Southern California Open



$115,000 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN
Town Square Lanes, Riverside, Calif., Jun 27-Jul 2, 1986

Swede Smell Of Success

The PBA Tour welcomed a new member to its roll of champions. But this titlist was distinguished in that Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden, became the first foreign player to notch a PBA championship in grabbing the $115,000 Southern California Open.

The top-seeded Karlsson topped Dave Husted, 243-218, for the $16,000 first prize and his first win as a pro. Karlsson had collected the 1983 AMF Grand Prix in Crawley, England, as an amateur after earning a berth in the field as an international invitee.

In the opening game of the finals, Jim Harvey gave the crowd a preview of the strikes to come by opening with the first 11 against rookie Tony Westlake. On Harvey's 12th shot he sailed the ball wide of the 1-3 pocket and left the 1-2-10 standing for a 297 game to Westlake's 237.

Harvey ran out of strikes against Brian Voss bowing, 228-166, and had to be consoled with the $5,000 check for fourth place. Husted then stepped in to defeat Voss, 260-196, and set up the championship showdown with top-seeded Karlsson.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden243 (1 game)$16,000
2Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.478 (2 games)8,250
3Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.424 (2 games)6,000
4Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.463 (2 games)5,000
5Tony Westlake, Altus, Okla.237 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Harvey defeated Westlake, 297-237; Voss defeated Harvey, 228-166; Husted defeated Voss, 260-196; and in the championship game, Karlsson defeated Husted, 243-218.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 9051 215.5 16-7-1 495 9546 
2Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9104 216.8 12-12-0 360 9464 
3Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8971 213.6 15-8-1 465 9436 
4Tony Westlake, Altus, Okla. 9029 215.0 13-11-0 390 9419 
5Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz. 8993 214.1 14-10-0 420 9413 
6Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 8978 213.8 12-12-0 360 9338 $3,500
7Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8881 211.5 15-9-0 450 9331 3,100
8Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 8933 212.7 13-11-0 390 9323 2,800
9Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 8850 210.7 15-9-0 450 9300 2,600
10Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8843 210.5 14-10-0 420 9263 2,500
11Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 8837 210.4 14-10-0 420 9257 2,400
12Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8890 211.7 12-12-0 360 9250 2,300
13Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8857 210.9 12-12-0 360 9217 2,200
#14Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8795 209.4 11-13-0 330 9125 2,100
15Troy Kendrick, Cypress, Calif. 8783 209.1 11-13-0 330 9113 2,000
16Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8623 205.7 15-9-0 450 9073 1,900
17Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8786 209.2 9-14-1 285 9071 1,800
18Ron Williams, Cahokia, 111. 8694 207.0 9-14-1 285 8979 1,700
19Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla. 8761 208.6 7-17-0 210 8971 1,600
20Richard Bramwell, San Marcos, Calif. 8646 205.9 10-13-1 315 8961 1,500
21George Branham III, Arleta, Calif. 8648 205.9 9-13-2 300 8948 1,400
22Jim Tilton, Huntington Bch., Calif. 8598 204.7 11-12-1 315 8943 1,300
23Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 8642 205.8 8-16-0 240 8882 1,250
24Chris Goddard, Zephyr Cove, Nev. 8428 200.6 7-17-0 210 8638 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.$1,150
26Rick Brunori, Monroeville, Pa.1,005
 Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.1,005
28Pete McCordic, Houston990
29Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.980
30Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.970
31Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas960
32Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.950
33Rick Sajek, Coral Springs, Fla.940
34Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif.930
35Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.920
36Doug Wallace, Portland, Ore.910
37Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.900
38Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.890
39Ty Dawson, Riverside, Calif.880
40Bob Handley, Pompano Bch., Fla.870
41Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas860
42Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.850
#43Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash.840
44Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.830
45Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.820
46Pete Weber, St. Louis810
47Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.800
48Chris MacLellan, St. Louis790
49Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas775
 Matt Surina, Bremerton, Wash.775
51Jim Murtishaw, El Cajon, Calif.760
52Martin Miller, Chicago750
53Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo.740

* - Match play alternate. # - Paul Renteria, Hugh Miller and Mark Baker rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Bob Learn, 3964. 24th place - Storm DeVincent, 3826. 53rd place - Brad Bohling, 3741. PRO-AM CASHERS - Leroy Bornhop, Brian Voss, David Ozio, Alan Granat, Hugh Miller, Del Ballard Jr., Mark Baker and Peter Hakim ($50 each).