Touring Players Championship



$125,000 TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Stardust Lanes, Saginaw, Mich., Dec 2-7, 1985

Husted Tops Touring Pros

Dave Husted closed out 1985 on a positive note, averaging 256 while eliminating three opponents to capture the $125,000 Touring Players Championship and ended a three-year victory drought.

To reach the winner's circle, Husted had to eliminate close friends Mark Roth and top-seeded Mark Baker. He did it in easy fashion, stopping Roth, 266-225, in the semifinals and then downing Baker, 268-238, for his third PBA title.

Mark Williams opened the finals with a 237-199 win over Steve Wunderlich. Husted then sent Williams to the sidelines, 236-210.

The 770 series rolled by Husted was the highest three-game set of the year in the championship round. But getting back into the Firestone Tournament of Champions was more important than the money or the scoring for Husted.

For Baker, it was another disappointing loss. It was the fourth time he finished in the runnerup spot in 1985. As a consolation, Baker did capture the PBA's George Young Memorial Award for high average on the national tour. He needed to roll a 221 game or better to edge Marshall Holman, who missed the event with an injured wrist.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.770 (3 games)$20,000
2Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.238 (1 game)11,000
3Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.225 (1 game)7,500
4Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas447 (2 games)6,000
5Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis199 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Williams defeated Wunderlich, 237-199; Husted defeated Williams, 236-210; Husted defeated Roth, 266-225; and in the championship game, Husted defeated Baker, 268-238.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 12438 222.1 16-8-0 480 12918 
2Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 12308 219.8 17-7-0 510 12818 
3Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 12199 217.8 15-9-0 450 12649 
4Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 12215 218.1 13-10-1 405 12620 
5Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 12138 216.8 13-11-0 390 12528 
6Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla. 12147 216.9 11-13-0 330 12477 $4,500
7Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J. 11990 214.1 15-9-0 450 12440 4,000
8Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 12093 215.9 10-13-1 315 12408 3,700
9Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 11919 212.8 16-8-0 480 12399 3,400
10John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn. 11906 212.6 14-10-0 420 12326 3,200
11Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio 12012 214.5 10-14-0 300 12312 3,000
12Larry Womack, Morro Bay, Calif. 11945 213.3 12-12-0 360 12305 2,800
13Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 12003 214.3 9-15-0 270 12273 2,600
14Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 11925 212.9 11-12-1 345 12270 2,400
15Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 11830 211.3 13-10-1 405 12235 2,250
16Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 11866 211.9 10-14-0 300 12166 2,100
17David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 11934 213.1 7-16-1 225 12159 2,000
18Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 11794 210.6 12-12-0 360 12154 1,900
19Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. - 11861 211.8 9-14-1 285 12146 1,800
20Dave Tulak, Monroe, Mich. 11834 211.3 10-14-0 300 12134 1,700
21Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 11681 208.6 15-9-0 450 12131 1,600
22Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill. 11781 210.4 11-13-0 330 12111 1,500
23John Forst, Woodridge, Ill. 11873 212.0 7-17-0 210 12083 1,450
24Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 11683 208.6 9-15-0 270 11953 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas$1,370
26Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,230
27Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla.1,200
28Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M.1,190
29Pete Weber, St. Louis1,180
30Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio1,170
 Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas1,160
32Gerry Keslar, Seward, Neb.1,150
33Sam Zurich, Hernando, Beach, Fla.1,140
34Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.1,130
35Jim Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore.1,120
36Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.1,110
37Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.1,100

* - Match play alternate. # - Mike Edwards, George Branham III and Norm Duke each rolled 300 games ($100 each). 32-game qualifying leader - Mark Baker, 7305. 23rd place - Tom Baker and Jeff Bellinger, 6861. 37th place -Billy Young Jr., 6582. PRO-AM CASHERS - Bob Learn Jr., Amleto Monacelli, James A. Miller, Norm Duke, Bob Chamberlain, Ted Hannahs, Randy Canales, Bobby Jacks, Frank Ellenburg and John Mazza ($50 each).