Pete Weber averages 232.5 to lead first round at PBA50 South Shore Open


    2013PBA50 Tour #9


    Pete Weber (pictured left), the winner of the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions on the PBA Tour and the United States Bowling Co, ngress Senior Masters on the PBA50 Tour this season, averaged 232.5 to take the qualifying lead after the first round of the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 Tuesday at Olympia Lanes.

    The Hall of Famer bowled a 1,860 eight-game pinfall total with games of 247, 246, 206, 225, 204, 239, 269 and 224 to lead a field of 109 players in the ninth of eleven PBA50 Tour events this season.

    2010PBASMarkWilliams.jpgHe holds a 23-pin lead over Hall of Famer Mark Williams (right) of Beaumont, Texas in second finishing the round with 1,837. Williams is trying for his fourth PBA50 Tour title and third at Olympia Lanes.

    "Once I got lined up it was a matter of just finding the right ball and reading the transition after the third or fourth game," said Weber. "I'm able to take advantage of being able play deep inside on the lane where the other guys are playing quite a bit farther right than I am."

    The 50-year-old Weber, bowling as a PBA50 Tour rookie, also has fourth and ninth-place finishes in his two other PBA50 tournament appearances. He remains in contention for PBA50 Player of the Year and a berth in the PBA50 Finals which will be telecast by ESPN at the World Series of Bowling V in Las Vegas in November.

    "I didn't know what to expect and how much I would bowl when I first came out here," said the 37-time PBA Tour winner. "I had a couple of good finishes before winning the Senior Masters, so now I feel I have some momentum going into the last three tournaments (of the PBA50 season) to go for player of the year and the PBA50 finals in Las Vegas."

    20130421PBA5002JoeScarborough300a.jpg2013PBA5005RandyPedersen4.jpgIn April, Weber won his second PBA Tournament of Champions to tie Earl Anthony for a tour-record 10th major title. He also became the oldest player to win PBA's signature tournament and the first to complete bowling's triple crown twice.

    Rounding out the top five are 29-time PBA regional titlist Jeff Richgels of Madison, Wis., in third with 1,823 followed by Joe Scarborough (left) of Charlotte, N.C., and Hall of Famer Randy Pedersen (right) of Clermont, Fla., tied for fourth with 1,781.

    Joe Scarborough made history earlier this season at the PBA50 Sun Bowl in The Villages by bowling the first 900 series in PBA history. Pedersen, the PBA Tour's television color commentator, is trying for his second title of the season.


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    PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 - First Round

    Players with position, hometown and 8-game total. a denotes amateur.

    1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,860
    2, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,837
    3, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 1,823
    4, (tie) Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., and Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 1,781
    6, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,763
    7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,762
    8, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,740
    9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,738
    10, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,730
    11, Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 1,729
    12, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,712
    13, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,710
    14, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,703
    15, (tie) Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, and Tom Patton Jr., Olathe, Kan., 1,696
    17, (tie) Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., and a-Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 1,695
    19, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,694
    20, (tie) Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,693
    22, Michael Shequin, Orange City, Fla., 1,692
    23, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,681
    24, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,680
    25, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,677
    26, Jerome Penxa, Romeo, Mich., 1,676
    27, (tie) Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., and Tommy Martin, Arlington, Tenn., 1,674
    29, (tie) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., and Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,660
    31, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,647
    32, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,645
    33, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,641
    34, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,637
    35, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 1,634
    36, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,627
    37, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,624
    38, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 1,623
    39, (tie) Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and a-Rick Hara, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,622
    41, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,620
    42, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,616
    43, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,609
    44, Scott Smith, North Aurora, Ill., 1,605
    45, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,603
    46, John Chapman, Canada, 1,601
    47, Conn Casey, Canada, 1,600
    48, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,599
    49, Don Sylvia, Lady Lake, Fla., 1,596
    50, Kevin Vostry, Plainfield, Ill., 1,595
    51, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,592
    52, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,591
    53, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,588
    54, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,585
    55, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,583
    56, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,581
    57, (tie) Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., and Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,580
    59, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,579
    60, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,577
    61, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,575
    62, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,570
    63, (tie) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, and a-David White, Collierville, Tenn., 1,568
    65, Rick Thomas, Willowbrook, Ill., 1,565
    66, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 1,561
    67, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,552
    68, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 1,550
    69, Dave Osim, Roscommon, Mich., 1,549
    70, (tie) Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., and Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,542
    72, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,539
    73, Roger Painter, Woodbridge, Va., 1,538
    74, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,535
    75, Dan Duskin Sr, Atlantic, Iowa, 1,527
    76, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,522
    77, (tie) Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y. and Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,520
    79, (tie) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., and Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 1,517
    82, (tie) a- Norm Ginsberg, Kissimmee, Fla., Jake Greene, Chicago, Ill., and Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,512
    85, Eric Deaton, Concord, N.C., 1,505
    86, Don Holmes, Itasca, Ill., 1,504
    87, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,503
    88, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,501
    89, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,489
    90, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 1,487
    91, Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 1,474
    92, Tom Ferry, Green Bay, Wis., 1,467
    93, (tie) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, and William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,462
    95, Ed Cutter, Manassas Park, Va., 1,453
    96, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 1,446
    97, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,443
    98, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,423
    99, Phil Switalski, Oak Forest, Ill., 1,422
    100, Keith Hennricks, Green Bay, Wis., 1,405
    101, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1,404
    102, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 1,401
    103, Jared Cudnohufsky, Kingsford, Mich., 1,395
    104, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 1,381
    105, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,372
    106, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,325
    107, Jim Sanford, Mayfield Village, Ohio, 1,322
    108, Frank Miceli, Elk Grove Vlg, Ill, 1,319
    109, Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 528 (withdrew)