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The Journal Gazette

Friday, August 11, 2017 1:00 am

In the news

Tapp leads PBA60 after 1st round

Charlie Tapp, a three-time winner in a 12-year career on the PBA Tour, averaged 240 to lead the first round of the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship on Thursday at Pro Bowl West.

The 66-year-old Tapp, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, bowled a 1,442 six-game total with games of 224, 279, 287, 190, 237 and 225 to lead the field of 106 players 60 and older.

“I prepared pretty well for this tournament,” Tapp said in a news release. “I practiced pretty intensely for about four weeks and even took some lessons to get ready for it. I had a good ball reaction and I was reading the lanes real well so I'm pretty happy.”

Tapp, who also has two PBA50 Tour titles, was on the PBA Tour from 1979-1991.

Tapp holds a two-pin lead over 2008 USBC Senior Masters champion Kenny Parks of Hammond, who is in second with 1,440.

The Dick Weber Championship is the last of three events limited to players 60-and-over this season. PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker won the PBA60 Killer 'B' Open and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr won the Super Senior Classic.

Mohr, a Fort Wayne native who clinched his second consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year title, is not competing in the Dick Weber Championship as he is traveling to Munich, Germany to compete in the World Senior Championships.

– The Journal Gazette