Tucson Open



$80,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 14-17, 1978

Whale Of Victory For Jeff

Jeff Mattingly, who came agonizingly close to winning twice during the Winter Tour, finally broke through with a record-setting triumph in the $60,000 Tucson Open at Golden Pin Lanes.

The husky Tacoma, Wash., pro cruised to a 663-pin margin over runnerup Jay Robinson and in the process shattered the record of 511 pins set in 1967 by Butch Gearhart.

Mattingly, known to his friends as "The White Whale;" outaveraged the rest of the field by some 14 pins, and he won 19 of his 24 matches in the process.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Jeff Mattingly, Tacoma, Wash. 9717 231.3 19-5-0 570 10287 $6,000
2Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 9144 217.7 16-8-0 480 9624 3,500
3Steve Jones, Kerrville, Texas 9057 215.6 15-7-2 480 9537 3,000
4Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9097 216.5 10-10-4 360 9457 2,500
5Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn. 9036 215.1 14-10-0 420 9456 2,000
6Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz. 9112 216.9 10-13-1 315 9427 1,800
7Tommy Hudson, Akron 9031 215.0 13-11-0 330 9421 1,650
8Rick Willard, Hayward, Calif. 8994 214.1 13-11-0 390 9384 1,550
9Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs 9033 215.0 10-13-1 315 9348 1,500
10Ernie Schlegel, U.S.A. 8908 212.0 14-10-0 420 9328 1,450
11Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8896 211.8 13-11-0 390 9286 1,400
12Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8992 214.0 9-14-1 285 9277 1,350
13Dave Davis, Hackensack. N.J. 8771 208.8 16-7-1 495 9266 1,300
14Cliff McNealy, San Lorenzo, Calif. 8867 211.1 12-11-1 375 9242 1,250
15Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio 8909 212.1 10-14-0 300 9209 1,200
16Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. 8849 210.6 11-12-1 345 9194 1,150
17Wayne Hockersmith, Cucamonga, Calif. 8809 209.7 12-11-1 375 9184 1,100
18Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J. 8813 209.8 10-14-0 300 9113 1,050
19Matt Kerns, Lakewood, Colo. 8780 209.0 10-14-0 300 9080 1,000
20Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 8683 206.7 11-13-0 330 9013 950
21Rick Jones, Bellingham, Wash. 8738 208.0 7-15-2 240 8978 900
22Ed Ressler Jr., Allentown, Pa. 8662 206.2 8-15-1 255 8917 850
23Joe Nuzzo, Youngstown, Ohio 8617 205.1 8-16-0 240 8857 800
24Steve Westberg, Cot. Grove, Ore. 8574 204.1 9-15-0 270 8844 750

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Paul Vorisek, Cleveland, Ohio$730
26Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.640
27Fred Conner, Mar Vista, Calif.630
28Larry Laub, San Francisco, Calif.620
29Matt Surina, Longview, Wash.610
30Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio595
 Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.595
32Steve Neff, Sarasota, Fla.580
33Duane Troxler, Harvey, La.570
34Craig Cutsor, Whittier, Calif.560
35Wendell Davis, Johnson City, Tenn.550
36Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas540
37Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz.530
38Dale Glenn, Northridge, Calif.515
 Warren Nelson, Downey, Calif.515
40Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.500
41Ken Fernandez, Rogue River, Ore.485
 Don Reeser, San Francisco, Calif.485
43Jack Lee, Enid, Okla.465
 David White, Okla. City, Okla.465
45James Figari, Lititz, Pa.450
46Charlie Venable, Brooklyn, N.Y.440
47Bo Bowden, Dallas, Texas430
48George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.420

*Alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Mattingly, 4,094. 24th place - Kerns and Schlegel (tie) 3825. #Mike Procaccino, Steve Jones and Dave Husted shot 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS - Tommy Hudson, Marshall Holman, Steve Jones, Fred Conner, Don Reeser, Ernie Schlegel, Mal Acosta, Jack Andolina, Frank Ellenburg, Fred Jaskie, Don Bell, Steve Neff, Steve Westberg, Jimmy Certain, John Weltzien, Boysie Huber, Curt Schmidt and Nelson Burton Jr.