Gomez Wins PBA Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Andres (2)Andres Gomez of Colombia won his third PBA Tour title Sunday, defeating Tom Daugherty of Wesley Chapel, Fla., 211-192, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Pensacola South Open at New Liberty Lanes.

With strikes in the ninth frame and first shot in the 10th, Gomez overcame an unconverted 2-10 split in the eighth frame to lock up the $10,000 first prize on a demanding PBA Bear lane conditioning pattern. The native Colombian, now living in Hollywood, Fla., won his previous PBA Tour titles in the 2011 and 2013 Carmen Salvino Classic tournaments.

Daugherty advanced to the title match with a 237-212 win over 2014 PBA Southwest Region Rookie of the Year Anthony Simonsen, an 18-year-old two-handed player from Princeton, Texas. In the first match, Daugherty eliminated 16-time PBA Tour winner Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., 247-233.

The Xtra Frame Pensacola Open was the third PBA Tour event covered exclusively live on by PBA’s exclusive online video-streaming service. Earlier in the year, Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, won the DHC PBA Japan Invitational in Tokyo – the first international event ever streamed live on Xtra Frame – and Josh Blanchard of Phoenix, Ariz., won the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine.

PBA players now head to South Plains Lanes in Lubbock, Texas, for the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open presented by Storm next Friday through Sunday. Qualifying, match play and stepladder finals competition on Saturday and Sunday will be covered live, exclusively on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame logo. Three-day, monthly and full year subscriptions are available.

PBA XTRA FRAME PENSACOLA SOUTH OPEN

presented by Roto Grip

New Liberty Lanes, Pensacola, Fla., June 21

Final Standings: 1, Andres Gomez, Colombia, $10,000. 2, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., $5,000. 3, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, $2,500. 4, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., $1,800.

Stepladder Results: Match One – Daugherty def. Jones, 247-233. Semifinal Match – Daugherty def. Simonsen, 237-212. Championship – Gomez def. Daugherty, 211-192.

Final Match Play Standings (after 20 games, including match play bonus pins):

1, Gomez, 9-3, 4,566. 2, Simonsen, 8-4, 4,511. 3, Daugherty, 9-3, 4,494. 4, Jones, 8-4, 4,407. 5, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 6-6, 4,351, $1,300. 6, B.J. Moore, Apex, N.C., 7-5, 4,263, $1,200. 7, y-Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 7-5, 4,250, $1,100. 8, a-Sean Riccardi, St. Petersburg, Fla., 6-6, 4,249, $1,000.

9, x-Mike Williams, Montgomery, Ala., 6-6, 4,248, $900. 10, Kris Prather, Milton, Fla., 4-8, 4,235, $850. 11, a-A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 5-7, 4,206, $825. 12, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 5-7, 4,202, $800. 13, Patrick Allen, Mount Kisco, N.Y., 5-7, 4,198, $775. 14, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 5-7, 4,190, $750. 15, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 4-8, 4,184, $725. 16, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 2-10, 4,037, $700.

Other Cashers (after 8 games): 17, a-Tony Myers, Pensacola, Fla., 1,656, $520. 18, a-Greg Young Jr., Viera, Fla., 1,655, $520. 19, Dic k Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,654, $520. 20, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,653, $520. 21, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,651, $520. 22, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,646, $520. 23, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 1,638, $520. 24, Zachary Dwyer, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.,, 1,631, $520.

25, Zack Brown, Holly Springs, N.C., 1,626, $510. 26, a-Aaron Martin, Mount Juliet, Tenn., 1,625, $510. 27, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,624, $510. 28 (tie), Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., and Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,623, $510. 30 (tie), Richard Horsley, Morrisville, N.C., and Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,616, $510. 32, a-Daniel Vasquez, Colombia, 1,611, $510.

33, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,610, $500. 34, a-Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,606, $500 (SMART). 35, a-Mike Dixon, Helena, Ala., 1,590, $500. 36, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas, 1,588, $500. 37, Matt Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., 1,587, $500. 38, a-Michael Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 1,583, $500 (SMART). 39, David O'Sullivan, Oviedo, Fla., 1,577, $500. 40, a-Manuel Fernandez, Dominican Republic, 1,576, $500.

41 (tie), Curt Dupre, Destrehan, La., and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,573, $500. 69, f-Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 1,469, $300.

x-Williams (203) and y-Mooney (190) defeated a-Tony Meyers (189) in a one-game roll-off over Tony Meyers (189) to break a tie for the 15th and 16th positions for match play.

a-denotes amateur; s-denotes PBA50 player; f-denotes female (highest-finishing woman in the field).

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