, Jamie Clark, Plymouth, Minn., 1,940.
222, Adam Georg, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1,938.
222, Brian Traber, Waterford, Wis., 1,938.
224, Quinton Bohlen, Decorah, Iowa, 1,936.
225, Tod Richardson, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1,935.
226, Allen Paulsen, West Haven, Utah, 1,933.
227, Justin Huben, Green Bay, Wis., 1,931.
228, Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, Ill., 1,930.
229, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,929.
229, Brandon Schilling, Dorchester, Wis., 1,929.
231, Adam Danielsen, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,927.
232, Michael Upton, Burnsville, Minn., 1,926.
232, Matthew Paine, Richfield, Minn., 1,926.
234, Bill Crane, Mooresville, Ind., 1,925.
234, Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 1,925.
236, Brian Laurent, Green Bay, Wis., 1,924.
237, Ryan Yanel, Kenosha, Wis., 1,922.
237, Chris VanAkkeren, Chilton, Wis., 1,922.
239, Eric Villagomez, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 1,921.
240, Brian Mattmiller, Antigo, Wis., 1,920.
241, Jason Griffin, Kenosha, Wis., 1,918.
241, James Kedroski, Kansasville, Wis., 1,918.
241, Timothy Martin, Harrisville, R.I., 1,918.
241, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,918.
245, Kazumi Shioyama, Japan, 1,915.
245, Dan Marazzo, Glendale Hts, Ill., 1,915.
247, Guy Johnson, Hampstead, Md., 1,914.
248, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,910.
248, Kyle King, Canton, S.D., 1,910.
250, Kris Stevens, Moundsview, Minn., 1,908.
251, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,907.
252, Rick Erce, Madison, Wis., 1,905.
253, Trent Mitchell, Chicago, 1,904.
254, Brandon Martin, Derby, Kan., 1,903.
255, Tony Roventini, Franklin, Wis., 1,902.
256, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 1,901.
256, Neal Johnson, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1,901.
256, Reggie Doxtater, Green Bay, Wis., 1,901.
259, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,900.
260, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 1,898.
260, Justin Coste, Moorehead, Min., 1,898.
262, Tom Sorce, Richmond, Va., 1,896.
263, Kevin Weiss, Green Bay, Wis., 1,892.
263, Chris Loonsfoot, Baraga, Mich., 1,892.
265, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 1,891.
266, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 1,887.
266, Daniel Kimmer, Clearwater, Minn., 1,887.
268, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,885.
268, Brandon Bivens, East Ridge, Tenn., 1,885.
270, Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 1,881.
270, Alex Hoffman, Oshkosh, Wis., 1,881.
272, Nick Wetzel, LaCrosse, Wis., 1,879.
273, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,878.
274, Brent Ritchie, Madison, Wis., 1,876.
275, Nicholas Parker, Jonesburo, Ark., 1,873.
275, Nate Van Note, Worthington, Minn., 1,873.
277, Jeffrey Erickson, Green Bay, Wis., 1,869.
278, Donald Durland, Wurtsboro, N.Y., 1,868.
279, Aaron Martin, Mount Juliet, Tenn., 1,864.
280, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 1,861.
281, Ayre Cooney, Lee's Summit, Mo., 1,857.
282, Benjamin Hafeman, Wausau, Wis., 1,850.
283, Tim Nelson, Skokie, Ill., 1,845.
283, Christopher Boyd, Brick, N.J., 1,845.
285, John Pierce, Denton, Texas, 1,841.
286, Matthew Graham, Stockton, Calif., 1,839.
286, Dylan Davis, Waterville, Maine, 1,839.
288, Michael Kaul, Neenah, Wis., 1,836.
289, Rick Cornelius, Omaha, 1,834.
290, Aaron Ramsden, Pleasant Valley, Mo., 1,826.
291, Michael Dietzen, Grand Chute, Wis., 1,825.
292, Jose Rivera, Vine Grove, Ky., 1,818.
292, Kevin Doler, Columbus, Ga., 1,818.
294, Jon Koltz, Green Bay, Wis., 1,811.
295, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,810.
296, Cory Gilbert, Dickson, Tenn., 1,808.
297, David Supanich, Orland Park, Ill., 1,806.
298, James Therrian, Laurium, Mich., 1,803.
299, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,799.
300, Mike Dolan, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,797.
301, Shawn Hayes, Farmington, N.Y., 1,796.
302, Josh Basso, Lake Geneva, Wis., 1,795.
303, Jake Provenzano, Wichita, Kan., 1,791.
304, Dillon Robinson, Sandy, Utah, 1,790.
305, Will Vidulich, Hawthorne, N.J., 1,789.
306, John Kositzky, Escanaba, Mich., 1,786.
307, Rich Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 1,779.
308, C.J. Boyer, Coon Rapids, Minn., 1,778.
309, Thomas Rogers, Madison, Wis., 1,777.
310, Gary Exner Jr., Racine, Wis., 1,772.
311, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 1,770.
312, Kenneth Kadonsky, Shawano, Wis., 1,765.
313, David Skalnik, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,754.
314, Bradley Skenandore, Green Bay, Wis., 1,749.
315, Jared Cudnohufsky, Kingsford, Mich., 1,746.
316, Daniel Ott, Marinette, Wis., 1,744.
317, Anthony Turner, Stevens Point, Wis., 1,743.
318, Peter Dove, Lanse, Mich., 1,742.
319, Ryan Saxe, Franklin, Wis., 1,740.
320, Charles Hayslett II, Apple Valley, Minn., 1,729.
321, Michael Ristow, Manitowoc, Wis., 1,727.
322, Tony Hubert, Kankakee, Ill., 1,716.
323, Nathan Cushman, Oshkosh, Wis., 1,714.
324, Steven Banks, Oakton, Va., 1,706.
325, Beau Rehner, Lake in the Hills, Ill., 1,683.
326, Chad Bellin, Green Bay, Wis., 1,678.
327, Zeke Webber, St. Paul, Minn., 1,657.
328, Sean Wolfe, Green Bay, Wis., 1,634.
329, Erik Hill, Dacula, Ga., 1,625.
330, Zachary Green, Madison, Wis., 1,622.
331, Atef Darghali, Clinton Twp, Mich., 1,585.
332, Vincent Mayweather, Aurora, Ill., 1,579.
333, Paul Cruikshank, Madison, Wis., 1,569.
334, Dennis Ferguson, Bellingham, Wash., 1,440.
335, Theo Johnson, Big Flats, N.Y., 888.
336, Marshall Mosher, Lake Mills, Wis., 781.

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