Columbia 300 Open



$130,000 COLUMBIA 300 OPEN
Highland Lanes, Austin, Texas, Jul 15-20, 1988

Devers Strikes Out For Third Win

Scott Devers overcame a missed spare in the ninth frame by tossing a final frame three-bagger to defeat Dave Arnold, 207-185, and win the $130,000 Columbia 300 Open.

Devers, a lefthander from Centerville, Ind., was never out of the pocket in the title game but fell behind by four pins going into the 10th frame when his shot at a 7-pin fell into the channel. By recovering with the closing pressure strikes, Devers forced Arnold to post a final frame double for victory but the right-hander missed the headpin on his first attempt.

Arnold, 24, qualifying for the championship round for the second straight week, moved up to challenge Devers by eliminating Kent Wagner, 218-178, and Purvis Granger, 258-191, at Highland Lanes.

Seeking his first national tour title, Arnold, Campbell, Calif., showed signs of nervousness in the first frame of the championship game when he skidded by a 6-9 spare leave. Devers could not pull away, however, leaving 7-pins in the second and fourth frames before notching a double.

The ESPN televised championship round began with Wagner taking on Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif., with the knowledge that the fourth or fifth-place qualifier had won the three previous Summer Tour tournaments. Wagner managed a double and a nine count in the 10th frame to tie Baker at 186 and then ousted Baker in the succeeding two-frame roll-off, keeping alive his bid to successfully defend his Austin victory of 1987.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.207 (1 game)$20,000
2Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.661 (3 games)10,500
3Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.191 (1 game)7,000
4Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.364 (2 games)5,500
5Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.186 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Wagner defeated Baker, 39-38, in a two-frame roll-off after a 186 tie; Arnold defeated Wagner, 218-178; Arnold defeated Granger, 258-191; and in the championship game, Devers defeated Arnold, 207-185.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 9471 225.5 12-10-2 390 9861 
2Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. 9395 223.7 15-8-1 465 9860 
3Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. 9327 222.1 15-8-1 465 9792 
4Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9419 224.3 10-13-1 315 9734 
5Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9343 222.5 12-11-1 375 9718 
6Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9350 222.6 12-12-0 360 9710 $4,000
7Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan. 9239 220.0 13-11-0 390 9629 3,600
8Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 9197 219.0 14-10-0 420 9617 3,300
9Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla. 9225 219.6 13-11-0 390 9615 3,000
10Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9175 218.5 12-12-0 360 9535 2,800
11Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla. 9155 218.0 11-12-1 345 9500 2,600
12Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9166 218.2 11-13-0 330 9496 2,400
13David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9122 217.2 12-12-0 360 9482 2,200
14Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9135 217.5 11-13-0 330 9465 2,100
15Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo. 9040 215.2 13-10-1 405 9445 2,000
16Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9064 215.8 12-12-0 360 9424 1,900
17Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9058 215.7 12-12-0 360 9418 1,800
18Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9055 215.6 11-12-1 345 9400 1,700
19Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9054 215.6 11-13-0 330 9384 1,600
20Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla., 9031 215.0 10-14-0 300 9331 1,500
21John Fine, Irving, Texas 9004 214.4 9-14-1 285 9289 1,400
22Allen Johnson, Chandler, Ariz. 8907 212.1 12-12-0 360 9267 1,360
23Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 8915 212.3 10-14-0 300 9215 1,320
24T.J. Johnson, Houston 8588 204.5 10-14-0 300 8888 1,280

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Joe Conigliaro, Rosedale, N.Y.$1,240
26Michael Byers, Akron, Ohio1,100
27Pete McCordic, Houston1,080
28Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,070
29Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,055
 Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,055
31Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif.1,040
32Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio1,030
33Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,020
34Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,010
35Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,000
36Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.990
37Donald Landfried, Greenville, Pa.980
38Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio970
39Corey Groth, Laverne, Calif.955
 Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.955
41Don Moser, Santa Clara, Calif.935
 Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas935
43Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C.920
44Jeff Miller, Columbus, Ohio905
 Chris Warren, Dallas905
46Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.890
47Bill Oakes, Dallas.880
48Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas870
49David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.860
50Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas845
 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas845
52Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.830
53Ricky Corona, Diamond Bar, Calif.410
 Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.410

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Mark Baker, 4106. 24th place - Parker Bohn III, 3870. 53rd place - Dale Eagle and Ricky Corona, 3724. PRO-AM CASHERS - Roger Bowker, Jess Stayrook, Guppy Troup, Dave Husted, Randy Lightfoot and Purvis Granger ($50 each).