27th January, Kuwait: Singapore youths drew blanks on Day 2 of the 15th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship when the boys failed to impress as Shin Seung Hyeon continued Korea’s prowess to win their second gold.
Asian Youth Games Singles gold medalist, Michael Mak of Hong Kong set the benchmark in the first squad with 1418 ahead of East Asian Games Masters gold medalist, Hong Hae Sol of Korea in second and Eric Tseng of Hong Kong third.
Justin Lim Chun Liang shot 215, 219, 216, 234, 247 and 157 gave him 1288 and 10th position, 130 pins adrift the leader. Christopher Hwang rolled 171, 193, 227, 245 and 183 for 1236 to take up 13th position.
Asian Youth Games Masters gold medalist, Basil Low had a good start with 225 and 245 in his opening two games but was disappointing in his remaining four games to end in 16th spot with 1226.
Benjamin Lim could have done much better if not for his poor first and sixth game to finish higher than Low in 11th spot. With the two squads combined, Justin and Benjamin ended up 20th and 21st positions while Christopher and Basil finished 28th and 29th.
Shin Seung Hyeon continued Korea’s prowess by overhauling first squad leader to win their second gold medal with 1483. Macau’s Lee Tak Man, who shot the championship’s second perfect game, took the silver with 1446.
First squad leader, Michael Mak slipped down to third to take home the bronze medal while Hong dropped to fourth and Malaysia’s Syimir Abdul Razak rounding up the top 5 with 1412.
Bernice Lim will partner New Hui Fen and Krishna Darshini will pair up with Gina Lim when the girls resumed bowling with the Doubles tomorrow morning.
Christopher Hwang will team up with Benjamin Lim for the first Boy’s Doubles squad which will resume on Friday while Basil Low will partner Justin Lim Chun Liang in the second squad.