$37,500 PORTLAND OPEN
Valley Lanes Portland, Ore., Jun 8-11, 1972
Anthony Keeps A Hot Hand
A victory and a second place in his first two tournaments on the PBA summer tour was the score racked up by Earl Anthony following his victory in the Portland Open.
Anthony squeaked by Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y., in the position round championship game with a narrow 223-220 victory, and it moved him up a notch from his second-place finish in the Seattle Open just a week earlier.
Anthony was never far out of the lead in the qualifying rounds at Valley Lanes in the Portland suburb of Beaverton. He trailed Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Cal., by only a few pins after 18 games of qualifying, then in the very first game of match play Anthony topped Carrubba, 211-203, and took over first place.
In the second round of the head-to-head competition Saturday afternoon, Anthony surrendered the lead to Piraino for only one game, but Piraino could not hold on to it and Anthony regained it and held it to the finish.
In the position round game Anthony held a 52-pin margin over Piraino and the little New Yorker needed a 23-pin winning margin and the 30 bonus pins to claim the title. Piraino opened with a four-bagger but left splits in the fifth and sixth frames, and Anthony doubled in the 10th frame to clinch the victory.
Lon Marshall, Pomona, Calif., notched a 300 game during the match game play and it enabled him to cement a seventh-place finish in the
*Alternate. @Local entry. #Lon Marshall received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Carrubba 3888. 24th low-Critchlow 3676. Pro-Am Cashers-$100-Gary Mtge. $50-Johnny Guenther, Gus Lampo, Jim Wright, Jim Wantland.