Seattle Open



$32,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Ballinger Bowl, Seattle, Wash., Jun 12-15, 1969

Johnson Likes Seattle

DON JOHNSON found the going all up hill in the Seattle Open but finished with a 34-pin margin over Pete Tountas to claim his first pro-tour win of the season.

Johnson, who now has finished first-third-first in the last three years of the Seattle tourney, registered a 12-4 record in match play but didn't overtake the leaders until the 36th game of the 40-game test. He had a 116-pin lead going into the final game and needed it as he lost his last match, 223-192, to Tountas. Tountas finished second and Ed Bourdase grabbed third place.

40-GAME FINALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind. 8627 12-4-0 600 9227 $3,000
2Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz. 8743 9-7-0 450 9193 1,600
3Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Calif. 8475 12-4-0 600 9075 1,400
4Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 8493 11-4-1 575 9068 1,200
5Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky. 8531 9-7-0 450 8981 1,100
6Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 8450 8-8-0 400 8850 1,050
7Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif. 8457 7-9-0 350 8807 1,000
8Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 8369 8-8-0 400 8769 950
9Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. 8342 8-8-0 400 8742 900
10Johnny Guenther, Fresno, Calif. 8438 6-10-0 300 8738 850
11Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 8346 6-10-0 300 8646 800
12Paul Zevgolis, Hopewell, Va. 8287 7-9-0 350 8637 750
13Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 8239 7-9-0 350 8589 700
14Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif. 8191 7-9-0 350 8541 650
15Harry Mickelson, Kodiak, Alaska 8186 7-9-0 350 8536 625
16Mike Murphy, Portland, Ore. 8139 3-12-1 175 8314 600

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*17Bud Horn, Los Angeles, Calif.4992$450
18Darrell Storkson, Everett, Wash.4991380
**19Mike Batchelor, Seattle, Wash.4985365
20Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.4980350
21Bob Collatos, Santa Monica, Calif.4979340
22Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif.4973335
23Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc.4972330
24Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.4966325
25Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.4951320
26Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif.4940315
27Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.4928310
28Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.4925305
29Dick Weber Jr., St. Louis, Mo.4922300
***30Roger Fink, Lodi, Calif.4912295
31Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.4910290
32Don Lemon, Rochester, N. Y.4903285
33Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.4900280
34Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif.4893275
35Bill Allen, Fresno, Calif.4889270
36Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.4885265
37Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif.4884260

Pro-Am Cashers ($50)-Dave Soutar, Nelson Burton Jr., Dick Weber, Bill Bunetta, W. A. "Bill" Johnson, Larry Laub.24-Game Qualifying Leader-Tountas 5237. 16th Low-Mickelson 5010. *Alternate. **Local entry. ***$100 for 300 game-Roger Fink.