Singapore youth poised for more glory

10th July, K.Lumpur: Two gold medalist, Muhammad Jaris Goh looks poised for more glory as the Singapore youth finished third in the Boy's first block Masters finals at the 12th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championship on Saturday.  Muhammad Jaris Goh, who won the Team and All Events gold medals yesterday, started off superbly winning his first match with 248 in his opening game. The 17-year-old Singapore Sports School student then fired 214 and 245 to take over the lead after the third.

Another back-to-back 248 and 245 allowed Muhammad Jaris to remain in front as Japan's Hiroki Takada closed in on the lead to trail by 39 pins.

Despite rolling 206, 200 and 205, Muhammad Jaris was unable to win the matches while Takada finished stronger to top the first block with 1908 ahead of Dechochai Tinjiratip of Thailand in second spot with 1854.

Muhammad Jaris, who won five of the eight matches, settled for third with 1851, just 57 pins behind the leader.

Three other Singaporean finalists, Gregory Gan, Javier Tan Jun Juan, Muhammad Danial Zheng Yi and Howard Saw Hui-Zhe managed to finish ninth, tenth and 14th positions respectively.Meanwhile, Singapore best finisher in the girl's division was Doubles silver medalist, Nur Azri Muhamad Azan, who only managed to take up seventh position with 1708, 203 pins from the leader despite winning five matches.

Kwa Ai Teng finished one spot behind Nur Azri in eighth with 1665 while Calista Tan Li Xuan ended up last and 16th position with 1492.

Thailand's Yanee Saebe spun her way to the lead with 1911, a comfortable 100 pins ahead of All Events gold medalist, Misaki Mukotani of Japan in second with 1811. Malaysia's Nur Syamimi Bte Supardi took third spot with 1805.

The bowlers will resume with their second block tomorrow and the top 3 boys and top 3 girls will advance to the stepladder finals for the last two gold medals.

Detailed scores: Boy's Masters Block 1 | Girl's Masters Block 1 | Photo Album.Photos courtesy of KLTBA.