Great Southern Win for Wise
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Inman, SC
Mike Wise whizzed through the winners’ side of the December 8-9 stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour to take top honors over Zach Robbins in the final match. The $1,000-added stop attracted a field of 40 amateurs to Raisin’ Cain’s in Inman, SC.
Facing down Josh Richards 7-5 in the winners’ side final four, Wise went on to the hot seat match. His opponent there was Josh Newman, who had just delivered Jared McGee to the one-loss side 9-6. In their lopsided match, Wise came out the 7-2 winner.
Richards eked out a 6-6 win over Scott Howard on the left bracket, sending Howard home in fifth place. Tying with him was McGee, bested by Robbins 7-10. Robbins then delivered a 7-4 loss to Richards, who ended up in fourth.
A narrow 7-6 victory over Newman in the semifinals put Robbins in the final match facing the undefeated Wise. Two scratches on the 8 ball in two different racks proved fatal for Robbins, and Wise was able to claim the win 7-6.
1st Mike Wise $700
2nd Zach Robbins $440
3rd Josh Newman $225
4th Josh Richards $175
5th Scott Howard $100
7th Daniel Autrey $50