Hawaiian Invitational



HAWAIIAN INVITATIONAL
Various Centers, Hawaii, Nov 25-Dec 4, 1977

Hawaiian To Hudson

Tommy Hudson captured his fourth PBA title of the season when he won the Hawaiian Invitational, traditionally the final stop on the PBA tour.

Second-seeded into the televised finals, Hudson rolled big games against defending champion Larry Laub and top-seeded Dale Glenn to walk off with the $2,000 top prize.

The field included nine of the PBA's leading money winners for the 1977 season, plus representatives from Hawaii, Japan and Australia.

Glenn led the 37-game match play test virtually from the start, then waited through three elimination matches as Laub first knocked out Bones Yamasaki of Honolulu, representing Japan, 221-205. Laub then ousted Marshall Holman, 257-194, but his 246 effort in the next game wasn't good enough as Hudson rolled to victory with a nearperfect 278 score.

In the title game against Glenn, Hudson rolled to a 254-234 victory.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tommy Hudson, Akron532 (2 games)$2,000
2Dale Glenn, Glendale, Calif.234 (1 game)1,700
3Larry Laub, San Francisco724 (3 games)1,500
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.194 (1 game)1,400
5Bones Yamasaki, Honolulu205 (1 game)1,300

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Laub defeated Yamasaki, 221-205; Laub defeated Holman, 257-194; Hudson defeated Laub, 278-246, and in the championship game, Hudson defeated Glenn, 254-234.

37-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Dale Glenn, Glendale, Calif. 8278 22-15-0 660 8938 
2Tommy Hudson, Akron 8160 23-14-0 690 8850 
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8151 18-17-2 570 8721 
4Larry Laub, San Francisco 8060 15-22-0 450 8510 
@5Bones Yamasaki, Honolulu 7811 22-15-0 660 8471 
*6Pete Couture, Windsor, Conn. 7960 i6-20-1 495 8455 $1,250
7Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash. 7844 19-17-1 585 8429 1,150
8Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 7853 19-18-0 570 8423 1,100
9Jim Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 7760 20-16-1 615 8375 1,050
10Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 7622 18-18-1 555 8177 1,000
11Dan Tamayei, Honolulu 7285 16-21-0 480 7765 1,000
12Bruce Kennedy, Melbourne, Aust. 7223 11-26-0 330 7553 1,000

*Alternate. @Represented Japan. PRO-AM CASHERS-Certain $100; Couture $75; Anthony, Laub $50; Hudson $25.