Double-Dips White for Win
Viking Cue 9-Ball Open Tour / Athens, GA
by InsidePOOL Staff
Paul Song pulled off a hometown victory when he bested Brian White twice in the finals of the Viking Cue 9-Ball Open Tour. Hosted by Brass Rail Billiards in Athens, GA, this stop attracted 61 of the area’s finest players to compete the weekend of August 4-5.
t strong but stumbled in his third-round match against Floyd Reasons 7-5. Once on the west side of the chart, he recovered and was able to win the next five matches in a row, including one over Steve Moore 5-3, to reach the quarterfinals against Shane Wade.
A double-hill win went to Song there, and then he proceeded to the semifinals. White had delivered a 7-0 whitewashing to Louis McDaniel in the hot seat match, and McDaniels must’ve tapped out for the night, because Song overcame him 5-1 to reach the finals. In the true double-elimination finals, Song eked out a hill-hill 7-6 victory in the first set and a 5-3 win in the second.