Austin Open



$115,000 AUSTIN OPEN
Highland Lanes, Austin, Texas, Jul 19-24, 1985

Troup Triumphs In Austin

Guppy Troup took advantage of a letdown by Mark Baker in the championship match and posted a 184-156 decision for his eighth PBA title.

In the semifinal, Dave Ferraro opened with eight strikes before leaving the 4-7 in the ninth. He spared and struck out for a 278. Baker spared in the first and matched Ferraro strike for strike after that. He also got the necessary strike on his first ball in the 10th, left a 10-pin and spared to win the record-setting match, 279-278 Ferraro set a PBA record with the highest losing game ever in the TV finals.

Baker, however, couldn't continue striking in the title match. He struck only once against Troup and opened three times.

In the opening game, Jim Tilton routed Philip Ringener, 258-209. Baker, a second-place finisher in three of the last seven tournaments, then eliminated Tilton, 188-169.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla.184 (1 game)$16,000
2Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.623 (3 games)8,250
3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.278 (1 game)6,000
4Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif.427 (2 games)5,000
5Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas209 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Tilton defeated Ringener, 258-209; Baker defeated Tilton, 188-169; Baker defeated Ferraro, 279-278; and in the championship game, Troup defeated Baker, 184-156.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Guppy Troup, Neptune Beach, Fla. 9456 225.1 15-9-0 450 9906 
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9406 223.9 14-10-0 420 9826 
3Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9346 222.5 15-9-0 450 9796 
4Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9162 218.1 18-5-1 555 9717 
#5Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif. 9254 220.3 14-10-0 420 9674 
**6Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio 9315 221.7 11-13-0 330 9645 $3,575
7Doug Wallace, Portland, Ore. 9205 219.1 13-10-1 405 9610 3,000
8Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9171 218.3 13-11-0 390 9561 2,800
9Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas 9169 218.3 12-11-1 375 9544 2,600
10Del Warren, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 9207 219.2 10-12-2 330 9537 2,500
11Jimmy Certain, Milwaukee, Wis. 9113 216.9 14-10-0 420 9533 2,400
12Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9182 218.6 11-12-1 345 9527 2,300
13Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 9133 217.4 12-12-0 360 9493 2,200
14Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9222 219.5 9-15-0 270 9492 2,100
15Mats Karlsson, Sweden 9024 214.8 15-8-1 465 9489 2,000
16Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9080 216.1 12-12-0 360 9440 1,900
17Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 9064 215.8 11-13-0 330 9394 1,800
18Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo. 9063 215.7 11-13-0 330 9393 1,700
19Mike Bouvia, Gresham, Ore. 9034 216.0 10-14-0 300 9334 1,600
20Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8984 213.9 9-15-0 270 9254 1,500
21Pete Weber, St. Louis 8964 213.4 9-15-0 270 9234 1,400
22Tim Miller, Harlingen, Texas 8864 211.0 12-12-0 360 9224 1,300
23Larry Buckingham, Ft. Worth, Texas 8834 210.3 10-14-0 300 9134 1,270
24Don Genalo, N. Merrick, N.Y. 8823 210.0 4-19-1 135 8958 1,245

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.$1,185
26Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.1,060
27Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,040
28Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,020
29Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,000
30Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis990
31Larry Womack, Morro Bay, Calif.980
32Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis970
33Greg Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa.960
34Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.945
 Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan.945
36James A. Miller, Mesa, Ariz.930
37Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.920
38Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich.910
39Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.900
40Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.885
 Wayne Webb, Indianapolis885
42Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chino, Calif.870
43Jimmie Pritts Jr., Lawrence, Mass.855
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.855
#45Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas840
46Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.830
47Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.815
 Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.815
49Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas800
50Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.790
51Brad Davidson, Dallas780
52Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.770
53Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.760

* - Match play alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. # - Norm Duke, Jim Tilton and Guppy Troup rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Guppy Troup, 4139. 24th place - Mark Baker, 3895. 53rd place - Jim Winklepleck, 3782. PRO-AM CASHERS - Randy Johnson, Norm Duke, Jim Harvey, Paul Moser, George Branham III and Pete Weber ($50 each).