Sweden’s Jesper Svensson continued to put up big numbers Wednesday as he stayed on top of the leaderboard at the 2019 PBA Oklahoma Open.
After two rounds of qualifying, Svensson has a 14-game total of 3,529, a 252.07 average, to lead the field by more than 100 pins at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Fellow left-hander Jakob Butturff sits in second place with 3,428.
The field of 96 bowlers was cut to the top 24 for cashers round qualifying, which begins at 10 a.m. Central live on FloBowling.
Australian Jason Belmonte averaged 241.50 over 14 games to sit in third place with 3,381, while Anthony Lavery-Spahr is fourth with 3,378. Dom Barrett rounds out the top five with 3,375.
Canada’s Patrick Girard was the cut number after 14 games with a 229.71 average after totaling 3,216. He nipped Greg Ostrander, who just missed the cut by four pins.
Qualifying for the PBA Oklahoma Open also counted toward the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship with the top 12 doubles teams advancing to Friday’s round robin match play.
Svensson’s big individual total helped put him and teammate Kyle Troup in the top spot with 6,643, while Lavery-Spahr and Sam Cooley are second with 6,569.
The cut to the top 12 was a 229.21 average with Ostrander and partner AJ Johnson earning the last spot with 6,418.