Faulk takes two from McGinn to win GSBT stop

Shannon Daulton, Larry and Terry Faulk, Ray McGinns, and Rick Murray (owner of Fast Freddy's)

Larry Faulk had to get by Ray McGinn twice – once in a struggle and once in a rout - to go undefeated on the Great Southern Billiards Tour stop on the weekend of October 17-18. The $1,500-added, A-D handicapped event drew 40 entrants to Fast Freddy's in Jacksonville, NC.

Faulk and McGinn first locked cues in the hot seat match. Faulk had sent J.R. Post to the one-loss side 10-4, as McGinn was sending Phillip Britt over 10-6. In the hot seat match that followed, McGinn battled Faulk to double hill, before Faulk prevailed and sitting in the hot seat, waited for him to come back.

Glenn Maready and Don Strickland were waiting for Post and Britt, respectively; Maready, having defeated Donald Arnold 7-1 and Vernon Ringold 7-5, as Strickland got by Vernon Rogers and Mickey Hucks, both 9-4. Post dropped Maready into the tie for fifth place 9-5, and Britt did likewise to Strickland 9-6. Post won the quarterfinal match against Britt that followed 9-7 and though he battled to double hill against McGinn in the semifinals, McGinn prevailed for a second chance versus Faulk.

Presumably with visions of his previous, closely contested, though unsuccessful battle for the hot seat fresh in his mind, McGinn watched as Faulk took an early 5-0 lead. McGinn chalked up a single win, before Faulk finished it with five more racks to complete an undefeated weekend.