Hargens Escapes Thompson for Lucasi Billiards Win
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Davenport, IA
Scott Hargens narrowly escaped being double-dipped in the finals of the December 18 stop of the Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour to take the title. The $500-added event was hosted by Sharky’s Billiards in Davenport, IA, and featured 44 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
Hargens captured the A-side, including wins over Jamey Bowman in the semifinals 6-3 and Donnie Thompson in the finals 6-5. Thompson had earlier whitewashed Jason Gross 6-0 in the semifinals just prior to his loss to Hargens.
On the B-side Mason Parks and Dan Hankins were relegated to a seventh-place finish at the hands of Mike Rohner 4-2 and Mark Nelson 6-2, respectively. In turn, Nelson and Rohner were dispatched at fifth place courtesy of Bowman 6-0 and Gross 4-3, respectively. Bowman then took care of Gross at fourth place 6-3.
In the B-side finals, Bowman came up short on the hill against Thompson 6-5. The tournament finals went two sets, with once-defeated Thompson clipping undefeated Hargens 6-5 in the first set. But Hargens regained his dominating form in the deciding set to claim a 6-1 decision for the title.
1st Scott Hargens $500
2nd Donnie Thompson $300
3rd Jamey Bowman $200
4th Jason Gross $130
5th Mark Nelson $80
7th Mason Parks $45