McKinney Cashes on Great Southern Billiards Event
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Tuscaloosa, AL
Daniel McKinney cruised to an undefeated finish at the February 9-10 stop of the Great Southern Billiard Tour, besting Randy Jordan in a close finals match to take the title. Bama Billiard Club played host to the $1,500-added amateur event, which attracted a field of 32 to Tuscaloosa, AL.
In a heads-up match on the winners’ side final four, McKinney sent Mike Laney to the one-loss side with an 11-8 win, while in the other bracket, Jeff Abernathy bested Chris Brown 11-5. McKinney was able to easily handle Abernathy 11-5 to claim the hot seat and await a finals opponent.
After a second-round loss, Randy Jordan found his second wind and mounted a comeback, eliminating all in his path, including Billy Kuykendall 11-2 and Brandon Davenport 11-1. Brown quickly was eliminated in fifth place by Jeff Jordan by a lopsided 9-1 score. Tying with Brown was Laney, who suffered his second loss of the event to Randy Jordan 11-8. Both Jordans met in the quarterfinal match, with Randy coming out the 11-4 victor.
Abernathy wasn’t able to stand up to Jordan in the next round, as Jordan blew past him 11-2 to reach the finals. There McKinney had the upper hand, and though Jordan put up a good fight, it was McKinney who claimed the title 11-8.
1st Daniel McKinney $800
2nd Randy Jordan $600
3rd Jeff Abernathy $400
4th Jeff Jordan $200
5th Mike Laney $85
7th Jonathan Tedder $50