Fresno Open - Archived Standings
$60,000 FRESNO OPEN
Cedar Lanes, Fresno, Calif., Jul 1-4, 1977
Mark Marks Again
Mark Roth won his second straight tournament for the first time in his eight-year career when he captured the $60,000 Fresno Open.
Roth entered the crucial position round game with a narrow 10-pin lead over Rick Minier, then posted a 231-216 victory to win the $6,000 top prize. One week earlier Roth teamed with Marshall Holman to win the PBA Doubles Classic.
The exciting finish was the tightest in the PBA's 16-year history, according to National Tournament Director Harry Golden. Only 34 pins separated Roth, Minier, rookie Emmett Shutes and veteran Earl Anthony going into the final game.
Shutes defeated Anthony in the position round to jump to second, while Minier finished third and Anthony fourth.
*Alternate (Includes $75). Straub was awarded the alternate's position when Spigner declined a rolloff. 18-game qualifying leader-Sliker, 4081. 24th place-Anthony and Roche, 3846. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Dennis Lane, Mike Alfieri, Bob Hood, Henry Gonzalez, Dave Davis, Tim Harahan. #Ernie Schlegel and Tom Baker received $100 each for 300 games.