Miller Lite Open



$150,000 MILLER LITE OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted, Ohio, Mar 16-21, 1987

Ferraro Doubles For Miller Crown

Having won his initial PBA championship at Columbus last fall and collecting his second title in Greater Cleveland, Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., considers Ohio his second home, at least since edging top-seeded Brian Voss, 211-204, to win the $150,000 Miller Lite Open.

Ferraro quickly is earning the reputation as a steely competitor in clutch situations, closing with a "must" double for the championship here after Voss forced Ferraro's heroics with a gutsy three-bagger in his 10th frame.

Ferraro was third-seeded into the finals of the third leg of the Miller Brewing-sponsored $1 million "Lite Slam" event on the PBA's Winter Tour. He first ousted Norm Duke, 277-257, after Duke, Fort Worth, Texas, opened the action with a thrilling 244-243 win against another Texan, Phil Ringener of Big Spring. Ringener needed eight pins on his final ball after collecting a crucial double, but left the 2-4-5-8 standing.

In the semifinal game, Mats Karlsson bowed, 215-184, to set up the title match and the dramatic 10th frame heroics by Ferraro who's enjoying quite a string of good fortune. Wife Gloria, who selected the scarlet and gray colors of Ohio State University for his PBA champion's banner following his victory at Columbus, recently learned she's pregnant with their first child.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.703 (3 games)$27,000
2Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash204 (1 game)14,000
3Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden184 (1 game)8,000
4Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas501 (2 games)6,500
5Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas243 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Duke defeated Ringener, 244-243; Ferraro defeated Duke, 277-257; Ferraro defeated Karlsson, 215-184; and in the championship game, Ferraro defeated Voss, 211-204.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9788 233.0 14-9-1 435 10223 
2Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 9591 228.4 14-10-0 420 10011 
3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9608 228.8 12-12-0 360 9968 
#4Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 9555 227.5 11-12-1 345 9900 
5Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9444 224.9 14-9-1 435 9879 
6Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9358 222.8 15-8-1 465 9823 $4,500
7Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9377 223.3 14-10-0 420 9797 4,000
8Wayne Webb, Merritt Island, Fla. 9369 223.1 14-10-0 420 9789 3,500
9Butch Soper, Los Angeles 9305 221.5 14-8-2 450 9755 3,200
10Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9355 222.7 13-11-0 390 9745 3,000
11Pete McCordic, Houston 9364 223.0 11-11-2 360 9724 2,800
12Carmen Salvino, Chicago 9208 219.2 15-9-0 450 9658 2,700
13Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 9276 220.9 12-12-0 360 9636 2,600
14Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla. 9272 220.8 11-12-1 345 9617 2,500
15Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan. 9249 220.2 12-12-0 360 9609 2,400
#16Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9298 221.4 10-14-0 300 9598 2,300
17Dick Weber, St. Louis 9253 220.3 10-13-1 315 9568 2,200
18Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9233 219.8 10-13-1 315 9548 2,100
19Ted Malicki, Maple Heights, Ohio 9198 219.0 11-13-0 330 9528 2,000
20George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9256 220.4 9-15-0 270 9526 1,900
21Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 9252 220.3 9-15-0 270 9522 1,800
22Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla. 9121 217.2 10-14-0 300 9421 1,700
23Dave Davis, Orlando, Fla. 9121 217.2 9-15-0 270 9391 1,600
24Teata Semiz, Wanaque, N.J. 9112 217.0 8-15-1 255 9367 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Danny Bertucelli, Plantation, Fla.$1,440
26Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,300
27Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,280
28Richard Bramwell, Escondido, Calif.1,260
29Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,250
30Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.1,235
 John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.1,235
32Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,220
33Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,210
34Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,200
35Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis1,190
36Guppy Troup, Tucker, Ga.1,180
37Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,170
38Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.1,155
 Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo,1,155
40Harry Sullins, Roseville, Mich.1,140
41Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.1,130
42Magic Gray, Morningside, Md.1,120
43Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,110
44Bill Ryan Jr., Dayton, Ohio1,100
45Dennis Jacques, Merritt Island, Fla.1,090
46Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,075
 Dave Tulak, Monroe, Mich.1,075
48Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas1,060
49Bob Bittner, Dearborn Hts., Mich.1,040
 John Gant, Independence, Ky.1,040
 Pat Malone, Erie, Pa.1,040
52Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.1,020
53Michael Dool, Hilton, N.Y.505
 David Ozio, Vidor, Texas505

* - Match play alternate. # - Norm Duke, Brian Voss and Parker Bohn III rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Brian Voss, 4170. 24th place - Mike Jasnau, 3933. 53rd place - Mike Dool and David Ozio, 3835. PRO-AM CASHERS - Gary Dickinson, Gil Sliker, Pete McCordic, Tony Westlake, Johnny Petraglia and Arnie Goldman ($50 each).