Pan Defeats Top Ranked Ga Young Kim in a 7-6 Thriller

Xiao Ting Pan

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - China's Xiaoting Pan drew first blood in the second ESPN televised race to 7 semi-finals today, winning the first two games to lead 2-0. But Korea's Ga Young Kim fought back, and to the delight of the sold-out crowd at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel events center, the match soon stood knotted at six games apiece! Pan missed a one-nine combination; Ga Young Kim followed that up with a miss of her own. Then Pan fired in a 2-9 billiard to pocket the nine and win game and match!

Xiaoting Pan and Karen Corr now compete against each other for the tour's most prestigious title of WPBA 2010 Tour Champion!

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