Greater Detroit Open



$100,000 GREATER DETROIT OPEN
Taylor Lanes, Taylor, MI, May 12-16, 1998

Bohn Wins In Motor City

In the ABC Masters, Parker Bohn III was perfect, but it wasn't enough to win the title at the American Bowling Congress Masters. At Taylor Lanes, Bohn was slightly less than perfect, but the result was a victory in the Greater Detroit Open.

Bohn, Jackson, N.J., defeated tournament leader Doug Kent, 290-248, to earn his second title of the year and 15th of his career. The win also garnered Bohn $16,000, but had he managed to carry the 7-pin in the first frame, he would have collected a $1 million bonus for rolling a perfect game, courtesy of the Showboat Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Bohn rolled a 300 game In the opening match of the ABC Masters (worth a $10,000 bonus), but then lost the title match to Mike Aulby.

"If you would have told me a month ago that I would make three out of four telecasts, shoot 300 and then shoot 290 to win a title, I would have sold you were crazy," Bohn said. "But, I guess you could say I've fallen into something. I'm bowling good and I have a lot of confidence. I'll ride this as long as I can."

Kent, who secured the top seed Friday night by detesting Bohn in the position round match, performed well in the title match. He struck eight times and converted three single-pin spares in frames two, eight and 10. But Bohn was masterful. After converting the aforementioned 7-pin for a spare in frame one, he reeled off 11 consecutive strikes to capture the victory. Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y., earned the second-place check for $8,500.

Bohn was asked about shooting games of 290 and 300 against the Brunswick Pro Pins, which are four ounces heavier per pin than regular pins. Bohn said, "if you throw the ball good, any pins will fall. I don't care If It weighs 10 pounds."

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ528 (2 games)$16,000
2Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NV248 (1 game)8,500
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY223 (1 game)6,000
4Chris Hayden, Carlstadt, NJ213 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Match one: Bohn (238) defeated Baker (223) and Hayden (213), and m the championshipgame, Bohn defeated Kent, 290-248.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9407 223.9 15-9-0 450 9857 
2Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 9420 224.3 13-11-0 390 9810 
3Chris Hayden, Carlstadt, NJ 9217 219.4 18-5-1 555 9772 
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, NV 9256 220.4 17-7-0 510 9766 
5Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ 9321 221.9 14-10-0 420 9741 $3,500
6Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9285 221.1 13-70-1 405 9690 3,000
#7Richard Wolfe, Falls Church, VA 9294 221.3 13-11-0 390 9684 2,600
8Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., MI 9138 217.6 16-8-0 460 9618 2,300
9Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 9270 219.3 12-12-0 360 9570 2,100
10Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9141 217.6 14-10-0 420 9561 2,000
11Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 9200 219.0 12-12-0 360 9560 1,900
12Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9071 275.9 14-10-0 420 9491 1,850
13George Branham III, Indianapolis 9089 216.4 73-11-0 390 9479 1,800
14John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 9146 217.7 11-13-0 330 9476 1,750
15Greg Thomas, Old Town, ID 9169 218.3 10-14-0 300 9469 1,700
16Dave Wodka, S. Setauket, NV 9057 215.6 13-11-0 390 9447 1,650
17Joe Firpo, Grapevine, TX 9067 215.9 12-12-0 360 9427 1,600
18Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9086 216.3 11-13-0 330 9416 1,550
19Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ 9075 216.1 10-14-0 300 9375 1,500
20Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, FL 8909 212.1 11-13-0 330 9239 1,450
21Wayne Webb, Akron, OH 8766 208.7 6-18-0 180 8946 1,400
22Sean Swanson, Springfield, MO 8670 206.4 6-18-0 180 8850 1,350
#23Dale Eagle, Lewisville, TX 8540 203.3 5-19-0 150 8690 1,300
t24Lee Vanderhoef, Baltimore 8398 199.9 8-16-0 240 8638 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
t25Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI$1,050
26Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,010
 Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH1,010
*28Scott Hayes, Novi, MI1,000
29Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ960
 Jason Hurd, Visalia, CA960
#Eugene McCune, Munster, IN960
32Don Sylvia, Vero Beach, FL940
33Tony Rosamilia, Ledgewood, NJ925
 Brian Ziesig, Levittown, NY925
35Don Moser, Grand Rapids, MI910
36W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA900
37Brian LeClair, Chatham, NY890
38Warren Guernsey, Cobleskill, NY880
39Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO870
40Curtis Odom, Coldwater, MI430
 Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ430

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Parker Bohn III, 4165, t-24th place--Billy Orlikowski and Lee Vanderhoef tied (3900). Vanderhoef placed 24th due to forfeiture of Orlikowski. PRO-AM CASHERS-Danny Wiseman, Steve Hoskins, Tom Baker, Dave Traber, Pete Weber and George Branham III ($50 each). #-Richard Wolfe (3), Eugene McCune and Dale Eagle rolled 300 games ($100 each).