15th December, P.Jaya: Youths from the Singapore Sports School dominated the Boy's Under-15 Masters finals with a 1-2 finish while Stacy Lian of Singapore took third spot in the Girl's division on Tuesday morning.
Jaris Goh of SIngapore Sports School edged school-mate, Ryan Wee by a mere 7 pins to take his first international title. Goh chalked up lines of 239, 266, 169, 227, 244, 176, 210 and 202 to end the 8-game finals with 1733.
Wee, who trailed Goh most of the way, settled for second with 1727 to make it a 1-2 finish for Singapore Sports School. Alexander Tan Kee Hock almost gave Singapore a 1-2-3 finish but tied third spot with Kuala Lumpur's Qalif Adnor.
Alexander shot 212 in his final game but the Malaysian stormed home with a stronger game of 256 to share third position. Keith Saw of Singapore Sport School did well to take up sixth spot with 1639 behind Selangor's Muhd Aizudeen Mustaqim in fifth with 1649.
Eight Singaporean youths out of 18 contested in the finals which also saw Avrel Wee (8th-1574), Javier Tan (11th-1555), Danial Zheng Yi (13th-1541), Roy Wong (15th-1418), Gea Chng Yu (16th-1402) and Faris Haziq (18th-1062) completing the field.
Meanwhile, 12 Singapore youth girls out of 18 finalists competed in the Girl's Under-15 finals. Stacy Lian of Singapore could only finish third with 1640 behind two Malaysians, Selva Nivashini of Selangor and Sharifah Nur Fatimah of Johor.
Selva clinched her meiden title after edging Sharifah by 7 pins with 1673. Sharifah finished stronger with 223 to snatch second spot with 1666 with Lian third.
Tracy See Wan Zhen and Nur Dyana of Singapore Sports School rounded up the top 5 with 1600 and 1595 respectively.
The qualifying rounds for the Boy's and Girl's Graded will end on Wednesday evening while the Open divisions qualifying rounds will end on Thursday evening with the finals on Friday.