Nick Morgan Wins PBA Senior Northern California Classic

by PBA Editor July 1, 2008 19:00
 
July 2, 2008
Harvest Park Bowl
Brentwood, California
 
Nick Morgan, an amateur bowler from Sacramento, Calif., won his first PBA Senior Tour event when he defeated Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wisc., in the championship match 247-227.
 
Since his junior bowling days Morgan had wanted to be a professional bowler but with the responsibilities of raising a family at home he chose to go to work for UPS and has been with them for the last 25 years. “I’m close to retirement at UPS and I plan to bowl the PBA Senior Tour when that time comes. It (The Senior Tour) seems to be going in the right direction”, said Morgan.
 
Morgan attributes his success at the PBA Senior Northern California Classic to playing a straighter line to the pocket than most of the other players. “Straighter was greater this week. I played dead straight all day and I made some good ball changes along the way. I never lost a single game all day” declared Morgan.
 
In his first match, Morgan triumphed over none other than the reigning three-time Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker, King N.C., who owns 10 Denny’s PBA Tour titles and eight Senior Tour championships. He then disposed of Scott Hansel-Farrell, Stockton, Calif., in two games of a “best-of-three match, and PBA Senior Tour champion Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 245-236 in the single-game elimination Round of 4. Traber was the final victim before Morgan was given the championship trophy and the $8,000 first place check.
 
In addition to gaining his first PBA Senior Tour championship, Morgan also has some other notable bowling successes. He is the coach of U.C. Davis College who won a collegiate championship under his direction and he is a past winner of a High-Roller in the 40 and over division. “This one is definitely the top of them all by far” acknowledged Morgan.
 
Championship Match
(Winners of the Round of 4. Single game elimination, match play. Winner receives $8,000. Loser eliminated, earns $4,500.)
 
#13 Dale Traber   227
#3 Nick Morgan   247
Winner – Nick Morgan
 
Round of 4
(Winners of the Round of 8. Single game elimination, match play. Losers eliminated, earn $3,000.)
 
#8 Robert Harvey   224
#13 Dale Traber   268
Winner – Dale Traber
 
#7 Rohn Morton   236
#3 Nick Morgan   245
Winner – Nick Morgan
 
Round of 8
(Winners of the Round of 16. Single elimination, best-of-three games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,700.)
 
#1 Ron Mohr   206   246
#8 Robert Harvey   228   248
Winner – Robert Harvey
 
#21 Kenny Parks   258   248
#13 Dale Traber   266   268
Winner – Dale Traber
 
#2 Ty Dawson   192   256   257
#7 Rohn Morton   234   227   268
Winner - Rohn Morton
 
#11 Scott Hansel-Farrell   223   212
#3 Nick Morgan   225   254
Winner Nick Morgan
 
Round of 16
(Winners of the Round of 24 and qualifiers 1-8. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1300.)
 
#17 Jay Aono   223   247   278   232   215
#1 Ron Mohr   247   237   266   246   248
Winner – Ron Mohr
 
#24 Tom Carter   249   214   208   280   216
#8 Robert Harvey   216   226   216   236   226
Winner – Robert Harvey
 
#5 Keith Sharp   290   279   188   190
#21 Kenny Parks   279   279   268   193
Winner – Kenny Parks
 
#4 Hugh Miller   207   183   193
#13 Dale Traber   234   223   266
Winner – Dale Traber
 
#18 Ron Winger   237   238   239   208
#2 Ty Dawson   243   278   223   213
Winner – Ty Dawson
 
#10 Roger LeClair   205   248   263   233
#7 Rohn Morton   210   193   279   268
Winner – Rohn Morton
 
#6 Kerry Painter   237   300   236   224
#11 Scott Hansel-Farrell   238   223   300   224
Winner – Scott Hansel-Farrell
 
#3 Nick Morgan   238   288   266
#14 Tom Baker   235   198   237
Winner – Nick Morgan
 
Round of 24
(Winners of the Round of 32 and qualifiers 9-16. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1150.)
 
#17 Jay Aono   195   238   166   256   214
#16 Sam Zurich   248   229   268   239   208
Winner - Jay Aono
 
#24 Tom Carter   279   247   255
#9 Kevin Foley   257   244   206
Winner - Tom Carter
 
#12 Brian Brazeau   228   247   258   233
#21 Kenny Parks   278   259   233   238
Winner – Kenny Parks
 
#13 Dale Traber   194   300   229   254   256
#29 Kevin Croucher   249   279   269   234   214
Winner – Dale Traber
 
#18 Ron Winger   238   269   259   194
#15 Wayne Webb   225   290   236   171
Winner – Ron Winger
 
#26 Ray Cobb   241   246   191   217
#10 Roger LeClair   185   256   246   234
Winner – Roger Leclair
 
#11 Scott Hansel-Farrell   238   277   255   223   215
#27 Rodney Garrick   214   279   220   227   182
Winner - Scott Hansel-Farrell
 
#14 Tom Baker   198   225   221   221   237
#19 Sam Carter   227   186   237   149   194
Winner – Tom Baker
 
Round of 32
(Qualifiers 17-32. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1050.)
 
#17 Jay Aono   258   215   217
#32 Ron Garr   205   213   206
Winner - Jay Aono
 
#25 Shannon Starnes   258   203   232   208   178
#24 Tom Carter   214   203   236   242   222
Winner - Tom Carter
 
#21 Kenny Parks   236   233   216   217   213
#28 Dale Eagle   244   180   209   269   212
Winner - Kenny Parks
 
#29 Kevin Croucher   259   269   219
#20 Dennis Jones   201   247   217
Winner - Kevin Croucher
 
#18 Ron Winger   244   246   244
#31 Barry Richards   234   219   244
Winner - Ron Winger
 
#26 Ray Cobb   239   255   201   238
#23 Michael Henry   184   275   190   233
Winner - Ray Cobb
 
#22 Dave Soutar   248   180   224   201
#27 Rodney Garrick   234   224   232   245
Winner - Rodney Garrick
 
#30 Edward Silva   297   228   195   235   210
#19 Sam Carter   217   258   244   225   224
Winner - Sam Carter
 
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