Defending Champion Ron Mohr Takes PBA60 Dick Weber Championship Lead After First Round


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Defending Champion Ron Mohr Takes

PBA60 Dick Weber Championship Lead After First Round

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 7, 2019) – Defending champion Ron Mohr bowled a 1,628 pinfall total for seven games to take the first-round lead Wednesday in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global at Pro Bowl West.

The Fort Wayne native, who now lives in Las Vegas, bowled games of 246, 249, 204, 268, 245, 194 and 222 averaging 232 for the round.

“I missed the (lane condition) transition in in the 204 and 190 game,” said the PBA Hall of Famer who has already clinched his fourth consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year Award. “I wasn’t too worried about it because if you can grind out a 190 or 200 when you’re not able to make the right adjustment that’s not too bad.”

The 63-year-old Mohr, who also owns two PBA50 Player of the Year honors, is currently on a string of six top-five finishes in PBA50/60 competition. Most recently he finished fifth in the PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship which ended Monday in Jackson, Michigan.

“It’s been an unbelievable run and hopefully I can keep it going for a good finish to the season in my hometown,” said Mohr, a two-time PBA60 titlist. “I don’t recall ever being on a stretch where I’ve bowled this consistently well.”

In July Mohr won the PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title.

Mohr holds a nine-pin lead over 2017 Dick Weber Championship runner-up Dave Axon of Bellevue, Nebraska finishing the round with 1,619. In third is 2017 winner Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pennsylvania with 1,599.

Rounding out the top five were JAX 60 National Championship and 2018 Dick Weber Championship runner-up Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Michigan in fourth with 1,583 and PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas in fifth with 1,556.

JAX 60 National Championship winner PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss got off to a slow start finishing the round in 51st with 1,421.

The field returns for another seven-game qualifying round Thursday morning at 11 a.m. ET after which the top 32 players will advance to the first match play round at 5 p.m. After the second match play round at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled for noon.

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Presented by DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Wednesday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after seven games)

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,628.
2, Dave Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,619.
3, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,599.
4, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,583.
5, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,556.
6, Toby Contreras, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 1,555.
7, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,540.
8, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,539.
9, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 1,533.
10, (tie) Rick Minier, Houston, and Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,528.
12, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,527.
13, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 1,523.
14, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,521.
15, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, AZ, 1,520.
16, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,500.
17, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 1,495.
18, n-Gary Kresse, Chandler, Ariz., 1,493.
19, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,489.
20, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,487.
21, (tie) Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, and Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,485.
23, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,481.
24, Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 1,475.
25, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,473.
26, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,472.
27, n-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,471.
28, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,469.
29, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,467.
30, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 1,464.
31, (tie) n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., and Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,463.
33, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,462.
34, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,458.
35, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,457.
36, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,451.
37, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,450.
38, (tie) Mike Mineman, St Louis, Mo. and Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,446.
40, Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., 1,445.
41, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 1,443.
42, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,442.
43, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 1,441.
44, Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,440.
45, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,433.
46, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,432.
47, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,427.
48, Conn Casey, Canada, 1,426.
49, (tie) Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., and Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,423.
51, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,421.
52, Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 1,420.
53, n-Earl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 1,419.
54, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,418.
55, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,410.
56, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,409.
57, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,405.
58, n-Andrew Bizub, Huber Heights, Ohio, 1,395.
59, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,394.
60, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,392.
61, (tie) Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., and Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,381.
63, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,380.
64, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,377.
65, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,369.
66, (tie) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, and Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,367.
68, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,366.
69, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,363.
70, Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 1,361.
71, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,360.
72, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,359.
73, (tie)Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,356.
75, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,355.
76, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,350.
77, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,340.
78, n-Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 1,338.
79, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 1,337.
80, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,335.
81, Kurt Gengelbach, Lewisville, Texas, 1,334.
82, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,333.
83, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,332.
84, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 1,330.
85, n-Barry Gilitiuk, Mesa, Ariz., 1,321.
86, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,299.
87, n-Jay Young, Pemberville, Ohio, 1,291.
88, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va., 1,282.
89, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,266.
90, n-Mostafa Nejatbakhsh, Canada, 1,263.
91, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,258.
92, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,250.
93, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,249.
94, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,241.
95, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,224.
96, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,213.
97, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,212.
98, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,210.

n – non-PBA member

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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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