Daugherty and Moore Top Seeds for PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship
Tampa, Fla.—Tom Daugherty, who yesterday earned the No. 1 seed for the Guaranteed Rate PBA World Championship, today teamed up with BJ Moore to claim the top spot in the PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship. The stepladder finals air Sunday, Mar. 14 at 3 p.m. ET on Fox Sports’ FS1.
Daugherty will either be looking to win his third or fourth career PBA Tour title, depending on the results of tomorrow’s Guaranteed Rate PBA World Championship title match. Moore is seeking his second career title.
No. 2 seeds EJ Tackett and Marshall Kent have finished as the runners-up twice in this event in the past four years, including last season. Tackett and Kent battled with Daugherty and Moore for the top spot all day, eventually falling in the final frame of match play to take the second seed.
Third seeds Andrew Anderson and Kris Prather finished fourth in the 2020 PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship. Anderson, a two-time champion and Prather, a three-time champion, each have one major title to their names.
The opening match on the stepladder will be a battle between the last two teams to win the event. Seeded fourth are 2019 PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship winners Matt Ogle and Sean Rash, who won four matches to win the 2019 title and will need as many wins to claim the title on Sunday.
The fifth spot went to defending champions Jesper Svensson and Kyle Troup. The duo, who also won the event in 2017, needed two strikes and eight pins in the final frame of match play to retain the fifth position ahead of Dino Castillo and Sean Lavery-Spahr. Troup rolled two strikes and got nine on his fill ball to seal the win and give his team a chance to win the event for a third time.
World Series of Bowling XII action continues tomorrow on FOX with the Guaranteed Rate PBA World Championship stepladder finals at 2 p.m. ET. The PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship stepladder finals air Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on FS1. Three players—Daugherty, Tackett and Troup—will be competing on both telecasts. Match play for the PBA Cheetah Championship begins Monday, Mar. 15 at noon ET on FloBowling.
PBA Roth/Holman Championship Stepladder Finalists
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- Tom Daugherty and BJ Moore
- EJ Tackett and Marshall Kent
- Andrew Anderson and Kris Prather
- Matt Ogle and Sean Rash
- Jesper Svensson and Kyle Troup
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