McClaren Double-Dips Behnke

Pechauer All-American Tour / Davenport, IA

by InsidePOOL Staff

Craig McClaren upended Chad Behnke to take first place at the January 3 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour. Hosted by Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, IA, this $500-added event drew 40 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. 

Young Behnke marched undefeated to the hot seat, claiming an A-bracket finals win over Christ Aarido 4-3.  Previously, in the A-bracket semifinals, Behnke tripped Don Boll 4-3, while Aarido bested John Jaster by the same 4-3 margin. 

Craig McClaren upended Chad Behnke to take first place at the January 3 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour.

Craig McClaren upended Chad Behnke to take first place at the January 3 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour.

In the B-side bracket McClaren ousted Shannon Rasmussen at seventh place 4-3, while Scott Hargens eliminated Randy Tenley at the same placement 5-3.  In the B-side quarterfinals McClaren gained more momentum from an early loss by toppling Jaster into fifth place 4-3, while Boll dispatched Hargens 4-4.  McClaren then ousted Boll in the B-side semifinals 4-3.  In the B-side finals, McClaren kept his hot hand by eliminating Aarido at third place 4-1.  In the tournament finals, McClaren had the task of overcoming undefeated Behnke for the title and did just that by identical 4-2 margins to win the event.

Results:
1st Craig McClaren $450
2nd Chad Behnke $250
3rd Christ Aarido $150
4th Don Boll $100
5th Scott Hargens $75
John Jaster
7th Randy Tenley $50
Shannon Rasmussen
9th Tim Bringman $25
Trent Lamar
Travis Frazelle
Dan Pena

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