Debutant leads Singapore’s challenge

1st October, Hong Kong: Debutant, Teo Li Ying will lead Singapore's challenge in the Women's Open Masters finals of the 35th Hong Kong International Open underway at Hong Kong Bowling City.  Teo posted the best four-game series of 853 to finish fourth in the Women's Open Masters overseas pool and with the final day of qualifying, the Singaporean debutant has assured herself a place in the finals.

She will lead World Women's Championship Team bronze medalist, Bernice Lim, who has also qualified joint-third in the mixed pool with ABF Tour Macau leg champion, Putty Armein of Indonesia on 819.

Daphne Tan did well to make the cut as well in fifth with 817 while Malaysian Open first runnerup, Geraldine Ng trailed Tan in sixth with 811. Sabrina Lim and Gina Lim are on the border line with 808 and 795.

  The duo will have the rest of Thursday to try an improve on their scores in order to assure themselves a place in the finals. Colombia's Sara Vargas topped the table with 909 followed Saowapha Kunaksorn of Thailand and Doris Ho of Canada second and third.

There were no Singapore men bowlers in the championship as current Asia Ranked No. 1, Hussain Al-Suwaidi of UAE lead the standings with 1017 followed by Filipino, Biboy Rivera and Kuwait's Khaled Al-Dubyyan second and third.

The open masters first block of 8 games will be held on Friday with another 8 games on Saturday. The top 6 at the end of the two blocks will advance into the stepladder finals.

Detailed scores: Women's Open Qualifying | Men's Open Qualifying.

  Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.