Singapore bounces back with gold

8th December, Bangkok: Singapore bounced back from a slow start in the opening event with Shaun Ng Qenn winning the Men's Singles gold medal of the 24th SEA Games Bowling Championship on Saturday evening.  Shaun Ng started off poorly with 176 and 190 in his two opening games as two Thais, Badin Lertpiriyasakulkit and Somjed Kusonpithak fought out the lead with only 11 pins separating the two.

Two outstanding games of 234 and 248 allowed Shaun to crawl up the field to trail Badin by only 8 pins after the fourth game. Taking advantage of Badin's poor game of 158 in the fifth, the Singaporean posted 198 to take over the lead albeit only 2 pins ahead of another Thai, Somjed.

With less than 30 pins separating the top 6 going into the final game, Shaun prevailed to hang on to the lead with a moderate 204 in his final game giving him a total of 1250 and a well deserved victory.

Malaysia's Alex Liew and Zulmazran Zulkifli, who were in the top 10, both stormed home strongly to finish second and third to clinch the silver and bronze medal with 1237 and 1231 respectively.

Philippines' Raoul Miranda posted the highest game of the event with 279 to pip pace-setters, Badin and Somjed to finish fourth with 1216 as both the Thais faded off to a disappointing fifth and sixth positions.

Singapore's other keglers in the event were Carl De Vries finishing ninth ahead of Jason Yeong-Nathan 11th, Justin Teng 14th, Remy Ong 17th and Lee Yu-Wen 20th in a field of 41 competitors.

Detailed scores: Men's Singles | Photo Album.

Photos courtesy of MTBC.