Fresno Open



$80,000 FRESNO OPEN
Cedar Lanes, Fresno, Calif., Jun 30-Jul 3, 1978

18th Title For Davis

PBA Hall-of-Famer Dave Davis showed the form that earned him a spot in that elite group a few months earlier when he scored a runaway victory in the $60,000 Fresno Open at Cedar Lanes.

The lanky left-hander from Hackensack; N.J., averaged better than 220 for the 42-game test, four pins better than anyone else in the tournament.

He finished with a 366-pin margin over young Ken Fernandez in the final standings. Davis also compiled the best match play record, winning 19 of 24 matches.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Davis, Hackensack, N.J. 9275 220.8 19-5-0 570 9845 $6,000
2Ken Fernandez, Rogue River, Ore. 9074 216.0 13-10-1 405 9479 3,500
3Bill Spigner, Hamden, Conn. 9089 216.4 12-12-0 360 9449 3,000
4Steve Preston, Kokomo, Ind. 9005 214.4 14-10-0 420 9425 2,500
5Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 8967 213.5 15-9-0 450 9417 2,000
6Neil Burton, St. Louis 8962 213.3 14-9-1 435 9397 1,800
7Nelson Burton, Jr., St. Louis 8957 213.2 14-10-0 420 9377 1,650
8Ed Dolfay, Seattle, Wash. 8989 214.0 12-11-1 375 9364 1,500
9Pete Couture, Windsor Lakes, Conn. 8971 213.5 11-13-0 330 9301 1,450
10Mark Roth, North Arlington, N.J. 8846 210.6 15-9-0 450 9296 1,400
11Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8796 209.4 15-9-0 450 9246 1,350
12Charlie Venable, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8826 210.1 11-13-0 330 9156 1,300
13Wayne Chester, San Mateo, Calif. 8788 209.2 12-12-0 360 9148 1,250
14George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8836 210.3 9-15-0 270 9106 1,200
15Randy Neal, El Segundo, Calif. 8794 209.3 10-14-0 300 9094 1,150
16Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8689 206.8 13-11-0 390 9079 1,100
17Matt Surina, Longview, Wash. 8763 208.6 10-14-0 300 9063 1,050
18Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs 8711 207.4 11-12-1 345 9056 1,000
19Bill Coleman, Campbell, Calif. 8687 206.8 12-12-0 360 9047 950
20Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8708 207.3 10-13-1 315 9023 900
21Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash. 8707 207.3 9-15-0 270 8977 850
22Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 8669 206.4 9-15-0 270 8939 800
23Duane Troxler, Harvey, La. 8551 203.5 8-15-1 255 8806 750
24Dan Roche, Downey, Calif. 8560 203.8 7-17-0 210 8770 700

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Ed Bourdase, San Jose, Calif.$660
26Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.565
27Emmett Shutes, State College, Pa.550
28K. Craycraft, N. Martinsville, W.Va.535
 Dennis Swayda, Phoenix, Ariz.535
30Bob Fenton, Cucamonga, Calif.520
31Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill.510
32Tim Cornelio, Windsor, Conn.490
#John Edelberg, San Jose, Calif.490
 Fred Jaskie, Greendale, Wis.490
35Roy Garcea, New York, N.Y.470
36Larry Laub, San Francisco460
37George LeCain, Danvers, Mass.445
 Bobby Nelson, Orange, Ohio445
39Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.430
40John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.415
 Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn.415
42Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.390
 Tom Wright, Millbrae, Calif.390
@Ken Romer, Fresno, Calif.390
45Mike Berlin, Muscatine, Iowa370
46Butch Soper, Santa Ana, Calif.360
47Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa.350
48Farrell Hinkle, Santa Ana, Calif.340

*Alternate. Troxler beat Bourdase, 191-151, in one-game roll-off for 24th position. 18-game qualifying leader Spigner, 3951. 24th place - Troxler, 3752. # - Spigner and Edelberg shot 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS Dave Frame, Nelson Burton, Jr., Art Trask, John Handegard, Steve Westberg and Pete Couture. @ - denotes amateur (non-member).