Morphew Earns Great Southern Billiard Title
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Bristol, TN
by InsidePOOL Staff
Corey Morphew survived a late loss to Russ Edwards to come back and trump him in the final match of the February 26-27 stop of the Great Southern Billiard Tour. The $1,500-added stop hosted 62 amateur players at Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN.
With a 9-7 victory over Morphew in the winners’ side final four, Edwards advanced to the hot seat match. His opponent there was room owner and former WPBA pro Janet Atwell, who had just dispatched Jimmy Dickerson to the one-loss side 7-5. Edwards had little trouble besting Atwell 9-2 to reach the finals undefeated.
Morphew began quickly working his way through the west side of the chart and eliminated T. J. Moore in fifth place 9-7. Tying with Moore was Justin Harris, who was ousted by Dickerson 7-4. Morphew then went on to plow through Dickerson in the quarterfinal match 9-3.
Waiting for Morphew in the semifinals, Atwell seemed unable to put up much of a fight and succumbed 9-3, ending up in third place. In the double-elimination final match against Edwards, Morphew took the first set 9-5 to force a second, where he also came out the winner, this time 9-7.
1st Corey Morphew $1,000
2nd Russ Edwards $600
3rd Janet Atwell $400
4th Jimmy Dickerson $300
5th T. J. Moore $200
7th Steve Dye $100
9th Stu Altes $70