O'Neill Top Seed For Today's Finals In Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Bill O’Neill earned the top seed Sunday afternoon for the finals of the 2019 PBA Chesapeake Open.

O’Neill totaled 3,719 for 17 games, a 218.76 average, at AMF Western Branch to finish in the top spot. He will be joined in the four-player stepladder finals by AJ Chapman, Wes Malott and Greg Young.

The stepladder is set to begin at 3 p.m. Eastern today live on FloBowling.

O’Neill shot 247 in the opening game of the two-game Round of 8 to essentially secure his spot as the top seed. He shot a safe 199 in the second game.

Chapman, who is seeking his first career PBA Tour title, earned the second seed with 3,677, while Malott was the third seed with 3,659.

Young, a candidate for PBA Rookie of the Year in 2019, shot 258 in the final game to advance to his first career stepladder finals with 3,647. The big game helped him jump ahead of Chris Barnes, who finished fifth with 3,622.

After eight games of qualifying Saturday, the top 48 players competed in a four-game cashers round Sunday morning. The field was then cut for three games in the Round of 16 and there was another cut for two games in the Round of 8.

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