Tucson Open



$130,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 6-10, 1993

Walter Ray's 5th Win Comes At Tucson Open

Walter Ray Williams Jr. became just the ninth player in PBA history to have collected five titles in one year when he won the $130,000 Tucson Open at Golden Pin Lanes. The fifth-seeded Williams ousted leading qualifier Dave D'Entremont, 236-224, for his third win in his last four tournaments and fourth of the last seven events he's bowled. Williams, Stockton, Calif., earned $20,000 for the victory.

D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., Ohio, fell behind early in the championship game by opening in his first frame and trailed by 22 pins after seven frames. He then struck out from that point to assume the lead, but Williams was equal to the task and called upon his closing frame heroics, which have served him well this year. Needing to strike on his first shot in the 10th frame, he struck out in an emotional display before the partisan crowd rooting for the 1986 PBA Player of the Year.

The opening game of the ABC Sports' telecast began with Williams topping Mark Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, 267-236, in an exciting game that was much tighter than the final score indicated. Scroggins kept close after Williams started with a sevenbagger before a 7-10 pocket split proved the rookie's downfall. Williams next took the measure of two-time PBA Player of the Year Amleto Monacelli, who was looking to bookend this Tucson Open crown with his 1989 title. It was not to be for the Venezuelan, who never got untracked and bowed quietly, 258-191.

In the semifinal game, Williams started with a four-bagger and appeared well on track in stalking Nelson Burton Jr.'s fourgame TV finals record (1,050 set in 1984) when he met defending Tucson champ Bob Vespi, who proved no match, 234-180. Vespi, Coral Springs, Fla., earned $7,000 for third place, Monacelli collected $5,500 and Scroggins $4,500 for fifth.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA996 (4 games)$20,000
2Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH224 (1 game)10,500
3Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL180 (1 game)7,000
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela191 (1 game)5,500
5Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX236 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Williams defeated Scroggins, 267-236; Williams defeated Monacelli, 258-191; Williams defeated Vespi, 234-180; and in the championship game, Williams defeated D'Entremont, 236-224.

48 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 10892 226.9 15-8-1 465 11357 
#2Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 10901 227.1 14-9-1 435 11336 
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 10837 225.8 15-8-1 465 11302 
4Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX 10774 224.5 16-8-0 480 11254 
5Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Stockton, CA 10830 225.6 12-11-1 375 11205 
6Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK 10743 223.8 12-12-0 360 11103 $4,000
7Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 10468 218.1 16-8-0 480 10948 3,600
8Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK 10482 218.4 14-10-0 420 10902 3,300
#9Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 10608 221.0 9-14-1 285 10893 3,000
10Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, PA 10503 218.8 11-13-0 330 10833 2,800
11Dennis Horan, Jr., San Diego, CA 10386 216.4 14-9-1 435 10821 2,600
12Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ 10432 217.3 12-12-0 360 10792 2,400
13Warren Nelson, Fresno, CA 10520 219.2 9-15-0 270 10790 2,200
14David Ozio, Vidor, TX 10394 216.5 13-11-0 390 10784 2,100
#15Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, Fl 10496 218.7 9-15-0 270 10766 2,000
16John Mazza, Mount Clemens, MI 10400 216.7 11-12-1 345 10745 1,900
17Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 10396 216.6 10-13-1 315 10711 1,750
18David Traber, Woodstock, IL 10321 215.0 13-11-0 390 10711 1,750
19Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 10270 214.0 12-10-2 390 10660 1,600
20Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 10213 212.8 13-11-0 390 10603 1,475
21Mike Rose Jr., Honeoye Falls, NY 10363 215.9 8-16-0 240 10603 1,475
22Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 10248 213.5 10-14-0 300 10548 1,400
23Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 10183 212.2 7-17-0 210 10393 1,350
24Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 10143 211.3 8-16-0 240 10383 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Marc McDowell, Madison, WI$1,200
#26Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY1,030
27Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE1,010
28Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Tx.990
29Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA970
30Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, FL.950
31Mike Aulby, Indianapolis935
 Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY935
33Derek Williams, Groves, TX920
34Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, NY910
35Billy Yinger, Arlington, TX900
36Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI890
37Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK875
 Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo.875
39Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX860
40Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS850
41Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ835
 Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI835
43Scott Alexander, Seattle, WA.820
#44Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, CO810
45Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA800
46Todd Cater, Racine, WI790
47Chris Warren, Dallas780
48Don Moser, San Jose, CA770
49Bob Laster, Anaheim, CA760
50Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX750
51Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL740
52Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ730
53Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ725

*-Match play alternate. 24-game qualifying leader-Walter Ray Williams Jr., 5427. 24th place-Kelly Coffman, 5162. 53rd place-Butch Soper, 5017. #-Dave Ferraro, Bob Vespi, Henry Gonzalez, Steve Hoskins and Randy Pedersen rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Pete Weber, Bryan Goebel, Billy Yinger, Wayne Webb, Norm Duke, Dave Arnold, Mike Miller, Bob Benoit and Dennis Jacques ($50 each).