Wiseman falls short, finishes 26th

Pba Lumber Liquidators Championship

December 08, 2007|By Todd Karpovich | Todd Karpovich,Special to The Sun

Some of the top names in the Lumber Liquidators Championship at AMF Country Club Lanes in Middle River failed to qualify for last night's round of 16, including local favorite Danny Wiseman.

Wiseman finished 26th by going 3-6 in his nine games with an average of 226.96 and 5,310 total pins. Wiseman was happy with the way he bowled in this Professional Bowlers Association event, but he said there was an adjustment to the oil patterns of the lanes.

"It was a different pattern than last year," said Wiseman, who earned $2,160 in the tournament. "Today, they seemed a bit touchier for me. I bowled good, but I did not win many matches."

Patrick Allen, a nine-time Denny's Professional Bowling Association titlist, will enter tomorrow's championship round as the top seed with an average of 239.81 and 8,019 total pins. Wes Malott, an Argyle, Texas, native who led the PBA in point rankings last season, entered the round of 16 as the No. 1 seed, but dropped to No. 2 for the final eight with a 237.59 average and 7,978.

Mike Wolfe (7,955) is the No. 3 seed, while Rhino Page (7,937) is the fourth.

Walter Ray Williams Jr., who holds a record 44 titles in the PBA, could also be poised to make a run in tomorrow's championship round. Williams is the No. 5 seed, with an average of 236.59 and 7,811, heading into the final round of eight.

Rounding out the eight are Chirs Warren (7,777), Mike DeVaney (7,750) and Chris Barnes (7,699).

Other notables who failed to qualify for the round of 16 were Pete Weber, a PBA Hall of Fame member, and Sean Rash, who won the event last year but lost in the round of 64 Thursday.


When: Today and tomorrow

Where: AMF Country Club Lanes; 9020 Pulaski Highway

Purse: $180,000

2006 winner: Sean Rash

Today: Pro-Am events and Fan Day, noon, 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Tomorrow: Finals, 1 p.m.

Tickets: www.etix.com

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