Southern California Open



$60,000 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN
Keystone Lanes, Norwalk, Calif., Jul 8-11, 1977

Roth Ties PBA Record

Mark Roth tied a PBA record when he won the $60,000 Southern California Open for his third straight title.

Roth won the $6,000 top prize in "striking" fashion as he struck out in the 10th frame of the position game against local favorite Bobby Fliegman. The trio of strikes enabled Roth to tie Fliegman, 214-214, and protect a slim 25-pin lead.

Roth thus joined Dick Weber and Johnny Petraglia as the only three-in-a-row champions since the PBA was formed in 1959. Weber accomplished the feat in 1961 while Petraglia did it 10 years later. Roth's other titles came in the PBA Doubles Classic and Fresno Open.

The righthanded Roth held a comfortable lead going into the final eight-game block but won only three of his first seven games while Fliegman steadily closed in. Fliegman finished the position round first, then watched helplessly as Roth struck out to tie and gain the 15 bonus pins he needed for the victory.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9391 14-8-2 450 9841 $6,000
2Bobby Fliegman, Torrance, Calif. 9291 17-6-1 525 9816 3,500
3Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 9049 15-7-2 480 9529 3,000
4Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 9079 14-9-1 435 9514 2,500
5Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8966 16-8-0 480 9446 2,000
6Keith Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W. Va. 9018 14-10-0 420 9438 1,800
7Carmen Salvino, Chicago 9049 11-13-0 330 9379 1,600
8Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma 8987 15-9-0 450 9437 1,450
9Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9046 11-13-0 330 9376 1,350
10Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif. 9014 11-12-1 345 9359 1,300
11Lee Taylor, San Diego 8923 13-11-0 390 9313 1,250
12Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8905 12-12-0 360 9265 1,200
13Steve Westberg, Cottage Grove, Ore. 8911 11-12-1 345 9256 1,150
14Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8769 14-10-0 420 9189 1,100
15Larry Laub, San Francisco 8834 11-12-1 345 9179 1,050
16Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8693 13-11-0 390 9083 1,000
17Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8776 10-14-0 300 9076 950
18Don Bell, Santa Maria, Cal. 8706 11-13-0 330 9036 900
@19Alex Hernandez, Canoga Park, Calif. 8700 10-14-0 300 9000 850
20E. G. Mock, Norco, Calif. 8733 8-16-0 240 8973 800
21George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8672 8-15-1 255 8927 750
22Sam Flanagan, Parkersburg, W. Va. 8575 11-13-0 330 8905 700
23Don Schultz, West Lafayette, Ind. 8541 10-14-0 300 8841 650
24Eddie Ressler, Allentown, Pa. 8316 3-21-0 90 8406 600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Butch Smith, Garden Grove, Calif.$585
26Dave Morales, Lawndale, Calif.495
27Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio475
 Tommy Hudson, Akron, Ohio475
29Lon Marshall, Tarzana, Calif.460
30Randy Neal, Hawthorne, Calif.455
31Lamar Keck, Canoga Park, Calif.450
32Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas442.50
 Don Johnson, Las Vegas442.50
34Steve Jones, Independence, Mo.435
35Tim Albin, N. Hollywood, Calif.427.50
 Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif.427.50
37Rich Venturi, Daly City, Calif.420
38Neil Burton, St. Louis, Mo.412.50
 Jeff Magas, Willowick, Ohio412.50
40Mike Kelly, Seattle405
41Doug Myers, El Toro, Calif.400
42Bobby Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif.392.50
 Rick Minier, Akron, Ohio392.50
44Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.385
45Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Calif.377.50
 Jim Godman, Miami, Fla.377.50
47Dave Davis, Atlanta370
48Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.365
49Scott Kelly, Redlands, Calif.360
50Bill Betts, Los Angeles355
51Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.347.50
 Sam Fox, Daly City, Calif.347.50
53John Elledge, Sacramento337.50
 Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.337.50
55Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.325
 Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.325
 Pete McCordic, Houston325
58Dave Bash, Parkersburg, W. Va.312.50
 John Denton, Midland, Tex.312.50
60Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.305
61Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn.300
62Steve Larson, Manteca, Calif.300
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.300
64Walt Block, Rancho Palo Verde, Calif.300

*Alternate. ($75) Flanagan defeated Smith, 223-211, in a one-game roll-off for alternate. @Local entry. #Jim Certain received $100 for 300 game. 18-game qualifying leaderCertain 3986. 24th place-Flanagan and Smith 3789. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)George Pappas, Jim Certain, John Weber, Dan Roche, Tommy Hudson, Dennis Lane, Jim Godman, Paul Colwell.