Finalists decided at Billabong Pro
Courtney Conlogue will face Laura Enever in final heat of the Billabong Azores Islands Pro this weekend. Surfers competing in the event earned crucial points for their 2010 ASP world rankings and the ASP European Open series.
Conglogue beat out Claire Bevilacqua earned the highest combined score of the day , a 15.2. She's currently ranked ninth in the ASP Women's World Star ranking and hopes to win the Azores Islands Pro to solidify a spot on the 2011 Women's World Tour. She knows Enever will hold up some stiff competition.
"Laura (Enever) will be really tough to beat in these kinds of conditions because she knows what to do in this surf so it is going to be a challenge and I hope I have my game on. I don't know why it is working out for me today but I am going out there to surf and to have fun and in these type of waves I think it shows who has gone out there to get into it and work and have fun and those who don't," Conlogue told the ASP.
Enever is the current Women's ASP World Junior champ and is hopeful that she will also get a spot on the 2011 Women's Dream Tour. She anticipates a competitive final heat.
"Courtney has impressed a lot lately and it is definitely going to be a tough final as she has been getting good scores through the whole day today and for me I have to look for the high scoring waves and try and put some pressure on her," Enever said.
The event will close this weekend.UPCOMING BILLABONG AZORES ISLANDS WOMENS PRO FINAL
Courtney Conlogue (USA) Vs Laura Enever (AUS)
BILLABONG AZORES ISLANDS WOMENS PRO SEMIFINAL RESULTS
SF 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.20 Def. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 7.37
SF 2: Laura Enever (AUS) 9.96 Def. Sophia Mulanovich (PER) 8.87
BILLABONG AZORES ISLANDS WOMENS PRO QUARTERFINAL RESULTS
QF 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.10 Def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.07
QF 2: Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 12.23 Def. Pauline Ado (FRA) 10.17
QF 3: Laura Enever (AUS) 13.26 Def. Nage Melamed (HAW) 7.17
QF 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 10.64 Def. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 9.20
BILLABONG AZORES ISLANDS WOMENS PRO ROUND 3 RESULTS
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 11.84, Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.40, Joanne Defay (FRA) 9.67
Heat 2: Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 11.26, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 10.56, Nicola Atherton (AUS) 9.40
Heat 3: Nage Melamed (HAW) 12.84, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 9.90, Tyler Wright (AUS) 3.17
Heat 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 14.83, Laura Enever (AUS) 11.07, Cannelle Bulard (REU) 8.50