Singapore men snatches Trios’ gold

10th December, Bangkok: Singles gold medalist, Shaun Ng Qenn led his teammates, Jason Yeong-Nathan and Remy Ong to upstaged the stronger Malaysian and Thais to capture Singapore's second gold in the Trios event of the 24th SEA Games Bowling Championship.  Shaun Ng, who after capturing Singapore's first gold medal on Day 1, let his teammate, Remy Ong down when he posted only 1065 to Remy's strong 1293 to end up sixth in the Doubles yesterday.

But the 27-year-old bounced back today with 1198 to lead his teammates, Jason Yeong-Nathan and Remy Ong to snatch the gold medal from pace-setter, Indonesia with 3490. Despite Remy only managing 1108, Jason's 1184 was enough to seal the victory.

Early second block leader, Ryan Laisang, Oscar Oscar and Haqi Rumandung of Indonesia settled for the silver medal with ahead of Malaysia's Adrian Ang, Aaron Kong and two bronze medalist, Zulmazran Zulkifli who took the bronze medal with 3486.

Badin Lertpirisakulit, Somjed Kusonpithak and Yannaphon Larpapharat finished fourth with 3473 ahead of Singpore's other trio of Carl De Vries, Lee Yu-Wen and Justin Teng in fifth with 3366.

Singapore also did well in the women's division when Evelyn Chan, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan and Amanda Ng stormed home with 598, 632 and 621 in the second block to clinch the bronze medal with 3489.

The trio, who was seventh in the first block, posted the highest 3-game series in the event to win the bronze medal. First block leader, Malaysia captured their second gold medal when Doubles gold medalist, Esther Cheah and Zatil Iman partnered singles bronze medalist, Shalin Zulkifli to total 3554.

Thailand's Aree Gunnalada partnered Doubles silver medalists, Saowapha Kunaksorn and Angkana Netvriseth to take home the silver medal with 2387. Early second block leader, Novie Phang, Shalima Zalsha and Sharon Limnasantoso missed the podium in fourth with 3482.

After three events, Jennifer Tan, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan are the only two currently in the top 16 of the Women's All Events standings in 12th and 13th. Jazreel Tan, Cherie Tan, Evelyn Chan and Amanda Ng is 18th, 20th, 21st and 22nd positions respectively.

Remy Ong, Shaun Ng Qenn and Jason Yeong-Nathan look good to make the cut for the Masters finals in 5th, 7th and 9th while Justin Teng is 15th, Lee Yu-Wen 21st and Carl De Vries 25th.

Photos courtesy of MTBC.