Wahlsman wins in Columbus

Arlo Wahlsman chalked up his first 2009 major tournament win with an undefeated weekend at the J. Pechauer Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour stop on the weekend of June 6-7.

The $1,000-added event drew 53 entrants to Players Billiards in Columbus, GA.

Wahlsman met his eventual finals opponent, Dewayne Logan, for the first time among the winners' side final four. In their first meeting, Wahlsman prevailed 7-5 to get into the hot seat match, as Jeff Jordan was sending Frog west 7-5 to join him. Wahlsman gained the hot seat with a 7-4 win that sent Jordan west for a possible matchup against his older brother, Randy.

Randy had worked his way back through the left bracket, and once into the money rounds, opened his three-match trek to the quarterfinals with a shutout of Matt Bulfin. He struggled, but prevailed in a hill-hill battle versus Clay Medlock to meet Frog. Shane Winters, in the meantime, defeated Daryl Gable 5-1 and Ricky Childs 5-2, for the right to meet Logan. Randy Jordan dropped Frog into the tie for fifth place 5-1, as Logan did likewise to Winters 5-3.

As the younger Jordan, Jeff, was competing versus Wahlsman in the hot seat match, the elder Jordan, Randy, was meeting Logan in the quarterfinals. With a hill-hill victory over Randy Jordan, Logan turned to face brother Jeff Jordan in the semifinals. A 5-3 victory in those semifinals gave Logan a second chance at Wahlsman. Wahlsman closed it out with a 9-7 win to capture the first place prize.