Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Second US Open title for Ga-young Kim

Ga-young Kim from South Korea won the 2009 US Open after edging Ireland's Karen Corr 7-5 in the final.

Gerda Hofstätter (Austria) and Allison Fisher (England) finished joint third.

Defending champion Kelly Fisher (England) lost 9-7 to Allison Fisher in the last 16.

This was Kim's second US Open crown and her fourth victory on the WPBA Tour, following wins in the 2004 US Open, the 2005 Cuetec Cues National Championship and the 2007 Carolina Classic. In addition she won the world title in 2005 and 2006.

With this victory Kim is now the sole leader in the rankings. Corr moves from eighth to second. Monica Webb (USA) sits in third place. Kelly Fisher drops from tied first to seventh place.

The event took place from 29 July to 2 August 2009 at the Riverwind Casino, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. It was the third of six events on the 2009 Classic Tour. Next up is the Colorado Classic, at the Sky Ute Casino & Resort, Ignacio, Colorado, USA, 16-20 September 2009.

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  1. Kim Ga-young is such a classy pool player. She never forgets to bring her charm to the table. Congratulations to her! She'll be in the World Cup of Pool today which starts today. Good luck to her team.

  2. That is quite an accomplishment for a woman to gain a place on this open team competition. Hopefully she does as well as Jasmin Ouschan.

  3. it's a pitty I can't see such things here in Ukraine

  4. Hopefully you'll get a major event in the Ukraine soon.

    In the meantime you can watch pool online: