Sullivan wins first major tournament on the Great Southern Billiard Tour

Shannon Daulton, Brad Sullivan, Robert Frost, and April Dobbins

It's one thing to win your first-ever tournament, but when you do it by going undefeated, you're likely to be excited about a lot more than just the winning check. Brad Sullivan went through a field of 44 entrants, on hand for the Great Southern Billiard Tour stop on Memorial Day weekend, and withstood a strong challenge by the man he'd sent to the one-loss side - Robert Frost - to do it. The $1,500-added event was hosted by Murfreesboro Billiards Club in Murfreesboro, TN.

After moving Frost west 7-6 from among the winners' side final eight, Sullivan faced Corey Morphew. Josh O'Neal, in the meantime, who'd just won a forfeit victory from J.J. Mayfield, squared off against Billy Young. Sullivan got into the hot seat match with an 11-9 victory over Morphew, as Young sent O'Neal over to the battle for fifth place 7-4. Sullivan gained the hot seat 7-4 and waited for what turned out to be Frost's return.

Over on the one-loss side, Frost and Mayfield were working their way back toward a showdown in the quarterfinals. Frost got by Joe Pierce 9-1, and Justin Bergman 9-9 to pick up O'Neal. Mayfield defeated Todd Crosby 7-4 and Tim Miller 7-3 and drew Morphew. Morphew and O'Neal would play only one match on the one-loss side; Frost downing O'Neal 9-8, and Mayfield advancing to the quarterfinals over Morphew 7-3. Frost and Mayfield had chalked up three victories each on the one-loss side, and it was Frost who got to four, downing Mayfield 9-2.

Frost then made it five in a row with a 9-10 victory over Billy Young in the semifinals and got his second chance against Sullivan. Frost needed to reach nine games, twice, in the true double elimination format, but Sullivan made the point moot. He won the opening set 7-6 to secure his first tournament victory.