Page Prevails over Talented Field at Inaugural PBA Sarasota South Open

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Rhino Page

Sam Zurich
PBA South Region Director

Sarasota, Fla. – Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., defeated amateur, Nate Garcia of Port St. Lucie, Fla., 259-170, to win the inaugural PBA Sarasota South Open at Sarasota Lanes Sunday.

Page earned $2,300 for his seventh PBA Regional win while Garcia, who bowls for Webber International University, earned $1,200 for second place.

Page posted a 6-4 match play record and an 18-game pinfall total of 4,257, including match play bonus pins, to qualify first for the stepladder finals. Garcia earned his place in the title match by defeating Scott Newell of Deland, Fla., 211-189, in the semifinal round. In the first stepladder match, Newell defeated Chris Polizzi of Spring Hill, Fla., 238-178.

The South Region’s next tournament will be the PBA Break Point Alley Member-Non Member Doubles Open in Tavares, Fla., Sept. 25-27.

PBA SARASOTA SOUTH OPEN
Sarasota Lanes, Sarasota, Fla., Sunday

Final Standings: 

1, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 259 (one game), $2,300.

2, a-Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 381 (two games), $1,200.

3, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 427 (two games), $1,000.

4, Chris Polizzi, Spring Hill, Fla, 178 (one game), $900.

Stepladder Results:

Match One: Newell def. Polizzi, 238-189.

Semifinal Match: a-Garcia def. Newell, 211-189.

Championship Match: Page def. a-Garcia, 259-170.

Final Match Play Standings (after 18 games, including match play bonus pins)

1, Page, 6-4, 4,257.

2, a-Garcia, 6-4, 4,121.

3, Newell, 5-5, 4,108.

4, Polizzi, 7-3, 4,059.

5, a-Shawn Naumann, Orlando, Fla., 5-5, 3,979, $700.

6, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6-4, 3,929, $600.

7, a-Sean Riccardi, St. Petersburg, Fla., 3-7, 3,848, $575.

8, Walter Ray Williams, Oxford, Fla., 3-7, 3,845, $550.

9, a-Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 5-5, 3,764, $525.

10, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 4-6, 3,763 $500.

300 Game: Chris Polizzi

a-denotes amateur

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