American Airlines Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 AMERICAN AIRLINES OPEN
Hartfeld Lanes, Detroit, Mich., Nov 20-30, 1970
5-Count 'Em-5 For Soutar
Dave Soutar didn't relent as the PBA caravan moved into Detroit for the American Airlines Open. He just added to his incredible streak by winning his fifth title of the year and once again the victim in a championship game was Dave Davis.
Soutar took all nine match games in the opening session of the finals, making up a huge deficit of 300 pins owned by Davis. Then, in the evening block, Soutar captured four more for a string of 13 and only then did he drop one, this to Tommy Tuttle. The position round game was meaningless, what with the huge lead Soutar had built up, and Soutar succumbed by a 247-159 count. Victory was worth another $6,000 to the winner, who took his 10th career championship.
Third place went to Don Glover, who tossed a final game 279 to win that spot from Mike McGrath. The event's only 300 game was contributed by Johnny Guenther.
FINALS AFTER 40 GAMES
*Alternate. **Guenther received $100 additional for 300 game. 24-Game Qualifying Leader-Davis, 5451. 16th Low-Schissler, 5015. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Tommy Tuttle, Don Glover, Bob Strampe, Johnny Petraglia, Mike McGrath, Tim Harahan.