Hammer Open



$150,000 HAMMER OPEN
Boulevard Bowl, Edmond, Okla., Jul 17-22, 1987

Hammer Encore For Walter Ray

In a battle of the two most recent PBA Players of the Year, it was the 1986 winner and defending champion, Walter Ray Williams Jr., who emerged victorious in the $150,000 Hammer Open, pocketing $27,000. Williams, Stockton, Calif., defeated leading qualifier Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, 245-204, to notch his second PBA championship in 1987.

Aulby never really got untracked, collecting a double in his third and fourth frames as Williams opened with the first five. Aulby's fate was nearly sealed when he missed a 10-pin in the fifth frame allowing Williams to cruise to his fifth PBA title.

Williams also became the first player to successfully defend a PBA championship since 1985 Player of the Year Aulby turned the trick in the '84 and '85 Brunswick Memorial World Opens.

Brad Snell, Des Plaines, III., showed no signs of TV nervousness in his first championship round appearance and bounced Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla., 222-188. Snell then fell victim to Williams' barrage of strikes and bowed, 255-189. Williams started his semifinal game against Parker Bohn Ill, Freehold, N.J., with six strikes, but a solid 8-pin thwarted his attempt for a $25,000 perfect game bonus from True Value Hardware Stores. Williams was forced to mark in the 10th frame to prevail against Bohn, 258-254.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.758 (3 games)$27,000
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis204 (1 game)14,000
3Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.254 (1 game)8,000
4Brad Snell, Des Plaines, Ill.411 (2 games)6,000
5Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.188 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Snell defeated Pasteur, 222-188; Williams defeated Snell, 255-189; Williams defeated Bohn, 258-254; and in the championship game, Williams defeated Aulby, 245-204.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9939 236.6 16-8-0 480 10419 
2Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9730 231.7 16-7-1 495 10225 
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9757 232.3 15-9-0 450 10207 
4Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 9581 228.1 17-7-0 510 10091 
5Brad Snell, Des Plaines, III. 9613 228.9 14-10-0 420 10033 
6John Gant, Independence, Ky. 9568 227.8 15-9-0 450 10018 $4,500
7Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. 9564 227.7 13-11-0 390 9954 4,000
8David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9525 226.8 12-12-0 360 9885 3,500
9Todd Agee, Akron, Ohio 9552 227.4 11-13-0 330 9882 3,000
#10John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 9580 228.1 10-14-0 300 9880 2,800
11Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif. 9474 225.6 13-10-1 405 9879 2,700
12Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9473 225.5 12-11-1 375 9848 2,600
13Kenneth Ogden, Canandaigua, N.Y. 9441 224.8 12-11-1 375 9816 2,500
14Andrew Neuer, E. Longmeadow, Mass. 9388 223.5 14-10-0 420 9808 2,400
15Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9448 225.0 10-13-1 315 9763 2,300
16Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 9387 223.5 12-12-0 360 9747 2,200
17Paul McCordic, Houston 9465 225.4 9-15-0 270 9735 2,100
18George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 9255 220.4 10-14-0 300 9555 2,000
#19Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9198 219.0 10-13-1 315 9513 1,900
20Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9203 219.1 9-15-0 270 9473 1,800
21Pete McCordic, Houston 9226 219.7 8-16-0 240 9466 1,700
22Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 9057 215.6 10-13-1 315 9372 1,600
23Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 9017 214.7 9-15-0 270 9287 1,500
24Bobby Jacks, Hayward, Calif. 9042 215.3 7-16-1 225 9267 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.$1,360
26Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,220
27Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan.1,200
28Purvis Granger, Mansura, La.1,180
29Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,160
30Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,140
31Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.1,130
32Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla.1,120
33Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.1,110
34Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,100
35Dan Eberl, Tonawanda, N.Y.1,085
 Harry Sullins, Sterling Heights, Mich.1,085
37Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,070
38Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,060
39Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,050
40Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,040
41Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,030
42Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz.1,020
43Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,010
44Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,000
45Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.990
46Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.980
47Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.970
48Chris Goddard. Lake Tahoe, Nev.960
49Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.950
50Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas935
 Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.935
52Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.920
#53David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.910

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Mike Aulby, 4316. 24th place - Pete McCordic, 4020. 53rd place David White, 3865. # - John Hricsina Jr., Dennis Rakauskas, David White, Russ Shields, Billy Yinger, Kevin McGerr, Jack Jurek, Mike Aulby, Dave Husted, Chris Warren and John Mazza rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Dave Husted, Tom Baker, Bobby Jacks, Steve Cook, Eddy Kelley, Amleto Monacelli, George Pappas, Jack Jurek, Jim Harvey, Brian Voss, Rowdy Morrow, Wayne Webb, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chris Warren, Mike Edwards and Carmen Salvino ($50 each).