Final 16 Set at San Diego Classic
WPBA San Diego Classic / Alpine, CA
Some surprises surfaced on the way to the final 16 players remaining in the WPBA San Diego Classic, held this weekend at Viejas Casino in Alpine, CA.
Number-one-ranked player on the tour, Ga Young Kim was toppled by Line Kjorsvik of Norway after a hill-hill battle. Kim went over to the one-loss side to face Laura Smith to see who would make it back to the right side of the chart. Kim won, only to now face Kjorsvik in the round of 16.
Gerda “G-Force” Hofstatter will meet Monica Webb after going undefeated so far. Webb won her first two matches but then fell 9-6 to Melissa Herndon. From there Webb eliminated Amy Chen to make it back.
The tour’s fourth-ranked player, Karen Corr, is undefeated and has so far bested Cristina De La Garza, Shu-Han Chang, and Sarah Rousey. Her next challenge will come from Kyoke Sone of Japan. The winner of that match plays the winner of the Kelly Fisher versus Liz Ford match.
Xiaoting Pan, who is third on the tour, defeated Tracie Hines 9-6 to make it to the final 16 unscathed, where she will face Melissa Little. Little recently won both women’s divisions at the U.S. Open Bar Table Championship in Reno. She lost her second-round match to Kim 9-2 and worked back from the west side, ousting Supadra Geronimo, Jennifer Chen, and Hines.Having sent Jeanette Lee to the one-loss side 9-4, Allison Fisher make it to the top 16 without a scratch and will next play Rousey, who bested Brittany Bryant after her defeat by Corr to return to the final 16.
After her win over Webb, Herndon made it to the final 16 and will face Lee, who rebounded quickly from her loss to Fisher with a victory over Vivian Villareal. The winner of that match moves on to face the winner of the tour’s second-ranked player, Jasmin Ouschan, and Shu-Han Chang.
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