SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – Baek Min-ju (Crown Hae-tae) defeated Kim Se-yeon (Huon’s) in a full-set thriller to win her first professional title in four years. Baek won the LPBA final of the Hana Card PBA-LPBA Championship with a set score of 4-3 on Sunday night at the Kintex PBA Stadium in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, and took home 30 million won in prize money. Yong Hyun-ji (Hi One Resort) was awarded the Welvang Top Ranking, a prize of 2 million won for the player with the highest average in a single match. Baek, who turned professional in 2019, had previously finished runner-up on the LPBA’s fifth tour, the Haiwon Resort Championship, last season. Returning to the final stage after a seven-month absence, Baek rallied from a 1-3 set deficit to win the next three sets in a miraculous upset. Baek also casinosite took home the title of the inaugural winner of the PBA Stadium, the first official venue for professional billiards to open since the third tour. “I’m proud that my hard work finally paid off,” said Baek Min-joo, adding, “I practiced through gritted teeth every waking hour of the day, and I’m glad to see the results.” With the women’s schedule complete, the tournament will now move on to the PBA Semifinals and Finals on March 28. First up is the first semifinal match of the day at 12:30 p.m. between Rupi Chenet (Turkiye) and Jae Geun Kim (Crown HaeTae), followed by the second semifinal match of the day at 3:30 p.m. between Javier Palazon (Spain-Huonce) and Eddie Leffens (Belgium-SK Rent-a-Car). At 11 p.m., the final will be played for the $100,000 first prize.

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