Southern California Open



$80,000 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN
Gable House, Torrance, Calif., Jul 11-15, 1980

Third Title For Martin

Steve Martin claimed his second PBA title of the year in the Southern California Open when opponent Jim Winklepleck, needing a strike in the 10th frame to win, left the 2-4-5 pins standing.

Winklepleck, a second-year pro shooting for his initial PBA title, came from fifth place during the ESPN-TV finals, bowling past Mark Roth, Tom Baker and local favorite Larry Gray, but came up short by three pins in the final match, bowing 196-193.

For Martin, who had earlier in the year captured the BPAA U.S. Open, the win was his second of the season and worth $9,000 at Gable House Lanes in Torrance. The $5,000 runnerup check boosted Winklepleck's earnings for 27 career tournaments to over $28,000.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.196 (1 game)$9,000
2Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.869 (4 game)5,000
3Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif.192 (1 game)4,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.135 (1 game)3,500
5Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J.201 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Winklepleck defeated Roth, 236-201; Winklepleck defeated Baker, 222-135; Winklepleck defeated Gray, 218-192; and in the championship game. Martin defeated Winklepleck, 196-193.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9061 215.7 15-9-0 450 9511 
2Larry Gray; Torrance, Calif.- 9009 214.5 15-9-0 450 9459 
3Tom Baker. Buffalo, N.Y. 8924 212.4 17-7-0 510 9434 
4Mark Roth, Little Silver, N.J. 8963 213.4 14-10-0 420 9383 
5Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. 8886 211.5 16-8-0 480 9366 
**6Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass. 9042 215.2 9-14-1 285 9327 $2,600
7Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8988 214.0 11-13-0 330 9318 2,400
8Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash. 8864 211.0 15-9-0 450 9314 2,200
9Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas 8853 210.7 14-10-0 420 9273 2,000
10John Handegard, Medford, Ore. 8848 210.6 14-10-0 420 9268 1,900
11Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8797 209.4 14-10-0 420 9217 1,800
12Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 8875 211.3 11-13-0 330 9205 1,700
13Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 8755 208.4 14-10-0 420 9175 1,600
14Jeff Morin, Cleveland, Ohio 8798 209.4 12-12-0 360 9158 1,500
15Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla. 8787 209.2 11-12-1 345 9132 1,450
16Warren Nelson, Downey. Calif. 8785 209.1 11-13-0 330 9115 1,400
17Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 8754 208.4 11-13-0 330 9084 1,350
18Henry Gonzalez. Colorado Springs, Colo. 8734 207.9 10-13-1 315 9049 1,300
19Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8709 207.3 10-13-1 315 9024 1,250
20Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8718 207.5 8-16-0 240 8958 1,200
21Tom Kohler, Prescott, Ariz. 8609 204.9 10-14-0 300 8909 1,150
22Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8587 204.4 9-15-0 270 8857 1,100
23Al Ahlm, Alameda, Calif. 8590 204.5 8-16-0 240 8830 1,050
24Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento. Calif., 8614 205.0 7-17-0 210 8824 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25David Whitehead, Las Vegas$990
26George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.875
27Bo Bowden, Dallas, Texas840
t28John Bromberg, Los Angeles, Calif.795
 Jim Figari, Lititz, Pa.795
30Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.760
31Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.740
32Ed Ressler, Allentown, Pa.730
33Billy George, Citrus, Hts., Calif.715
 Matt Surina, Seattle, Wash.715
35Dave Beckmann, Bellevue, Wash.695
36Kyle Shedd, Downey, Calif.695
37Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va.680
38Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.670
39Skip Tucker, Merritt Island, Fla.660
40Ernie Harding, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.650
41Bruce Russell, Moses Lake, Wash.640
42Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.630
43Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y.620
44Chuck Pierce, Dallas. Texas610
45Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.600
46Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.590
47Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.580
48Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.570

* - Denotes match play alternate. ** - Denotes TV alternate. 18-Game qualifying leader - Webb, 4044. 24th place Jones, 3797. # - Webb rolled a 300 game. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50) - Steve Martin, Mike McGrath. Tom Baker, Skip Tucker, Steve Tripp. ($25 each) - Jim Mutishaw and Jim Winklepleck.