Final Foursome at San Diego Classic

Final Foursome at San Diego Classic
WPBA San Diego Classic / Alpine, CA

by InsidePOOL Staff

The WPBA San Diego Classic, held this weekend at the Viejas Casino in Alpine, CA, has wound down to its final four players.

Three of the four players survived to the semifinals without a loss; one comes from the one-loss side of the chart. After a second-round loss to Karen Corr, Shu-Han Chang of Chinese Taipei fought her way back, defeating Miyuki Sakai, Lisa Marr, and Helena Thornfeldt to face off against China’s Xiaoting Pan in the semifinals.

Ranked third on the WPBA, Pan has so far had little troubles reaching the semifinal match against Chang. She has delivered losses to Kim Benson, Morgan Steinman, Tracie Hines, Melissa Little, and Sarah Rousey.

Hofstatter eliminated Kim in fifth place and now will play Corr to see who will move on to the finals.

Hofstatter eliminated Kim in fifth place and now will play Corr to see who will move on to the finals.

In the other semifinal match, tour veterans Gerda “G-Force” Hofstatter and Karen Corr will meet. Corr, ranked fourth on the tour, bested Cristina De La Garza, Chang, Rousey, and Kyoko Sone en route to the quarterfinals. There she faced Kelly Fisher, whom she eliminated to advance.

Hofstatter also enjoyed an undefeated run to the semifinals. She bested Lisa Davids, Angelina Paglia, Sone, and Monica Webb to reach the quarterfinals. Her opponent there was top-ranked Ga Young Kim, who had already suffered one loss. Hofstatter eliminated Kim in fifth place and now will play Corr to see who will move on to the finals.

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