Parker Bohn III Wins Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open
WELCH, Minn. (July 22, 2015) — In a title match featuring two PBA Hall of Fame players with a combined 71 titles on the PBA Tour, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., defeated Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., to win the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Roto Grip Wednesday notching his second PBA50 Tour title of the season.
Bohn, who solidified his position as a contender for PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated 37-time PBA Tour winner Weber, 259-238, in the championship match which was also his third career PBA50 Tour title.
In the title match, Bohn survived a potentially devastating open in the eighth frame when he left the 2-4-6-7-10 split which he failed to convert after bowling the first seven strikes of the match.
“The ball just hung up in my hand which threw off my push-away,” said Bohn, who has won 34 titles on the PBA Tour. “I wasn’t too worried because I had a pretty good lead at that point and I knew right away what to do to correct it.”
Bohn, who won the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open, did indeed correct the problem throwing strikes in the ninth and the first ball in the 10th frame which was enough to shut out Weber who was trying for his second win of the season after winning the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open in June.
As the No. 4 qualifier in the finals, Bohn had to win three matches against tough opponents to get to the championship match against Weber who was the No. 1 qualifier.
In the opening match Bohn defeated eight-time PBA50 Tour champion and two-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 242-193. In a battle of lefthanders, Bohn defeated eight-time PBA Tour winner and PBA50 Tour rookie Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, who was trying for his third win of the season, 268-216. In the semifinal match, Bohn defeated Hall of Famer and 25-time PBA Tour winner Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., 258-202, who was trying for his first PBA50 Tour win.
“I know it sounds like a cliché but you have to take one game and one tournament at a time, especially at this point in the season,” Bohn said. “When you look at a finals lineup like we had tonight with this much talent, if you even think about thinking too far ahead you’re asking for trouble.”
By winning the title Bohn joined Scroggins, also a Player of the Year contender and leading contender for Rookie of the Year, as the only two-time winners this season.
In addition to the race for PBA Player of the Year, the top eight in competition points will earn entries into the GEICO World Series of Bowling VII in Reno this December where they will vie for the two championship match spots in the PBA Challenge finals which will be televised by ESPN. Weber, Scroggins, Bohn and Mohr are all presently solidly in the top eight in points.
The PBA50 Tour travels to Ashwaubenon Bowling Lanes in Green Bay, Wis. July 27-Aug. 1 for the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters. The Senior Masters is the second and final major of the season.
PBA50 TREASURE ISLAND RESORT & CASINO OPEN PRESENTED BY ROTO GRIP – Island Xtreme Bowl, Welch, Minn., Wednesday
- Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $7,500.
- Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., $4,000.
- Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $2,500.
- Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, $2,000.
- Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $1,750.
Match One – Bohn def. Mohr, 242-193.
Match Two – Bohn def. Scroggins, 268-216.
Semifinal Match – Bohn def. Voss, 258-202.
Championship – Bohn def. Weber, 259-238.
Modified Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play record and bonus pins. Top five advanced to stepladder finals)
1. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 5-1, 1,570.
2. Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3-2-1, 1,549.
3. Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 4-2, 1,509.
4. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-2, 1,494.
5. Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 4-1-1, 1,484.
6. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3-3, 1,446, $1,500.
7. Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,442, $1,500.
8. Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-2, 1,405, $1,500.
9. Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3-3, 1,386, $1,300.
10. Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-3, 1,384, $1,300.
11. Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2-4, 1,370, $1,300.
12. a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 1-5, 1,345, $1,300.
13. Peter Knopp, Germany, 1-5, 1,318, $1,300.
14. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-4, 1,317, $1,300.
15. John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 2-3-1, 1,306, $1,300.
16. Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1-4-1, 1,216, $1,300.
Modified Match Play Round 1 (after five games, including match play bonus pins)
17. Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3-2, 1,133, $1,125.
18. David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-3, 1,086, $1,125.
19. Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1-4, 1,081, $1,125.
20. Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 2-3, 1,054, $1,125.
21. Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 2-3, 1,030, $1,125.
22. Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1-4, 1,017, $1,125.
23. Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1-4, 1,001, $1,125.
24. Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1-4, 939, $1,125.
Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)
25. Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,049, $1,050.
26. ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,040, $1,050.
27. Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,024, $1,050.
28. Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,015, $1,050.
29. Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,005, $1,050.
30. James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,000, $1,050.
31. Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 995, $1,000.
32. Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 982, $1,000.
33. Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 981, $1,000.
34. Bob Micek, Woodbury, Minn., 973, $1,000.
35. Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 961, $1,000.
36. John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 930, $1,000.
37. Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 917, $1,000.
38. Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 876, $1,000.