Houston-Sertoma Open



$27,500 HOUSTON-SERTOMA OPEN
Post Oak Lanes, Houston, Tex., Jul 6-9, 1967

Gearhart Charges At Houston J

Butch Gearhart, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., won 14 of his 16 matches in grabbing his first PBA tournament ever, the $27,500 Houston Sertoma Open.

The lanky lefty went into the final day trailing 24-game qualifying leader Bill Allen. But after knocking off Allen in the opening game, Gearhart was off to the races.

Gearhart's margin of victory was 511 pins over second place Allen. This was one of the largest differences in the history of the PBA and qualified Gearhart for the 1968 Firestone $100,000 Tournament of Champions.

40 GAMES

 Name, City/StatePins+TotAmt
1Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8836 700 9636 $3,000
2Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8624 400 9024 1,600
3Bobby Cooper, Ft. Worth, Tex. 8426 676 9000 1,200
4Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga. 8606 400 8906 1,160
6Curt Schmidt, Ft, Wayne, Ind. 8421 460 8871 1,100
6Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 8477 300 8777 1,060
7Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8816 426 8740 1,000
8Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8267 400 8667 960
9Bob Chase, Kansas City, Kan. 8168 400 8468 760
10Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich. 8366 260 8616 860
11Tom Coakley, Richmond, Va. 8244 860 8694 800
12Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif. 8168 400 8668 760
13Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8118 400 8618 700
14Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8222 260 8472 660
15Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif. 8024 300 8324 626
16Lynn Shulund, Missoula, Mont. 8117 200 8317 600

24 GAMES

Total money17. Jimmy Mack, Dover, N.J. 4961 $42018. Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 4938 36019. Gary Martineau, Nashville, Tenn. 4926 36020. Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 4913 34021. Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 4909 33022. George McDonald, Denver, Colo. 4906 32023. Barry Asher, Santa Ana, Calif. 4894 31024. Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 4886 300