Bass Pro Shops Silver Lake Atom Splitters Repeat as PBA League Elias Cup Champions

Bohn.ParkerIII_2015PBALSemi1SilverLakevsBrooklyn(2)Coming off a win in the season-opening PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open last week, Parker Bohn III kept the momentum alive by averaging 248.6 Sunday to take the first round lead in the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla.

The PBA Hall of Famer finished the first round with a 1,989 eight-game pinfall total with games of 247, 212, 228, 259, 239, 278, 279 and 247.

“Like every sport you ride the highs as long as you can and hope it stays that way for a while,” said Bohn, who owns 34 PBA Tour and two PBA50 Tour titles. “You never know when the roller coaster ride ends so you just ride it as long as you can.”

Despite a good first game and strong finish, Bohn said he had trouble getting comfortable at the start of the round.

“I think the main issue I had was just getting out of my own way,” Bohn said. “I just wasn’t making enough good shots consistently. I really didn’t have to make too many major adjustments – I just had to analyze what I was doing and bear down.”

Bohn held a 31-pin lead over eight-time PBA50 Tour winner and two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas in second who finished with a 1,958 pinfall.

Rounding out the top five were Terry Metzner of Kentwood, Mich., with 1,944 in third and PBA Hall of Famer and eight–time PBA50 Tour champion Johnny Petraglia who finished the day in fourth with 1,936.

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, the lone woman in the 158-player field, finished with a 1,934 pinfall to finish fifth. Ballard is a two-time PBA Women’s Series winner and 20-time Professional Women’s Bowling Association titlist.

Ballard will be hoping to top the highest finish by a woman in a PBA50 event which is ninth by Linda Kelly in the 2006 Senior Decatur Open.

The field returns Monday for another eight-game qualifying round to determine the 32 players who will advance to match play on Tuesday. After match play, the top five will advance to the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

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Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, Fla., Sunday

First round after 8 games

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,989.
2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,958.
3, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,944.
4, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,936.
5, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 1,934.
6, James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 1,930.
7, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,928.
8, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,925.
9, ss-Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1,915.
10, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,904.
11, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,896.
12, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,886.
13, a-Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,885.
14, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,875.
15, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,874.
16, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 1,873.
17, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,869.
18, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,868.
19, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,861.
20, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,860.
21, (tie)Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,857, and Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,857.
23, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,850.
24, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,846.
25, a-John Dougherty, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 1,843.
26, Scott Thomsen, Sumter, S.C., 1,838.
27, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,832.
28, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,827.
29, (tie) ss-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., and ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,826.
31, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 1,825.
32, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,818.
33, ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 1,815.
34, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,814.
35, (tie) ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and a-Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,811.
37, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,809.
38, (tie) a-Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,807.
40, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,800.
41, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,799.
42, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,794.
43, (tie) John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,791.
43, a-James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,791.
46, (tie) Gary Morgan, Atlanta, and a-Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,790.
48, (tie) Billy Block, Pembroke Pines, Fla., and ss-Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 1,787.
50, (tie) William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,783.
52, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,781.
53, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,780.
54, ss-Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,777.
55, a-Jace Peterson, Ocala, Fla., 1,774.
56, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,772.
57, ss-Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,769.
58, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,765.
59, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,764.
60, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,762.
61, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,757.
62, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,756.
63, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,755.
64, a-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 1,753.
65, Brian McMahon, Boca Raton, Fla., 1,750.
66, ss-Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,749.
67, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,748.
68, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,746.
69, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,745.
70, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,744.
71, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,742.
72, (tie) a-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Norm Spurlock, Kenner, La., 1,740.
75, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,739.
76, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,737.
77, ss-aAndy Ippolito, The Villages, Fla., 1,734.
78, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,733.
79, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,730.
80, ss-Kevin Schofield, Canada, 1,728.
81, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibolo, Texas, 1,727.
82, (tie) ss-Lucien Casagrande, Canada, and ss-John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1,725.
84, (tie) Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., and Joe Salvemini, Mckinney, Texas, 1,724.
86, (tie) ss-Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., and a-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 1,721.
88, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,719.
89, ss-Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,717.
90, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,716.
91, (tie) ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., and Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,715.
94, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,712.
95, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,711.
96, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,710.
97, Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,709.
98, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,708.
99, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,702.
100, Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,698.
101, ss-Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 1,695.
102, (tie) ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., and ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,693.
104, Richard McDaniel, Coconut Creek, Fla., 1,688.
105, a-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass., 1,687.
106, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,685.
107, (tie) ss-Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., and ss-Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 1,672.
109, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,671.
110, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 1,669.
111, ss-a-Lenny Biondi, Maitland, Fla., 1,663.
112, Jimmy Jean, Kathleen, Ga., 1,660.
113, Tony Myers, Pensacola, Fla., 1,659.
114, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,648.
115, a-Kenneth May, Titusville, Fla., 1,647.
116, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,644.
117, (tie) ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., and ss-Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 1,641.
119, Scott Smith, Warrenville, Ill., 1,638.
120, ss-Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 1,635.
121, ss-Barry Warshafsky, Peabody, Mass., 1,633.
122, Dan Palmiotto, Merritt Island, Fla., 1,627.
123, (tie) ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., and ss-Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,613.
125, ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,607.
126, ss-Robert Shannon, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,603.
127, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,601.
128, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 1,600.
129, ss-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 1,599.
130, (tie) a-Dave Van Riet, Summerfield, Fla., and Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,597.
132, ss-Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,592.
133, ss-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 1,581.
134, ss-a-Walter Grzybowski, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,580.
135, ss-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,578.
136, ss-Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 1,573.
137, (tie) ss-Dan Howsmon, Lutz, Fla., and ss-Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,572.
139, ss-Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., 1,571.
140, ss-a-Rickey Kendrick, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,561.
141, Larry Felts Jr., Moore, S.C., 1,560.
142, (tie) ss-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, and ss-Walter Sova Sr., Columbus, Ohio, 1,530.
144, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,528.
145, ss-Teata Semiz, Hopatcong, N.J., 1,502.
146, ss-George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,499.
147, ss-Ron Rajcok, Stanley, N.C., 1,496.
148, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,487.
149, ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,484.
150, ss-Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 1,481.
151, ss-Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,478.
152, Adrian Eckroth, Ocala, Fla., 1,468.
153, ss-Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,460.
154, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,448.
155, ss-Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 1,432.
156, ss-a-Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,396.
157, ss-Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 1,387.
158, Pete Nastasi, Rock Hill, N.Y., 1,338.