Brunswick Pros Win Regional Tournaments
PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., boosted his amazing PBA title total to 81 overall when he defeated reigning PBA Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, by 116 pins on April 19 to win the PBA South Region Don Carter Signature Series Tampa Senior Open at AMF University Lanes.
The regional event was the final tune-up prior to the start of the Senior Sun Bowl at The Villages presented by Storm at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla., to kick off the 2012 PBA Senior Tour season. The win in Tampa was Williams’ 32nd in regional competition to go along with his all-time record 47 PBA Tour titles and two PBA Senior Tour victories.
In the PBA East Region, Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y. went 13-3 in match play to record a 69-pin victory over Eddie Torres of Port Ewen, N.Y. in the PBA East Region 900 Global Open at Catskill Hoe Bowl Sunday in Catskill, N.Y. Ciminelli, coming off his runner-up finish in the PBA Tournament of Champions, averaged 249 to lead qualifying and was never challenged on his way to his seventh career regional title and a $2,500 first prize.