A good start for Singapore
21st February, K.Lumpur: Asian Games gold medalist, Shayna Ng gave Singapore a good start at the V Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship after winning the Women's Singles silver medal at Sunway Mega Lanes.Asian Games gold medalist, Geraldine Ng got off to a great start rolling an opening game of 216 to share the lead with Malaysia's Siti Safiyah Amirah as Geraldine's team-mate, Shayna Ng trailed in second, 3 pins adrift.
Geraldine was able to remained in the lead after she downed 194 in the second game with Siti Safiyah closing in just 1 pin away in second. Shayna's consistent games of 213, 218 and 214 allowed the Singaporean to take over the running at the halfway mark.
Shayna gave away the lead after she managed only 184 in the fourth as Wales' Anne-Maree Williams shot to the lead. By the fifth game, Malaysia's Zandra Aziela staked her claim on the title after she went into the lead.
Shayna Ng winning the Singles silver medal
A sizzling 254 from Siti Safiyah sealed her the gold medal with 1280 while Shayna recovered with 205 to win the silver medal with 1228 and Zandra's poor 174 earned her the bronze medal with 1224.
Williams's two final games of 162 and 170 saw her slipped out of contention with Geraldine finishing fifth with 1216.
In the earlier Men's Singles, Zulmazran Zulkifli gave Malaysia a great start by bagging the gold medal with 1426. Neil Sullivan of Malta took the silver medal with 1393 while pace-setter, Guillaume Francois Louw of South Africa settled for the bronze with 1384.
Singapore's Remy Ong never got into his usual strides to end the 6-games with 1161 for 15th position while team-mate, Jason Yeong-Nathan finished a dismal 23rd with 1116.
Competition will resume tomorrow with the Doubles event for the Men's division in the morning and the Women's division in the afternoon. The medal presentation for the Singles will be held during lane maintenance tomorrow.
Detailed scores: Women's Singles | Men's Singles.
Photos courtesy of MTBC.