Winston-Salem Open - Archived Standings
$60,000 WINSTON-SALEM OPEN
Cranston Bowl, Cranston, R.I., Sep 3-6, 1971
Buckley Finally Scores
Victory was a long time coming for Roy Buckley. On the tour for almost two years, and a close-up finisher on many occasions, including a runnerup placing in the 1971 Cougar Open, the skinny pro from Columbus finally made it all the way.
Buckley's triumph came in the Winston-Salem Open, a $50,000 affair held at Cranston (R.I.) Bowl. Buckley took the lead early in the event, averaged 216 for 18 qualifying games, and never relinquished the edge he had built up. Even though several pros took a shot at his lead, Buckley held on to his precious perch. When he opened the final block with a 278 game, it just about sealed the verdict.
In addition to the $6,000 first place prize, Buckley also earned a spot in the Firestone event, while giving a tremendous boost to his earnings for the year. The tourney was sponsored by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
*Alternate. **Local Entries. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Roy Buckley 3880. 24th Low-Beach and Lewis 3665. PRO-AM CASHERS ($100)-Bobby Crull. ($50)-Dick Weber, Mike Orlovsky, Bobby Meadows, Teata Semiz, Dave Soutar, Angelo D'Ambolo, Bud Horn, Tommy Tuttle, Johnny Petraglia, Skee Foremsky, Jim Stefanich, Bob Collatos, Adam Toney, Marty Piraino, Larry Zotzmann, Gary Dickinson, Dan Roche, Rich Carrubba, Bob Shank, Rich Bennett, Don Russell, Larry Montgomery, Darold Meisel, Dave Paulin.