Thursday, April 29, 2010

Webb Wins PBA Senior Columbus Open

In a championship match that featured two Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famers, Wayne Webb defeated Mark Williams 264-253 Tuesday to win the PBA Senior Columbus Open at HP Lanes.
Striking in the first four frames, Webb held a commanding lead in the fourth 
frame but let Williams back in the match after throwing a 3-6-7-10 split in the 
fifth frame which he failed to convert. Williams, of Beaumont, TX, went on to 
throw eight consecutive strikes to finish the match but Webb was able to get 
back on track and finished with seven consecutive strikes to pull out the win.

The win gave Webb his third career Senior Tour title to go along with his 2008 
and 2009 Senior U.S. Open titles, and came after finishing second in last week’s 
season-opening Senior Dayton Classic.

“I had him by 25 or 30 pins early in the match and I was disappointed I gave him 
an opportunity to get back into it,” said the 52-year-old Webb. “Fortunately I 
was able to answer Mark’s strikes. If you give someone like Mark an opening like 
that chances are it’s not going to turn out the way you want it to.”

In the semifinals, Webb defeated Hall of Famer Dave Soutar of Bradenton, FL, 
258-212, and Williams defeated Tom Carter of Rockford, IL, 245-206, to advance 
to the championship match. Soutar has now competed in a record 233 career 
Senior Tour events.

Webb, also a 20-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist, recently moved to 
Columbus to open Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. Because of his commitments to the 
center he does not plan to bowl again until the PBA Senior U.S. Open and United 
States Bowling Congress Senior Masters tournaments in Las Vegas in June.

“I’d love nothing better than to keep bowling out here especially with how well 
I’m bowling right now,” but my immediate priority is the bowling center,” Webb 

Several Senior Tour scoring records were broken in the tournament.

Reigning PBA Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska set 
new marks for 16-game qualifying pinfall with 4,243, eight-game qualifying 
pinfall with 2,160, and most 300 games in a tournament by an individual with 
three. Nineteen 300 games were bowled in the tournament breaking the previous 
record of 17.

Tom Baker and Larry Graybeal, who tied for the final match play qualifying spot, 
set the 32nd place cut score record of 3,717 for 16 games.

Final-day coverage of the Senior Columbus Open was streamed live on’s 
Xtra Frame video service.

HP Lanes, Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday

Championship match
Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio ($8,000) def. Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 
($4,500), 264-253

Semifinal Round (losers earn $3,000)
Wayne Webb def. Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 258-212
Mark Williams def. Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 245-206

Round of 8 (best-of-three games, losers eliminated, $1,700 each)
Soutar def. Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 2-1
Webb def. Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 2-1
Williams def. Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 2-0
Carter def. Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 2-0

Round of 16 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,300 each) 
Harvey def. Ron Mohr, Eagle, River, Alaska, 3-2
Soutar def. Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3-0
Freeman def. David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3-0
Webb def. Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3-1
Williams def. Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3-1
Sharp def. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.,3-0
Carter def. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3-2
Brazeau def. Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3-1
Round of 24 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,150 each)
Harvey def. Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 3-0.
Soutar def. Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del., 3-2.
Freeman def. Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3-1.
Csuhta def. Bob Chamberlain, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-0.
Neumann def. Frank Gallo, Jr., Newport News, Va., 3-0.
Ferraro def. Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3-2.
Carter def. Mike Swackhamer, Parkersburg, W.Va., 3-2.
Brazeau def. Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3-1.

Round of 32 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,050 each)
Harvey def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-2.
Soutar def. Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3-0.
Buckley def. Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3-0.
Chamberlain def. James Souder, Greenville, Tenn., 3-2.
Gallo def. Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3-1.
Truitt def. Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3-1.
Carter def. Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3-0.
Painter def. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3-2.

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