Mika Gives Some Back But Still Leads Senior U.S. Open

Defending champion Mika Koivuniemi put up his worst block so far, but it was enough to stay in the lead after three rounds Wednesday at the 2019 PBA Suncoast Senior U.S. Open.

Koivuniemi has an 18-game total of 3,980, a 221.11 average, but gave up ground on the field in the third round at Suncoast in Las Vegas. He held a 166-pin lead after Tuesday’s second round, but that number dropped to 21.

The Finnish native struggled on the burn in the third round, shooting games of 202, 196, 183, 199, 216 and 203 for a six-game total of 1,199. By comparison, he shot 1,465 in the first round and 1,316 in the second round.

Results: Senior U.S. Open Qualifying Round 3

There’s one final round of qualifying Thursday before the field is cut to the top 38 for match play Friday. The stepladder finals are scheduled for Friday at 4:15 p.m. Pacific. All rounds are being broadcast live on FloBowling.

Veteran international star Tore Torgersen significantly narrowed the gap with Koivuniemi as he shot 1,357 in the third round and sits in second place with 3,959.

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber also had another solid day, shooting 1,321 and landing in third place with 3,923. Steve Smith is fourth with 3,876, while Rolando Sebelen is fifth with 3,874.

Another player who made a big move Wednesday was Walter Ray Williams Jr., who was outside the cut number after the second round. He jumped into 22nd place by shooting 1,335 in the third round and has an 18-game total of 3,707.

On the cut line with one round to go are Brian Menini and Kimmo Lehtonen, who are tied for 37th place with 3,647.

What's On FloBowling The Week Of May 25

While some areas of the country are getting back to bowling, others are still locked down. Either way, there’s plenty of bowling content on the horizon to keep you entertained.

Tom Clark's No. 3: Belmo's Record-Breaking Win

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

This the eighth in a 10-part series by PBA Commissioner Tom Clark.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Six Players Who Got Snubbed In The PBA League Draft

Breaking Down Who Got Snubbed In The Draft

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Anytime you have a draft, there are going to be questions around the last players selected and those who were left out. That was certainly the case Sunday at the 2020 PBA League Draft powered by BowlerX.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

PBA Set To Return With Special Summer Events In June, July

EMERGENCY PODCAST: PBA Announces Its Return

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Join our new Facebook group - Bowling Fans And Discussion - to discuss this breaking news!

Grading Each Team In The PBA League Draft

Post-Draft Special: Breaking Down The League

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

With the rosters now set for the 2020 PBA League following Sunday night’s 2020 PBA League Draft powered by BowlerX, it’s time to analyze how things played out.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

What's On FloBowling The Week Of May 18

With the 2020 PBA League Draft now in the rearview mirror, the focus returns to win the PBA players will able to get back on the lanes.

Lavoie Drafted No. 1 As PBA League Rosters Are Set

Post-Draft Special: Breaking Down The League

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Four-time PBA Tour champion Francois Lavoie was the top pick Sunday night in the 2020 PBA League Draft powered by BowlerX.

Tom Clark's No. 4: Kulick Shocks The World

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

This the seventh in a 10-part series by PBA Commissioner Tom Clark.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

PBA League Postponed, Draft To Happen Sunday

The 2020 PBA League has been postponed until later this year, but the draft will go on as scheduled this Sunday live on FloBowling.

Five Sleepers In The PBA League Draft

While it’s pretty obvious who the top available players in Sunday’s PBA League Draft powered by BowlerX are, once we get to the later picks the picture is a whole lot less clear.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In