Houston-Sertoma Open - Archived Standings
$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.
*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.