Houston-Sertoma Open



$37,500 HOUSTON-SERTOMA OPEN
Stadium Bowl, Houston, Texas, Jul 12-15, 1973

Johnson Notches First Of Year

A determined rally which saw him win 19 of 24 match games carried 1971-72 Bowler of the Year Don Johnson to victory in the $37,500 Houston Sertoma Open.

The smooth-rolling Akronite was 15th at the start of match play, but two victory streaks of seven games carried him into the lead after Curt Schmidt slumped, and a final-game 229-228 victory over Matt Surina, was just icing on the cake for Johnson, who put his PBA victory total at 21.

Houston fans were treated to five perfect games by the world's best bowlers. Rick Minier, got a perfecto during the Pro-Am and 300's were rolled by Louie Moore, Butch Soper, Tom Hudson and Tom Thurber.

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio 9536 19-5-0 570 10106 $4,000
2Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9498 16-6-2 510 10008 2,200
3Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo. 9353 15-9-0 450 9803 1,700
4Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas 9310 12-12-0 360 9670 1,300
5Jerry Buchholz, San Jose, Calif. 9204 15-9-0 450 9654 1,100
6Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz. 9270 12-12-0 360 9630 1,050
7John Handegard, Eugene, Ore. 9198 14-10-0 420 9618 1,000
8Dave Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 9248 11-12-1 345 9593 950
#9Butch Soper, Orange, Calif. 9227 12-12-0 360 9587 900
10Tim Albin, Hollywood, Calif. 9159 13-9-2 420 9579 850
11Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9255 10-13-1 315 9570 800
12Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 9155 12-11-1 375 9530 750
13Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9213 10-13-1 315 9528 725
14Jimmy McHugh, Oceanside, N.Y. 9092 13-11-0 390 9482 700
15Bobby Cooper, Mexico City, Mexico 9087 12-12-0 360 9447 675
16Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9039 13-11-0 390 9429 650
#17Louie Moore, Columbus, Ohio 9138 9-15-0 270 9408 625
18Les Zikes, Chicago, Ill. 9094 10-14-0 300 9394 600
19Pete Brown, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8981 13-11-0 390 9371 575
20Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9106 8-16-0 240 9346 550
21Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 8979 11-13-0 330 9309 525
22Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 8953 8-16-0 240 9193 500
#23Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio 8903 8-16-0 240 9143 475
24Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles, Calif. 8789 8-16-0 240 9029 450

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*#25Tom Thurber, San Diego, Calif.3859$422.50
 Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.3859347.50
27Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3851337.50
 Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.3851337.50
29Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.3844330
30Charlie Venable, Brooklyn, N.Y.3832325
31Wayne Broadwell, Houston, Texas3830320
32Bill Johnson, New Orleans, La.3829315
33Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.3825310
34Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.3822305
35Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.3815300
#36Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio3810300
37Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio3805300
38Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont.3803300
39Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.3802300
40Don McCune, Munster, Md.3795300
 Dick Thompson, Youngstown, Ohio3795300
42Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3788300
43Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio3787300
44Charles Faino, Philadelphia, Pa.3786300
45Rich Carrubba, Hayward, Calif.3785300
46Paul Aarestad, Minneapolis, Minn.3784300
47Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.3783300
48Fred Wilson, Houston, Texas3782300

*Alternate. #Louie Moore, Tom Hudson, Butch Soper, Tom Thurber, Rick Minier each received $60 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Schmidt 4182. 24th low-Clarke 3866. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50-Dave Davis, Rick Minier, Don Glover, Dick Lang, Dick Thompson, Bobby Williams.