Sacramento Open



$50,000 SACRAMENTO OPEN
Country Club Lanes, Sacramento. Calif., Jun 7-10, 1975

Flang's First Fling

"After more than 200 PBA tournaments, I finally made it."

The speaker was tall, lanky, Sam Flanagan of Parkersburg, W.Va., who had just wrapped up his first Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) national title ever . . . the $50,000 Sacramento Open.

He clinched his title after wresting the lead from hometown favorite Palmer Fallgren with only 12 games remaining in the tournament.

Flanagan was second to Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill., after 18 games of qualifying, trailing Salvino by only 29 pins. But it was Fallgren, also bidding for his first PBA title, who made a rush to the top during the head-to-head match game competition. In fact, he led the field by 106 pins going into Monday's final 16 games.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
#1Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W.Va. 9431 17-7-0 510 9941 $5,000
2Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla. 9246 16-8-0 480 9726 3,000
3Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9226 16-8-0 480 9706 2,500
4Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9185 14-10-0 420 9605 2,200
5Sam Fox, Pacifica, Calif. 9208 11-13-0 330 9538 2,000
6Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill. 9112 14-10-0 420 9532 1,800
7Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill. 9097 14-10-0 420 9517 1,600
8Allie Clarke, Akron, Ohio 9063 15-9-0 450 9513 1,500
9Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9050 15-9-0 450 9500 1,400
10Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas 9089 11-13-0 330 9419 1,300
11Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 9058 11-12-1 345 9403 1,200
12Jay Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif. 9057 11-12-1 345 9402 1,100
#13Mike McPherson, Boise, Idaho 9077 10-14-0 300 9377 1,050
14Dave Soutar, Kansas City, Mo. 9040 11-13-0 330 9370 1,000
15Tom Hudson, Akron, Ohio 9000 11-13-0 330 9330 950
16Mike McGrath, Lake St. Louis, Mo. 8923 12-12-0 360 9283 900
17Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz. 8892 13-11-0 390 9282 850
18Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif. 8882 13-11-0 390 9272 800
19Don Bell, Scotts Valley, Calif. 8945 9-15-0 270 9215 750
@20Bill George, Sacramento, Calif. 8847 12-12-0 360 9207 700
21Jack Major, Vancouver, B.C., Can. 8872 11-13-0 330 9202 650
22Les Shearer, Lakewood, Calif. 8748 7-17-0 210 8958 600
23Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 8743 7-17-0 210 8953 550
24Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8674 6-18-0 180 8854 500

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Bill Tuttle, Redwood City, Calif.3847$495
26Ted Malicki, Cleveland, Ohio3846415
27Jim Godman, Vero Beach, Fla.3844407.50
 George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.3844407.50
29Bill Coleman, San Jose, Calif.3836397.50
 Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3836397.50
31Bob Bianchi, Tacoma, Wash.3832390
32Bobby Fliegman, Torrance, Calif.3830385
33Jim Frazier, Spokane, Wash.3820380
34Jim Hills, Cleveland, Ohio3817375
35Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.3806370
#36Sandy Finkelstein, Cortland, N.Y.3805365
37Jim Plessinger, State College, Pa.3798360
38Bob Chappell, Wichita, Kan.3791355
39Dennis Murphy, Great Falls, Mont.3789350
40Joe Berardi, New York, N.Y.3782345
41Guy Rowbury, Ronan, Mont.3772340
42Dean Asami, Richmond, Calif.3770335
43Steve Cornelius, San Diego, Calif.3768330
44John Wukasch, Houston, Texas3766325
45Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.3764320
46Dave Jones, Charleston, S.C.3762315
47Bill Chevalier, Santa Clara, Calif.3761310
 Timmy Harahan, Woodland Hills, Calif.3761310
@49Dennis Thompson, Sacramento, Calif.3759310
50Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.3755303.33
 Marty Piraino, Syracuse, N.Y.3755303.34
@Jim Remacle, Vacaville, Calif.3755303.33
53Hector Valenzuela, San Jose, Calif.3754300
 Rich Hottal, Sacramento, Calif.3754300
55Bill McCorkle, Columbus, Ohio3753300
56Bob Aleksinski, Great Falls, Mont.3752300
57Leon Aragon, San Bruno, Calif.3748300
 Don Wright, Sunnyvale, Calif.3748300

*Alternate. @Local entry. #Sam Flanagan, Sandy Finkelstein, Mike McPherson and Walt Molzahn each received $100 for 300 games. 18-game qualifying leader-Salvino 4052. 24th low-Swayda 3849. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Jim Stefanich, Marty Piraino, Jay Aono, Carmen Salvino, Marshall Holman, Larry Laub, John Wukasch, Bill McCorkle, Jim Hills, Bill Coleman.