Amarillo Open



$75,000 AMARILLO OPEN
Amarillo Bowl, Amarillo, Texas, Jul 25-29, 1980

Miller- Does Texas Two-Step

Hugh Miller completed a "Texas Sweep" when he downed Steve Cook, 222-204, to win the $75,000 Amarillo Open.

A tour sophomore from Mercer Island, Wash., Miller previously had won the Quaker State Open in Grand Prairie, Texas, the only other PBA national tournament scheduled in the Lone Star State in 1980.

Miller and Cook, both southpaws, were tied after four frames of the championship match before top-seeded Miller-put together four straight strikes and clinched the $8,000 crown with spares in the final two frames. To gain the top spot going into the finals, Miller, 23, had twice outscored Cook in match play, beating him, 299-242 and 256-236.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.222 (1 game)$8,000
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.450 (2 games)5,000
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.621 (3 games)4,000
4Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass.176 (1 game)3,500
5Rich Martinez, Oroville, Calif.178 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Aulby defeated Martinez, 227-178; Aulby defeated Moser, 224-176; Cook defeated Aulby, 246-170; and in the championship match, Miller defeated. Cook, 222-204.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash. 9383 223.4 17-7-0 510 9893 
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9443 224.8 14-10-0 420 9863 
3Paul Moser, Somerset, Mass. 9285 221.0 17-6-1 525 9810 
4Rich Martinez, Oroville, Calif. 9219 219.5 13-10-1 405 9624 
5Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind. 9199 219.0 13-11-0 390 9589 
**6Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 9135 217.5 14-10-0 420 9555 $2,550
7Mal Acosta, Fremont, Calif. 9154 217.9 13-11-0 390 9544 2,350
8John Handegard, Medford, Ore. 9100 216.6 13-11-0 390 9490 2,200
9Gary Morgan, Hartford, Conn. 9097 216.5 13-11-0 390 9487 2,100
10Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif. 9134 217.4 11-13-0 330 9464 2,000
11Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9064 215.8 13-11-0 390 9454 1,900
12Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9076 216.0 11-13-0 330 9406 1,800
13Bob Handley, Fairway, 8961 213.3 14-10-0 420 9381 1,700
14Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9073 216.0 10-14-0 300 9373 1,600
15Bo Bowden, Dallas, Texas 8933 212.6 14-10-0 420 9353 1,500
16Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9045 215.3 10-14-0 300 9345 1,400
17Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9040 215.2 10-14-0 300 9340 1,350
18Rich Hartman, Alton, Ill. 8929 212.5 12-12-0 360 9289 1,300
19Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8932 212.6 11-12-1 345 9277 1,250
20Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8890 211.6 8-16-0 240 9130 1,200
21Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 8807 209.6 8-15-1 255 9062 1,150
22Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8741 208.1 9-15-0 270 9011 1,100
23Dave Beckmann, Mercer Island, Wash. 8703 207.2 9-15-0 270 8973 1,050
24Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. - 8592 204.5 9-15-0 270 8862 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.$970
26Tim Miller, Dallas, Texas843
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.843
28Bruce Carter, Leander, Texas810
29Bill Spigner, Chicago, Ill.800
30Shannon Starnes, Ft. Worth, Texas785
 Steve Tripp, Wethersfield, Conn.785
32Marv Sargent, EI Cajon, Calif.770
33Chuck Thompson, Colorado Springs, Colo.760
34John Eiss, Minneapolis, Minn.745
 Tom Kohler, Prescott, Ariz.745
36Bruce Russell, Moses Lake, Wash.730
37John Roberts, Scottsdale, Ariz.715
 Jeff Valentine, Westboro, Mass.715
39Dave. Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.700
40Jim Plessinger, St. College, Pa.690
41Sam Zurich, Centerport, N.Y.680
42Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.670

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV alternate. 18 game qualifying - Trask, 4,078. 24th place - Bowden, 3789. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50) - Kyle Shedd, Mike Durbin, Steve Cook, Ed Ressler, Dave Frame and Dave Husted.