Last year it was Dennis Orcollo coming out on top. This year it's Davao's finest shooter who cops one of Pool's most glittering achievements.
Lee Vann Corteza has won the lucrative China Open 9 Ball and the hefty purse that comes with it after vanquishing Chinese Taipei veteran Fu Che Wei 11-6 in the final in Shanghai.
The 34-year old has cemented his place as one of the best players in the world not to win a WPA World Title. This triumph is one of over dozen tournament wins for Corteza from around the world.
“This means a lot for me to win this tournament” said Corteza. It's been three years since I won a big tournament. This is a big win for my career.”
Corteza obviously does not consider his 2011 win in the San Miguel Oktoberfest tournament as big, even though he defeated Orcollo in the final of that event. Orcollo was the defending champ this week, last year he overpowered another Taiwanese, Lu Hui Chuan in the final to win the title.
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