PBA50 Player of the Year Award
|2019||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|2018||Michael Haugen Jr.|
|2013||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
|2012||Walter Ray Williams Jr.|
Walter Ray Williams Jr. Earns Third PBA50 Player of the Year
After winning his third PBA50 Player of the Year Award in his 10th season competing on the tour for players 50 and over, 59-year-old PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. sent a message that he will be a major force for some time to come competing in the “senior” ranks.
Williams, who also earned the PBA50 Player of the Year crown in 2012 and 2013, opened the 2019 season with three consecutive wins including the PBA50 National Championship for his third career PBA50 Tour major, and never had a finish worse than ninth until a 17th-place finish in the PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic, the final PBA50 event of the season.
The all-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour titles leader with 47 wins brought his career PBA50 Tour titles count to 14 which tied him for the all-time PBA50 Tour titles lead with retired Hall of Famer John Handegard.
Williams led the PBA50 season with 32,480 points, more than 10,000 ahead of 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair, who finished second with 22,320. Williams also led in earnings with $42,525 and was third in average with 227.48.