Yarborough Evades Couey for Great Southern Billiards Title
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Conyers, GA
Mitch Yarborough escaped a finals attack by Randy Couey to take the title at the July 9-10 Great Southern Billiard Tour event. The $1,000-added, amateur 9-ball tournament attracted 44 players to Classic Billiards in Conyers, GA.
Couey and Yarborough first met in the hot seat match after Couey bested Jeff Jordan 7-6 and Yarborough defeated Sean Davis 9-5 in the winners’ side final four. Yarborough took the hot seat with a decisive 9-4 win, sending Couey to the one-loss side of the chart.
Jordan rebounded on the west side, eliminating Jeff Dugan 7-3 and sending him home in fifth place. Tying with Dugan was Corey Morphew, who was ousted by Davis 9-2. In the quarterfinal match between
Jordan and Davis, Jordan eked out a 7-7 victory.
Couey stopped Jordan’s run at third place in the semifinals with a 7-3 win and advanced to face off with Yarborough in the finals. He took the first set 7-3 to force the second set. But Yarborough wasn’t about to give up the title and rallied to win the second set 9-6.
1st Mitch Yarborough $700
2nd Randy Couey $500
3rd Jeff Jordan $315
4th Sean Davis $200
5th Jeff Dugan $100
7th Darryl Guess $50