Melbourne, Fla. – Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., defeated amateur Brian Huther of Tampa, 221-177, to win his fourth Professional Bowlers Association South Region title in the inaugural Reality Check Classic at Brunswick Harbour Lanes Sunday.
Page earned $3,200 for the win while Huther earned $1,600 as the runner-up. Page also added another perfect game to his PBA resume.
In the semifinal round, Page defeated Chris Collins of Savannah, Ga., 268-265, while Huther defeated former PBA Tour player Paul Koehler of Stuart, Fla., 181-177, in a battle of amateurs.
The PBA South Region’s next tournament will be the Chameleon Championship Gastonia, N.C. July 6-8.
PBA SOUTH REGION REALITY CHECK CLASSIC
Brunswick Harbour Lanes, Melbourne, Fla., Sunday, June 17
Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla. ($3,200) def. a-Brian Huther, Tampa, Fla. ($1,600), 221-177.
Semifinal Round (losers earned $1025):
Page def. Chris Collins, Savannah, Ga., 268-265.
a-Huther def. a-Paul Koehler, Stuart, Fla., 181-174.
Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $750 each):
Page def. Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 2-0.
a-Huther def. Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2-0.
a-Koehler def. Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 2-1.
Collins def. Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 2-1.
Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $550 each):
Page def. Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3-1.
Newell def. a-James Eiker, Orlando, Fla., 3-1.
Collins def. a-Jeff Piroozshad, Vista, Calif., 3-2.
a-Huther def. a-David Stouffer, Fort Myers, Fla., 3-0.
a-Koehler def. a-Shawn Naumann, Orlando, Fla., 3-0.
Vanderhoef def. a-Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 3-1.
Psaropoulos def. Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3-2.
Allen def. a-John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 3-2.