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Olsen bags title, $1,000 at Mariner

Jay Olsen outscored 76 bowlers, including three former champions, to win his first Mariner Classic Tournament on Sunday at Mariner Lanes.

Olsen accumulated a 1,446 total in six qualifying games, then beat Mike Ferdiani for the $1,000 first prize.

Fifth-seeded Ferdiani bowled 1,399 and defeated the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 qualifiers to reach the championship match.

Other money winners (scores based on six-game qualifying): Phillip Suggs (1,438) Bobby Brunkhard (1,420), Meckie Keys (1,418), Steve Laszlo (1,391), Rich Kirchner (1,389), Jay Tinkham (1,384), Shane Mitchell (1,369), Jim Formisano (1,367), Ed Duer (1,364), Bill Lane (1,360) and Duane Woods (1,354).

Past champions Tom Allen (1,258), Jerry Capozzi (1,221) and John Zuidema III (1,262) finished out of the money.

MARINER'S BEST: High games and series at Mariner Lanes:

+ Joseph Bilskis (231, 529), Ruth Lucrezi (201) and Grace Picioccio (189, 508), Spring Hill Outcast.

+ Carmine Calabro (288, 720) and Karen Nagel (235 game), Monday Night Mavericks.

+ Michael Burks (298, 694) and Theresa Janouskovec (235, 626), SunTrust Classic.

+ Charlotte Palecek (190 game) and Emily Dalty (506 series), Morning Glories.

+ Don Harris (219 game), Kurt Johnson (566 series) and Charlene Seimes (173, 497), Highpoint.

+ Dan Urban (258 game) and Paul Roberts (676 series), Tuesday Men.

+ Robert Andersen (245, 666) and Judy Alt (203, 530), Metro.

+ Janine Erbe (215 game) and Tammy Beardsley (205, 534), Bowling Belles.

+ Jim Morrison (244, 631) and Virginia Zyskowski (194, 527), Over the Hill Gang.

+ Bob Thornton (211, 550) and Fran Thornton (157, 440), Silverthorn.

+ George Kirk (258, 706), Judy Fought (218 game) and Mary O'Keefe (561 series), Seacreatures.

+ Sandy Presnell (267, 674) and Larry Rainey (256, 669), Contractors.

+ Walt Rhoads (266, 640) and Crystal Morgan (211, 528), Mix and Match.

+ Chris Bernhardt Jr. (289, 725), SunTrust.

+ Fred Yealy (257, 709) and Beth Yealy (223, 604), Thrillers.

+ Roger Close (237, 569) and Fran Grecco (199, 526), Moose.

+ Jason Mahr (296, 777), Bill Schmidt (278, 719) and Alene Shepherd (233, 613), George's Wholesale Tires and Smitty's Pro Shop.

+ Cy Sievert (213, 361 two-game series) and Lora Smith (176, 332), Continental.

+ Artie Boissonnault (234, 568), Doris Fieser (199 game) and June Merrill (522 series), Brookridge Rollers.

+ Randy Noon (274, 700) and Lea Lubrano (209, 591), Early Mariners.

+ John Stehr (268 game), Bob Morrison Jr. (257, 725) and Cis Kelland (258, 706), Ball and Chain.

_ FRANK PASTOR

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