Sean Rash won his sixth PBA Regional title on Sunday and in the process kept Derek Eoff’s amazing perfectly imperfect record as a PBA member intact.
Rash defeated Eoff 215-208 in the title match of the PBA Midwest/Central Region Dragon Palace Open oresented by Ebonite at Orland Bowl in Orland Park, Ill. on Sunday.
First was $2,300 and second $1,200.
The results here include everything but the stepladder scores. The score of the title match came from Rash’s Facebook page.
It’s hard to imagine anything overshadowing a win by the reigning PBA Player of the year but Eoff’s streak of five second place finishes in the five Regionals he has bowled since joinging the PBA is so incredible it does.
This PBA news release states that it's unknown if Eoff's performance is a record because it's not a record category PBA has kept, but I can't imagine anyone going 5-for-5 on seconds out of the gate.
The release also has several quotes from Eoff that echo what he told me after the loss to Dave Traber in Peru, as well as comments from Rash.
“I’m bowling well; I can’t really complain although obviously I want to win,” Eoff told PBA. “It’s aggravating when you bowl that well for all those (qualifying) games and it comes down to one game at the end, but obviously I haven’t bowled as well as my opponent in that last game.
“I’m not questioning my abilities by any means. You can’t take away what I’ve done to get to the title matches. I have no doubt it’s going to happen.”
The field of 58 competed on the Scorpion pattern in Orland Park. Sixteen bowlers advanced to Sunday’s match play with the cut score at 1,770 for eight games. Three other cash spots were paid with 19th at 1,747.
Chad Maas of Waukesha finished fourth, earning $800, and Nathan Michalowski of Burlington was 13th, winning $630.
Meanwhile, Kenosha's Boresch won the Midwest/Central Region Laraway Lanes Senior Open sponsored By Allstate at Laraway Lanes in New Lenox, Ill. over the weekend.
Boresch defeated Charlie Tapp 248-173 in the title match of the stepaldder finals after downing Mitch Jabczenski 215-192 in the semifinal match.
Dale Traber of Cedarburg finished sixth, earning $680.
Full results are here.
The 71-bowler field competed on Senior pattern 5. The top 16 advanced to Sunday’s match play with the cut score at 1,815 for eight games. The last cash spot of 23rd was 1,773 with two Super Senior cash spots also paid.