$32,000 LINCOLN OPEN
Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln, Neb., Nov 6-9, 1970
Dave The Rave Once Again
Dave Soutar made it two tournament conquests in a row and nine in his career when he came away with top honors and $3,000 in the Lincoln Open. It was the second week in a row that the tall righthander came down to the final game with the outcome in the balance and once again he prevailed, this time with a great 275-222 victory over his pal, Dave Davis.
Soutar went into the match game portion of play in third place, looking up at a pair of lefthanders-Johnny Petraglia and Wayne Sheridan. It took "Soupy" five matches before he assumed the lead and he relinquished it only once, that time to Davis by one pin, going into the title game. It was at that point that Soutar poured it on. Both began with three strikes in a row, but Davis missed in the fourth, while the eventual winner got another, spared, then went all the way as he kept piling on to his lead.
Davis, who was to match the winner's 11-5 record in match play, was also losing his second heartbreaker in three weeks, for in the Nationals he was a bridesmaid, bowing to Mike McGrath.
FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES
*Alternate. **Local Entry. ***$100 additional for 300 games-Wayne Sheridan, Skee Foremsky. 24-Qualifying Leader-Petraglia, 5282. 16th Low-Mage, 5070. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Butch Gearhart, Dave Soutar, Teata Semiz, Carmen Salvino, Les Schissler, Nelson Burton Jr.