St. Louis PBA Open
$25,000 ST. LOUIS PBA OPEN
Crestwood Bowl, St. Louis, Missouri, Jan 7-11, 1964
Marzich Dittos St. Louis
Andy Marzich, of Redondo Beach, Calif. became the first man in history to successfully defend a PBA title when he won the $25,000 St. Louis Open.
This was Marzich's fifth PBA championship and he did it up in great style by leading all the way. The Californian was ahead of Pat Patterson by 248 pins after 40 games, 9286-90:18. Then, the West Coaster rapped out a 246-237 victory over Patterson in the title game.
Patterson kicked off the televised portion of the tournament by besting Roy Rosland, 237-175. Orf then eliminated Rosland, 227-192. Patterson clipped Orf, 217-203, to set up the big one.
Johnny King was the leading money winner at this point with earnings of $4,395 for three tournaments. Carmen Salvino was second with $4,100, Marzich had $4,050, Dick Weber $2,380 and Glenn Allison $2,370.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Marzich defeated Patterson, 246-237. ROUND ROBIN: Orf defeated Rosland, 227-192: Patterson defeated Rosland, 237-176 ; Patterson defeated Orf, 217-203. 24 GAMES