Fayetteville, N.C. – Frank Gallo Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., defeated Jeff Bellinger of Columbia, S.C., 236-181, to win the Professional Bowlers Association South Region Fayetteville Senior Open at LaFayette Lanes Sunday.
The win was Gallo’s second career regional title and followed a strong performance in finishing fifth in Franklin, Va., a week earlier. Gallo earned $1,600 for the win while Bellinger earned $1000 as the runner-up.
Gallo defeated Danny Weikel of Dallas, N.C., 245-235, and Bellinger defeated Vince Honeycutt of Buford, Ga., 214-194, in the semifinal round. Weikel and Honeycutt each earned $800 as semifinal round losers.
The PBA South Region’s next tournament will be the North Ft. Myers (Fla.) Senior Open at All Star Lanes April 13-15.
PBA FAYETTEVILLE SENIOR OPEN
LaFayette Lanes, Fayetteville, N.C., Sunday
Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., ($1,600) def. Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. ($900), 236-181.
Semifinal Round (losers earned $800):
Gallo def. Danny Weikel, Dallas, N.C., 245-235.
Bellinger def. Vince Honeycutt, Buford, N.C., 214-194.
Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $625 each):
Weikel def. Tommy Reeves, Gastonia, N.C., 2-1.
Bellinger def. Paul Bryant, Fayetteville, N.C., 2-1.
Gallo def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-0.
Honeycutt def. Lee Cumbie Jr., Dunn, N.C., 2-1.
Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $500 each):
Baker def. Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 3-0.
Weikel def. Daryl Savage, Erwin, N.C., 3-0.
Reeves def. Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 3-0.
Bellinger def. Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 3-0.
Cumbie def. Bill Muse, Johnson City, Tenn., 3-1.
Gallo def. Harold Starling, Wade, N.C., 3-0.
Bryant def. Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3-1.
Honeycutt def. Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W.Va., 3-0.