Buzz Fazio Open - Archived Standings
$60,000 BUZZ FAZIO OPEN
Ken Nottke's Bowl, Battle Creek, Mich., Oct 22-25, 1976
Staging an incredible rally in the final block of match play, Earl Anthony swept to victory in the $60,000 Buzz Fazio Open. The championship, his 26th, put him all alone atop the standings in PBA career titles. He had gone into the tournament knotted with Dick Weber and Don Johnson.
With seven games remaining Monday evening, the 37-year-old was mired in fifth place, trailing leader Butch Soper, Huntington Beach, Calif., by 359 pins. Victory seemed out of the question.
Anthony dropped his first match, then toppled six straight opponents on games of 248-227-247-226-228 and 245, to go into the final game of the tournament only six pins behind Soper. Anthony won that contest, too, by a 222-192 count, to show a 54-stick margin at the end.
*Alternate (Includes $75). 18-game qualifying leader-Meyers, 3898. 24th place-Jacks, 3717. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Butch Soper, Earl Anthony, Les Schissler, Mike Marks, Bill Straub, Rick Talley, Bus Oswalt, Dave Davis, Paul Colwell. @Local entry.