Mercury Cougar Open



$85,000 MERCURY COUGAR OPEN
Saratoga Lanes San Jose, Calif., Feb 1-5, 1972

Gus What? Lampo Again

Gus Lampo made it two victories out of three when he roared to first place in the Mercury Cougar Open in San Jose, Calif. Top seeded going into the finale-worth $10,000 and a new automobile-Lampo didn't let his chances pass him by. The rugged pro came through with a convincing 258-224 win over Don Glover.

A hoped-for confrontation in the TV finale between Lampo and his buddy Mike Orlovsky never materialized as Glover dispatched Mike by a 188-172 score, en route to the title game. Lampo then started with a spare, drilled six strikes in a row, and clamed his second PBA crown, even though Glover himself closed with a six-bugger.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y.258 (1 game)$10,000
(plus new Cougar)
2Don Glover, South Bend, Ind.619 (3 games)$6,000
3Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.172 (1 game)4,000
4Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.395 (2 games)3,500
5Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.193 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Laub defeated Asher, 200-193; Glover defeated Laub, 207-195; Glover defeated Orlovsky, 188-172; and in the championship game, Lampo defeated Glover, 258-224.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 9094 17-7-0 510 9604 
2Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 9126 15-8-1 465 9591 
3Don Glover, South Bend, Ind, 9079 16-7-1 495 9574 
4Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif. 9042 16-8-0 480 9522 
5Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif. 9090 14-10-0 420 9510 
*6Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 8975 17-7-0 510 9485 $2,850
7Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9027 14-10-0 420 9447 2,600
8Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9170 8-15-1 255 9425 2,400
9Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 8959 14-8-2 450 9409 2,200
10Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8989 12-12-0 360 9349 2,000
11Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8967 12-12-0 360 9327 1,900
12Steve Bassin, Las Vegas, Nev. 8910 12-12-0 360 9270 1,800
**13Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 8860 13-11-0 390 9250 1,700
14Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 8915 11-13-0 330 9245 1,600
15Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 8966 9-15-0 270 9236 1,500
**16Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8883 11-13-0 330 9213 1,400
17Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8912 9-14-1 285 9197 1,350
18Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 8830 12-12-0 360 9190 1,300
19Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 8849 9-14-1 285 9134 1,250
20Larry Lichstein, Windsor Locks, Conn. 8890 6-18-0 180 9070 1,200
21Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8755 9-14-1 285 9040 1,100
22Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 8736 10-14-0 300 9036 1,100
23Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 8684 10-13-1 315 8999 1,050
24Roland Alexander, Los Angeles, Calif. 8717 7-16-1 225 8942 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.3831$965
26Alex Seymore, Kannapolis, N.C.3828840
27Bob Hood, Daly City, Calif.3825790
28Terry Booth, Mountain View, Calif.3823740
29Lamar Keck, Reseda, Calif.3817690
30Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Calif.3814640
31Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3813590
32Mike Christie, Guilderland, N.Y.3812540
33Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash.3811495
34Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y380480
35Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.3805470
36Jack Biondolillo Houston, Texas3802460
37Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas3801445
 Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.3801445
39Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.3793430
40Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla.3792420
41Bill Tucker, Detroit, Mich.3788410
42Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3785400

*Alternates. **Beach and McCune received $100 for 300 games. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Asher 4019. 24th Low-Meyers 3835. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Johnny Petraglia, Larry Lichsteip, Bob Collatos, Teata Semiz, Earl Anthony, Dave Davis.