Waukegan Open - Archived Standings
$60,000 WAUKEGAN OPEN
Bertrand Lanes, Waukegan, Ill., Aug 24-27, 1978
Fred Conner ended Earl Anthony's three-year domination by winning the $60,000 Waukegan Open at Bertrand Lanes.
Conner hovered near the lead through most of the tournament, leading after four of the six rounds. When it got down to the crucial final games, only Conner and Paul Moser were in contention for the championship.
Conner defeated Moser in the final match to earn his first PBA championship in a six-year career.
Anthony, who made this tournament his first since suffering a heart attack in June, finished third. He'd won the last three Waukegan titles.
*Alternate. @Non-member entry. #Wayne Chester rolled 300 game. &Soper replaced McCune in finals when McCune's ball did not meet specifications. +Fallgren replaced Fox after 34 games, taking 221-pin penalty. They split 23rd and 25th-place money. 18-game qualifying leader - Connor 4076. 24th place - Soper 3785. PRO-AM CASHERS - Joe Nuzzo, Rick Jones, Joseph Groskind, Butch Soper, John Weltzien, Mike Matosich.