HAMMOND | Bill Idzior's second day started off well.
The Crown Point resident bowled games of 212, 225 and 209 in his first three games of the second day of qualifying in the PBA50 South Shore Open at Olympia Lanes in Hammond. Then he just seemed to lose the lanes.
"At my age, as long as I'm bowling OK and nothing falls apart, if I can go a complete game and be ready to go next week, I'll hang in there," the 67-year-old Idzior said. "I'm going to keep bowling as long as I can, as long as possible."
Idzior hit 200 in only one of his final four games and finished a minus-162. He still considered it an improvement over his first day of qualifying rounds, when he said he tried to play too far inside.
"Today was better (than Tuesday). Until the sixth game, I moved outside and it was a much better shot for me," he said.
Idzior, who notched his first PBA 300 game last week, credited an equipment change with his fast start.
"I tried (a ball) I didn't use yesterday, and it kind of fell into place," he said. "Then, (the lanes) broke down a little bit and I couldn't string (together strikes)."
Tour regular and Hammond native Kennny Parks struggled in his home bowling center. Parks rolled games of 170, 165 and 153 on the way to a minus-48 finish.
Las Vegas pro Ron Mohr had a big second day -- including a 300 in his seventh game-- to finish at plus-328.
Griffith's Rick Woloszyn missed the cut by five spots, finishing with a plus-40, a total pinfall of 3,240. John Dudak, of Orland Park, finished at minus-35 in 53rd place.
Mohr qualified third behind Pete Weber (plus-653) and Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (plus-339).