AC-Delco Classic



$150,000 AC-DELCO CLASSIC
Gable House Bowl, Torrance, Calif., Jan 9-14, 1989

Pedersen Charges To 2nd AC-Delco Win

Randy Pedersen powered past three players, Including top-seeded Parker Bohn III, 258-247, for the $150,000 AC-Delco Classic at Gable House Bowl. Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif., became the first two-time winner in the seventh renewal of the AC-Delco Classic, and pocketed $27,000 for his fifth PBA title.

Both championship finalists opened with doubles and Pedersen went on to extend his string to six, while Bohn spared twice, struck and spa red again to trail by 42 pins through six frames.

"Even though I had a big lead l knew Parker would keep on striking," Pedersen said. And Bohn didn't fail to live up to his Southern California opponent's prediction, out striking Pedersen, 9-8, in their match.

Bohn closed with a six-bagger, forcing Pedersen to mark in his 10th frame for the victory. The likable Pedersen answered with a good shot, but stranded the 10-pin. He took a little extra time to compose himself and covered the spare, then tacked on a game-ending strike in the midst of a celebration by some very vocal hometown friends seated directly behind him.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.717 (3 games)$27,000
2Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.247 (1 game)14,000
3James Miller, Mesa, Ariz.192 (1 game)8,500
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.404 (2 games)7,000
5Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.203 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Holman defeated Palombi, 237-203; Pedersen defeated Holman, 234-167; Pederson defeated Miller, 225-192; and in the championship game, Pedersen defeated Bohn, 258-247.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9340 222.4 17-7-0 510 9850 
2James Miller, Mesa, Ariz. 9226 219.7 18-6-0 540 9766 
3Randy Pederson, Santa Maria, Calif. 9214 219.4 12-11-1 375 9589 
#4Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9124 217.2 15-9-0 450 9574 
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9102 216.7 15-9-0 450 9552 
6Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H. 9181 218.6 12-12-0 360 9541 $5,000
7John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 9052 215.5 12-10-2 420 9442 4,000
8Rey C. Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 9116 217.0 9-14-1 285 9401 3,500
9Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash. 8947 213.0 15-9-0 450 9397 3,200
10Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind. 8968 213.5 14-10-0 420 9388 3,000
11Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9060 215.7 9-14-1 285 9345 2,800
12Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8963 213.4 12-12-0 360 9323 2,600
13Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif. 8941 212.9 11-13-0 330 9271 2,400
14Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 8939 212.8 9-12-3 315 9254 2,300
15Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9012 214.6 8-16-0 240 9252 2,200
16Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8951 213.1 10-14-0 300 9251 2,100
17Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8871 211.2 11-13-0 330 9201 2,000
18Thomas Underwood, Long Beach, Calif. 8873 211.3 10-13-1 315 9188 1,900
19Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8859 210.9 9-15-0 270 9129 1,800
20Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. 8732 207.9 13-11-0 390 9122 1,700
21Y.H. Byun, Seoul, Korea 8838 210.4 9-15-0 270 9108 1,600
22Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev. 8767 208.7 11-13-0 330 9097 1,500
23Don Moser, Santa Clara, Calif. 8657 206.1 13-11-0 390 9047 1,450
24Ron Williams, Cahokia, 111. 8706 207.3 9-14-1 285 8991 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.$1,210
26Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.1,170
27Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla.1,150
28Nathan Terry Jr., Amarillo, Texas1,130
29Richard Orf, St. Louis1,120
30Allen Johnson, Chandler, Ariz.1,110
31David D'Entremont, Cleveland1,100
32Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla.1,090
33Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.1,080
34Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,070
35Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,060
36Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich.1,050
37Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA1,040
38Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,030
39Stephen Gagliano, El Cajon, Calif.1,015
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.1,015
41Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,000
42David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y.990
43Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio980
44Dave Arnold, Camp bell, Calif.970
45Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nov.950
@Ty Lewis, Los Angeles950
 Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis950
4Brian Marler, Upper Marlboro, Md.930
49Kevin Switzer, Hawi, Hawaii920
50Paul Ashby, Mentor, Ohio900
 Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.900
#Chuck Mogavero, Kingman, Ariz.900
#53Corey Groth, La Verne, Calif.880

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Parker Bohn III, 4106. 24th place - Y.H. Byun, 3886. 53rd place Corey Groth, 3776. # - Corey Groth, Chuck Mogavero, Ron Palombi Jr., Dave Guindon and Andy Neuer rolled 300 games ($100 each). @ - Non-PBA member. PRO-AM CASHERS - Dave Arnold, Don Moser, Norm Duke, Joe Berardi, Dave Ferraro ($50 each), Mike Aulby and Tony Westlake ($25 each).