Tour Championship Brings First Win for Petrosino
OB Cues Ladies’ Tour / San Leon, TX
Terry Petrosino notched her first OB Cues Ladies’ Tour victory during the tour’s championship stop, taking first place over Jennifer Kraber in the finals. The November 13-14 event was hosted by Casper’s Billiards in San Leon, TX, and featured a $2,000-added prize purse.
As it was the championship event, it was announced that the points leader for the year was Lisa Marr, with Kraber in second. The award for the most improved player went to Michelle Prince.
Of the 32 players who started in the main event, 8 returned for Sunday’s matches. On the one-loss side, Kraber eliminated Ricki Lee Casper, while Amanda Lampert ousted Deanna Kinola. Finishing in a fifth-place tie were Angela Garza and Lampert. Michelle Cortez had a solid year of high finishes, and in this event, she was defeated by Kraber to take fourth place.
In the semifinal match, it was once again the top-two-ranked players, Kraber and Marr. These two have waged plenty of battles against each other all year long, and this time was no different. Kraber was again triumphant at this event, sending Marr home in third place.
Kraber, after losing her first match against Julie Stephenson 7-6, came back and won eight matches to earn her spot in the finals against Petrosino, who was undefeated. She defeated a number of strong shooters, starting out with Tara Williams, Julie Stephenson, Lisa Henderson-Major, Michelle Cortez, Marr, and then Kraber in the finals 7-5. Petrosino always has been a strong contender, but this time there was no looking back. She stayed on target and focused to achieve her first OB Cues Ladies’ Tour win ever, capturing the first-place prize money of $750.
1st Terry Petrosino $750
2nd Jennifer Kraber $550
3rd Lisa Marr $400
4th Michelle Cortez $260
5th Amanda Lampert $160
7th Deanna Kinola $100
Ricki Lee Casper
9th Lisa Henderson-Major $50
13th Monica Anderson $30