Team USA Wins Mosconi Cup 11-6

December 18th, 2005 by Billiard News by Inside POOL Magazine Leave a reply »

Team USA Wins Mosconi Cup 11-6Shawn Putnam 4-5 Mika Immonen Finland’s Mika Immonen kept European hopes alive at the 2005 Mosconi Cup, and he completed a tense victory over Ohio’s Shawn Putnam to reduce the deficit to 4 points in the race-to-11 tournament. Team USA still needed just one point to complete victory, while the Europeans must win every single one of the remaining five matches. Immonen won the lag and had a shot on the 1 ball, which he made, but he then over-cut the 2 ball to let Putnam to the table. The American ran out of position but played a quality safety. Immonen had the 3 ball on but missed, and then his opponent missed an even easier attempt on it. That gave Immonen the chance he was looking for, and he ran out to take the opener. With no clear path to the 1 ball after the break, Putnam reached for his jump cue and played a superb short range jump shot, which set him up for the run-out to go 1-1.

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