Winston-Salem Classic



$90,000 WINSTON-SALEM CLASSIC
Major League Lanes, Winston-Salem, N.C., Feb 20-24, 1973

McCune's Biggest Victory

By his own admission; Don McCune's victory in the $90,000 Winston-Salem Classic was his biggest and toughest yet.

"I can't remember ever wanting to win one so badly," McCune said, moments after he had upended Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash., 222-204, in the second richest tournament on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) 1973 winter tour.

McCune had several reasons for wanting the title. Besides the $10,000 first prize, McCune was seeking to atone for a defeat a week earlier, when, after being top-seeded, he lost the $50,000 Fair Lanes Open championship to Dick Ritger, at Baltimore.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Don McCune, Munster, Ind.222 (1 game)$10,000
2Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.707 (3 games)6,000
3Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio218 (1 game)4,000
4Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif.458 (2 games)3,500
5Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.218 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS -McGrath defeated Helling, 227-218, Anthony defeated McGrath, 279-231; Anthony defeated Johnson, 224-218, and in the championship game McCune defeated Anthony, 222-204.

42-GAM E TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9674 14-10-0 420 10094 
2Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9567 16-8-0 480 10047 
3Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 9549 15-9-0 450 9999 
4Don Helling, St Louis, Mo. 9435 17-7-0 510 9945 
5Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif. 9370 19-5-0 570 9940 
*6Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9419 13-10-1 405 9824 $2,800
7Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 9457 11-13-0 330 9787 2,500
8Mark Roth, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9389 12-12-0 360 9749 2,300
9Bobby Cooper, Houston, Texas 9336 13-10-1 405 9741 2,150
10Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9297 13-9-2 420 9717 2,000
11Gary Mage, Seattle, Wash. 9351 10-14-0 300 9651 1,900
12Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 9270 12-12-0 360 9630 1,800
13Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 9279 11-13-0 330 9609 1,700
14Jimmy McHugh, New York, N.Y. 9210 13-11-0 390 9600 1,600
15Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 9187 12-12-0 360 9547 1,500
16Steve Buell, Salt Lake City, Utah 9116 13-11-0 390 9506 1,400
17Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 9135 11-13-0 330 9465 1,350
18Larry Lichstein, Suffield, Conn. 9178 9-14-1 285 9463 1,300
19Max Jensen, Lincoln, Neb. 9169 9-14-1 285 9454 1,250
20Terry Tuttle, King, N.C. 9065 11-13-0 330 9395 1,200
#21John Handegard, Eugene, Ore. 9091 10-14-0 300 9391 1,150
22Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 8946 8-16-0 240 9186 1,100
23Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La. 8980 6-18-0 180 9160 1,050
24Chris Buck, London, England 8946 7-17-0 210 9156 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
25Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo.3912$830
*26Wayne Johnson, Walnut Cove, N.C.3893825
 Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.3893750
28Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.3890680
29Butch Soper, Los Angeles, Calif.3880650
30Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y.3878625
#31Mike Lemongello, Islip, N.Y.3871600
32Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3666570
 Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.3866570
34Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.3865540
35Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga.3857520
36Don Glover, South Bend, Ind.3856490
 Les Zikes, Chicago, Ill.3856490
38Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3846450
 Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.3846450
40Tony Moscato, Havre De Grace, Md.3843430
41Harry O'Neale, Charleston, S.C.3840420
42Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.3839410
43George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3838395
 Don Russell, San Diego, Calif.3838395
45Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.3829380
46Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich.3828370
47Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Calif.3824360
48Les Schissler, Denver, Colo.3823350
49Steve Neff, New Orleans, La.3822340
50Joe Dignam, Seattle, Wash.3821330
51Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3805320
52Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio3803310
53Bill Tucker, Detroit, Mich.3802300

*Alternate. #Mike Lemongello and John Handegard received $W0 for 3000 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Handegard 4086. 24th low-Tuttle 3914. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50-Les Schissler, Bill Johnson, Bob Strampe, Paul Colwell, Dale Glenn, Matt Surina.