Bowlers Journal Florida Open



$140,000 BOWLERS JOURNAL FLORIDA OPEN
Galaxy Lanes-Venice, Venice, Fla., Feb 1-6, 1988

Holman Collects No. 21

Marshall Holman shot a 298 in the position round game to thrust him among the championship finalists of the $140,000 Bowlers Journal Florida Open and his momentum never wavered once the "Bell" was rung. Unfortunately for the tournament's leading qualifier, Ron Bell of Akron, Ohio, it was he who was left ringing, 275-211, and the victim of Holman's 21st PBA triumph.

Holman marched past four opponents and his 1,032 four-game total came within 18 pins of equaling the PBA record of 1,050 posted by Nelson Burton Jr. in 1984. The win also was the first for the man voted 1987 PBA Player of the Year since his victory in the '86 Firestone Tournament of Champions. Holman's $23,000 payday in the second annual tournament co-sponsored by the Bowling Proprietors Association of Florida and Bowlers Journal magazine also marked his third title won in the friendly confines of host Galaxy Lanes-Venice.

Holman began the finals against Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev., who was appearing in his first championship round competition but showed no signs of nervousness in opening with five strikes. Holman, Medford, Ore., bettered Thompson's start with the first six and advanced, 242-228.

Amleto Monacelli was next up for Holman and the Venezuelan pro was hoping to be the first two-time winner of 1988, having won the Showboat Invitational at Las Vegas four weeks earlier. Holman gave an indication he was not to be denied on this day as he closed with 10 strikes to crush Monacelli, 280-223.

Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla., was the only remaining obstacle between Holman and the championship match and the 33-year-old Holman disposed of Firpo, who suffered back-to-back opens in his seventh and eighth frames and bowed, 235-212.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1032 (4 games)$23,000
2Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio211 (1 game)12,000
3Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.212 (1 game)8,000
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela223 (1 game)6,000
5Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.228 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Holman defeated Thompson, 242-228; Holman defeated Monacelli, 280-223; Holman defeated Firpo, 235-212; and championship game, Holman defeated Bell, 275-211.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 9476 225.6 16-8-0 480 9956 
2Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9365 223.0 16-8-0 480 9845 
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9369 223.1 15-9-0 450 9819 
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9402 223.9 12-12-0 360 9762 
5Todd H. Thompson, Reno, Nev. 9239 220.0 16-8-0 480 9719 
6Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 9236 219.9 13-11-0 390 9626 $4,000
7Wayne Webb, Waco, Texas 9218 219.5 13-11-0 390 9608 3,600
8David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9224 219.6 12-12-0 360 9584 3,300
9Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9041 215.3 13-10-1 405 9446 3,000
10Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan. 8965 213.5 16-8-0 480 9445 2,800
11Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 9107 216.8 11-13-0 330 9437 2,700
12Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9103 216.7 11-13-0 330 9433 2,600
13Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 9106 216.8 10-14-0 300 9406 2,500
14Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9075 216.1 11-13-0 330 9405 2,400
15Steve Anderson, Colo. Springs, Colo. 8996 214.2 12-12-0 360 9356 2,300
16Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. 8955 213.2 12-12-0 360 9315 2,150
 Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9045 215.4 9-15-0 270 9315 2,150
18Tony Moore, Corbin, Ky. 9017 214.7 9-15-0 270 9287 2,000
19Don Sylvia, New Bedford, Mass. 8798 209.5 14-10-0 420 9218 1,900
20Todd Koller, El Cajon, Calif. 8828 210.2 11-13-0 330 9158 1,800
21Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 8847 210.6 9-14-1 285 9132 1,700
22George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 8856 210.9 B-16-0 240 9096 1,600
23Corey Groth, La Verne, Calif. 8823 210.1 9-15-0 270 9093 1,550
24Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 8801 209.5 9-15-0 270 9071 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.$1,420
26Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla.1,280
27Dave Karr, Sarasota, Fla.1,240
 Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C.1,240
 Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.1,240
30Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif.1,210
31Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.1,200
32Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,190
33Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.1,180
34Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,170
35Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,160
36Stephen Hardy, Methuen, Mass.1,145
 Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.1,145
38Todd Agee, Akron, Ohio1,125
 Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H.1,125
40John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.1,110
41Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,100
42Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,090
43Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.1,080
44Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio1,070
45Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,055
 Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,055
47Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.1,040
48Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.1,030
49Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.1,020
50Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,005
 Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla.1,005
52Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.990
53Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.980

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Randy Lightfoot, 4080. 24th place - Corey Groth, 3869. 53rd place - Scott Devers, 3793. PRO-AM CASHERS - Curtis Odom, Brian Voss, Ed Ressler, Rod Pasteur, Sam Zurich and Randy Lightfoot ($50 each).