PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., defeated Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., 265-175, 257-205, in the best-of-three-game title match to win his 33rd career PBA Regional title in the PBA50 Fayetteville Southern Open at LaFayette Lanes Sunday.
Baker earned $1,600 while Ferraro earned $1,000 as the runner-up.
In the best-of-three semifinal round, Baker defeated Dave Sanders of Blythewood, S.C., 245-216, 194-195, 228-184, while Ferraro won easily over Jeff Schrum of Cherryville, N.C., 198-149, 279-212.
The PBA South Region’s next tournament will be the PBA Bluffton South Open in Bluffton, S.C., April 10-12.
PBA50 FAYETTEVILLE SOUTHERN OPEN
LaFayette Lanes, Fayetteville, N.C., Sunday
Championship (best of three games):
Tom Baker, King, N.C. ($1,600) def. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. ($1,000), 265-175, 257-205.
Semifinal Round (best of three games, losers earned $850):
Baker def. Dave Sanders, Blythewood, S.C., 2-1.
Ferraro def. Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 2-0.
Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $650 each):
Ferraro def. Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 2-1.
Baker def. Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 2-0.
Sanders def. Tony Adkins, Forest, Va., 2-1.
Schrum def. Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 2-1.
Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $500 each):
Sanders def. Mike Webb, Red Oak, Iowa, 3-0.
Schrum def. Brian McMahon, Boca Raton, Fla., 3-0.
Baker def. Tracy Golding, Winston Salem, N.C., 3-1.
Adkins def. Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3-1.
Shealy def. Dave Martin, Chesapeake, Va., 3-0.
Ferraro def. George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 3-1.
Bolin def. Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3-2.
Haney def. Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3-0.