Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ron Mohr First Round Leader at PBA Senior Northern Californai Classic

Reigning PBA Senior Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, 
averaged 234 to take the first round lead in the PBA Senior Northern California
Classic at Harvest Park Bowl Monday.

Mohr, who is trying for his fourth career title and first of 2010, rolled games 
of 215, 274, 233, 241, 249, 257, 216 and 190 for an eight-game total of 1,875 
pins and a nine-pin lead over Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Township, MI.

Darryl Traber of Waterford, WI, was third with 1,864 pins followed by Ken 
Croucher of Grants Pass, OR, at 1,832; Ted Staikoff of Black Hawk, SD, at 
1,801, and Senior Tour rookie Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, FL, at 1,776.

Defending champion Dale Traber of Cedarburg, WI, was in 30th place after the 
first eight games.

“It seems like I have a lot of confidence here,” Mohr said. “I made a good guess 
on a ball. I drilled one to get a little stronger reaction on the back end and 
it turned out to be perfect.”

Mohr bowled well in qualifying during the first three Senior Tour events of the 
season, but he had had his problems in match play thus far.

“I can’t make any excuses,” he said. “I just haven’t executed shots when I 
needed them, but last week I bowled in back-to-back regionals in Sun City and 
Flagstaff, AZ, and I won both of them, so hopefully I’m past that match play 

Sullins, who is trying for his first Senior Tour title since winning the PBA 
Senior World Championship in Detroit last Labor Day weekend, said he made a 
key ball change after his third game, but his success was a matter of “keeping my 
tempo nice and easy, and letting the ball roll.”

It hasn’t been easy, he said, because just before the first tournament of the 
year in Dayton, OH, he tripped over a “Welcome” mat “and almost broke my right 
ankle. It’s still bothering me, but you can’t stop,” he said. “You just wrap it 
up and bowl.”

The entire field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Tuesday after 
which the field will be cut to the top 32 players who will advance to 
best-of-five match play beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m. Match play continues all 
day on Wednesday with the Round of 8 and championship rounds scheduled for 5 
p.m. Pacific Time.

Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, CA, May 31

First Round Results (8 games)
1, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,875.
2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,866.
3, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 1,864.
4, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,832.
5, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,801.
6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,776.
7, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,765.
8, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,764.
9, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 1,753.
10, Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,743.
11, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 1,735.
12, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,722.
13, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,719.
14, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,715.
15, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,704.
16, Dennis Jones, Fremont, Calif., 1,700.
17, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 1,696.
18, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,692.
19, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 1,689.
20, (tie) Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., and Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,688.
22, (tie) Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, and Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,687.
24, Jim Joy, San Pablo, Calif., 1,686.
25, Koichiro Tamaki, Japan, 1,685.
26, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,684.
27, (tie) Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Barry Richards, Lodi, Calif., 1,683.
29, Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 1,681.
30, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,675.
31, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 1,673.
32, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,672.
33, J.P. Muller, Gervais, Ore, 1,663.
34, Paul Danforth, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,655.
35, Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 1,654.
36, Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., 1,653.
37, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 1,649.
38, Bob Puttick, Canada, 1,647.
39, (tie) Hirotsugu Kawanishi, Japan, and Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,643.
41, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 1,636.
42, (tie) Kerry Painter, Henderson, NV; Don Lane, San Francisco, & Bob Kelly, Dayton, OH, 1,634.
45, Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 1,632.
46, Rodney Bridgeman, Vallejo, Calif., 1,630.
47, Jim Hageman, San Jose, Calif, 1,628.
48, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, Va., 1,626.
49, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,622.
50, Masato Hanamoto, Japan, 1,617.
51, (tie) Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, and Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 1,616.
53, Dan Roberts, Brentwood, Calif., 1,612.
54, (tie) Edward Silva, Manteca, CA, and Chet Steengrafe, San Martin, CA, 1,610.
56, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,603.
57, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 1,602.
58, (tie) Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, CA, & Shannon Starnes, Fort Worth, TX, 1,597.
60, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,593.
61, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,587.
62, Sam Carter, BenLomond, Calif., 1,586.
63, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,585.
64, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., and Mike Dias, Lafayette, CO., 1,571.
66, (tie) Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., and Paul Herrera, San Jose, Calif., 1,570.
68, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,561.
69, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 1,559.
70, Dave Sill, Cary, Ill., 1,555.
71, Bob Neuerburg, Ceres, Calif., 1,553.
72, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,550.
73, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,546.
74, Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 1,533.
75, Roger Koplin Jr., Citrus Heights., Calif., 1,532.
76, Robert Maki, Ishpeming, Mich., 1,525.
77, William Shanks, Waipahu, Hawaii, 1,517.
78, (tie) Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., and Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,510.
80, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 1,508.
81, Kevin Gannon, Lakewood, Calif., 1,502.
82, Thomas Goodchild, Fairfield, Calif., 1,496.
83, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 1,490.
84, (tie) Steve Corsaro, Tracy, Calif., and Max Shellabarger, Roy, Utah, 1,485.
86, David Wilson, Reno, Nev, 1,479.
87, (tie) Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., and Russ Lusch, Morgan Hills, Calif., 1,475.
89, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,473.
90, John Eberhard, Reno, Nev, 1,468.
91, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 1,466.
92, Jerry Stern, Concord, Calif., 1,439.
93, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif., 1,436.
94, Sam Loftus, Stockton, Calif, 1,435.
95, Wayne Richards, Fernley, Nev., 1,434.
96, Gary Brazell, Atascapero, Calif., 1,421.
97, Phil Regan, Alameda, Calif., 1,417.
98, Glenn Masukawa, Henderson, Nev., 1,406.
99, Pete Milkovich, Hercules, Calif., 1,400.
100, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 1,396.
101, Keith Jones, Brentwood, Calif., 1,352.
102, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Ca, 1,343.
103, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 1,337.
104, Paul Plummer, Boise, Idaho, 1,334.
105, Razor Chisolm, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,294.

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