Tampa Bay-Sertoma Open



$40,000 TAMPA BAY-SERTOMA OPEN
Florida Lanes, Tampa, FL, Feb 20-24, 1968

Stefanich Gets Hot

Jim Stefanich won his first tournament of the year when he went from seventh place to fifth in the last game of match play and then won all four games on national television to take home the $6,000 first-place check in the $40,000 Tampa Bay-Sertoma Open.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
1Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.$6,000
2Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif.3,000
3Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.2,000
4Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N.Y.1,800
5Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif.1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Stefanich defeated Tucker, 249-233; Stefanich defeated Limongello, 216-192; Stefanich defeated Hardwick, 200-180, and in the championship game, Stefanich defeated Harahan, 233-185.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Tim Harahan, Encino, Calif. 8396 12-4-0 600 8996 
2Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8401 11-5-0 550 8951 
3Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N. Y. 8442 10-6-0 500 8942 
4Bill Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif. 8369 8-8-0 400 8769 
5Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8368 8-8-0 400 8768 
*6Buzz Fazio, Delton, Mich. 8373 7-9-0 350 8723 $1,450
7Dan Freeman, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8257 8-6-2 450 8707 1,250
 Earl Johnson, St. Paul, Minn. 8357 7-9-0 350 8707 1,250
9Nelson Burton, St. Louis, Mo. 8360 6-10-0 300 8660 1,150
10Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 8182 9-7-0 450 8632 1,100
11Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8128 9-6-1 475 8603 1,050
12Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis. 8161 7-9-0 350 8511 1,000
13Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif. 8152 7-9-0 350 8502 950
14Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8080 7-8-1 375 8455 900
15Fred Lening, Yardley, Pa. 8127 6-10-0 300 8427 850
16Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind. 8109 4-12-0 200 8309 800

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.4935$550
18Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.4924500
19Eddy Patterson, Dallas, Tex.4912450
20Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.4901450
21Dave Soutar, Detroit, Mich.4896400
22Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala.4894400
23Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif.4888350
24Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.4885350
25Dick Battista, New York, N.Y.4884350
26Don Rassbach, Arcata, Calif.4883300
27Therm Davis, Chicago, Ill.4880300
28Harry O'Neale, Charleston, S.C.4879300
29Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4878300
30Ron Hamlin, Lantana, Fla.4876300
31Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4868300
32Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif.4864300
33Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.4857300
34Mike Durbin, Costa Mesa, Calif.4853300
35Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich.4852300
36Mike Praznovsky, Miami Springs, Fla.4845300
37Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif.4844300

*Alternate. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Mike Limongello, 5135. 16th Place Low-Fred Lening, 4942. Pro-Am Cashers-$50-Fred Lening, Earl Johnson, Bobby Knipple, Jim Stefanich, Eddy Patterson, Bill Tucker.