Venice Open



$100,000 VENICE OPEN
Galaxy Lanes - Venice, Fla., Aug 5-9, 1983

Two In A Row For Mt. St. Marshall

"It's like the old Marshall Holman again, when I get going I just erupt.. It's like Mt. St. Marshall, I guess," Holman mused after winning his second straight championship in the $100,000 Venice (Fla.) Open.

Holman fulfilled a prophecy he made a week earlier in Austin, Texas when he said, "I'm so loose right now I'll probably win another title or two in a very short time."

He did just that, firing a 290 in the championship game to oust top qualifier Kent Wagner, who had a 224. Wagner never had a chance as Holman made a solid eight-pin spare in the first frame and then closed with 11 strikes.

The championship round got under way with Steve Wunderlich defeating Joe Hutchinson, 264-188, and then toppling George Pappas, 249-200. Wunderlich then ran Into Holman, who knocked him out of the running, 256-234, earning Holman the shot at his second straight title and career win No. 16.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Fla.546 (2 games)$13,000
2Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa.224 (1 game)7,500
3Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis747 (3 games)5,500
4George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.200 (1 game)4,500
5Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.188 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Wunderlich defeated Hutchinson, 264-188; Wunderlich defeated Pappas, 249-200; Holman defeated Wunderlich, 256-234; and in the championship game, Holman defeated Wagner, 290-224.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Kent Wagner, Allentown, Pa. 9392 223.6 16-8-0 480 9872 
2Marshall Holman, Jacksonville, Ore. 9504 226.2 12-12-0 360 9864 
3George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 9406 223.9 14-10-0 420 9826 
4Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 9348 222.5 13-11-0 390 9738 
5Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 9275 220.8 14-9-1 435 9710 
**6Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass. 9246 220.1 15-9-0 450 9696 $3,550
7Butch Soper, Newport Beach, Calif. 9259 220.4 14-10-0 420 9679 3,100
8Norm Duke, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 9262 220.5 13-11-0 390 9652 2,800
9Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9209 219.1 13-11-0 390 9599 2,600
10Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9254 220.3 11-13-0 330 9584 2,400
11Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif. 9141 217.6 13-11-0 390 9531 2,200
12Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore. 9150 217.8 12-12-0 360 9510 2,100
13Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9163 218.1 11-13-0 330 9493 2,000
14Tom Evans, Sarasota, Fla. 9128 217.3 12-12-0 360 9488 1,900
15Clay Saguibo, Pearl City, Hawaii 9090 216.4 13-11-0 390 9480 1,800
16Ray Shackelford, Fredericksburg, Va. 9083 216.2 12-12-0 360 9443 1,700
17Mark Baker, Lake Tahoe, Nev. 9134 217.4 10-14-0 300 9434 1,600
18Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 9124 217.2 10-14-0 300 9424 1,500
19Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9036 215.1 12-12-0 360 9396 1,400
20Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 9053 215.5 11-13-0 330 9383 1,350
21Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9126 217.2 8-15-1 255 9381 1,300
22Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9069 215.9 9-14-1 285 9354 1,250
23Jay Robinson, Yorba Linda, Calif. 8966 213.4 10-14-0 300 9266 1,200
24Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9002 214.3 8-15-1 255 9257 1,170

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.$1,140
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.1,065
27Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.1,040
28Randy Stoughton, Indianapolis1,030
29Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.1,020
30Pete Weber, Jacksonville, Fla.1,010
31Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.1,000
32Chub D'Ambolo, Bound Brook, N.J.990
33Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.980
34Mike Steinbach, Alsip, Ill.965
 Nick Tjotjos, Westlake. Ohio965
36Ron Nazzaro, Coral Springs, Fla.950
37Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.940
38Stan Kodish, Bradenton, Fla.930
39Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.920
40Pete McCordic, Houston910
41John Bicker, Cleveland, Ohio900
42Mark Fahy, Chicago890
43Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla.880
44Steve Giljum, Crestwood, Mo.870
45Jim Valentine, Warren, Ohio860
46Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.845
 Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.845
48Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.415
 Dennis Jacques, Highland, N.J.415

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Dave Husted, 4,201. 24th place - Ray Shackelford, 3,955. # - Tom Mabrie and Kent Wagner rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) Steve Wunderlich, Jay Robinson, Brian Voss, Roger Haskell, Bob Handley, Avery LeBlanc ($25), Steve Lewis ($25).