Corteza gets past Orcollo, rules rich Pacman tilt
Coming out strong after a loss in the earlier rounds, Corteza posted a stunning repeat of his win against Orcollo in another rich local tournament to capture the $30,000 champion’s purse.
Orcollo settled for the runner-up check of $10,000 in the tournament staged by boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, an avid billiards enthusiast.
On his way to the finals, Corteza overcame Roberto Gomez, 9-6, and then repulsed Jeffrey De Luna, 11-6, in the Final Four.
Orcollo pumeled unheralded Jeffrey Diaz, 11-7, in the semifinals, after bundling out Jundel Mazon, 9-7, in the last eight. Diaz was responsible for sending Corteza to the losers’ bracket early in the tournament.
The cash-rich tournament lured the likes of former World 9-ball Champion Thorsten Hohmann of Germany, Jericho Bañares and national pool champion Carlo Biado.
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