Boresch leads Senior Dayton Classic

PBA Communications

BoreschLennieInsideKETTERING, Ohio –
After two tournaments Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., has already experienced the highs and lows of competing on the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour. He won the opening tournament of the season in his Senior Tour debut but could only manage a 46th-place finish in the next tournament he entered.

But the 50-year-old pro shop owner and recent inductee into the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame was able to get back on track Tuesday by averaging 250.5 to take the first round lead in the PBA Senior Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip at Capri Lanes.

Boresch bowled a consistent eight-game first round with games of 226, 235, 289, 257, 254, 230, 245 and 268 for a 2,004 pinfall total.

“I drilled up a new ball for the start of qualifying that matched up right away with the (lane) condition,” said the 25-time PBA regional tournament winner. “It was just a matter of carrying the corner pins. I just had to make a few small adjustments in the whole block.”

Boresch admitted to being a little stubborn about making a ball change in his 46th-place finish in the Senior Mooresville (N.C.) Classic last week.

“I was 23rd after the first round and probably should have changed to another ball for the second round,” Boresch said. “I guess you could say I made some rookie mistakes and learned not to fall in love with the same ball. Now I just need to learn from that experience.”

Boresch holds a commanding 66-pin lead over Senior Dayton Classic defending champion Hugh Miller of Seattle in second with 1,938. Rounding out the top five are last week’s Senior Mooresville Classic winner Bob Learn Jr., 1,931; PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,930, and Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,927.

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The 114-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round Wednesday after which the top 32 players will advance to match play Thursday morning. Match play continues all day Thursday to determine the top four who will compete in the stepladder finals beginning at 7 p.m. ET.


Capri Lanes, Kettering, Ohio, Tuesday


(after 8 games)

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1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,004.

2, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,938.

3, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,931.

4, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,930.

5, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,927.

6, (tie) Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., and Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,926.

9, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,925.

10, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,905.

11, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,901.

12, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,897.

13, (tie) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, and Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,889.

15, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,881.

16, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,880.

17, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,877.

18, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,867.

19, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,839.

20, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,837.

21, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,832.

22, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,830.

23, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 1,821.

24, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,814.

25, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,808.

26, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,806.

27, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,798.

28, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,786.

29, (tie)Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,782.

31, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,779.

32, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,774.

33, (tie) Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, and Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 1,773.

35, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,765.

36, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 1,761.

37, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,760.

38, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,759.

39, Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va., 1,757.

40, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,749.

41, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,744.

42, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 1,743.

43, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,740.

44, (tie) Michael Llaneza, Columbus, Ohio, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., and a-Gerry Loudin, Bridgeport, W. Va., 1,738.

47, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,737.

48, Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., 1,736.

49, (tie) Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, and Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,724.

51, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,721.

52, (tie) Randy Shewmake, Ft. Worth, Texas and a-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,720.

54, a-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,719.

55, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,718.

56, (tie) Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., and Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,715.

58, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,714.

59, (tie) Paul Gerard, Cincinnati, and Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., 1,712.

61, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,708.

62, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,707.

63, Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,706.

64, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,705.

65, Robert Michalojko, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1,700.

66, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,697.

67, (tie) George Patel, England, and Robert Callari, Bloomfield, N.Y., 1,696.

69, Dale Albert, Kenton, Ohio, 1,687.

70, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,684.

71, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,681.

72, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 1,680.

73, a-Timothy Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 1,679.

74, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,677.

75, (tie) Dave Osim, Roscommon, Mich., and Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio, 1,675.

77, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,670.

78, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 1,667.

79, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,663.

80, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 1,660.

81, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 1,647.

82, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,643.

83, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,642.

84, Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 1,634.

85, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,630.

86, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,624.

87, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,615.

88, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,601.

89, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,598.

90, Dave Schultz, Jackson, Wis., 1,596.

91, Steve Fuhrman, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,594.

92, Terry Wellman, Marengo, Ohio, 1,593.

93, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,589.

94, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 1,588.

95, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,584.

96, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 1,572.

97, Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 1,570.

98, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,558.

99, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,555.

100, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,551.

101, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,542.

102, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,531.

103, Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., 1,528.

104, Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 1,508.

105, (tie) a- Bill Carpenter, Middletown, Ohio, and Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,495.

107, a-Larry O'Neill, Alexandria, Va., 1,479.

108, Dave Paquin, Kannapolis, N.C., 1,455.

109, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,441.

110, a-Dave Rossi, Morgantown, W. Va., 1,425.

111, a-Daniel Goodrich, Columbus, Ohio, 1,421.

112, Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla., 1,410.

113, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,406.

114, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,402.

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