Wayne Webb defeats Brian Voss To Defend PBA Senior U.S. Open Title

by PBA Editor June 4, 2009 19:00

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (June 5, 2009) – In a battle of two of the Professional Bowlers Association’s all-time greats, Wayne Webb defeated Brian Voss, 214-188, in the championship match to win his second consecutive PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Suncoast title Friday at the Suncoast Bowling Center.


Webb, who defeated Johnny Petraglia to win last year’s Senior U.S. Open, joins Tom Baker as a two-time and back-to-back winner of the event.


“It’s definitely harder to win back-to-back than to win the first one,” said the 51-year-old PBA Hall of Famer, who was the top qualifier in the stepladder finals.  “I was really a nervous wreck because I wanted to win it more than anything.”


In addition to winning his second senior title and major, Webb earned a $20,000 first prize, the largest on the Senior Tour.


In the eighth frame, Webb left the 2-4-5-8 which he converted, but that spare leave rattled the 20-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist.


“Things were going well and then I leave the bucket on what I thought was a good shot and now I’m scared,” said Webb.  “My heart was pounding so fast I had to work hard to keep myself calm.”


Webb also had to work through some back problems that developed during the tournament.


“I  was having to deal with some back pain and in a tough long format like this you have to be in good shape,” Webb said.  “With the physical and mental demands of this tournament I don’t mind telling you I’m tired.”


In his first year on the Senior Tour, the 50-year-old Voss was trying for his first senior title.  His second-place finish equaled his best of the season having also finished second in the Senior Dayton Classic.


“I’ve got no problems with what happened here today,” said Voss, a PBA Hall of Famer who owns 24 PBA Tour titles.  “It was a good tournament.”


In the semifinal match, Voss defeated PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams, 216-187, to advance to the championship match. In the opening match, Williams defeated Harry Sullins, 232-213. 


Voss earned $11,000 for second while Williams earned $7,000 for third and Sullins $5,000 for fourth.


Williams owns seven PBA Tour titles, including two Tournament of Champions and one Senior Tour title, while Sullins has won five titles on the PBA Tour.  In all, the four stepladder finalists represented 56 PBA Tour titles.




Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., June 5


Final Standings

1, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif.                     214 (one game)             $20,000

2, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga.                              404 (two games)            $11,000

3, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas                      419 (two games)            $7,000

4, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich.       213 (one game)             $5,000


Stepladder Results

Match One – Williams def. Sullins, 232-213;  Semifinal match – Voss def. Williams, 216-187;

Championship – Webb def. Voss, 214-188.


Top 24 final standings after match play

(Includes match play record, total pins and money earned)


1, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif., 18-5-1, 11,665

2, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 14-9-1, 11,596

3, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 15-9, 11,553

4, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 15-9, 11,461

5, Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 14-10, 11,367, $4,000

6, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 12-12, 11,283, $3,600

7, Mike Terrell, Newport News, Va., 15-9, 11,251, $3,400

8, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 13-11, 11,232, $3,200

9, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 12-11-1, 11,201, $3,000

10, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 13-9-2, 11,108, $2,800

11, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 11-13, 11,093, $2,600

12, Dennis Psarapolous, Lake Worth, Fla., 12-11-1, 11,079, $2,400

13, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 12-12, 11,067, $2,300

14, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 12-12, 11,054, $2,200

15, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 10-14, 11,013, $2,100

16, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 11-13, 10,977, $2,000

17, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 10-14, 10,903, $1,900

18, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 9-15, 10,897, $1,850

19, Mitch Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 9-15, 10,837, $1,800

20, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 10-14, 10,829, $1,750

21, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 8-15-1, 10,805, $1,700

22, Curt Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 9-14-1, 10,704, $1,650

23, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 10-14, 10,683, $1,625

24, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 10-14, 10,595, $1,600


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