Great Lakes Classic



$100,000 GREAT LAKES CLASSIC
Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, MI, Oct 29-Nov 2, 1994

Ferraro Wins Ninth Title

Dave Ferraro returned to the PBA winner's circle for his ninth title following an absence of more than two years when he claimed the Great Lakes Classic at the Welsh Auditorium. Ferraro, third-seeded from Kingston, N.Y., upset leading qualifier Norm Duke, 279-256, for the $16,000 first prize.

Duke, Edmond, Okla., struggled early and then strung seven strikes, but Ferraro was well ahead by then, and flirted with perfection by starting with the first nine strikes. A 10-pin leave on his first 10th-frame shot cost him a second opportunity at a 300 game after posting a 289 effort in his first game.

"To have two shots at 300 was quite an accomplishment," Ferraro said. "It feels good to be back. You never let down out here. Maybe it takes the best player in the world to charge me up. 1 can't ever remember shooting 800 on tour, let alone 803 on TV."

In the opening game of the ESPN telecast, Eugene McCune defeated Jeff Morin of Rockaway, N.J., 268-224. Ferraro then came in and sidelined McCune, Munster, Ind., 289-254, when he started with the first 10 strikes. In the semifinal game, Ferraro stopped Butch Soper of Lake Havasu City Ariz., 235-192.

Duke collected $8,500 as runnerup, Soper earned $5,000 for third place, McCune took home $4,000 for fourth and Morin $3,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY803 (3 games)$16,000
2Norm Duke, Edmond, OK256 (1 game)8,500
3Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ192 (1 game)5,000
4Eugene McCune, Munster, IN522 (2 games)4,000
5Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ224 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-McCune defeated Morin, 268-224; Ferraro defeated McCune, 289-254; Ferraro defeated Soper, 235-192; and in the championship game, Ferraro defeated Duke, 279-256.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9901 235.7 18-6-0 540 10441 
2Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9950 236.9 15-8-1 465 10415 
3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 9817 233.7 17-6-1 525 10342 
#4Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 9856 234.7 11-13-0 330 10186 
#5Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ 9679 230.5 15-9-0 450 10129 
6Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9526 226.8 16-8-0 480 10006 $2,650
7Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 9546 227.3 14-9-1 435 9981 2,500
8Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9512 226.5 15-9-0 450 9962 2,350
9Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9549 227.4 13-11-0 390 9939 2,200
10Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 9454 225.1 12-12-0 360 9814 2,050
11Kevin Sands, Scotland 9450 225.0 12-12-0 360 9810 1,900
12Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC 9442 224.8 12-12-0 360 9802 1,800
13Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9472 225.5 10-13-1 315 9787 1,700
14Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH 9448 225.0 9-15-0 270 9718 1,600
15Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9253 220.3 11-12-1 345 9598 1,500
16Scott Smith, Lansing, MI 9256 220.4 11-13-0 330 9586 1,400
17Joe Baca, Dublin, CA 9285 221.1 9-14-1 285 9570 1,350
18Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI 9243 220.1 9-14-1 285 9528 1,300
19John Handegard, Las Vegas 9256 220.4 8-15-1 255 9511 1,250
20Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9316 221.8 6-18-0 180 9496 1,200
21Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9156 218.0 11-13-0 330 9486 1,150
22Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 9146 217.8 11-13-0 330 9476 1,100
23Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 9106 216.8 7-17-0 210 9316 1,070
+24Jay Burgess, Houston 5922 227.8 8-0-0 240 6162 1,033

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL$953
*26Ken McNeely, Morganton, NC880
27Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ820
28Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA800
29Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL780
#30William Froberg, Stevensville, MI770
31Ray Szajko, South Bend, IN760
32Dave D'Entremont, Middlbg.Hts., OH745
 Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX745
34Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY720
 Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL720
#Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL720
37Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL705
38Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA698
 Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX698
#40Dennis Horan, San Diego, CA690
41George Branham III, Indianapolis, IN685
42Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ680
43Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY675
44Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX670
45Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA665
46Michael Luft, Brook Park, OH660
47Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX328
 Mike Shady, Ripon, WI328

*-Match play alternate. +--Jay Burgess replaced Steve Hoskins who withdrew due to injury after 34 games. Burgess was penalized 226 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals (106) and the bonus pins Hoskins accumulated (120). Burgess and Hoskins split money for 24th & 25th combined ($953). Burgess received $80 for serving as alternate for sixteen games. 18-game qualifying leader-Butch Soper, 4309. 24th place--Bill Oakes, 3980. 47th place--Phil Ringener and Mike Shady, 3904. #--Norm Duke, William Froberg, Dennis Horan, Justin Hromek, Paul Koehler, Jeff Morin and Eugene McCune rolled 300 games ($143 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Dave Arnold, Del Ballard Jr., Len Blakey, Roger Bowker, Jason Couch, Tom Delutz, Jeff Germann, Doug Kent, Amleto Monacelli, Jeff Morn, Ed Richardson, Ernie Schlegel, Ride Steelsmith and Pete Weber ($50 each).