Aqua Fest Mr. Gatti's Open



$110,000 AQUA FEST-MR. GATTI'S OPEN
Highland Lanes, Austin, Texas, Aug 7-11, 1981

Memories - Soutar Triumphs

PBA Hall of Famer Dave Soutar, who won his first PBA title in 1961 and hadn't competed at all on the 1981 Summer Tour, brought back memories of days gone by when he came from third place to win the $110,000 Aqua Fest-Mr. Gatti's Open in Austin, Texas.

Soutar defeated Marshall Holman, 222-181, for the championship after Holman, for the second straight week, had run away from the field in match play, this time by 473 pins. The top seed was going for a Texas sweep, having won the Quaker State Open and the BPAA U.S. Open in January.

In the championship game, Holman opened with a strike before suffering splits in two of his next three frames.

Soutar jumped on the opening with strikes on six of his final eight attempts to secure the $15,000 top prize for his 16th PBA win.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Kan.652 (3 games)$15,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.181 (1 game)8,000
3Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.200 (1 game)6,000
4Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas404 (2 games)5,000
5Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.213 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Dickinson defeated Gonzalez, 223-213; Soutar defeated Dickinson, 194-181; Soutar defeated Tapp, 236-200; and in the championship game, Soutar defeated Holman, 222-181.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9337 222.3 17-7-0 510 9847 
2Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn. 8983 213.8 13-11-0 390 9373 
3Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Kan. 8788 209.2 17-7-0 510 9298 
4Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8881 211.4 12-12-0 360 9241 
5Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 8867 211.1 12-12-0 360 9227 
**6Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan. 8764 208.6 14-10-0 420 9184 $3,550
7Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8699 207.1 16-8-0 480 9179 3,000
8Jeff Valentine, Natick, Mass. 8863 211.0 10-14-0 300 9163 2,800
9Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8704 207.2 14-10-0 420 9124 2,600
10Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8793 209.3 11-13-0 330 9123 2,500
11Pete McCordic, Houston 8702 207.1 14-10-0 420 9122 2,400
12Ed Ressler Jr., Merrimack, N.H. 8787 209.2 10-14-0 300 9087 2,300
13Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 8733 207.9 11-13-0 330 9063 2,200
14Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8630 205.4 14-10-0 420 9050 2,100
15Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y. 8707 207.3 11-13-0 330 9037 2,000
16Roger Haskell, Seattle, Wash. 8722 207.6 10-14-0 300 9022 1,900
17David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8631 205.5 12-12-0 360 8991 1,800
18Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif. 8650 205.9 11-13-0 330 8980 1,700
19Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8602 204.8 10-13-1 315 8917 1,600
20Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 8544 203.4 11-13-0 330 8874 1,500
21Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8553 203.6 9-14-1 285 8838 1,400
22Bill Coleman, Springfield, Ore. 8474 201.7 11-13-0 330 8804 1,300
23Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8460 201.4 9-15-0 270 8730 1,200
24Jeff Keckley, EI Paso, Texas 8135 193.6 8-16-0 240 8375 1,100

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Richard Martinez, Yuba City, Calif.$995
26Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.970
*Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan.1,045
28Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.940
29Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.930
30Charlie Lacy, Midland, Texas920
31Bo Bowden, Dallas910
32Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.900
33Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo.890
34Tim Miller, Harlingen, Texas880
35Bill Horvath, South Bend, Ind.870
36Don Genalo, Floral Park, N.Y.860
37Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.850
@38Thomas Krueger, Austin, Texas840
39Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif.825
 Mike Monyak, Tacoma, Wash.825
41Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va.810
42John Brashears, Dallas800
43Loyal Wilbanks, Aurora, Colo.790
44Larry Buckingham, Ft. Worth, Texas780
45Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio770
46John Josyln, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.760
47Shannon Starnes, Ft. Worth, Texas750
48Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.740

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Holman, 4084. 24th place - Keckley, 3711. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) - Charlie Tapp, Joe Hutchinson, Rick Vittone, Tim Miller, Ted Hannahs and Mike Monyak. @ - Non-PBA entry.