Mike Hoffman defeated Jacob Thomas 228-224 to win the MAST Schwoegler’s Pro Shop Year-End Championship Sunday. Hoffman was the runaway leader in Saturday’s qualifying round, and fended off charges from fellow lefties Thomas and Dal Geitz during Sunday’s round-robin match play to claim the top seed in the stepladder finals. The title was Hoffman’s second year-end title and 18th overall.
Thomas’ match play round included a pair of 300 games and a 290-279 victory over Hoffman in their first round-robin match. Geitz was the big mover on Sunday, going 7-4-1 in round robin play and gaining 829 pins to climb from ninth to second, before falling to Thomas 237-236 in the stepladder semifinal match.
Hoffman earned $1,200 for the victory, with Thomas taking home $850 for second.
Full recap and results will be available soon.