Southern California Open



$117,500 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN
Active West Town Square Lanes, Riverside, Calif., Jun 26-Jul 1, 1987

Voss Wins From Atop

Brian Voss snapped a six-tournament winless streak as leading qualifier in defeating Amleto Monacelli, 245-219, to capture the Southern California Open. Monacelli's ill fortune in championship matches continued, as he finished runnerup for the seventh time in his PBA career, still seeking his first title in six years on tour.

"I liked my performance today under pressure," Voss continued, "and I always prefer being involved in close matches, where I must execute to be rewarded."

The title game was tied through six frames, but then Monacelli left the 3-6-9-10 and failed to convert in his seventh frame. Voss then struck in his eighth and ninth frames and needed only to avoid disaster in the 10th to clinch his fourth championship and the $17,000 first prize. Voss moved to seventh place on the PBA's yearly money list with $78,283.

The ESPN-televised championship round at Active West Town Square Lanes began with Monacelli topping Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calm, who was competing in his first championship finals, 268-256. Monacelli's strike fast continued against Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis, whom he bombed, 258-193. Next up for Monacelli was local favorite Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif., but Monacelli prevailed, 235-195, to advance to the championship match.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.245 (1 game)$17,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela980 (4 games)9,000
3Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.195 (1 game)6,000
4Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis193 (1 game)5,000
5Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.256 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Monacelli defeated Arnold, 268-256; Monacelli defeated Morrow, 258-193; Monacelli defeated Baker, 235-195; and in the championship game, Voss defeated Monacelli, 245-219.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9591 228.4 14-10-0 420 10011 
2Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9519 226.6 15-9-0 450 9969 
3Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 9534 227.0 14-10-0 420 9954 
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9468 225.4 14-10-0 420 9888 
5Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. 9373 223.2 16-7-1 495 9868 
6Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9461 225.3 13-11-0 390 9851 $3,500
7John Gant, Independence, Ky. 9307 221.6 17-6-1 525 9832 3,000
8Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9357 222.8 14-10-0 420 9777 2,800
9Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 9324 222.0 14-10-0 420 9744 2,600
10Matt Surina, Tacoma, Wash. 9279 220.9 14-9-1 435 9714 2,500
11Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas 9336 222.3 12-12-0 360 9696 2,400
12Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9298 221.4 12-11-1 375 9673 2,300
13Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9277 220.9 13-11-0 390 9667 2,200
#14Mark Fahy, Chicago 9368 223.0 7-17-0 210 9578 2,100
15Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind. 9164 218.2 13-10-1 405 9569 2,000
16Wayne Webb, Merritt Island, Fla. 9171 218.4 13-11-0 390 9561 1,900
17Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 9112 217.0 11-13-0 330 9442 1,800
18Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9152 217.9 6-17-1 195 9347 1,700
19Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9000 214.2 11-13-0 330 9330 1,600
20Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9004 214.3 10-13-1 315 9319 1,500
21Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8992 214.1 6-17-1 195 9187 1,375
 Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas 8887 211.6 10-14-0 300 9187 1,375
23Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8894 211.8 8-16-0 240 9134 1,300
24Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8867 211.1 8-16-0 240 9107 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Larry Stephens, Los Angeles$1,205
26Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas1,050
27Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,030
28Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,020
29Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M1,010
30Butch Soper, Los Angeles1,000
31Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.990
32Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif.980
33Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas970
#34Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.960
35Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio950
36James Miller, Mesa, Ariz.940
37Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.930
38John Mazza, Mt. Clemens Mich.920
39Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas910
40Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.900
41Sean Bigley, Ventura, Calif.885
 Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.885
43Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu, Ariz.870
44Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.860
45Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.845
 Pete McCordic, Houston845
47Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.830
48Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.820
49Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.810
50Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.800
51Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif.790
52Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio780
53Dennis Rakauskas, Clarks Summit, Pa.770

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Mark Fahy, 4279. 24th place - Wayne Webb, 4003. 53rd place Dennis Rakauskas, 3876. # - Mark Fahy, Doug Wallace, Jeff Richgels and Steve Jaros rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Norm Duke, Jack Jurek, George Branham III, Mats Karlsson, Steve Jaros, Billy Young Jr., Dave Husted and Tom Crites ($50 each).