John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda survived games of 165 and 176, and Brad Angelo of Lockport rallied in his last five games Monday as both qualified for the start of match play later in the day in the USBC U.S. Open Tournament at Southpoint Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Szczerbinski closed with games of 234, 222, 247 and 238 to total 1,731 in Monday's round and qualify eighth with 7,053 pins for 32 games over four days. Marshall Kent of Yakima shot 1,930 (241.3 average) on Monday to qualify first with 7,293.
Two more eight-game rounds of match play will be held Tuesday to determine the Wednesday's stepladder finals participants (CBS Sports Network 7 p.m.).
Angelo of Lockport shot 246, 234, 255 and 267 to gain the last spot in the 24-bowler field for match play. He shot 1,798 for eight games (224.8 average) for an overall 6,886. Defending champion Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga and amateur Jason Adams of Cheektowaga did not make the cut to 57 for the final qualifying round.