Tom Daugherty Wins PBA Scorpion Championship for Second WSOB XII Title
Tampa, Fla.—Tom Daugherty won his fourth career PBA Tour title and second of the World Series of Bowling XII, defeating Kyle Troup, 266-254, in the title match of the PBA Scorpion Championship. On Saturday, Daugherty won the Guaranteed Rate PBA World Championship for his first career major title. Sunday, Daugherty and his partner BJ Moore finished second in the PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship.
“You can’t imagine this,” said Daugherty. “I thought maybe I’d win the Scorpion, or maybe win the Doubles, but to win the World Championship and the Scorpion? It’s not even something I thought of.”
In the eliminator format, Daugherty bowled a 244 to lead the three advancing players out of the opening match, leaving Michael Tang on the outside. In the next match, Daugherty rolled 276 while Troup posted 279, leaving Kris Prather in third place.
“The lane play was totally different from what I expected,” said Daugherty, citing Tang’s decision to use urethane. “Once I got in the groove, I knew what I had to do to get my ball into the pocket. I just had to throw it slowly enough and get it on line and it was going to carry and go high flush.”
The top seed for best-of-five match play, Daugherty eliminated No. 16 Pete Weber in the Round of 16 and No. 8 Walter Ray Williams in the Round of 8, winning both series three games to two. Both Weber and Williams announced their retirement earlier today, making Daugherty the final opponent for the legends.
“Coming in today and having to bowl Pete Weber and Walter Ray, are you kidding me?” said Daugherty. “If it didn’t happen, I wouldn’t believe it.”
World Series of Bowling XII took place at AMF University Lanes and Daugherty wasn’t shy about admitting an advantage over the rest of the field.
“I love bowling here,” said Daugherty. “I win a lot of tournaments here.”
PBA Scorpion Championship Final Standings
AMF University Lanes – Tampa, Fla.
- Tom Daugherty, earns $30,000
- Kyle Troup, $15,000
- Kris Prather, $8,000
- Michael Tang, $5,000
Match 1 – Daugherty 244, Troup 213, Prather 182, Tang 182
Roll-off – Prather def. Tang, 10-10, 10-9 (Tang eliminated)
Match 2 – Troup 279, Daugherty 276, Prather 237 (Prather eliminated)
Match 3 – Daugherty def. Troup, 266-254
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