Great Southern Billiard Tour / Albemarle, NC
Mike McPherson enjoyed an unchallenged run through the field at the June 30-July 1 stop of the Great Southern Billiard Tour to best Scott Roberts, who had come through the one-loss side, in the finals. The $1,500-added amateur event drew 43 players to Lucky Shot Billiards in Albemarle, NC.
The B-rated McPherson matched up with the equally ranked Josh Heeter in the winners’ side final four, and they went double-hill before McPherson advanced 7-6. In the other winners’ side match, Mark Patterson bested Dan Heidrich 7-10. The hot seat match was a race to 7, and it was another hill-hill victory for McPherson over Patterson.
Roberts was making his move on the one-loss side, eliminating Heidrich in seventh place 7-9. Heeter tied with Heidrich after being ousted by Shawn Padgett 7-4. Roberts went on to dominate Heeter in the quarterfinal match 7-3, sending Heeter home in fourth place.
Patterson didn’t put up enough resistance in the semifinal match against Roberts, who won their match 7-2. But it was all McPherson in the finals, as he went on to wrest the title from Roberts 7-5.
1st Mike McPherson $1,000
2nd Scott Roberts $500
3rd Mark Patterson $300
4th Shawn Padgett $200
5th Josh Heeter $100
7th Mike Mauney $50