Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open



$500,000 SEAGRAM'S COOLERS U.S. OPEN
Boulevard Bowl, Edmond, Okla., Mar 26-Apr 1, 1989

Aulby "Opens" For 3rd Win Of '89

Mike Aulby became the PBA Tour's first three-time winner of 1989 in capturing the Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open at Boulevard Bowl. Aulby pocketed the richest first prize in professional bowling, $100,000, with his 195-178 victory against leading qualifier Jim Pencak of Richmond Heights, Ohio.

Both players struck to open the championship game, but Pencak missed a 10-pin in the second frame and opened again in the third after falling to convert the 4-8-7 split. Aulby led by 22 pins after three frames, then opened in his fourth frame, missing the 2-7 "baby split." Aulby came back with a double and Pencak whittled his deficit to 18 pins through seven frames, but he opened again in the eighth after leaving the 6-7 split.

Aulby established a PBA record in advancing to the championship after qualifying for match play in 24th position for the second time (his first came four weeks earlier en route to his first title of '89 at the Showboat Atlantic City Open). Next year's Open will be contested at Indianapolis' Woodland Bowl, Aulby's home bowling center. "It would be the greatest to defend this championship in my hometown," Aulby said.

In the first game of the ABC Sports-televised finals, Detroit's Harry Sullins closed with a three-bagger to survive against Tom Crites of Tampa, Fla., 198-172. Sullins then fell to Jess Stayrook of San Diego, Calif., 226-195, and Aulby entered to bounce his fellow left-hander, 234-222.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis429 (2 games)$100,000
2Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio178 (1 game)55,000
3Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.448 (2 games)31,000
4Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich.393 (2 games)20,000
5Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.172 (1 game)15,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Sullins defeated Crites, 198-172; Stayrook defeated Sullins, 226-195; Aulby defeated Stayrook, 234-222; and in the championship game, Aulby defeated Pencak, 195-178.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 12098 216.0 17-7-0 510 12608 
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 12074 215.6 15-7-2 480 12554 
&3Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 12109 216.2 14-9-1 435 12544 
4Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich. 12021 214.7 15-8-1 465 12486 
5Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 12007 214.4 13-9-2 420 12427 
6Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 12000 214.3 13-10-1 405 12405 $12,000
7Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 12003 214.3 12-11-1 375 12378 11,000
8Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 11914 212.8 12-9-3 405 12319 10,000
9Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 11957 213.5 11-12-1 345 12302 9,000
10Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, 111. 11910 212.7 11-11-2 360 12270 8,500
11Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 11823 211.1 12-11-1 375 12198 8,000
12Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 11871 212.0 10-13-1 315 12186 7,500
13Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 11787 210.5 12-11-1 375 12162 7,000
14Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 11881 212.2 9-15-0 270 12151 6,500
15Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 11748 209.8 13-11-0 390 12138 6,000
16Gil Sliker, Palmetto, Fla. 11703 209.0 13-11-0 390 12093 5,600
17Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 11847 211.6 7-16-1 225 12072 5,200
18Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. 11699 208.9 10-13-1 315 12014 5,000
19Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C. 11524 205.8 14-10-0 420 11944 4,800
#20Jon 0'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind. 11627 207.6 10-14-0 300 11927 4,600
21Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 11625 207.6 9-15-0 270 11895 4,400
22Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 11477 204.9 11-13-0 330 11807 4,200
23George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 11460 204.6 8-15-1 255 11715 4,000
24Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H. 11404 203.6 7-17-0 210 11614 3,800

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Palmer Fallgren, Boynton Beach, Fla.$3,700
&@26Gordon Vadakin, Wichita, Kan.4,500
27Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.3,350
 Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.3,350
29Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.3,200
30Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.3,100
#31Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.3,000
32Allen Johnson, Chandler. Ariz.2,900
33Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.2,800
34Eric Forkel, Van Nuys, Calif.2,700
35Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.2,600
36Pete McCordic, Houston2,500
37Steve Anderson, Colo. Spr., Colo.2,425
 Don Moser, Santa Clara, Calif.2,425
39David White, Okla. City, Okla.2,350
40Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.2,300
41Nelson Burton Jr., Troy, Mo.2,250
42Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.2,200
43Paul Ashby, Mentor, Ohio2,150
44Eugene McCune, Minster, Ind.2,100
45Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.2,050
46Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla.2,000
47James Miller, Tempe, Ariz.1,950
48Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz.1,900
49Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,850
50Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,800
51Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,750
52Joe Conigliaro, Rosedale, N.Y.1,700
53Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,663
 Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.1,663
55Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,825
@58Ronald Mohr, Anchorage, Ark.1,600
57Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis1,575
58Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.1,550
59Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,525
80David Waswo, Kansas City, Mo.1,500

*- Match play alternate. @ - BPAA entry. & - Jess Stayrook and Gordon Vadakin received an additional $1,000 for being individual high qualifiers among PBA and BPAA entries. 32-game qualifying leader - Jess Stayrook, 8933. 24th place - Mike Aulby, 6888. 60th place - David Waswo, 6477 # - Jon O'Drobinak and Todd Thompson rolled 300 games ($100 each).