Tucson Centurion Open - Archived Standings
$32,000 TUCSON CENTURION OPEN
Cactus Bowl, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 2-5, 1970
It's Larry . . . Laub And Clear
Larry Laub, who had been on the tour sporadically for some years, finally got to savor his very first PBA championship. It came to pass in the Tucson Centurion Open at Cactus Bowl and the righthander just about obliterated the remaining pros in a fine field. His margin of victory was 298 pins, a record for PBA competition.
The native of San Francisco led at all markers during the event, save for the first block, which saw Harry Johnson on top of the ladder. After that it was almost no contest as Larry felled 5580 pins for 24 games-an average of 233-while piling up a lead of 336 over Mike Durbin, who was to wind up second.
Jack Biondolillo gave Larry one scare and those in attendance a thrill when he vaulted from 16th to second after one stretch when he shot games of 236, 248, 257 and 257. But Jack then slipped back one notch, to wind up ahead of Allie Clarke and Portland's Mike McMahon.
FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES
*Alternate. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Laub 5580. 16th Low-Biondolillo 5013. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Joe Dignam, Skee Foremsky, Ed Bourdase, Les Schissler, Denny Krick, Gary Dickinson.