Budweiser Classic



$160,000 BUDWEISER CLASSIC
Don Carter's Kendall Lanes, Miami, Fla., Jan 30-Feb 4, 1989

Pedersen Downs Bud Classic

Randy Pedersen triumphed for the second time in three weeks on the PBA Tour, winning the $180,000 Budweiser Classic at Don Carter's Kendall Lanes, 225-209, against Dave Ferraro.

Pedersen earned $30,000 for his sixth PBA championship and became the first top-seeded player of '89 to remain atop the championship field following the four-game stepladder finals televised by ABC Sports. Pederson r o an Indication of running away with the title game early as he struck twice In his first three frames while Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., opened with a spare, then faced three consecutive splits. Ferraro first converted the 3-10 "baby split" and the difficult 8-7-10, but his good fortune ended with the 4-8-7 leave in his fourth frame. Pederson added five more strikes the rest of the way and Ferraro matched that total but couldn't overcome his early deficit.

"Sorry, Gloria," Pedersen said immediately afterward to good friend Ferraro's wife on his way to the press room to field queries from local reporters. "If I had to pick someone to throw a strike for a million dollars on tour, I'd pick Dave," he said almost apologetically. "Fortunately for me, Dave was a little off today," he said.

Ferraro responded, "It was still a pretty good week. I went 11-13 (in match play) and still finished second. I never really got lined up on the right lane and never felt confident," he sad.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.225 (1 game)$30,000
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.425 (2 games)16,000
3Nathan Terry Jr., Amarillo, Texas429 (2 games)8,000
4Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash.419 (2 games)6,500
5Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.217 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Voss defeated McDowell, 227-217; Terry defeated Voss, 239-192; Ferraro defeated Terry, 216-190; and in the championship game, Pedersen defeated Ferraro, 225-209.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9201 219.1 16-8-0 480 9681 
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9325 222.0 11-13-0 330 9655 
#3Nathan Terry Jr., Amarillo, Texas 9229 219.7 14-10-0 420 9649 
4Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9175 218.5 15-8-1 465 9640 
5Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash. 9181 218.6 15-9-0 450 9631 
6David Traber, Woodstock, III. 9125 217.3 15-8-1 465 9590 $4,500
7Dave Bolles, Lodi, Calif. 9187 218.7 12-12-0 360 9547 4,000
8Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla. 9162 218.1 12-11-1 375 9537 3,600
9Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich. 9093 216.5 14-10-0 420 9513 3,200
10Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9109 216.9 13-11-0 390 9499 3,000
11Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 9053 215.5 14-10-0 420 9473 2,800
12Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 9066 215.9 12-12-0 360 9426 2,600
13Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 9035 215.1 13-11-0 390 9425 2,500
14Don Moser, Santa Clara, Calif. 9027 214.9 10-13-1 315 9342 2,400
15Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8960 213.3 12-12-0 360 9320 2,300
16George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 8974 213.7 11-12-1 345 9319 2,200
17Sam Zurich, Melbourne, Fla. 8979 213.8 10-14-0 300 9279 2,100
#18Chris Warren, Dallas 8890 211.7 10-14-0 300 9190 2,000
19Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan. 8853 210.8 10-13-1 315 9168 1,900
20Ted Thompson, Sarasota, Fla. 8771 208.8 13-11-0 390 9161 1,800
21Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8812 209.8 11-13-0 330 9142 1,700
22Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W.Va. 8723 207.7 8-16-0 240 8963 1,600
23Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8528 203.0 7-17-0 210 8738 1,540
+24Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 5368 206.5 3-5-0 90 5458 1,495

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25David Ozio, Vidor, Texas$1,415
26Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla.1,340
27Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,325
28Roger Nash, Lincoln, Neb.1,350
29Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,300
30Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.1,285
 Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,285
32Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,270
33Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,260
34Bob Permann, Hemet, Calif.1,250
35Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,240
36Dave Davis, Orlando, Fla.1,230
37Matt Ballard, Phoenix, Ariz.1,215
 Rod Singer, Columbus, Ohio1,215
39Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,200
40Joel Eller, Berlin, Md.1,190
41Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA1,180
42Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.1,170
43Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H.1,160
44David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.1,150
45Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,140
46Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.1,130
47Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,120
48Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,105
 W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,105
50Palmer Fallgren, Boynton Bch., Fla.1,090
51David White, Okla. City, Okla.1,080
52Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.1,070
53Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.1,060

18-game qualifying leader - Randy Pedersen, 4066. 24th place - Dave Husted, 3805. 53rd place - Dale Strike, 3729. + - Ballard replaced Ozio after 16 games of match play and was penalized 210 pins - the difference between their qualifying totals (90 pins) and the bonus pins Ozio had earned (120). * - Nash received $40 for acting as alternate for the final eight games. #- Nathan Terry, Chris Warren and Randy Pedersen rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Firpo, Chris Warren, Steve Wunderlich, Kent Wagner, Mike Taylor and Jimmy Keeth ($50 each).