La Mode Classic



$130,000 LA MODE CLASSIC
Red Carpet Lanes, Green Bay, Wis., Aug 4-8, 1991

Classic Westlake Wears La Mode Crown

Second-seeded Tony Westlake calmed a large partisan crowd in defeating leading qualifier Marc McDowell of Madison, Wis., 197-183, to win the $130,000 LaMode Classic at Red Carpet Lanes. For Westlake, Edmond, Okla., his fourth PBA title and second of the year was worth $20,000.

Westlake opened the championship game with a double, then left the 4-7-10 split, which he failed to convert. McDowell was struggling in finding the pocket throughout the match and a second-frame conversion of the 2-4-10 split buoyed him to an one-pin lead in the fourth frame after doubling. Westlake nursed a slight lead into the closing games, and when he failed to convert the 5-7 split in his ninth, McDowell needed to double to close him out. With the pressure of the local supporters looking on, he left the 2-4-10 split and his seemingly perfect conversion shot missed by a whisker.

In the first game of the ESPN-broadcast finals, PBA Tour rookie Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, prolonged Dave Ferraro's championship round woes, 176-175. Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., appeared a certain winner, but left the 1-2-4-6-10 washout in his 10th frame when he needed just a spare to advance. Ferraro now is 0-10 since winning the 1990 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Next up was Jim Pencak of Mayfield Hts., Ohio, who extended his PBA record consecutive singles wins in the TV finals to 16 by ousting Wodka, 210-162.

Red Carpet Lanes-Green Bay is the site of Pencak's first PBA title and where his string began, but it was his first victim, Westlake, who ended his run, 223-195. Pencak earned $7,000 for third place.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.420 (2 games)$20,000
2Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.183 (1 game)10,500
3Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio405 (2 games)7,000
4Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev.338 (2 games)5,500
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.175 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Wodka defeated Ferraro, 176-175; Pencak defeated Wodka, 210-162; Westlake defeated Pencak, 223-195; and in the championship game, Westlake defeated McDowell, 197-183.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9125 217.3 12-12-0 360 9485 
2Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 8922 212.4 13-10-1 345 9327 
3Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 8886 211.6 14-9-1 435 9321 
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8838 210.4 16-8-0 480 9318 
#5Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev. 8725 207.7 19-5-0 570 9295 
6Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 8902 212.0 12-11-1 375 9277 $4,000
7David D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 8810 209.8 12-10-2 360 9200 3,600
8Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8761 208.6 14-10-0 420 9181 3,300
9John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 8784 209.1 13-11-0 390 9174 3,000
10Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 8704 207.2 14-9-1 435 9139 2,800
11Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla. 8836 210.4 9-14-1 285 9121 2,600
12Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va. 8700 207.1 14-10-0 420 9120 2,500
13Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 8611 205.0 16-8-0 480 9091 2,400
14Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8666 206.3 12-11-1 375 9041 2,300
15Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8580 204.3 13-11-0 390 8970 2,200
16Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 8740 208.1 7-16-1 225 8965 2,100
17Don Moser, Wichita, Kan. 8619 205.2 11-13-0 330 8949 2,000
18Purvis Granger, Bricktown, N.J. 8564 203.9 11-13-0 330 8894 1,900
19Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill. 8579 204.3 9-15-0 270 8849 1,800
20Len Blakey, Tacoma, Wash. 8429 200.7 13-11-0 390 8819 1,700
21Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 8529 203.1 9-15-0 270 8799 1,600
22Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8455 201.3 7-16-1 225 8680 1,500
23John Berg, Rolling Meadows, III. 8332 198.4 7-17-0 210 8542 1,450
24Tracy Lamberth, Hendersonville, Tenn. 8326 198.2 6-18-0 180 8506 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Tim Paider, Mankato, Minn.$1,340
26Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,160
 Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,160
28Jeff DeKubber, Grand Rapids, Mich.1,120
29Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,100
30Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y.1,090
31Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,080
32George Branham III, Indianapolis1,070
33Lennie Boresch Jr,, Kenosha, Wis.1,060
34Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,050
35Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.1,040
36Raymond Edwards, Centereach, N.Y.1,030
37Mike A. Miller, Altamonte Springs, Fla.1,020
38Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.1,010
39Dominick Farro, Red Bank, N.J.1,000
40John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.990
41Tom Stoner, Springfield, Mo.980

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Marc McDowell, 4085. 24th place-Len Blakey, 3759. 41st place -Tom Stoner, 3686. #-Dave Wodka rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-Brian Voss, Dave Ferraro, Tom Baker, Purvis Granger, Billy Young Jr., Kyle Shedd and Parker Bohn III ($50 each).