Buzz Fazio Open - Archived Standings
$60,000 BUZZ FAZIO OPEN
Ken Nottke's Bowl, Battle Creek, Mich., Oct 21-24, 1977
Berlin "Buzzes" Foes
Second-year pro Mike Berlin captured his third tour victory of the year when he ran away from Don Bell in the final round of the $60,000 Buzz Fazio Open.
Berlin, who won $6,000, started the final session of match play with a slim lead over Bell, the former world-class soccer player seeking his initial tour victory.
But Berlin defeated Bell, 209-182, in the opening game of match play and never looked back as he finished with a 128-pin victory over Bell.
Berlin's victory capped a remarkable comeback as he qualified for the match play finals in 23rd place. Perfect games were rolled by Pat Malone, Dennis Swayda, Roy Buckley and Ed Ressler.
*Alternate (Includes $75). 18-Game qualifying leader-Ressler, 4254. 24th Place-Kelly, 3881. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Earl Anthony, Steve Neff, John Denton, Les Zikes. Mike Matosich, Keith Craycraft. #Pat Malone, Dennis Swayda, Roy Buckley and Eddie Ressler received $100 for 300 games.