Houston-Sertoma Open



$47,000 HOUSTON-SERTOMA OPEN
Stadium Bowl, Houston, Texas, Jul 19-23, 1974

Hudson Hits High Water Mark

For the second time in as many weeks the Professional Bowlers Association had a new champion.

Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio, 1972's Sporting News PBA Rookie of the Year, won the $4000 Houston-Sertoma Open at Stadium Bowl, defeating Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 203-192.

Hudson joined the our in 1972, and has been cashing regularly since, but didn't come close to the winner's circle until last winter when he finished fifth in the $100,000 Winston-Salem Classic.

In Tucson, Ariz., just a week ago, he led the field for a time but faded to ninth, then finally put it all together in Houston.

The championship game between Hudson and Beach was a thriller, with only a few pins separating them throughout.

In the 10th frame Hudson had a chance to shut Beach out with a strike, but he spared and finished with the 203, giving Beach the opportunity to tie if the Pennsylvanian could strike out. Beach got the first strike, but left a three-pin on the second ball, and his 192 fell short.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio203 (1 game)$5,000
2Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa.439 (2 games)2,800
3Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif.672 (3 games)2,300
4Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.204 (1 game)2,000
5Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio202 (1 game)1,700

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Harahan defeated Buckley, 224-202; Harahan defeated Glenn, 222-204; Beach defeated Harahan, 247-226, and in the championship game Hudson defeated Beach, 203-192.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9403 17-6-1 525 9928 
2Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. 9377 17-6-1 525 9902 
3Dale Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif. 9309 16-8-0 480 9789 
4Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 9320 15-8-1 465 9785 
5Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 9338 14-10-0 420 9758 
*6Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 9351 12-11-1 375 9726 $1,550
7Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9259 14-10-0 420 9679 1,400
8Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9243 14-9-1 435 9678 1,300
#9Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla. 9404 9-15-0 270 9674 1,200
10Don McCune, Munster, Ind. 9207 15-9-0 450 9657 1,100
11Ed Bourdase, Mt. View, Calif. 9289 11-12-1 345 9634 1,050
12Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 9225 13-11-0 390 9615 1,000
#13Art Trask, Miami, Fla. 9249 12-12-0 360 9609 950
14Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9215 11-13-0 330 9545 900
15Larry Thompson, Houston, Texas 9270 9-15-0 270 9540 850
16Mike Doody, Dallas, Texas 9203 9-15-0 270 9473 800
17Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9092 12-11-1 375 9467 750
18Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9150 10-14-0 300 9450 700
19Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 9008 11-13-0 330 9338 650
20Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio 8920 9-12-3 315 9235 600
21Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 8896 9-15-0 270 9166 575
#22Bill Lillard, Houston, Texas 8924 8-16-0 240 9164 550
23Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 8857 9-14-1 285 9142 525
24Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif. 8834 6-17-1 195 9029 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.3926$477.50
 Ernie Schlegel, New York, N.Y.3926402.50
27Jim Roy, Tucson, Ariz.3924395
28Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.322390
29Gary Regallo, San Jose, Calif.3914385
30Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.3898380
31Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Calif.3896375
32Greg Damaskos, Yakima, Wash.3889370
33Pat Brownfield, Dallas, Texas3885362.50
 Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, Calif.3885362.50
35Jim Frazier, Spokane Wash.3876355
36Alex Seymore, Kannapolis N.C.3872350
37Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio3869345
38Bob Chappell, Wichita, Kan.3857340
39Danny Sheranko, Houston, Texas3851335
40Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.3841330
41Tom Wright, Milbrae, Calif.3835325
42Joey Berardi, New York, N.Y.3834317.50
 Jim Fowble Hobart, Ind.3834317.50
44Vial Blanke, New Orleans, La.3821310
45Jim McGivern, Houston, Texas3809305
46Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3803300
47Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas3793300
48Gary Fust, Des Moines, Iowa3780300

*Alternates. #Bill Lillard, John Wukasch, Jim Godman and Art Trask each received $75 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Godman 4196. 24th low-Robinson 3934. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Matt Surina, Ed Ressler, Bill Straub, Greg Damaskos, Dennis Swayda, Gary Dickinson.