1st December, Macau: SBF National Youth Development squad member, New Hui Fen won the bronze in the Women's Singles event of the 22nd Asian Intercity Tenpin Bowling Championship at the Macau Bowling Centre on Monday evening.
Debuting in the Asian Intercity championship, New Hui Fen had a great start with back-to-back 203s to take up fourth spot with Paranaque City's Liza Clutario in the lead. The Singaporean followed it up with 215 to move up closer to the leaders and third spot.
Except for the Filipina ending with 184 and 224 to assured herself with the gold with 1235. It came down to the battle between Hui Fen and local lass, Chan Weng Sum of Team Macau-Taipa for the silver.
Hui Fen shot 185 but the Macau youngster managed 183 to pip the Singaporean to the silver by just two pins on a six-game total of 1195. Hui Fen settled for the bronze medal with 1193. Filomena Choi and Cecilia Yap rounded up the top five.
"Hui Fen is the strongest amongst the four girls here and I expected her to do well," said national coach, Henry Tan. "She needs to relax a bit more for the next two events and if she can do that, I'm sure she will do well.
Singapore's three other women in the event was Genevieve Gan Hui Ying finishing 11th on 1135, Denise Chan Jie Lin 12th with 1125 and Darshini Krishna 16th in a field of 46 women. The women will resume bowling with the Doubles event in the morning followed by the men in the afternoon.
Justin Lim Chia Loong was Singapore's best performer in the Men's Singles event played earlier in which Chia Loong finished seventh. Justin Lim Chun Liang took 43rd position, Christopher Hwang 52nd and Willie Quek 53rd.