Columbia 300 Open



$120,000 COLUMBIA 300 OPEN
Highland Lanes, Austin, TX, Jul 28-Aug 1, 1995

Bohn Bumps Off Couch

In a battle between lefthanded roommates, leading qualifier Parker Bohn III bettered second-seeded Jason Couch, 248-218, in the Columbia 300 Open at Highland Lanes, Austin, Texas. Bohn, Jackson, N.J., took home the $19,000 first prize, less the cost of dinner immediately afterward with his best friend Couch, who earned $10,000.

Both players opened the championship game with strikes, which Couch stretched into a three-bagger. Bohn came back with a spare and six-bagger to open a 31-pin advantage after eight frames, and Couch, Clermont, Fla., could never close the gap.

Bohn said, "Ironically, both Jason and I were lost in practice. I was fortunate to just keep hitting the pocket. I was happy to face Jason, because if I'm going to lose, I want to at least lose to my roommate. We probably have the richest hotel room in town," he joked.

The ESPN championship finals began with last week's Tucson Open winner, Bryan Goebel, topping Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, 257-236. Dennis Jacques came on next and prevented Goebel from notching back-to-back titles, 256-246, despite his having made consecutive appearances in the top five for the seventh time of his career.

Couch then took the lanes and defeated Jacques, Grand Rapids, Mich., 256-192, who took home $6,000 for third place. Goebel, Merriam, Kan., earned $5,000 for fourth place and Aulby earned $4,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ248 (1 game)$19,000
2Jason Couch, Clermont, FL474 (2 games)10,000
3Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI448 (2 games)6,000
4Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS503 (2 games)5,000
5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis236 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Goebel defeated Aulby, 257-236; Jacques defeated Goebel, 256-246: Couch defeated Jacques, 256-192; and in the championship game, Bohn defeated Couch, 248-218.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9918 236.1 15-8-1 465 10383 
2Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 9913 236.0 15-8-1 465 10378 
3Dennis Jacques, Grand Rapids, MI 9641 229.5 i6-8-0 480 10121 
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9704 231.1 13-11-0 390 10094 
#5Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9620 229.1 13-11-0 390 10010 
6Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9538 227.1 14-10-0 420 9958 $3,200
7Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 9602 228.6 11-12-1 345 9947 3,050
8Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9546 227.3 12-11-1 375 9921 2,925
9Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 9511 226.5 13-11-0 390 9901 2,800
10Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9537 227.1 11-13-0 330 9867 2,675
11Dave Wodka, Las Vegas 9414 224.1 14-10-0 420 9834 2,550
12Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY 9476 225.6 11-13-0 330 9806 2,425
13Bob Belmont, Dunedin, FL 9425 224.4 12-12-0 360 9785 2,300
14Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX 9339 222.4 14-10-0 420 9759 2,175
15Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9387 223.5 12-12-0 360 9747 2,050
16Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9345 222.5 11-13-0 330 9675 1,925
17Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9344 222.5 10-14-0 300 9644 1,800
18Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ 9244 220.1 13-11-0 390 9634 1,675
19Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL 9206 219.2 11-13-0 330 9536 1,550
20Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY 9259 220.5 9-15-0 270 9529 1,450
21Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 9212 219.3 10-14-0 300 9512 1,350
t22Michael Christenson, Pensacola, FL 9209 217.4 7-9-0 210 9419 1,143
23Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA 9043 215.3 9-14-1 285 9328 1,150
24Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 9067 215.9 6-17-1 195 9262 1,100

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
t25Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX$1,103
26Chris Warren, Dallas930
27Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, MD910
28Michael Azcarate, Pembroke Pines,FL890
29Jay Burgess, Houston880
30Randy Bennett, McLoud, OK870
31John Murphy II, El Paso, TX860
32Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR850
33Dennis Horan, San Diego840
34Greg Kemp, San Antonio835
35Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA830
36Ken McNeely, Morganton, NC825
37Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS820
38David Traber, Woodstock, IL815
*39Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA890
40Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX805
41Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX800
42Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX795
43Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA790
44Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC785
45Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE778
 Rick Meneley, Santa Maria, CA778
47Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX770

*-Match play alternate. t-Christenson replaced Ron Williams after 8 games of match play. Christenson was penalized 156 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals (66) and the bonus pins Williams accumulated (90). Christenson and Williams split money for 22nd and 25th place combined ($1103). Christenson also received $40 for acting as alternate for the first round of match play. 18-game qualifying leader-Parker Bohn III 4276. 24th place-Jeff Morin, 3987. 47th place-Mark Scroggins, 3920. #-Bob Spaulding and Bryan Goebel rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Del Ballard Jr., Jay Burgess, Steve Jaros, Jeff Lizzi, Bryan Goebel, Bryon Smith, Curtis Odom, Dave D'Entremont, Greg Newtson and Mark Williams ($50 each).