Wiseman eyes Woodlawn turnaround BOWLING

March 11, 1993|By Kevin Eck | Kevin Eck,Contributing Writer

The Fair Lanes Open is where it all started for Danny Wiseman. And this is where he hopes to get it started again.

In 1990, Wiseman -- a graduate of Dundalk High School -- won the Fair Lanes Open in Baltimore. It was his first of four PBA tournament titles.

Wiseman, however, has not won a tournament since 1991. He is hoping his luck will change at the Fair Lanes Open at Fair Lanes Woodlawn this week.

In yesterday's qualifying round, Wiseman averaged 219.83 and stood 31st after 12 games. Gary Schluchter averaged 240.33 to take the lead. Martin Letscher of Bel Air (228.08) and Nicholas Craig Serino of Bethesda (227.33) ranked 10th and 13th, respectively.

"I'm ready to go and I'm overdue," Wiseman said. "It's been a year and a half since I've won."

Although he did not win a tournament in 1992, Wiseman still finished among the top 16 in earnings for the third straight year.

He attributes his title drought to changes in the lane patterns.

"It's favoring the guys who turn the ball more because it's been hooking a lot more," said Wiseman, who now resides in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. "I roll the ball for oil, and that's how it's been the last couple of years. I've had to make a few changes to adjust to what they're putting out here."

Wiseman said he has worked on creating more of an arc on his swing and taking away some of his slide.

"I haven't really been in a slump. It's just been kind of aggravating," said Wiseman, 25. "I'm hoping I come out of it soon. I've been working really hard and sooner or later something good will happen. And I know I can win here."

The Fair Lanes Open continues with the last round of qualifying today. The field will then be cut to the top 24 for the first round of match play starting tonight.

The last two rounds of match play will be tomorrow.


(after 12 games)

1. Gary J.Schluchter, Fremont, Ohio, 2,884. 2, Bobby Fleetwood, Naugatuck, Conn., 2,808. 3, Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Junction, N.J., 2,760. 4, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,759. 5, Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, Pa., 2,757. 6, David Traber, Woodstock, Ill ., 2,746. 7, Michael Azcarate, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 2,742. 8, Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y., 2,739. 9, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 2,738. 10, Martin Letscher, Bel Air, 2,737. 11, Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., 2,733. 12, Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa., 2,730. 13, Nicholas Craig Serino, Bethesda, 2,728. 14, Magic Gray, Washington, 2,725. 15, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2,718. 16, Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, Fla., 2,710. 17, Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla., 2,692. 18, Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio, 2,690. 19, Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla., 2,686. 20, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,684. 21, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,681. 22, George Branham III, Indianapolis and Mo Hestand, Moore, Okla., 2,680. 24, Bill Swanson, Palatine, Ill., 2,676.

25, Kenneth W.Hall, Albany, N.Y., 2,663. 26, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. and Jeff D.Morin, Rockaway, N.J., 2,662. 28, Tommy Delutz Jr, Jamaica, N.Y., 2,661. 29, Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2,656. 30, Vince Mazzanti, Levittown, Pa., 2,650. 31, Danny Wiseman, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., 2,638. 32, Marc McDowell, Madison, Wisc., 2,634. 33, Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 2,629. 34, Dave Arnold, Gilbert, Ariz., 2,628. 35, Dennis Rakauskas, Altamonte Springs, Fla., 2,625. 36, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,624. 37, Scott Alexander, Seattle and Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2,621. 39, Ray J.Edwards, Centereach, N.Y., 2,620. 40, Joel Eiler, Berlin, 2,618. 41, Bill Oakes, Lawton, Okla., 2,617. 42, Peter Knopp, Germany and Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas, 2,614. 44, Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind., 2,613. 45, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 2,612. 46, Joe Kominek, Portage, Ohio, 2,611. 47, Harry Sullins, Detroit, 2,610. 48, Dave Wodka, Milwaukee, 2,603. 49, John Tragert, Gaithersburg, 2,592. Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. and Tony Walton, Washington, 2,591.

Tournament facts

What: Fair Lanes Open

Where: Fair Lanes Woodlawn, 6410 Security Blvd.

When: Through Saturday. Today: Pro qualifying, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; match play, 7-10 p.m. Tomorrow: Match play, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 6:15-10:15 p.m.; Saturday: Finals (chs. 13, 7), 3-4:30 p.m.

E9 Tickets: $4-$15. Call (410) 944-6000 for information.

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