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Price Locks Up Derby City Banks
Jan 9, 2008, 6:48 PM

Beating out a field of more than 440, Larry Price won the first of the three Derby City Classic titles. In the fourteenth and final round, Price outlasted Texan Sylver Ochoa for a 3-1 victory.

This is the second banks division title for Price, who won the event in 2002.

I won [the banks division] in 2002 and it had like 263 players, he said. And at that time, it was the worlds biggest event. Last year I finished something like twelfth, and I said, Im gonna work a littler harder this year, and Im gonna come back and win it.

The 56-year-old persevered through the monstrous field, only to catch a bit of luck. Price got the free entry to the final when only three players remained. Ochoa, facing Shawn Putnam in the semifinal, advanced by a 3-2 score.

The final proved to be an offensive battle. After Ochoa missed an attempt in the side, Price buried two balls for the 3-1 victory, worth $10,000.