McGee Grabs Great Southern Billiards Victory
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Goldsboro, NC
Jared McGee double-dipped Jared McGee in the finals of the Great Southern Billiard Tour’s April 16-17 stop to take first place. The $1,500-added amateur event was hosted by Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar and Grill in Goldsboro, NC, and attracted a 60-player field.
Faulk and McGee first faced off in the final four on the winners’ side, where Faulk eked out a hill-hill, 9-8 win to advance to the hot seat match. Meeting him there was Jeff Abernathy, who had convincingly bested Delton Howard 11-6. In another hill-hill faceoff, Abernathy and Faulk fought tooth and nail in the hot seat match, with Faulk coming out ahead 9-10 in the handicapped race.
After moving past Danny Mastermaker 9-4 and depositing him into seventh place, Brad Shearer went on to meet McGee, who easily handled him 9-5. Meeting McGee in the quarterfinal match was Vernon Rogers, who had suffered a second-round loss to Adam Bryan 9-2 and won seven matches on the one-loss side to make it that far. However, that was the end of Vernon’s run, for McGee sent him home with a 9-4 victory.
In the semifinals McGee was faced with Abernathy, fresh off his loss in the hot seat match. McGee was still on his hot streak and used that momentum to send Abernathy home 9-5. In the true double-elimination final match, McGee won the first set decisively 9-3. Faulk fought hard in the second set, but he ultimately succumbed 9-6 as McGee took first place.
1st Jared McGee $1,000
2nd Larry Faulk $600
3rd Jeff Abernathy $400
4th Vernon Rogers $250
5th Brad Shearer $150
7th Tony Williams $95
9th Josh Roberts