Burger King Open



$150,000 BURGER KING OPEN
Don Carter's Kendall Lanes, Miami, Fla., Mar 1-4, 1978

Lightfoot Lands Whopper

Randy Lightfoot shot a three-game score of 712 on national television to win the $30,000 check for his victory in the $150,000 Burger King Open at Don Carter's plush Kendall Lanes. The winner's share equaled the largest prize offered on the PBA Tour in 1978.

It wasn't easy for Lightfoot, a 20-year-old from St. Charles, Mo. He knocked off Marshall Holman, 242-188, Mark Roth, 224-204, and top-seeded Larry Laub, 246-202.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.712 (3 games)$30,000
2Larry Laub, San Francisco202 (1 game)17,000
3Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y.204 (1 game)10,000
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.378 (2 games)7,500
5Tim Harahan, Hawthorne, Calif.182 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS: Holman defeated Harahan, 190-182; Lightfoot defeated Holman, 242-188; Lightfoot defeated Roth, 224-204, and in the championship game, Lightfoot defeated Laub, 246-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Larry Laub, San Francisco 9456 225.1 14-9-1 435 9891 
2Mark Roth, Staten Island, N.Y. 9336 222.2 16-8-0 480 9816 
3Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles 9314 221.7 15-9-0 450 9764 
4Tim Harahan, Hawthorne, Calif. 9195 218.9 14-10-0 420 9615 
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9170 218.3 14-10-0 420 9590 
6Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9074 216.0 14-9-1 435 9509 $4,050
7Dale Glenn, Northridge, Calif. 9086 216.3 13-11-0 390 9476 3,700
8Earl Anthony, Tacoma 9031 215.0 13-10-1 405 9436 3,450
9Mickey Higham, Kansas City 8943 212.9 15-9-0 450 9393 3,200
10Rick Minier, Portland 9070 215.9 10-14-0 300 9370 3,000
11Louie Moore, Indianapolis 9047 215.4 9-13-2 300 9347 2,800
12Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8951 213.1 13-11-0 390 9341 2,600
13Paul Moser, Medford, Mass. 9029 214.9 10-14-0 300 9329 2,400
14Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8956 213.2 12-12-0 360 9316 2,300
15Paul Colwell, Tucson 8907 212.0 12-12-0 360 9267 2,200
16Roger Tramp, Riverside, Mo. 8885 211.5 12-11-1 375 9260 2,100
17Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb. 8928 212.5 11-13-0 330 9258 2,000
18Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8920 212.3 11-13-0 330 9250 1,900
19Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 8927 212.5 10-13-1 315 9242 1,800
20Steve Neff, Sarasota 8925 212.5 10-14-0 300 9225 1,700
21Bob Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif. 8791 209.3 13-10-1 405 9196 1,600
22Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo 8818 209.9 9-15-0 270 9088 1,500
23Joe Berardi, Pearl River, N.Y. 8845 210.5 8-16-0 240 9085 1,400
24Larry Gray, Torrance, Calif. 8475 201.7 6-18-0 180 8655 1,300

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.$1,165
26Art Trask, Clovis, Calif.1,100
27Wayne Webb, Rehoboth, Mass.1,050
28Craig Mueller, Union, N.J.1,000
29Don Johnson, Las Vegas980
30Pete McCordic, Houston960
31Tom Menge, Cleveland940
32Butch Soper, Costa Mesa, Calif.920
33Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A.910
34Tom Eder, North Vernon, Ind.895
 Ed Lee, Eugene, Ore.895
36Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.880
37Roger Bowker, Rockford, Ill.870
38Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth855
 Don McCune, Munster, Ind.855
40Ted Malicki, Cleveland840
41Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma830
42Bus Oswalt,. Muncie, Ind.820
43Wayne Graham, Miami810
44Bill Wakefield, Buena Pk., Calif.800
45Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.790
46Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.775
 Steve Jones, Independence, Mo.775
48Carmen Salvino, Chicago760

*Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Lightfoot, 4,067. 24th Place - Spigner, 3,865. PRO-AM CASHERS - Steve Westberg, Steve Cook, Steve Neff, Tommy Hudson, Joe Nuzzo, Dale Glenn, Jim Godman, Sam Fox, Mark Grant, Palmer Fallgren, Jerry Smyth, Greg Guertin, Jeff Mattingly, Wayne Zahn, Dick Weber, Lou Capasso. Todd Strebel rolled a 300 game.