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Furey wins first PBA regional

Published: March 26, 2012 | Bowl.com
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North Adams, Mass. –
John Furey of East Windsor, N.J., defeated Noel Vega of Forest Hills, N.Y., 227-207, to win the Professional Bowlers Association East Region Mount Greylock Open presented by Storm at Mount Greylock Bowl Sunday.

The win was Furey’s first career regional title, which qualifies him for the PBA Tournament of Champions. Furey earned $2,500 for the win while Vega earned $1,300 as the runner-up.

Furey defeated Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 269-256, and Vega defeated Jason Benner of Lehighton, Pa., 166-143, in the semifinal round.

Shafer and Benner each earned $1,000 as semifinal round losers.


Mount Greylock Bowl, North Adams, Mass., Sunday

John Furey, East Windsor, N.J. ($2,500) def. Noel Vega, Forest Hills, N.Y., ($1,300), 227-207.

Semifinal Round (losers earned $1,000):
Furey def. Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 269-256.
Vega def. Jason Benner, Lehighton, Pa., 166-143.

Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $800 each):
Furey def. Matt O’Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 2-0.
Vega def. Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 2-1.
Shafer def. Aaron Williams, Pennsauken, N.J., 2-1.
Benner def. Louis Gaudio, Staten Island, N.Y., 2-0.

Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $625 each):

Furey def. Joshua Sweet, North Adams, Mass., 3-2.
Vega def. Adam Chase, Seaford, N.Y., 3-2.
Shafer def. Johnny Petraglia Jr., Jackson, N.J., 3-0.
Benner def. Chris Paroly, Plainview, N.Y., 3-1.
O’Grady def. Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 3-2.
Lukacs def. Warren Guernsey, Latham, N.Y., 3-0.
Williams def. Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 3-0.
Gaudio def. Robert Leonard Sr., Elmira Heights, N.Y., 3-0.

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