Molson Golden Bowling Challenge



$130,000 MOLSON GOLDEN BOWLING CHALLENGE
Rose Bowl Lanes, Windsor, Ont., Can., Aug 7-12, 1987

Sullins Rewards Local Rooters

Harry Sullins from nearby Sterling Heights, Mich., carried the trophy home across the Detroit River from Windsor after winning the Molson Golden Bowling Challenge. Sullins defeated Jimmy Keeth of West Palm Beach, Fla., 243-159, to collect his second PBA championship in nine months and the $20,000 first prize.

Both finalists opened with spares in their first two frames before Sullins rattled off a three-bagger. Keeth saw the roof cave in on his bid for his initial PBA title when he opened in three consecutive frames midway through the match. Sullins meanwhile recovered from missing the 3-6-9-10 in the sixth frame, striking the rest of the way to cruise to victory to the delight of a partisan Rose Bowl Lanes audience.

In the first game of the ESPN-televised championship round, Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, blasted tour rookie Jeff Miller, Canal Winchester, Ohio, 238-176. Williams also breezed in his next game against Steve Wunderlich of St. Louis, 200-181.

Keeth, 20, a runnerup earlier this year in the Greater Hartford Open, was next on the ladder and halted Williams' momentum by striking in seven of his first nine frames while recording a 232-213 semifinal game win.

The victory secured a spot for Sullins In the Firestone Tournament of Champions in 1988.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich.243 (1 game)$20,000
2Jimmy Keeth, West Palm Beach, Fla.391 (2 games)10,500
3Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas651 (3 games)7,000
4Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis181 (1 game)5,500
5Jeff Miller, Canal Winchester, Ohio176 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Williams defeated Miller, 238-176; Williams defeated Wunderlich, 200-181; Keeth defeated Williams, 232-213; and in the championship game, Sullins defeated Keeth, 243-159.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich. 9602 228.6 18-6-0 540 10142 
2Jimmy Keeth, West Palm Beach, Fla. 9573 227.9 16-8-0 480 10053 
3Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9516 226.6 15-9-0 450 9966 
4Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9605 228.7 12-12-0 360 9965 
5Jeff Miller, Canal Winchester, Ohio 9363 222.9 15-9-1 465 9858 
6Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9415 224.2 14-10-0 420 9835 $4,000
7Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 9398 223.7 14-9-1 435 9833 3,600
8Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9364 223.0 13-11-0 390 9754 3,300
9Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 9294 221.3 14-8-2 450 9744 3,000
10Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz. 9313 221.7 14-10-0 420 9733 2,800
11Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9334 222.2 12-12-0 360 9694 2,600
#12Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9272 220.8 13-11-0 390 9662 2,400
13Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif. 9199 219.0 14-10-0 420 9619 2,200
14Rudy Kasimakis, Long Island, N.Y. 9313 221.7 9-15-0 270 9583 2,100
15Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9306 221.6 9-15-0 270 9576 2,000
16Bill Ryan Jr., Dayton, Ohio 9263 220.5 9-14-1 285 9548 1,900
17Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9208 219.2 11-13-0 330 9538 1,800
#18Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill. 9228 219.7 8-16-0 240 9468 1,700
19Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind. 9134 217.5 11-13-0 330 9464 1,600
20Tim Weisbrod, Cincinnati, Ohio 8940 212.9 12-12-0 360 9300 1,500
21Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas 9046 215.4 7-16-1 225 9271 1,400
22Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 9000 214.3 9-15-0 270 9270 1,340
+23Derek Banks, Chicago 7043 213.4 6-8-1 195 7238 1,233
#24Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8965 213.5 8-15-1 255 9220 1,290

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.$1,183
26Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,070
#27Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.1,060
28George Bramwell III, San Diego, Calif.1,050
29Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz.1,040
30Ricky Corona, Diamond Bar, Calif.1,030
31Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas1,020
32Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,010
33Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,000
34Bryan Alpert, Woodland Hills, Calif.990
35Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.980
36Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.970
37Pete McCordic, Houston960
38James Miller, Scottsdale, Ariz.950
39Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas940
40Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.930
*41Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.990
42Butch Soper, Windsor, Ont., Can.910
43Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio900
44Jim Gostovich, New Baltimore, Mich.890
45Jeff Lowe, Indianapolis880
46Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla.870
47Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.860
48Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.850
#49Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, N.M.840
50Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio830
51Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla,820
52Pete Weber, St. Louis810
53Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio400
 Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio400

18-game qualifying leader - Ron Williams, 4226. 22nd place - Rudy Kasimakis, Mark Baker and Jon O'Drobinak, 4059. 53rd place - Ted Hannahs and Jim Pencak, 3908. # - Leroy Bornhop, Dave Tulak, Harry Sullins, Ron Williams, Brian Voss, Paul Yoder and Jack Jurek rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Palmer Fallgren, James Miller, Sam Maccarone, Bryan Alpert, Mats Karlsson, Jeff Britton, Chuck Mogavero and Magic Gray ($50 each). + - Derek Banks replaced Dave Ferraro after nine games of match play. He received a 160-pin penalty the difference between their qualifying scores (40 pins) and bonus pins Ferraro earned (120). They split 23rd and 25th-place money. Banks received an additional $50 for acting as alternate for nine games. * - Rick Vittone received $70 for acting as alternate for the final 15 games of match play.