September 16, 2013 08:50
PBA50 Tour veteran Robert Harvey of Boise, Idaho, has been selected as the 2013 PBA50 Tour’s Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner by his fellow players marking the second time he has won the honor named after the legendary PBA Hall of Famer.
“It’s an honor to win it once and a surprise to get it twice,” said the 57-year-old pro shop owner who first won the award in 2010. “It’s especially an honor to receive an award that’s voted on by your peers and named after one of the greats of the game.”
Harvey, who has competed on the Senior Tour since 2008, owns one PBA50 Tour title which came in the Illinois State BPA Ladies and Legends doubles event which he won with partner Kelly Kulick in 2008.
In 2013 he made a run at winning his second title by finishing second in the season-ending PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by MOTIV, losing to Hall of Famer Pete Weber, 243-227, in the championship match. He also had a fifth-place finish in the PBA50 Greater Birmingham Open presented by Ebonite earlier in the season.
“This season was probably the most consistent I’ve had to date,” Harvey said. “I had a couple of top-five finishes, finished in the top 20 in overall points and cashed in all but three tournaments. When you’re having fun positive things happen. I think that attitude rubs off on your fellow competitors.”
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