is a 4-time defending champion
SPRING HILL – The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) tour meanders its way to the Sunshine State in August at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way (US 19), Spring Hill.
The defending champion is Tampa-Riverview’s Tom Daugherty.
Daugherty, a four-time Spring Hill Open champ, also won this event in 2006, 2008, and 2016.
For PBA and PWBA members the entry fee for the 31st Spring Hill Southern Open, sponsored by Crystal Automotive, is $220.
For new members it’s $285 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only).
PWBA members who are not also PBA members must enter events through the Regional Manager in order to receive the $220 member entry fee rate.
Any PWBA member who is inadvertently charged the non-member entry fee should contact the regional manager immediately.
Online entries for members and non-members closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.
After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA South Region Manager.
Prize fund includes first place projected to pay $2,500 all the way through the final cash guaranteed to pay a minimum of $400.
The Spring Hill Southern Open practice schedule begins Friday, Aug. 2, from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. followed by the Pro-Am from 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
A nine-pin, no tap handicap tournament is open to all averages and ages on Aug. 2 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
The cost for junior bowlers is $20, $35 regular and $30 for seniors.
The two-day tourney begins with a roll call 30 minutes prior to all squads on Saturday, Aug. 3.
A squad: begins at 10 a.m. with eight games. The top third of the players advance.
Day 2 begins Sunday, Aug. 4, beginning with the cashers round beginning at 9 a.m. featuring four games where all pinfalls carry over.
Top 16 advance beginning at 11 a.m. – bowling three games (12-game pinfall carries over).
Top 8 advance beginning at 1 p.m. – bowl two games (15-game pinfall carries over).
Top 4 advance beginning at 2 p.m. (17 game total pinfall) to stepladder finals.
To sign up or for additional information, contact the front desk at Spring Hill Lanes at (352) 683-7272.