The final round of the PBA Midwest/Central Region Laraway Lanes Senior Open was held on Sunday, July 29, in New Lenox, IL. With the PBA Senior Tour on an extended break, many of the Senior Tour regulars were in attendance at this tournament. Some of the top senior bowlers participating included Lennie Boresch Jr, Charlie Tapp, Dale Traber, Ron Profitt and Ron Mohr. They were all looking to get back into shape before the Senior Tour begins the end of their season, but nobody was able to match the performance of Lennie Boresch Jr.
Lennie Boresch Jr got off to a decent start at the PBA Midwest/Central Region Laraway Lanes Senior Open by averaging 232.25 in his eight games of qualifying, which was good enough for 9th place. The top 16 qualifiers would then bowl 12 more games of match play bowling, and this is where Boresch started to heat up. Boresch was able to nearly average 244 during the match play round, which was able to propel in to second in the standings heading into the final round of the tournament. Boresch would have to face Mitchell Jabczenski for a chance to make it to the title match to face Charlie Tapp. Jabczenski was coming off of a 279 game in the first match of the final round, but was not able to maintain the same level of bowling against Boresch. Boresch would ultimately win the match by the score of 215-192. Charlie Tapp would struggle greatly in the title match, which allowed Boresch to cruise to the regional title victory 248-173.
Lennie Boresch Jr has had one of the better seasons on the PBA Senior Tour this year. He is one of six bowlers that have already won a title on the Senior Tour this year. While Boresch has had a solid season, he has not bowled as well in the recent tournaments as he did earlier in the season. Boresch got off to a hot start to the Senior Tour season, and I thought we would be able to easily win multiple titles this year. There are two tournaments remaining on the Senior Tour, and I would not be surprised to see him on the top of the standings at either of those two tournaments based on how he bowled at the PBA Midwest/Central Region Laraway Lanes Senior Open.
Jake has been an avid bowler since the age of 8, and regularly follows the PBA throughout the year.