Sholes Superior on Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour
Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour / Tucson, AZ
by InsidePOOL Staff
Holly Sholes took off the August 18-19 stop of the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour, winning in a double-elimination finals over Susan Mello. The event attracted 22 women to come out to Pockets in Tucson, AZ, for the $500-added event that included a WPBA qualifier.
Kristin Haney and Mello went head to head for the hot seat match. Mello got to the hill first and won the match 7-4. Haney went on to play Sholes in the semifinal match. Sholes had just pulled off an incredible comeback match that put Michelle Trevino out of the tourney in fourth place. Still on a roll, Sholes defeated beat Haney 7-3.
Sholes advanced to play Mello in the final match. Sholes took the lead from the get-go, going up 6-2 lead, but Mello didn’t seem to let it phase her and won the next three games to make it 6-5. But to everyone’s surprise, Sholes snapped in the 9 and won the first set.
Mello won the lag and broke to start the second set. She missed the 8 ball and then stood up and announced that she would need to forfeit the match in order to make her plane back to Canada on time. Mello placed second in the event, with Sholes winning top honors.
1st Holly Sholes
2nd Susan Mello
3rd Kristin Haney
4th Michelle Trevino
5th Susan Lance
7th Anne Gray