Sarasota Open



$90,000 SARASOTA OPEN
Galaxy Lanes, Sarasota, Fla., Jul 31-Aug 4, 1981

Durbin Thrives On Pressure

Mike Durbin won four straight matches, two of them by a single pin, to come away with a hard-fought victory in the $90,000 Sarasota Open.

The 40-year-old Durbin earned his ninth PBA crown after defeating Marshall Holman, 202-196, in the championship match in which the lead exchanged hands six times. Durbin, finishing the match, clinched the title and the $11,000 top prize with a strike in the 10th frame against Holman, who had led the tournament by a season's high 560 pins through 42 games.

The color commentator for ESPN when not competing in the finals, Durbin brought his TV record over that network to 10-0. He was on the brink of elimination throughout the Sarasota event but escaped with a 192-191 win over Dave Frame and a 237-236 decision against Jay Robinson in the opening matches.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio874 (4 games)$11,000
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.196 (1 game)6,000
3Joe Greco, Jacksonville, Fla.198 (1 game)5,000
4Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif.236 (1 game)4,000
5Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif.191 (1 game)3,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Durbin defeated Frame, 192-191; Durbin defeated Robinson 237-236; Durbin defeated Greco, 243-198; and in the championship game, Durbin defeated Holman, 202-196.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9364 222.9 20-4-0 600 9964 
2Joseph Greco, Jacksonville, Fla. 8984 213.9 14-10-0 420 9404 
3Jay Robinson, Van Nuys, Calif. 8942 212.9 15-9-0 450 9392 
4Mike Durbin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 9016 214.6 12-11-1 375 9391 
+5Dave Frame, Baldwin Park, Calif. 8814 209.8 15-9-0 450 9264 
**6David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8904 212.0 12-12-0 360 9264 $3,050
7Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8805 209.6 15-9-0 450 9255 2,800
8Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8862 211.0 13-11-0 390 9252 2,600
9Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8821 210.0 12-12-0 360 9181 2,400
10Alan Granat, Palisade, Colo. 8775 208.9 13-10-1 405 9180 2,200
11Ted Harrington, Crystal River, Fla. 8783 209.1 13-11-0 390 9173 2,000
12Pete McCordic, Houston 8793 209.3 12-12-0 360 9153 1,850
 Carmen Salvino, Chicago 8793 209.3 12-12-0 360 9153 1,850
14Michael Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 8762 208.6 10-13-1 315 9077 1,700
15Tom Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla. 8696 207.0 12-11-1 375 9071 1,600
16Dan Hamilton, Miami, Fla. 8700 207.1 12-12-0 360 9060 1,500
17Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla. 8677 206.5 12-11-1 375 9052 1,400
18Kenny Hall, Albany, N.Y. 8691 206.9 11-13-0 330 9021 1,300
19Guppy Troup, Jacksonville, Fla. 8694 207.0 10-14-0 300 8994 1,250
20Al Stonum, S. San Francisco 8624 205.3 10-14-0 300 8924 1,200
21Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 8737 208.0 5-17-2 180 8917 1,150
22Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill. 8588 204.4 9-14-1 205 8873 1,100
23Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8596 204.6 9-15-0 270 8866 1,050
24Ken Fernandez, Rogue River, Ore. 8386 199.6 6-18-0 180 8566 1,000

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.$865
26Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.820
*Bob Handley, Fairway, Kan.895
 Gil Sliker, Washington, N.J.820
29Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.790
30Steve Ray, Ft. Worth, Texas780
31Charlie Tapp, S. St. Paul, Minn.770
32Wayne Webb, Tucson, Ariz.760
33Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.750
34Ted Thompson, Sarasota, Fla.740
35Earl Anthony, Dublin, Calif.730
36Roy Garcea, New York, N.Y.720
37Tommy Evans, Sarasota, Fla.705
 Bill Horvath, South Bend, Ind.705
39Sam Zurich, Huntington, N.Y.690
40Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif.680
41Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.670
42Jim Maxey, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.660
43Alvin Lou, EI Cajon, Calif.650
44Tony Ahladis, Warren, Ohio640
45Don Genalo, S. Floral Park, N.Y.620
46Bill Allen, Maitland, Fla.615
 John Handegard, Eugene, Ore.615
48Chuck Pierce, Dallas600

* - Match Play Alternate. ** - TV finals alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Laskow, 4029. 24th place Hamilton, 3739. # - Roy Buckley rolled a 300 game. + - Frame defeated Ozio, 256-173, in a rolloff for the No. 5 position in the TV finals. * - Handley defeated Cook, 206-193, in a rolloff for match play alternate. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each) -Ken Hall, Roy Buckley, Marshall Holman, Carmen Salvino, Joe Greco and Al Stonum.