Winston-Salem Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 WINSTON-SALEM OPEN
Mel's Bowl, Redwood City, Calif., Jul 2-5, 1971
Johnson Takes Third Win In 1971
Already the winner in two PBA events during the year, Don Johnson nailed down his third-14th in his career-when he came through in the $50,000 Winston-Salem Open at Mels Bowl in Redwood City, Calif. His fantastic bowling as the event reached its climax left bowling fans in the Bay Area breathless.
Locked in a duel with Bobby Cooper and Terry Booth, Don put on a. tremendous display of clutch bowling to stun his foes and fans. At one time 11th in the 24-man finals field, Johnson capped his comeback to the crown with games of 257, 268, 247, 239, 257, 268, 279 and 239 in his final eight-game block to win going away.
Johnson's remarkable rolling earned a $6,000 check from the makers of Winston and Salem cigarettes and moved him into third place on the all-time list of PBA champions, with only Dick Weber and Billy Hardwick showing more career victories.
*Alternate. #Bill Coleman received $100 for 300 game. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Cooper 4025. 24th Low-Hartmann 3806. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50)-Mike McGrath, Ernie Schlegel, Jim Godman, Don Johnson, Jim Stefanich, Terry Booth. ($25)-Mike Limongello, Mick McMahon, Tye Critchlow, Bob Alstott, Joe Dignam, Billy Walden, Ron Lisher, Dave Davis.