Herndon, Steinman Lead on WPBA West Side
WPBA Pacific Coast Classic / Lincoln City, OR
The second round of the eliminations has wrapped up at the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic, leaving only 16 top ladies remaining. The event is being hosted by the Chinook Winds Casino & Resort in Lincoln City, OR.
Melissa Herndon, delivered to the one-loss side after a second-round loss to Vivian Villareal 9-5, has ousted Julie “Motor Molly” Kelly 9-7, sending her to face Ramona Biddle, who just defeated Michell Monk 9-5. Morgan Steinman, who suffered an early loss to Yu Ram Cha, has rallied and eliminated Stacy Hurst in a double-hill nail-biter.
Canada’s Joanne Ashton suffered an early exit courtesy of Melissa Little hill-hill, while Helena Thornfeldt continues her trek through the one-loss side after winning 9-3 over Maureen Seto. Her next opponent will be Belinda Calhoun, who just defeated Mary Rakin 9-7.
Kyoko Sone, who was responsible for delivering Karen Corr her first-round defeat, is still fighting on the west side after her 9-7 defeat at the hands of Line Kjorsvik. Her latest opponent was Helene Caukin, whom she defeated 9-2.
Corr seems to be fighting through the left side, with a 9-4 victory over Susan Williams. Her next opponent will be Aileen Dimmick (nee Pippin), who just defeated Gail Grecar 9-3. Kelly Fisher, currently ranked number one on the tour, is also rallying after her earlier loss to Yu Ram Cha, having won a hill-hill match over Tiffany Nelson.
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