Adam Baer, eyeing a three-peat in the Bud Light York County Match Play Championship, will begin match play Saturday in first place.
The Gettysburg right-hander made a strong move in the second day of qualifying Sunday at Suburban Bowlerama, jumping from fifth place to first.
Baer, who averaged 243 on Sunday, rolled a 289 in Game 5 to take command. He finished the day with a 12-game total of 2,870 pins, 13 more than Chris Lakatosh.
The top 12 bowlers advance to match play, beginning 2 p.m. Saturday at East Lincoln Lanes. The tourney concludes Sunday at Lion Bowl.
The top 12 bowlers and their pins totals are: Baer (2,870); Lakatosh (2,857); Josh Coleman (2,855); Eric Smith (2,849); Dave Zelger (2,833); Kodie Lehman (2,818); Greg Bruff (2,818); Jimmy Plessinger (2,804); Jerry Poff (2,797); Kyle Jameson (2,789); Terry Miller (2,766) and Jason Snyder (2,755).
Dan Noel and Gage Shultz rolled 300 games in Sunday's qualifying session.