A & W Pro Bowlers Classic



$150,000 A & W PRO BOWLERS CLASSIC
Fair Lanes Squaw Peak, Phoenix, Ariz., May 16-21, 1988

Cook Quenches Two-Year Drought

In a rematch of the 1986 Austin Open final the outcome was the same, with Steve Cook topping Rod Pasteur, 193-175, to win the $150,000 A & W Pro Bowlers Classic at Fair Lanes Squaw Peak. For Cook, it was his "lucky" 13th PBA championship, worth $27,000, but for Pasteur, this runnerup finish was more difficult to accept.

Pasteur, Miami, Fla., led early in the title game, but back-to-back opens in the fourth and fifth frames allowed Cook the opportunity to control his own fate. Cook, Roseville, Calif., admittedly struggled to capitalize immediately and after chopping the 5-8 spare in his ninth provided Pasteur second life. Pasteur could have clinched his first PBA championship with a 10th-frame strike or forced a tie-breaking roll-off with a nine-count and spare but disastrously left the 4-6-7-8-10 split.

There was good reason for Pasteur's confidence after steamrolling Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore., 238-148, in his first game. Holman had opened the ABC Sports finals by ousting Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 222-199. Pasteur then gained momentum and perpetuated second-seeded Philip Ringener's hard luck in the championship round by cruising through their semifinal match, 278-173. Ringener's TV opponents now are averaging 256 in five games against the Big Spring, Texas, pro, following Pasteur's pasting.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.193 (1 game)$27,000
2Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.684 (3 games)14,000
3Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas173 (1 game)8,000
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.370 (2 games)6,000
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.199 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Holman defeated Husted, 222-199; Pasteur defeated Holman, 231-148; Pasteur defeated Ringener, 278-173; and in the championship game, Cook defeated Pasteur, 193-175.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9418 224.2 16-18-0 480 9898 
2Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9360 222.9 15-9-0 450 9810 
3Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 9374 223.2 14-10-0 420 9794 
#4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9345 222.5 13-11-0 390 9735 
#5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9393 223.6 11-13-0 330 9723 
6Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9276 220.9 14-10-0 420 9696 $4,500
7Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 9329 222.1 12-12-0 360 9689 4,000
8Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9232 219.8 15-9-0 450 9682 3,500
9Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif. 9307 221.6 12-12-0 360 9667 3,000
10Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 9259 220.5 12-11-1 375 9634 2,800
11Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo. 9302 221.5 11-13-0 330 9632 2,600
#12Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9262 220.5 12-12-0 360 9622 2,500
13Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9258 220.4 11-12-1 345 9603 2,400
14Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9214 219.4 12-11-1 375 9589 2,300
15Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9128 217.3 14-9-1 435 9563 2,200
#16Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 9220 219.5 11-13-0 330 9550 2,100
17Eric Forkel, Van Nuys, Calif. 9176 218.5 12-12-0 360 9536 2,000
18Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9107 216.8 11-12-1 345 9452 1,900
19John Mazza, Mt, Clemens, Mich. 9115 217.0 11-13-0 330 9445 1,800
20Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan. 9060 215.7 10-13-1 315 9375 1,700
21Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9076 216.1 8-16-0 240 9316 1,600
22Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9038 215.2 9-15-0 270 9308 1,500
23Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif. 8970 213.6 10-14-0 300 9270 1,400
24Jay Means, Mesa, Ariz. 8926 212.5 9-15-0 270 9196 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo.$1,170
#*26Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N J.1,235
 Vic Culbreth, Cordova, Tenn.1,115
28Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Calif.1,080
29Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,060
30Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela.1,050
31George Branham III, San Diego, Calif.1,040
32Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,030
33David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,020
34Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.1,010
35Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.1,000
36Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.990
37Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.980
38Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.970
39Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.960
40Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.940
 Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.940
 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.940
43Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz.920
44Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.910
45Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz.900
46Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif.890
47Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.880
48Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.870
49Brad Snell, Des Plaines, Ill.860
50Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.850
51Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.840
52David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.830
53Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.820

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Dave Husted, 4256 24th place - Hugh Miller, 3922. 53rd place Henry Gonzalez, 3770. # - Parker Bohn III, John Graham, Dave Husted, Mike Aulby, Marshall Holman and Sam Maccarone ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Mike Aulby, Steve Wunderlich. Wayne Webb, Sam Maccarone. Don Genalo and Scott Devers ($50 each).