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Bowling News USA - June 12, 2014 Williams Powers Into Top Qualifier Honors AT USBC Senior Masters, Weber Still in the Hunt

LAS VEGAS - After three rounds of qualifying at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., earned top qualifier honors heading into match play.

The USBC Hall of Famer finished with a 15-game total of 3,553 (236.8 average) to lead a field of 310 of the top senior bowlers age 50 and older at South Point Bowling Center.

The top 64 players after qualifying advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket, which begins at 8 a.m. Pacific Thursday live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. The event concludes with the stepladder finals live on BowlTV on Friday at 3 p.m. Pacific.

Williams put together a huge third round to vault past Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., who had lead after the first two rounds. Williams fired 1,245 for five games Wednesday after shooting 1,149 in the opening round and 1,159 in the second round.

"I've been sick for a couple days now, and normally when I have a cold it doesn't affect my bowling very much, so hopefully I don't feel worse tomorrow," Williams said. "Once I get going, I loosen up and it's not so bad. Hopefully, I can continue bowling well."

Voss, who competed on the final squad of the day, had a chance to stay ahead of Williams in the final frame. Needing a double to lock up top qualifier honors, Voss left a split that dropped him down to third with 3,534.

Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., qualified second with 3,540. Super Senior Jim Starks of San Bernardino, Calif., took the fourth position with 3,445.

Defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., who was guaranteed a spot in match play regardless of where he finished, ended up taking the No. 5 seed for match play. He finished qualifying with 3,432.

The final spot in match play went to Steve Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colo., who qualified in 64th position with 3,160.

The players are battling for a piece of the $144,400 prize fund, which includes a first-place prize of $18,000.

 All rounds of the Senior Masters are being broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/SeniorMasters.

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2014 USBC SENIOR MASTERS

At South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas Wednesday's Results

 

ROUND 3 QUALIFYING - (15 games)

1, Walter Ray Williams Jr, Ocala, Fla., 3,553.

2, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,540.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,534.
4, Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,445.
5, Pete Weber, St Ann, Mo., 3,432.
6, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,389.
7, Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 3,350.
8, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3,349.
9, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,332.
10, Robert Worrall II, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,322.
11, Amleto Monacelli, N. Miami Beach, Fla., 3,319.
12, Kent Wagner, Bradentown, Fla., 3,316.
13, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 3,312.
14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,310.
15, Kurt Bogner, Longview, Wash., 3,307.
16, Ricky Woods, Whites Creek, Tenn., 3,305.
17, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,303.
18, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,300.
19, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,299.
20, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3,297.
21, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,296.
22, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,293.
23, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,292.
24, Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,291.
25, Mike Saville, Spokane, Wash., 3,286.
26, Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 3,283.
27, Kerry Painter, Fairbanks, Alaska, 3,281.
28, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,277.
29, John Kirker, Taftville, Conn., 3,275.
30, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 3,270.
31, Jeff Prein, Stoughton, Wis., 3,262.
32, Mitch Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 3,256.
33, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 3,255.
34, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,254.
35, Toby Contreras, Lees Summit, Mo., 3,242.
36, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,237.
37, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,236.
38, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,235.
39, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,228.
40, Rob Cline, Spokane, Wash., 3,226.
40, Terry Leong, Henderson, Nev., 3,226.
42, Wayne Webb, Grove City, Ohio, 3,221.
43, Tommy Kress, Hilton, N.Y., 3,219.
44, Greg Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., 3,213.
45, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,208.
46, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,206.
47, Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb., 3,200.
47, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,200.
49, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,196.
50, Joe Salvemini, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 3,193.
51, Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 3,191.
51, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,191.
53, Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., 3,183.
54, Vaughn Doody, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,182.
54, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, Calif., 3,182.
56, David Anthony, Austin, Texas, 3,177.
57, Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., 3,176.
57, Ziggy Czaja, Cypress, Texas, 3,176.
59, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,173.
60, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,172.
61, Marc Scherlis, San Diego, Calif., 3,164.
61, Lineal Floyd, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,164.
63, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,161.
64, Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,160.
65, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 3,155.
65, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 3,155.
65, Sam Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,155.
68, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,148.
68, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,148.
70, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,146.
71, Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 3,143.
72, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 3,142.
73, Randy Hogg, Lancaster, Pa., 3,140.
74, Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif., 3,138.
74, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,138.
76, Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, Nev., 3,137.
76, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,137.
78, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,133.
78, Carl Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,133.
80, Rich Cook, Olympia, Wash., 3,131.
81, Michael Shequin, Debary, Fla., 3,128.
81, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,128.
81, Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 3,128.
84, Lloyd Burleson, San Diego, Calif., 3,127.
85, Junichi Yajima, Tokyo, , 3,123.
86, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,122.
86, Jeff Richgels, Oregon, Wis., 3,122.
88, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 3,116.
89, Kerry Fulford, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,114.
89, Diz Francisco, Bakersfield, Calif., 3,114.
91, Dean Mueller, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3,112.
92, John Zawalick, Westminster, Mass., 3,111.
92, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,111.
94, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,107.
95, Lennie Boresch, Kenosha, Wis., 3,106.
95, Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 3,106.
97, David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 3,103.
97, Michael Lynch, Colleyville, Texas, 3,103.
97, Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, Calif., 3,103.
100, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,100.
101, Petri Keituri, Tampere, Finland, 3,097.
102, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,096.
102, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 3,096.
 
(BOLD = Storm and Roto Grip Athletes)
 

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