Martinsville, Va. - PBA Hall of Famer George Pappas of Charlotte, N.C. defeated Vince Honeycutt of Buford, GA., 191-184, to win the Professional Bowlers Association South Region Liberty Fair Mall Senior Open presented by Track at Sport Lanes Monday.
The win was Pappas’s 27th career regional title and the third of the season in the South Region. Pappas, who was just named the South Region’s Pat Patterson Award recipient for his contributions to the South Region program, earned $1,500 for the win while Honeycutt earned $800 as the runner-up.
Pappas defeated Danny Weikel of Dallas, N.C., 182-172, and Honeycutt defeated James Miller of Callaway, Va., 218-207, in the semifinal round.
Weikel and Miller each earned $700 as semifinal round losers.
The PBA South Region’s next tournament will be Rocky Mount, N.C., Viper Open June 1-3.
PBA SOUTH REGION LIBERTY FAIR MALL SENIOR OPEN
Presented by Track
Sport Lanes, Martinsville. Va., Monday, May 28
George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., ($1,500) def. Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga. ($800), 191-184.
Semifinal Round (losers earned $700):
Pappas def. Danny Weikel, Dallas, N.C., 182-172.
Honeycutt def. James Miller, Callaway, Va., 218-207.
Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $600 each):
Pappas def. William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2-0.
Honeycutt def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-1.
Miller def. Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 2-1.
Weikel def. Freddie Childress, Patrick Springs, Va., 2-1.
Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $500 each):
Pappas def. Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 3-0.
Honeycutt def. Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3-0.
Miller def. Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 3-0.
Weikel def. Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 3-0.
Childress def. Jim Price, Harrisburg, N.C., 3-1.
Baker def. Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3-2.
Banks def. Bill Argenbright, Waynesboro, Va., 3-2.
Graybeal def. Dave Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3-1.