National Pro-Am Classic
$20,000 NATIONAL PRO-AM CLASSIC
East Point Triangle Lanes, Atlanta, Ga., Apr 11-12, 1970
Wayne Reigns In Pro-Am
Wayne Zahn calls Tempe, Ariz., home, but it wasn't always the case. Inyears gone by, the tall, blond veteran resided in Atlanta, Georgia, so when the 1970 National Pro-Am Classic was held there it was sort of a homecoming for Wayne.
And, if you like stories with a "local boy makes good" theme, then you'lllike the outcome of this event, which offered a prize fund of nearly $20,000 to the 18 professionals and the 218 amateurs with whom they teamed.
For his 12 games of competition, Zahn totaled 2,604 pins, whilesecond-placer Tim Harahan, from far off Canoga Park, Calif., rung up 2,580. Their respective rewards were $1,200 and $1,000.
As for the "ams," high in the men's division was Bill Watley of Pensacola,Fla. Watley rolled a 606, had a 132-pin handicap and with his pro partners' 636 added to his, came up with a 1,376 for the $2,500 winner's share. High hook for the women was Janice Langley, who shot a 556, went in with a 50-pin handicap, and saw her pros total 713 for a grand total of 1,319.