Buzz Fazio Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 BUZZ FAZIO OPEN
Nottke's Bowl, Battle Creek, Mich., Oct 24-27, 1975
Earl Breaks $100,000
Seventeen years after professional bowling was launched, the sport finally has its first $100,000 winner.
Earl Anthony scored an historic triumph in the $50,000 Buzz Fazio Open rewriting the record book in two categories.
The victory, Anthony's seventh of 1975 gave him the most championships ever posted in a single year-he had won six in 1974, tying him with several others in that department-and the $5,000 prize awarded him by the bowling Hall of Famer for whom this event was named, put his total for the year at $100,890.
Thwarted one year ago in his quest to hit the magical $100,000 plateau-he wound up with $99,585-Anthony came down to the wire with Johnny Petraglia, Staten Island, N.Y., before the issue was settled. Those two, arch rivals through the years, were only six pins apart going into the position round contest and that's the way it ended, when they finished their payoff tilt in a 214-214 deadlock. Anthony's previous six-pin margin prevailed.
*Alternates. @Local entry. #Earl Anthony received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leader-Hudson 4039. 24th low-Montgomery 3813. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Bob Singleton, Marty Piraino, Billy Hardwick, Ernie Schlegel, Curt Schmidt, Mark Estes.