Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska defeated Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, NC, to win his third Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Tour title of the season in the PBA Senior Dick Weber Open at Royal Scot Golf & Bowl Wednesday.
Mohr, who won the first two Senior Tour events of the season, defeated Baker, 232-175, in the championship match to win the $8,000 first prize.
Qualifying fourth in the stepladder final, Mohr had to win three matches to get to the championship match. He defeated Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, MI, 216-171; Rick Minier, Cypress, TX, 223-196, and Hall of Famer Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX, 196-186.
“I had my work cut out for me because I had to beat a lot of great talent,” Mohr said. “This was a tough tournament on a challenging lane condition so it’s a pretty rewarding win.”
Mohr now turns his attention to the last event of the season, the PBA Senior World Championship Aug. 30-Sept. 5 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. The Senior World Championship will be conducted as part of the PBA World Series of Bowling.
“I’m looking forward to the possibility of being Senior Tour Player of the Year,” Mohr said, “but I’m not taking anything for granted—I’m going to need to have a good tournament.”
Match Play Results -Includes match play record and 48-game pinfall. Top five advanced to stepladder finals.1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 18-6, 10,866