On the heels of winning his first PBA50 Tour title last week in the UnitedHealthcare Villages Open, Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, continued his winning ways as he defeated Ken Shealy of Myrtle Beach, S.C., 210-183, 238-198, in a best-of-three-game championship final to win his 42nd PBA Regional title in the Tarheel Lanes South Open Saturday.
The Hendersonville stop included a number of PBA50 Tour players who were on their way to the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic in Mooresville, N.C. Scroggins, a rookie in PBA50 competition, earned $2,000. Shealy received $1,000 as runner-up.
In best-of-three-game semifinal round, Scroggins defeated Brian Cooper of Henderson, Nev., 237-156, 238-203, and Shealy took out Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., 245-164, 174-145.
The PBA South Region’s next tournament will be the PBA50 Station 300 South Open at Bluffton, S.C., May 8-10.
PBA50 TARHEEL LANES SOUTH OPENTarheel Lanes, Hendersonville, N.C., Saturday
Championship (best of three games):
Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Tex. ($2,000) def. Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C. ($1,000), 210-183, 238-198.
Semifinal Round (best of three games, losers earned $850):
Scroggins def. Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 2-0.
Shealy def. Sammy Ventura Syracuse, N.Y., 2-0.
Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $675 each):
Scroggins def. Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2-1.
Shealy def. Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2-1.
Cooper def. Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 2-0.
Ventura def. Carl Breaman, Greer, S.C., 2-0.
Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $525 each):
Dias def. Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-0.
Staikoff def. Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 3-1.
Cooper def. Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3-2.
Scroggins def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-1.
Tomey def. Peter Knopp, Germany, 3-2.
Ventura def. Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3-0.
Shealy def. Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3-0.
Breaman def. Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3-2.