Northern Ohio Open - Archived Standings
$60,000 NORTHERN OHIO OPEN
Westgate Lanes, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 28-31, 1977
Hutch Great In The Clutch
Joe Hutchinson turned the Halloween weekend into a personal treat as he won the $60,000 Northern Ohio Open for his first PBA victory.
Hutchinson, whose best previous finish was seventh in the 1977 PBA National Championship, finished with a commanding 213-pin margin over runnerup Joe Berardi.
Almost the entire tournament centered on Hutchinson and Berardi, who was seeking his first title also. Berardi led after 18 games of qualifying before Hutchinson took over the lead in the match play finals and amassed an 18-5-1 won-lost record to roll away from the field.
Hutchinson, who rolled a 300 en route to victory, won $6,000.
*Alternate (Includes $75). @Local entry. 18-game qualifying leader-Berardi, 4062. 24th Place-Couture and Frame, 3851. PRO-AM CASHERS ($50 each)-Wayne Zahn, John Denton, Gary Cunningham, Marshall Holman, Dennis Swayda and Joe Berardi. #Joe Hutchinson received $100 for a 300 game.