Working His Way Back Into Shape, Bryan Goebel Tops PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship Qualifying


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Working His Way Back Into Shape, Bryan Goebel Tops

PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship Qualifying

KOKOMO, Ind. (July 30, 2018) – PBA Hall of FamerBryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., who spent the first half of the year working himself back into shape after abdominal surgery last December, bowled a 1,807 eight-game pinfall total in the second round to emerge as the top qualifier in the PBA50 Security FederalSavings Bank Championship presented by Track Monday at Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes.

Goebel finished with a 3,592 overall pinfall total for 16 games to lead qualifying after bowling games of 216, 214, 228, 239, 223, 216, 245 and 226 in the secondround.

“It was a good round overall but a little frustrating at the same time,” the 10-time PBA Tour winner said. “It feels good to be the leader but with a little better (pin) carry I think I could have had a lot more.

“I’m feel like I’m in good playing shape,” Goebel added. “It’s been a long road but I’m just now finding my way of throwing the ball. During the recovery I lost a lot of muscle so I’ve been practicing a lot to get that muscle memory back.”

The 56-year-old Goebel owns one PBA50 Tour title which came in the 2017 Miller Lite Players Championship.

Finishing just three pins behind Goebel was fellow hall of famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., who finished with a 3,589 pinfall. Duke had games of 235, 203, 200, 246, 232, 258, 205 and 213 in his second round.

Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, who has a commanding lead in the PBA50 Player of the Year points race and is the only two-time winner this year, also advanced to the second match play round finishing eighth with 3,453.

Other players advancing to the second match play round were Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,575; Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,540; Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,518; Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,506, and hall of famer Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,496.

The top 16 players advanced to Tuesday’s match play rounds with positions 17-25 and eight PBA60 players advancing to a cashers’ round to determine eight additional match play spots. After match play the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT.

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Presented by Track

Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes, Kokomo, Ind., Monday

SECOND ROUND (top 16 advance to match play. Places 17-25 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play spots)

1, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,592.
2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,589.
3, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,575.
4, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,540.
5, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,518.
6, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,506.
7, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,496.
8, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,453.
9, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,441.
10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,438.
11, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,431.
12, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3,426.
13, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3,418.
14, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,411.
15, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,396.
16, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,348.
17, Ed Carter, Austintown, Ohio, 3,343.
18, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,330.
19, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 3,316.
20, (tie) Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., and John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,313.
23, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,310.
24, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,302.
25, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3,298.
26, Steve Kenyon, Grosse Ile., Mich., 3,294.
27, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,278.
28, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,270.
29, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,260.
30, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,251.
31, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,246.
32, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,244.
33, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 3,239.
34, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,229.
35, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,219.
36, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,215.
37, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,212.
38, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 3,209.
39, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,202.
40, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,193.
41, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,187.
42, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,173.
43, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,169.
44, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,168.
45, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,164.
46, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,157.
47, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,154.
48, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,151.
49, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,150.
50, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 3,130.
51, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,108.
52, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,105.
53, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,098.
54, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,065.
55, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3,064.
56, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,062.
57, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,039.
58, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,036.
59, Craig O’Reilly, Tinley Park, Ill., 3,007.
60, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 2,998.
61, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,989.
62, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 2,952.
63, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,934.
64, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,928.
65, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 2,903.
66, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 2,884.
67, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 2,877.
68, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 2,863.
69, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,851.
70, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 2,837.
71, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,814.
72, Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 2,676.
73, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 2,653.
74, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 2,628.

ss-PBA60 Player ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round# # #


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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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