PBA Doubles Classic
$55,000 PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Saratoga Lanes, San Jose, Calif., Jun 24-27, 1977
Roth, Holman Double Their Pleasure
Youngsters Mark Roth and Marshall Holman rolled to an easy victory in the $55,000 PBA Doubles Classic.
After grabbing the lead midway through the first round of match play competition, the duo continued to pull away from the field and eventually posted a decisive 451-pin victory over runnersup Don Johnson and Paul Colwell, the defending champions.
Roth and Holman, who averaged five pins a game better than Johnson and Colwell for the 36 games with a norm of 215, each won $5,000.
Johnson and Colwell jumped into second place over the father-son combo of Dick and John Weber when Colwell tossed a 278 in the final position round game.
The Webers dropped to fourth while a pair of non-champions, Mike Alfieri and Emmett Shutes, finished third. The team posted a 9-3 match play record to advance from the 11th qualifying position.
*Alternates. Schmidt-Bash served as alternates after tying Robinson-Glenn. Local entry Steve Cook received $100 for 300 game. 24-game qualifying leaders-Lane-Spigner, 10,369. Individual-Lane 5259. 12th place team-Wilcox-Hudson 9904. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) -Sam Flanagan, Jim Frazier, Pete Couture, Emmett Shutes, Curt Schmidt, Joe Hutchinson.