Lavinge Lassos First ATS Qualifier Spot
Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour / Winder, Ga

by InsidePOOL Staff

Jeff Lavinge captured the first ATS qualifier at Murphy's Brass Rail in Winder, GA.

Jeff Lavinge captured the first ATS qualifier at Murphy's Brass Rail in Winder, GA.

The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour’s $1,000-added stop September 13 was hosted by Murphy’s Brass Rail in Winder, GA. This event was the first qualifier event for the new ATS U.S. Pro Tour and drew a full field on the small chart, with Jeff Lavinge winning first place and the qualifier.
 
Lavinge made his way undefeated through the bottom of the bracket, besting Dave McNown 9-6, Antonio Henderson 9-3, John Visotsky 9-2, and Bryant Walker 9-8 in the hot seat match. He then soundly defeated Jason Stemen 9-1 in the first and only set of the double-elimination format final match.
 
Stemen placed second after he worked his way back from the one-loss side after a hill-hill first-round defeat by Bryant Walker. Once on the west side, he ousted Greg Nodine 9-4, Antonio Henderson 9-2, Robert Chambliss 9-3, David Shadden 9-8, John Visotsky 9-7, and Walker in the quarterfinals 9-8 to advance to the finals against Lavinge.
 
Results:
1st Jeff Lavinge
2nd Jason Stemen
3rd Bryant Walker
4th John Visotsky