Tucson Open - Archived Standings
$50,000 TUCSON OPEN
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 11-15, 1975
Johnson Catches Weber
Don Johnson tied a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) record when he won his 24th career tournament title, the $50,000 Tucson Open.
He now shares the honor of most national PBA tournaments won with Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo., who also has won four BPAA All-Star titles in addition to his PBA victories, still leads Johnson in lifetime earnings, however.
Johnson's victory at Golden Pin Lanes came at the expense of a 28-year-old rookie on the tour, Guy Rowbury of Ronan, Mont., who went down to defeat at Johnson's hands, 234-226, after he had beaten two other finalists to get at Johnson.
Johnson had earned the top-seeded spot in the finals by defeating Earl Anthony, 268-182, in the position round game Monday night. He trailed Anthony by a single pin going into that game. Rowbury, who was competing in only his fourth PBA tournament, and two Californians, Bobby Fenton, Los Angeles, and Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, rounded out the finals field.
The victory also enabled Johnson to run his streak of 10 consecutive years in which he has won at least one PBA championship. The $5,000 first prize upped his official earnings for the year to $24,003.
PLAYOFF RESULTS-Fenton defeated Fallgren, 242-191; Rowbury defeated Fenton, 205-184; Rowbury defeated Anthony, 258-206, and in the championship game, Johnson defeated Rowbury, 234-226. 42-GAME TOTALS 18-GAME TOTALS *Alternates. 18-game qualifying leader-Hudson 3927. 24th low-Lane 3827. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Earl Anthony, J.B. Blaylock, Carmen Salvino, Jim Hills, Dennis Murphy, Bill Straub.
*Alternates. 18-game qualifying leader-Hudson 3927. 24th low-Lane 3827. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Earl Anthony, J.B. Blaylock, Carmen Salvino, Jim Hills, Dennis Murphy, Bill Straub.