Tucson Open - Archived Standings
$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.
*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.