Walter Ray Williams Jr. Wins PBA50 Pensacola South Open

WRWIn a best-of-three-game final between PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., and 2014 PBA50 South Region Player of the Year Gary Morgan of Atlanta, Ga., Williams reigned victorious, 246-235, 195-189, to win his 37th career PBA Regional title in the PBA50 Pensacola South Open at New Liberty Lanes on Sunday, March 1.

Williams, who won all 11 games he bowled during the single-elimination match play finals, earned $1,900 while Morgan earned $1,000 as the runner-up.

In the best-of-three semifinal round, Morgan defeated amateur Tony Churchey of Madison, Ala., 210-179, 218-233, 230-169, while Williams defeated non-member Tim Maiseroulle of Buford, Ga., 206-179, 196-183.

The PBA South Region’s next tournament will be the PBA50 Fayetteville South Open in Fayetteville, N.C., March 20-22.


New Liberty Lanes, Pensacola, Fla., Sunday


Championship (best of three games):

Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla. ($1,900) def. Gary Morgan, Atlanta, Ga. ($1,000), 246-235, 195-189.


Semifinal Round (best of three games, losers earned $800):

Morgan def. Tony Churchey, Madison, Ala., 2-1.

Williams def. a-Tim Maiseroulle, Buford, Ga., 2-0.


Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $625 each):

Morgan def. Scott Thomsen, Sumter, S.C., 2-0.

a-Churchey def. Mike Shequin, Debary, Fla., 2-1.

Williams def. Norm Spurlock, Kenner, La., 2-0.

a-Maiseroulle  def. Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 2-0.


Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $500 each):

a-Churchey def. Jeff Shrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3-0.

Sill def. Chris Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3-1.

Shequin def. Jimmy Jean, Kathleen, Ga., 3-0.

Williams def. Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 3-0.

a-Maiseroulle def. Gene Morrison, Spring Lake, N.C., 3-1.

Morgan def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-0.

Spurlock def. Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 3-1.

Thomsen def. Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3-0.