Croucher still in contention at Senior U.S. Open

LAS VEGAS — Kevin Croucher of Grants Pass is still hanging near the top after Tuesday's second day of qualifying in the Professional Bowlers Association Senior U.S. Open.

Croucher, who had the opening day lead, still leads the A squad and is fourth overall with a 2,765 pinfall. Croucher posted a 1,344 six-game score Tuesday.

Tim Miller of Irving, Texas, holds the second-day lead. Miller entered the day sixth overall but his six-game pinfall of 1,460 Tuesday was the highest of the day and gave him a 12-game total of 2,842.

Bob Handley is in second 57 pins behind and Sam Zurich, who entered the day in 48th, moved up to third with a 2,766 score.

Two-time defending PBA Senior U.S. Open champion and two-time defending PBA Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker is seventh with 2,727 after finishing Monday tied for 46th.

All 290 bowlers return today for the final of the three six-game qualifying blocks. The top 25 percent of the field after the first 18 games of qualifying will advance to an additional nine-game qualifying round Thursday. The field will then be cut to the top 24 for round-robin match play Thursday afternoon.

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