Austin Open



$115,000 AUSTIN OPEN
Highland Lanes, Austin, Texas, Jul 11-16, 1986

Cook Finds Winning Recipe

Steve Cook, one of the biggest men In the Professional Bowlers Association, took a giant step toward Sporting News PBA Player of the Year honors by stopping rookie Rod Pasteur, 189-180, in the championship game of the $115,000 Austin Open.

It was the fourth title of the year for Cook - twice as many as any other player this year - and his 12th overall. With the $16,000 top prize, Cook also became the Tour's leading money winner with 1986 earnings of $108,380.

Pasteur, one of an outstanding group of rookies on tour this year, was impressive in only his second appearance in the nationally televised finals. He opened the championship round by defeating 16-time PBA champion, Wayne Webb, 208-190. Pasteur then got a "Brooklyn" strike on his second ball in the 10th frame to turn back Kent Wagner, 201-195, and struck nine times in a 268-246 duel against John Gant, the 1984 Sporting News PBA Rookie of the Year.

But against Cook, the strikes were few and far between. Pasteur struck only twice and struggled even to hit the 1-2 pocket the entire game. Cook didn't fare much better, striking only three times. He left the 4-6-7-10 split in the seventh frame to let Pasteur back into the tight match. Pasteur could have won the game with a double in the 10th frame, but he left the 2-4 on his first ball to finish second and pick up $8,250.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.189 (1 game)$16,000
2Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.866 (4 games)8,250
3John Gant, Cincinnati, Ohio246 (1 game)6,000
4Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.195 (1 game)5,000
5Wayne Webb, Indianapolis190 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Pasteur defeated Webb, 208-190; Pasteur defeated Wagner, 201-195; Pasteur defeated Gant, 268-246; and in the championship game, Cook defeated Pasteur, 189-180.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9423 224.4 16-7-1 495 9918 
#2John Gant, Cincinnati, Ohio 9335 222.3 15-8-1 465 9800 
3Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9306 221.6 15-9-0 450 9756 
4Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 9276 220.9 15-9-0 450 9726 
#5Wayne Webb, Indianapolis 9299 221.4 13-10-1 405 9704 
6Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9281 221.0 13-11-0 390 9671 $3,500
7Randy Johnson, Webster Groves, Mo. 9249 220.2 14-10-0 420 9669 3,000
8Joe Salvemini, Branford, Conn. 9224 219.6 14-10-0 420 9644 2,800
#9Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9208 219.2 14-9-1 435 9643 2,600
10Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan. 9130 217.4 15-9-0 450 9580 2,450
 Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla. 9190 218.8 13-11-0 390 9580 2,450
12Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 9119 217.1 15-9-0 450 9569 2,300
13Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio 9222 219.6 11-12-1 345 9567 2,200
14Bo Bowden, Dallas 9144 217.7 12-12-0 360 9504 2,100
15Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 9114 217.0 12-11-1 375 9489 2,000
16Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9115 217.0 12-12-0 360 9475 1,900
17Butch Soper, Los Angeles 9158 218.0 9-15-0 270 9428 1,800
18Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9115 217.0 9-15-0 270 9385 1,700
19Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8913 212.2 13-11-0 390 9303 1,600
20Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9069 215.9 5-19-0 150 9219 1,500
#21Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan. 9023 214.8 6-18-0 180 9203 1,400
22Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8849 210.7 10-14-0 300 9149 1,300
23Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8742 208.1 9-15-0 270 9012 1,250
24Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8821 210.0 5-19-0 150 8971 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jim Tilton, Huntington Bch., Cal.$1,175
26Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hts., Mich.1,030
#27Harry Sullins, Detroit1,010
28Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,000
29David Brewster, Dallas990
30Dennis Jacques, Middletown, N.J.980
31Storm DeVincent, Tamarac, Fla.970
#32Bruce Carter, Round Rock, Texas955
 John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.955
34Bobby Jacks, New Orleans940
35Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.930
36Tony Moore, Corbin, Ky.920
37Ricky Corona, Fullerton, Calif.910
39Pete McCordic, Houston900
 Chris Warren, Dallas890
40Troy Kendrick, Cypress, Calif.880
41Mats Karlsson, Sweden870
42Charlie Bruno, Lodi, N.J.860
43Randy Canales, Poway, Calif.850
44Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.840
45Gerry Keslar, Lincoln, Neb.825
 Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.825
47Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.805
 Eddy Kelley, Amarillo, Texas805
49Dan Strey, Austin, Texas790
50Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.780
51Larry Buckingam, Corpus Christi, Tex.765
 Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.765
53Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis750

* - Match play alternate. # - Mike Jasnau, Wayne Webb, Randy Pedersen, Harry Sullins, Bruce Carter and John Gant rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying in leader -Mike Jasnau, 4135. 24th place -Tom Milton, 3923. 53rd place - Rowdy Morrow, 3828. PRO-AM CASH R3 - Wayne Webb, John Mazza, Troy Kendrick, Randy Pedersen, Randy Canales and Butch Soper ($50 each).