Parkersburg PBA Open - Archived Standings
$31,000 PARKERSBURG PBA OPEN
Emerson Lanes, Parkersburg, W.V., Feb 8-12, 1965
Lening Labels Parkersburg
Fred Lening lives the simple life in a Philadelphia suburb (he manages bowling lanes), but every once in a while he hits a PBA tournament. This usually spells trouble for the touring pros.
Certainly, this proved to be the case in the Parkersburg, W. Va. Open when Lening shaded Ray Bluth, 37-35, in the two frame rolloff after the championship game had ended in a tie.
Bluth led the 40-game exercises and sat in the wings as Lening, Ed Lubanski and Nelson Burton Jr. battled it out in the four-game finals for a title shot.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Lening and Bluth tied at 225-225. Lening defeated Bluth in a two frame rolloff 37-35. ROUND ROBIN: Lubanski defeated Lening 225-223; Lening defeated Burton 238-212; Burton defeated Lubanski, 224-181. 24 GAMES