Seagrams Coolers U.S. Open



$500,000 SEAGRAMS COOLERS U.S. OPEN
Atlantic City Showboat Lanes, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr 10-16, 1988

Weber Nabs Second Jewel, $100,000

It was appropriate that the championship match-up for professional bowling's richest first prize pitted two of the premier players on the PBA Tour - Pete Weber and Marshall Holman. The two titans staged a fiercely contested final game, with fourth-seeded Weber pocketing the $100,000 winner's check after topping leading qualifier Holman, 203-171, in the Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open.

It was Weber's 11th PBA crown and came in the fifth consecutive "major" championship round in which he qualified. Immediately afterward, tearful father Dick Weber proudly embraced his 25-year-old son and both shared their emotions with the capacity crowd at host Showboat Bowling Center and a national ABC Sports audience.

In the first game, Weber, Florissant, Mo., started his march against Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., closing with a six-bagger to breeze, 245-201. Next up was Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif., who peppered the pocket continually but was frustrated by five single-pin leaves and a costly missed 10-pin in his third frame. Meanwhile, Weber had sandwiched opens in his first and 10th frames around an eight-bagger and coasted into the semifinal game, 245-205.

Second-seeded '87 PBA Rookie of the Year Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y., certainly gave no indication of being intimidated by Weber's momentum, but couldn't match his opponent's carry and bowed, 236-179.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.929 (4 games)$100,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.171 (1 game)55,000
3Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.179 (1 game)30,000
4Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.205 (1 game)20,000
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.201 (1 game)15,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Weber defeated Husted, 245-201; Weber defeated Baker, 245-205; Weber defeated Shafer, 236-179; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Holman, 203-171.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 13101 233.9 18-6-0 540 13641 
#2Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 12749 227.7 15-9-0 450 13199 
3Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 12784 228.3 13-10-1 405 13189 
4Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 12673 226.3 16-7-1 495 13168 
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 12572 224.5 14-9-1 435 13007 
#6Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 12605 225.1 13-11-0 390 12995 $12,000
7Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 12627 225.5 12-12-0 360 12987 11,000
8Rick Minier, Vancouver, Wash. 12490 223.0 16-8-0 480 12970 10,000
9Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. 12606 225.1 11-13-0 330 12936 9,000
10Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 12474 222.8 15-9-0 450 12924 8,500
11Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 12496 223.1 14-10-0 420 12916 8,000
12Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 12641 225.7 9-15-0 270 12911 7,500
#13Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 12630 225.5 9-15-0 270 12900 7,000
14Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill. 12559 224.3 11-13-0 330 12889 6,500
#15George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 12489 223.0 12-12-0 360 12849 6,000
16Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 12458 222.5 8-16-0 240 12698 5,600
17Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 12347 220.5 11-12-1 345 12692 5,200
18Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif. 12299 219.6 13-11-0 390 12689 5,000
19Pete McCordic, Houston 12356 220.6 9-15-0 270 12626 4,800
20Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 12246 218.7 12-11-1 375 12621 4,600
21Yukio Yamazaki, Japan 12235 218.5 12-11-1 375 12610 4,400
22Frank Massengale, Chattanooga, Tenn. 12282 219.3 9-15-0 270 12552 4,200
23Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 12364 220.8 6-18-0 180 12544 4,000
24Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich. 12314 219.9 7-17-0 210 12524 3,800

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*#25Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.$3,700
26Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.3,500
27Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3,400
28Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla..3,300
29Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.3,200
30Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.3,100
31Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.3,000
32Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.2,900
33Tom Crites. Tampa, Fla.2,800
34Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis2,700
35Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.2,600
36Todd Thompson, Reno. Nev.2,500
37Tony Westlake, Edmond. Okla.2,450
38Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas2,400
39Dick Weber, St. Louis2,350
40Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla.2,300
41Craig Harrington, Murray, Utah2,250
42Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.2,200
43George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.2,150
44Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.2,100
45Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev.2,050
46Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.1,975
 Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, N.M.1,975
48Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,900
#49Corey Groth, Laverne, Calif.1,850
#50Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.1,800
51Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,750
52Russ Campbell, Yardley. Pa.1,700
53Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,675
54Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,650
55Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo.1,625
56Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla.1,600
57Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,575
58Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,550
59Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,525
#60Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,500

* - Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader - Mark Baker, 7389. 24th place - Rick Minier, 7074. 60th place Johnny Petraglia, 6773. # - Del Ballard Jr.. Ryan Shafer, Marc McDowell, Rowdy Morrow, Mike Jasnau, George Branham Ill, Craig Rourke, Bob Benoit, Corey Groth, Johnny Petraglia, Marshall Holman and Dave Ferraro rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRAM CASHERS - Mats Karlsson, Tony Westlake. Del Ballard Jr., Billy Young, Wayne Webb, Rick Brunori, Randy Lightfoot, Mark Roth, Gary Skidmore, Richard Bramwell ($50 each). Dale Strike, Don Genalo and Tom Crites ($17 each).