Herndon closes Socal Tour with win

Melissa Herndon
The crowd at Hollywood Billiards witnessed a great show in the final match of the last stop on the Southern California Women's Tour. After California State Champion, Melissa Herndon defeated Stacy Hurst for the hot seat 7-3, she would battle Cassie Anderson in the final match. With the race to 9 match tied 8-8, Herndon was forced to play safe on the 8-ball hiding the cue ball behind the 9. Anderson then stepped to the table and executed a fantastic jump shot to contact the 8 but watched her chances in the match disappear when the cue ball skipped off the table with the 8-ball hanging in the jaws of the pocket. Herndon then went on and finished off the last 2 balls with ball in hand for the win.
Hurst and Stefanie Boch (formerly Nakagawa) filled out the top 4 spots. The win earned Herndon the #2 position on the points list, just behind Stacy Hurst. Veronica Vivette and Cassie Anderson finished in 3rd and 4th on the points list.