Toyota Long Island Open



$150,000 TOYOTA LONG ISLAND OPEN
Sayville Bowl, Sayville, N.Y., Mar 30-Apr 4, 1992

Ballard Feels Fine Following Toyota Victory

"Oh, what a feeling!" Del Ballard Jr. exclaimed upon winning his 10th PBA title in the $150,000 Toyota Long Island Open and successfully defended his crown won at Sayville Bowling Center last year. Third-seeded Ballard defeated leading qualifier Dave Ferraro, 244-201, to collect the $27,000 first prize and won despite having to bowl on two different lane pairs, due to a mechanical breakdown.

Ballard started with five consecutive strikes against Ferraro and never trailed in their match. After a spare in the sixth frame, he added three more strikes to record his first win of the year. For Ferraro, it was his sixth appearance among the final five in 1992 but he has just one title to show for his consistency. He collected $14,000 at Long Island.

Ballard nearly didn't make it to the tile fray, but a closing five-frame collapse by second-seeded Danny Wiseman allowed Ballard the opportunity to continue. Wiseman, Baltimore, opened from the sixth frame on in the semifinal game, and watched a 21-pin lead disappear, even after Ballard opened in his own seventh frame before finally surviving, 178-160.

The championship round began with Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas, taking advantage of the TV pair breakdown and he turned back Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y., 226-202, before falling to Ballard, 205-181.

The last time ABC-TV cameras had witnessed alternate lane pairs put into play for the stepladder finals, PBA Hall of Famer Jim Stefanich recorded a 300 game at Alameda, Calif., in 1974.

The week kicked off with the seventh KOOL "Shootout" matching PBA's top two career earners, With No. 1 Marshall Holman defeating Mark Roth, 246-244.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas627 (3 games)$27,000
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.201 (1 game)14,000
3Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md.160 (1 game)8,000
4Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas407 (2 games)6,000
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.202 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Ringener defeated Baker, 226-202; Ballard defeated Ringener, 205-181; Ballard defeated Wiseman, 178-160; and in the championship game, Ballard defeated Ferraro, 244-201.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9639 229.5 13-11-0 390 10029 
2Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md. 9570 227.9 14-10-0 420 9990 
#3Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9477 225.6 17-7-0 510 9987 
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9582 228.1 13-11-0 390 9972 
#5Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9525 226.8 14-10-0 420 9945 
6Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo. 9429 224.5 17-7-0 510 9939 $4,500
7Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9556 227.5 12-12-0 360 9916 4,000
8Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif. 9489 225.9 13-11-0 390 9879 3,500
9Bill Oakes, Lawton, Okla. 9455 225.1 14-10-0 420 9875 3,500
10Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, N.Y. 9396 223.7 13-11-0 390 9786 2,800
11Jimmy Williams, Sayville, N.Y. 9344 222.5 14-10-0 420 9764 2,600
12Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9378 223.3 11-13-0 330 9708 2,500
13Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9322 222.0 12-12-0 360 9682 2,400
14Don Moser, Wichita, Kan. 9284 221.1 12-12-0 360 9644 2,300
15Brian Berg, Edmond, Okla. 9296 221.3 11-12-1 345 9641 2,200
16Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 9223 219.6 12-12-0 360 9583 2,050
#Steve Wilson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 9373 223.2 7-17-0 210 9583 2,050
18Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill. 9214 219.4 12-12-0 360 9574 1,900
19Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 9222 219.6 11-13-0 330 9552 1,800
20Jeffrey Dreyfus, Fort Wayne, Ind. 9185 218.7 12-12-0 360 9545 1,700
21Adam Colton, N. Lauderdale, Fla. 9212 219.3 9-14-1 285 9497 1,600
22Scott Myers, Denver, Colo. 9182 218.6 9-15-0 270 9452 1,500
23Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa. 9097 216.6 7-17-0 210 9307 1,450
24Bob Laster, Anaheim, Calif. 8993 214.1 8-16-0 240 9233 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.$1,220
*26Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,260
27Martin Letscher, Bel Air, Md..1,110
28Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,090
29Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.1,070
#30Larry Stephens, Los Angeles1,050
31Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.1,040
32Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas1,030
33Chris Warren, Dallas1,020
34Danny Broadway, Houston1,010
35Jim Johnson, Wilmington, Del.1,000
36Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.990
37Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.980
38Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.970
39Kelly Coffman, Topeka. Kan.950
 Steve Gilliam, New York, N.Y.950
 Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.950
42Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas930
43Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas920
44Dennis Jacques, Monmouth, N.J.910
45Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y.895
 Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev.895
47Billy Orlikowski, Marne, Mich.880
48Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M.870
49Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.860
50Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.850
51Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA840
52Ted Glattke. Modesto, Calif.825
 Bob Vespi, Plantation, Fla.825

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Parker Bohn III, 4167. 24th place-Jeffrey Dreyfus, 4001. 52nd place Ted Glattke and Bob Vespi, 3868. #-Steve Wilson, Larry Stephens, Rod Singer. Ken Muscato, Philip Ringener and Del Ballard Jr. rolled 300 game ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Purvis Granger, Ron Williams, Kent Wagner, Tom Baker, Don Moser, Larry Stephens and Brad Kiszewski ($50 each).