First Round Complete in Carolina Classic
WPBA Carolina Classic / Durham, NC
The first round of the 64-player WPBA Carolina Classic is complete. Hosted by American Tobacco Historic District Campus in Durham, NC, the event began Thursday morning and will conclude Sunday afternoon.
Defending champion Ga Young Kim came through unfazed in the first round, sending Colorado’s Bonnie Plowman to the one-loss side 9-3. Kim’s next challenge will come from Holly Sholes, who just defeated Joanne Ashton in a hill-hill match.
Former WPBA number one, Allison Fisher, squeaked by her match with Brittany Bryant 9-8 and will next have to face Yu Ram Cha, who came in third place at the WPBA U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. It was at this event where Fisher fell from first place to sixth on the WPBA ranking systems.
The new number-one player, Kelly Fisher, skated through her first-round match with Janet Atwell 9-3 and will next face Gail Grecar, who just bested Megan Minerich 9-5. Ranked second on the tour, Karen Corr came through her match against Kim Jones 9-6 and will play Kim White in the second round.
Xiaoting Pan, ranked third on the tour, won her first match against Lisa D’Atri 9-3 and will move on to play Melissa Herndon, who eked through a double-hill match against Maureen Seto. Anna Kostanian, the young gun from New Mexico, also pulled off a win in her match against Ewa Laurance 9-7.
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