Molson Golden Bowling Challenge



$130,000 MOLSON GOLDEN BOWLING CHALLENGE
Rose Bowl Lanes, Windsor, Ont., Can., Aug 5-10, 1988

Maccarone Mangles Molson Win

After having waited more than six years for his first PBA victory, the second win came just four weeks later for Sam Maccarone. Top-seeded, Maccarone defeated Brian Voss, 208-162, to capture the $130,000 Molson Golden Bowling Challenge. He joins Voss, Mark Williams, Pete McCordic and Joe Berardi as the PBA Tour's only two-time winners this year.

Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., opened the championship game with a strike and never looked back. Voss also began with a strike, spared and then suffered back-to-back open frames. Maccarone struck in his fifth frame to extend his lead to 25 pins and coasted home with the $20,000 first prize.

The opening game at host Rose Bowl began with Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., coming from behind to defeat Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla., 223-206. Voss, Tacoma, Wash., then entered the fray and strung four strikes late in his game with Ferraro to advance, 213-204. Ferraro's appearance marked the seventh consecutive time he has qualified for the championship round with Voss.

Voss also came from behind in the semifinal game against Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La., after Granger missed a 7-pin in the eighth frame and then opened again in the 10th. Voss took advantage of the opportunity and prevailed, 211-182.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.208 (1 game)$20,000
2Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.586 (3 games)10,500
3Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.182 (1 game)7,000
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.427 (2 games)5,500
5Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.206 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Ferraro defeated Firpo, 223-206; Voss defeated Ferraro, 213-204; Voss defeated Granger, 211-182; and in the championship game, Maccarone defeated Voss, 208-162.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 9740 231.9 14-10-0 420 10160 
2Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. 9625 229.2 14-10-0 420 10045 
3Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9531 226.9 15-9-0 450 9981 
#4Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9612 228.9 10-12-2 330 9942 
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9550 227.4 11-13-0 330 9880 
6Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9369 223.1 16-6-2 510 9879 $4,000
7Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9465 225.4 13-11-0 390 9855 3,600
8Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9332 222.2 13-11-0 390 9722 3,300
9Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hts., Mich. 9218 219.5 16-8-0 480 9698 3,000
10Jimmie Pritts Jr., N. Londonderry, N.H. 9336 222.3 11-11-2 360 9696 2,800
11Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 9262 220.5 14-10-0 420 9682 2,600
#12David D'Entremont, Cleveland 9316 221.8 12-12-0 360 9676 2,400
13Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9303 221.5 12-12-0 360 9663 2,200
14Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich. 9320 221.9 11-13-0 330 9650 2,100
15Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill. 9293 221.3 11-13-0 330 9623 2,000
16Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 9238 220.0 11-12-1 345 9583 1,900
17Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas 9291 221.2 12-12-0 360 9551 1,800
18Bill Ryan Jr., Dayton, Ohio 9228 219.7 10-14-0 300 9528 1,700
19Derek Banks, Chicago 9170 218.3 11-13-0 330 9500 1,600
20Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev. 9117 217.1 11-13-0 330 9447 1,500
21Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9117 217.1 9-14-1 285 9402 1,400
22George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 9097 216.6 9-15-0 270 9367 1,300
23Jeff Miller, Columbus, Ohio 9063 215.8 9-15-0 270 9333 1,260
24Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 9030 215.0 8-14-2 270 9300 1,220

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.$1,155
 David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.1,035
27Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich.1,020
28Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,010
29Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,000
30Paul Wolf, Las Vegas, Nev.990
31David Ozio, Vidor, Texas980
32Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.970
33Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.955
 Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.955
35Russ Cooper, Richmond, Calif.940
36Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.930
37Rick Shore, Fraser, Mich.920
38Todd Agee, Akron, Ohio910
39Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.900
40Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif.890
41Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela880
42Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis870
43Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.860
44Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.850
45Charlie Standish, Mattawan, Mich..840
46Corey Groth, Laverne, Calif.830
47Joe Conigliaro, Rosedale, N.Y.815
 John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.815
49Allen Johnson, Chandler, Ariz.795
 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas.795
51Chuck Pierce, Dallas780
52Freddy McClerkin, Boulder, Colo.770
53Charlie Tapp, Woodbury, Minn.760

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Sam Maccarone, 4158. 24th place - George Branham III, 3899. 53rd place - Charlie Tapp, 3807. # - Dave D'Entremont, Sam Maccarone and Joe Firpo rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Guppy Troup ($100), Mark Sullivan, Steve Jaros, Harry Sullins and Mike Faliero ($50 each).