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Bowling News USA - July 22, 2014 Wayne Webb Averages 250 Taking First-Round Lead in PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic, Weber Close Behind

2013BrunswickSeniorProStaffWayneWebb.jpgDespite a sore bowling hand, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Wayne Webb (pictured right) averaged 250 Monday to lead after the first round of the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite.


2014PBAPeteWeber.jpgWebb bowled a 2,003 eight-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West with games of 252, 222, 289, 233, 277, 224, 279 and 227 to lead fellow Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber (right) in second with 1,969.

"It's mainly something I'm just having to deal with," said the 20-time PBA Tour and five-time PBA50 Tour winner of his ailing hand. "It's just the result of the strain developed from a long career in bowling.

"If I have the right ball in my hand and I throw it correctly with the right timing, I really don't feel it. It's only when I try to over-turn the ball that I feel some pain but when I'm throwing it good it really doesn't bother me."

2013PBA5005RandyPedersen4.jpgRounding out the top eight were Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,942; Randy Pedersen (right), Clermont, Fla., 1,930; Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,916; Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,913; Parker Bohn III (below left), Jackson, N.J., 1,909, and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,905.

Webb, the 2010 PBA50 Player of the Year and 1980 PBA Tour Player of the Year, has best finishes of fifth in the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV and ninth in the USBC Senior Masters this season. His last PBA50 Tour win came in the 2010 PBA Senior Jackson (Mich.) Open.

The 99-player field will return Tuesday for another eight-game qualifying round which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to Wednesday's match play rounds. Wednesday's championship rounds are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

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 homepage. 

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

1, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 2,003

2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,969

3, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,942

4, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 1,930

5, a-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,916

6, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,913

7, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,909

8, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,905

9, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,900

10, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 1,896

11, Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 1,883

12, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,879

13, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,876

14, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,872

15, John Chapman, Canada, 1,870

16, Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich., 1,866

17, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,861

18, (tie) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., and Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., 1,848

20, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,846

21, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,836

22, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,835

23, (tie) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,829

25, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,828

(BOLD = Storm and Roto Grip Staff)  

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