AC-Delco Classic



$300,000 ACDELCO CLASSIC
Cal Bowl, Lakewood, CA, Mar 4-8, 1997

Bohn Sits On Couch For AC-DelcoWin

Parker Bohn III considers roommate Jason Couch one of his best friends In the PBA. But when It comes to winning titles, Bohn shows little compassion.

Bohn, Jackson, N.J., defeated Couch, 238-234, in the title match of the ACDelco Classic at Cal Bowl in Lakewood, Calif., to earn his 12th PBA title and his first win since the summer of 1995. The victory was worth $48,000 and bragging rights on Couch. The two have now met three times for titles, with Bohn winning twice.

"It' s tough for me to bowl Jason because he Is like a brother to me;' said Bohn. "Besides, he led by so much this week and it's always unfortunate when you lose after leading the event by a lot. As happy as I am for myself, I also feel badly for Jason."

Couch, Clermont, Fla., was in a class by himself once the event reached match play and ended up leading Bohn (who qualified second) by 536 pins. But none of that mattered once ABC-TV's cameras focused in for the championship round.

The title match was close all the way. Couch started with three strikes, then spared in the fourth and struck again in frame five. Bohn managed only one strike in his first four frames, but converted single-pin spares in the other three frames. He then strung together three consecutive strikes In frames five through seven, converted the 7-pin for a spare in the eighth and struck in frame nine.

Couch converted a difficult 2-4-6-10 split In frame six, but did not convert the 4-6-7 split In frame seven for the only open frame of the match. He proceeded to strike out to put the pressure back on Bohn.

Bohn, finishing last, got up in the 10th needing a double and seven pins for the win. He calmly stuffed all three shots in the pocket to leave Couch with the second-place check for $25,000.

The loss was especially discouraging for Couch because he wanted to win for his daughter Courtney, who was home celebrating her first birthday.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ465 (2 games)$48,000
2Jason Couch, Clermont, FL234 (1 game)25,000
3Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO602 (3 games)19,000
4Walter Ray Williams Jr, Stockton, CA191 (1 game)14,000
5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis221 (1 game)10,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Weber defeated Aulby, 244-221; Weber defeated Williams, 202-191; Bohn defeated Weber, 227-156; and in the championship game, Bohn defeated Couch, 238-234.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 10191 242.6 19-5-0 570 10761 
#2Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9865 234.8 12-12-0 360 10225 
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9693 230.8 17-6-1 525 10218 
4Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9755 232.3 13-11-0 390 10145 
5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9671 230.3 14-10-0 420 10091 
6Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9557 227.5 15-8-1 465 10022 $9,000
7Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 9405 223.9 13-11-0 390 9795 8,500
8Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, KS 9441 224.8 11-13-0 330 9771 8,000
9Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH 9349 222.6 12-12-0 360 9709 7,500
10David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9232 219.8 15-9-0 450 9682 7,100
11Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9384 223.4 9-15-0 270 9654 6,700
12Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 9318 221.9 11-13-0 330 9648 6,300
13Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY 9288 221.1 11-12-1 345 9633 5,900
14Bryon Smith, Sutherlin, OR 9155 217.9 13-11-0 390 9545 5,600
15Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9169 218.3 11-13-0 330 9499 5,300
16Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9180 218.6 10-13-1 315 9495 5,000
17Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 9223 219.6 9-15-0 270 9493 4,700
18Michael Haugen Jr., Riverside, CA 9154 217.9 11-13-0 330 9484 4,500
19Dennis Horan, San Diego 9121 217.2 12-12-0 360 9481 4,300
#20Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 9227 219.7 8-16-0 240 9467 4,100
21Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9109 216.9 11-13-0 330 9439 3,900
22David Traber, Woodstock, IL 9127 217.3 9-15-0 270 9397 3,700
23Greg Thomas, Old Town, ID 9038 215.2 11-13-0 330 9368 3,500
24John Bauerle, Indianapolis 9024 214.8 9-15-0 270 9294 3,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA$3,190
26Brian Eaton, Amherst, NY3,000
27Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL2,940
28John Gant, Winston-Salem, NC2,865
 Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ2,865
30Anthony Lombardo, Lowellville, OH2,800
31Brian Himmler, Cincinnati2,780
#32Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY2,770
33C.K. Moore, Chehalis, WA2,760
34Wayne Webb, Las Vegas2,750
35Rick Berry, Lake Forest, CA2,740
36Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ2,730
37Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY2,715
 Dennis Jacques, Brooklyn, NY2,715
39Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY2,703
 Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM2,703

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Parker Bohn III, 4418. 24th place-Tom Baker, 4016. 39th place-Brian LeClair and Mike Miller, 3965.#-Mike Shoemaker, Bob Belmont, Doug Kent, Tim Criss, Norm Titus, Mark Turney and Parker Bohn III rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Ryan Shafer, Randy Pedersen, Joe Firpo, Amleto Monacelli, Dave Husted ($50 each), Tom Baker and Mike Miller ($25 each).