WILLIAMS WINS 1ST CAREER SENIOR EVENT

by PBA Editor August 6, 2008 19:00
Mark Williams is no stranger to winning. The PBA Hall of Famer won seven PBA Tour titles and is one of only 31 players to surpass the $1 million mark in career earnings on the PBA Tour.
 
However, Williams added a new feat to his resume, by winning his first career PBA Senior Tour event on Thursday night. Williams of Beaumont, Texas, defeated Dale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis. in the championship match 249-234 to claim the PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open title.
 
“I felt pretty good throughout the tournament even though I didn’t make it into town until the second day, didn’t have as much practice,” Williams said. “On Tuesday I didn’t bowl so well, I even had a 195 game, but Wednesday rolled around and I bowled a lot better. I had a nice block on Wednesday and was able to move up from 25th up to the sixth spot. With the scores as high as they were, the lanes were very playable. I had a good tournament at the U.S. Open (finished sixth) so I was confident coming in here although this is only the fifth event I’ve competed in.”
 
In his first match, Williams defeated Tim Kauble of Marion Ohio, in five games, and then went on to defeat Kenny Parks of East Chicago, Ind., in three, in the best-of-three match. Williams then dispatched of Brian Brazeau of Ocala, Fla. in the single-elimination game, 279-215, placing him in the championship match against Traber.
 
“It was nice to get the two byes, but you never know if you’re going to be able to win all four games, so it’s great to come out on top,” Williams said.
 
The 2008 PBA Senior Tour concludes next week with the PBA Senior Decatur Open in Decatur, Ill.
 
 
PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open Match Play Scores
PBA Senior Tour
PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open
Olympia Lanes
Hammond, Indiana
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 2008
 
 
Championship Match
(Winners from the round of 4. Single elimination, single game match play. Loser earns $4,500. Winner earns $8,000.)
 
 
#5 Dale Traber 234
#6 Mark Williams 249
Winner - Mark Williams
 
 
 
 
ROUND OF 4
(Winners from the round of 8. Single elimination, single game match play. Losers eliminated, earn $3,000.)
 
 
#9 Tom Baker 233
#5 Dale Traber 234
Winner - Dale Traber
 
 
#26 Brian Brazeau 215
#6 Mark Williams 279
Winner - Mark Williams
 
 
 
 
ROUND OF 8
(Winners from the round of 16. Single elimination, best-of-three games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,700.)
 
 
#1 Wayne Webb 213 254
#9 Tom Baker 215 257
Winner - Tom Baker
 
 
#5 Dale Traber 228 259
#4 Kerry Painter 213 222
Winner - Dale Traber
 
 
#18 Dennis Lane 237 210 193
#26 Brian Brazeau 213 259 278
Winner - Brian Brazeau
 
 
#6 Mark Williams 256 213 212
#14 Kenny Parks 265 201 200
Winner - Mark Williams
 
 
 
 
ROUND OF 16
(Winners from the round of 16 and Qualifiers 1-8. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,300.)
 
 
#16 John Shreve Sr. 232 161 207
#1 Wayne Webb 278 186 246
Winner - Wayne Webb
 
 
#9 Tom Baker 236 213 215 244
#8 Roger LeClair 193 171 236 186
Winner - Tom Baker
 
 
#5 Dale Traber 246  256 247 215
#21 Henry Gonzalez 217 247 258 214
Winner - Dale Traber
 
 
#4 Kerry Painter 246 277 279 237
#29 Steve Ferraro 247 215 258 218
Winner - Kerry Painter
 
 
#18 Dennis Lane 233 259 258
#2 Ron Mohr 205 204 194
Winner - Dennis Lane
 
 
#26 Brian Brazeau 246 222 279 247 258
#7 Mike Henry 206 243 223 279 234
Winner - Brian Brazeau
 
 
#6 Mark Williams 258 208 251 204 237
#27 Tim Kauble 234 222 226 268 211
Winner - Mark Williams
 
 
#3 Sam Zurich 256 259 257 215 199
#14 Kenny Parks 268 247 254 223 279
Winner Kenny Parks
 
 
 
 
ROUND OF 24
(Winners from the round of 32 and Qualifiers 9-16. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,150.)
 
 
#17 Fred McClain 172 209 210 227 194
#16 John Shreve Sr. 247 181 237 221 227
Winner - John Shreve Sr.
 
 
#25 Ben Hoefs 278 279 237 213 205
#9 Tom Baker 227 205 245 234 238
Winner - Tom Baker
 
 
#12 Bobby Johnson 167 235 196
#21 Henry Gonzalez 247 268 279
Winner - Henry Gonzalez
 
 
#13 Bob Faragon 224 246 255 236 247
#29 Steve Ferraro 238 278 247 197 252
Winner - Steve Ferraro
 
 
#18 Dennis Lane 245 201 243 259
#15 Harv Pallas 258 181 234 154
Winner - Dennis Lane
 
 
#26 Brian Brazeau 213 279 259
#10 Dave Bernhardt 187 240 221
Winner - Brian Brazeau
 
 
#11 Dennis Psaropoulos 207 167 213
#27 Tim Kauble 224 299 227
Winner - Tim Kauble
 
 
#14 Kenny Parks 241 233 208 268
#30 Rohn Morton 226 205 238 234
Winner - Kenny Parks
 
 
 
 
ROUND OF 32
(Qualifiers 17-32. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,050.)
 
 
#17 Fred McClain 266 233 219 191 214
#32 Vince Honeycutt 150 237 179 215 196
Winner - Fred McClain
 
 
#25 Ben Hoefs 234 228 253
#24 Hugh Miller 221 225 225
Winner - Ben Hoefs
 
 
#21 Henry Gonzalez 279 263 237 258
#28 Bob Brady 259 202 237 190
Winner - Henry Gonzalez
 
 
#29 Steve Ferarro 279 245 224 225 233
#20 Dave Soutar 235 246 223 233 215
Winner - Steve Ferraro
 
 
#18 Dennis Lane 224 225 177
#31 Jimmy Johnson 156 186 169
Winner - Dennis Lane
 
 
#26 Brian Brazeau 227 248 224
#23 Barry Mefford 226 215 188
Winner - Brian Brazeau
 
 
#22 Doug Spicer 154 181 208
#27 Tim Kauble 300 258 227
Winner - Tim Kauble
 
 
#30 Ron Morton 247 227 199 257
#19 Michael Truitt 207 249 191 230
Winner - Ron Morton
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