Tampa Bay-Sertoma Open - Archived Standings
$40,000 TAMPA BAY-SERTOMA OPEN
East Gate Lanes, Tampa, FL, Mar 14-18, 1967
Durbin Qualifies For T Of C
Mike Durbin, of Costa Mesa, Calif., scored a two-pin (200-198) victory over Jimmy Mack to win his first PBA championship in the Tampa Bay-Sertoma Open and a spot in the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions.
Durbin, who qualified in the No. 1 spot with a one-pin (205-204) win over Mack the night before, finished his tenth frame of the championship match seemingly on the short end of the count. But Mack, needing only a nine-pin count, got seven.
In the nationally televised finals, Les Schissler defeated Don Glover, 219-174; Don Johnson took Schissler, 220-170, and Mack eliminated Johnson, 203-200.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Durbin defeated Mack, 200-198. ROUND ROBIN: Schissler defeated Glover, 219-174; Johnson defeated Schissler, 220-170; Mack defeated Johnson, 203-200. 40 GAMES 24 GAMES