Pinegar comes back from finals deficit to finish 2015 Music City 9-Ball Open undefeated

Jonathan Pinegar
With last year's winner (Robb Saez) in the broadcast booth with Ray Hansen on the PoolActionTV stream, Jonathan "Hennessee from Tennessee" Pinegar completed an undefeated run through a field of 122, on-hand for the 28th Annual Music City 9-Ball Open on the weekend of January 16-18, 2015. The $6,000-added event was hosted by JOB Billiards in Madison, TN and was launched on Friday night, with a $500-entry, winner-takes-all Midnight Madness event that saw Danny Smith defeat Robb Saez in the finals.
In the Open event, run concurrently with a 42-entrant ladies event (won by Teruko Cucculelli; separate story), Pinegar faced Justin Bergman twice; once in the hot seat and again in the final.
Pinegar had sent Justin Hall to the losers' bracket 11-6, as Bergman downed Shane McMinn 11-3. Pinegar took the first of two against Bergman 11-6 and waited in the hot seat for him to return.
On the loss side, McMinn drew Josh Roberts, who'd defeated Richie Richeson and Greg Hogue, both 11-7, to reach him. Hall picked up Danny Smith, who'd gotten by Josh O'Neal 11-3 and John Gabriel 11-8. Roberts handed McMinn his second straight loss 11-5, and in the quarterfinals, faced Hall, who'd ended Smith's run 11-9. Roberts took the quarterfinals 11-7 over Hall, before having his run ended by Bergman 11-8 in the semifinals. 
Bergman had his second chance at Pinegar, and came out gunning. He won five straight, sinking three combinations on the 9-ball (the fifth, a 1-9 combination), and running the table from the outset twice. 
Pinegar won the 6th rack to get on the board, but Bergman took the 7th. Pinegar used a 2-9 combination to open up a three-rack run to bring him within two at 6-4. In the match's first scratch off of a break, Bergman ran the table, but it proved to be his last. Bergman scratched breaking up rack #12, and turned the table over to Pinegar; for good, as it turned out.
Having lost five in a row at the start, Pinegar won 11 of the next 13, including three in a row to take his first lead at 8-7, and then, three more in a row to claim the event title.