Valley Of The Sun Open



$45,000 VALLEY OF THE SUN OPEN
Tempe Bowl, Tempe, Ariz., Jan 14-18, 1969

Glover Dons Crown

DON GLOVER hot-streaked his way to the Valley of the Sun Open crown with a 230-219 victory over Don McCune at Tempe, Ariz.

Glover had moved all the way from 14th place to first in Friday's qualifying play to head the quintet which included McCune, Ralph Engan, Dick Ritger and Jimmy Mack into the finals. It was Glover's third PBA title, having won a pair in 1968.

THE FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif.230 (1 game)$6,000
2Don McCune, Munster, Ind.426 (2 games)3,500
3Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y.404 (2 games)2,000
4Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc.480 (2 games)1,800
5Jimmy Mack, Dover, N. J.246 (1 game)1,600

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Ritger defeated Mack, 253-246; Engan defeated Ritger, 232-227; McCune defeated Engan,207-172, and in the championship game, Glover defeated McCune, 230-219.

40-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Glover, Bakerfield, Calif. 8548 12-4-0 600 9148 
2Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8618 10-6-0 500 9118 
3Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y. 8545 10-6-0 500 9045 
4Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc. 8456 11-5-0 550 9006 
5Jimmy Mack, Dover, N. J. 8450 10-6-0 500 8950 
*6Bill Allen, Fresno, Calif. 8527 8-8-0 400 8927 $1,450
7Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8386 9-7-0 450 8836 1,300
8Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich. 8327 9-7-0 450 8777 1,200
9Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8325 8-8-0 400 8725 1,100
10Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif. 8328 7-9-0 350 8678 1,050
11Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8311 7-9-0 350 8661 1,000
12Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8270 6-10-0 300 8570 950
13Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 8249 6-10-0 300 8549 900
14Don Carter, Tarzana, Calif. 8339 4-12-0 200 8539 850
15Don Lemon, Rochester, N. Y. 8186 5-11-0 250 8436 800
16Les Giles, Amarillo, Tex 8047 6-10-0 300 8347 750

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Dick Battista, New York, N. Y.4972$530
18Don Johnson, KokomoInd470
19Gary Brown, Santa Barbara, Calif.4953460
20Skee Foremsky, EI Paso Tex.4946450
21Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.4939440
22Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.4930430
23Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va.4921420
24Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4912410
25Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N. Y.4910400
26Jim Proctor, Ontario, Calif.4907390
27Jay Robinson, Santa Susana, Calif.4903380
28Dale Seavoy, Birmingham, Mich.4900370
29Garen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.4898360
30Fred Lening, Yardley Pa.4897350
31Barry Asher, Santa Ana, Calif.4895340
32Frank Northrop, Atwater, Calif.4892330
33Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif.4873320
34Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.4863310
35Wayne Zahn, Atlanta, Ga.4857300
36Norm Meyers, Los Angeles, Calif.4856290
**37Gib Thomas, Phoenix, Ariz., John Floyd, Haughton, La.4855275
39Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky.4853260
40Bob Strampe, Detriot, Mich.4846250

*Alternates. **Local Entry. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Carter, 5227; 16th place Low-Ritger, 4973. Pro-Am Cashers-$50-Jim St. John, Buzz Fazio, Fred Lening, Ray Bluth, Harry Smith, Dave Soutar.