Weber Moves Into Second Round Lead At PBA50 Event

Pete Weber

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Trying for his first PBA50 Tour win of the season, Pete Weber moved a step closer to that goal Tuesday by taking the lead after second round qualifying in the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite.

The PBA Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year bowled games of 289, 222, 258, 238, 258, 257, 244 and 247 in Tuesday’s second round at Pro Bowl West to top the field with a 16-game overall pinfall of 3,982 (248.8 average).

“It’s a higher scoring condition so it’s a matter of finding the right ball and angle to the pocket, then it’s just going through the motions,” said Weber who recently won ESPN’s Best Bowler ESPY. “The goal was to finish in the top eight to get the two byes for match play and from there it’s up to me to finish the job.

“There’ll be plenty of time to relax before match play so I’ll have time to be as prepared as I can be.”

The field has been cut to 32 players for match play but Weber and the seven other finishers in the top eight receive two match play round byes.

Weber, a 37-time winner on the PBA Tour, holds a 59-pin lead over Hall of Famer and PBA Tour telecast color commentator Randy Pedersen of Orlando, Fla., who finished the round in second with 3,923.

Rounding out the top eight were Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,826; Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,794; Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,784; Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,772; Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,756, and Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,748.

Weber won two titles in his first season on the PBA50 Tour including the USBC Senior Masters. This season he has five top-eight finishes including second-place finishes in the Suncoast Senior U.S. Open and PBA50 Miller High Life Classic, third in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages and fourth in the USBC Senior Masters.

Wednesday’s match play gets underway at 10 a.m. ET with the championship rounds scheduled for 7 p.m.

The final day of the Fort Wayne Classic can be seen on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage.

PBA50 PRO BOWL WEST FORT WAYNE CLASSIC PRESENTED BY EBONITE Tuesday’s second round results after 16 games Top 32 advance to match play At Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne, Ind.
a-denotes amateur
s-denotes super seniors ages 60 and over out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700

1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,982.
2, Randy Pedersen, Orlando, Fla., 3,923.
3, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,826.
4, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,794.
5, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,784.
6, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,772.
7, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,756.
8, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,748.
9, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,746.
10, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,743.
11, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,737.
12, (TIE) Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., and John Chapman, Canada, 3,732 14, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,726.
15, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,724.
16, a-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,723.
17, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,712.
18, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,691.
19, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,689.
20, Darron Peters, Murrieta, Calif., 3,687.
21, Ralph Brunt Jr., Ft. Pierce, Fla., 3,681.
22, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,659.
23, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,640.
24, a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,623.
25, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,618.
26, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,606.
27, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,602.
28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,597.
29, (tie) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,595.
31, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,582.
32, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3,578.

Missed Cut
33, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,575, $900.
34, s-Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,570, $700.
35, s-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,562, $700.
36, s-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,560, $700.
37, Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 3,555.
38, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3,543.
39, s-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,537, $700.
40, s-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,532, $700.
41, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,525.
42, Scott Sustar, Medina, Ohio, 3,522.
43, (tie) a-Larry Salvati , Canada, and s-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,518, $700.
45, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,516.
46, s-Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,509, $700.
47, s-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,507, $700.
48, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 3,503.
49, Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich., 3,495.
50, Jeffrey Taylor, Madison, Wis., 3,482.
51, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,475.
52, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,470.
53, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 3,468.
54, (tie) Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., and Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,444.
56, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,432.
57, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,426.
58, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,418.
59, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 3,411.
60, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,398.
61, (tie) Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Mark Medler, Waterloo, Ind., 3,391.
63, Tommy Martin, Arlington, Tenn., 3,389.
64, (tie) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 3,383.
66, (tie) Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,374.
68, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,373.
69, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,370.
70, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3,363.
71, a-Fred Phillips, Canada, 3,344.
72, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,339.
73, a-Gary Gatchell, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,338.
74, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,337.
75, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,334.
76, Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 3,333.
77, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,326.
78, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 3,304.
79, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,300.
80, Dan Duskin, Atlantic, Iowa, 3,279.
81, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 3,268.
82, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,264.
83, Norm Ginsberg, West Babylon, 3,234.
84, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,211.
85, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,196.
86, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,189.
87, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,142.
88, a-Gilbert Kuchta, West Allis, Wis., 3,133.
89, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,127.
90, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 3,121.
91, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 3,110.
92, Thomas Kelley Sr., Omaha, Neb., 3,096.
93, a-Victor VanHentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,085.
94, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 3,079.
95, a-Scott Winschief, New Richmond, Ind., 3,074.
96, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 3,049.
97, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 3,032.
98, Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio, 3,008.
99, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,498 (withdrew).

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