MANILA, Philippines -- Dennis Orcollo outlasted The Kien Do of Vietnam, 9-8, Monday night to capture the men’s 10-ball singles gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Manila Hotel Tent.
The veteran cue artist trailed twice but rallied and cleaned out the last rack and added another mint to the Philippines’ collection.
The win was the third in billiards for the Filipinos after Rubilen Amit ruled the women’s 9-ball singles and Chezka Centeno won the women’s 10-ball singles.
It also made up for Orcollo’s 4-9 loss Singapore’s Aloysius Yapp in the 9-ball quarterfinal.
Amit and Centeno booked a finals berth in the 9-ball doubles after dispatching Indonesia’s Angeline Ticoalu and Silviana Lu, 9-3.
In other matches, Warren Kiamco of the Philippines lost to Toh Lian Han of Singapore, 4-9, in the men’s 9-ball quarterfinals, while Jefrey Roda missed the gold medal match in men’s snooker singles after bowing to Malaysia’s Moh Keen Hoo, 1-4.