Holman Goes Over $1-Million Mark With Tournament of Champions Win
Marshall Holman won his 20th career title and surpassed the $1-million mark in earnings Saturday with a 233-211 victory over Mark Baker in the title game of the $250,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions.
Holman, 31, of Medford, Ore., became the sixth player to win 20 championships and the Professional Bowlers Assn.'s third millionaire.
The $50,000 top prize, richest in PBA history, hiked Holman’s career earnings to $1,020,569, behind only Earl Anthony and Mark Roth.
“I’ve absolutely lived for this moment,” said Holman, the youngest player to top $1 million. “This is the pinnacle of our game. But the reason I won the tournament is because I had the good carry today.”
Don Genalo of Perrysburg, Ohio, opened the nationally televised finals by stopping left-hander Mike Aulby of Indianapolis, 224-210. Baker, of Garden Grove, Calif., then eliminated Genalo, 227-190, and beat second-seeded Del Warren of Lake Worth, Fla., 215-202, to reach the title game.