All Lampert at Hunter Classics Amateur Women’s Tour
Hunter Classics Amateur Women’s Tour / Corpus Christi, TX
Tropical Storm Erin moved away from the Texas coastline just in time for the Hunter Classics Amateur Women’s Tour to descend at Paradise Billiards in Corpus Christi, TX, August 18-19. The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining, and there was no bad water to be found, despite media reports earlier in the week.
Climbing through the brackets to meet in the hot seat match were Amanda Lampert and Heather Lloyd, with Lampert advancing with a 7-4 win. On the one-loss side, an over-two-hour match with numerous safeties ended with Leslie Anne Rogers over Terry Petrosino 7-4. Rogers went on to play Lloyd for third place, and it came down to one game. At 6-6, Lloyd was down to the 9 ball and was ready to bank it in the corner when someone got in her line of sight. She stood back up, readdressed the shot, and decided to shoot a thin cut instead of the bank, which she made.
This led to a rematch between Lloyd and Lampert in the double-elimination finals. Lloyd started off strong, sailing through the first set 7-3. The opposite result happened in the next set, though, as Lampert prevailed with some strong shooting to win 7-2 to capture her first Hunter Tour win of the year and the WPBA qualifier as well.
Leslie Anne Rogers