Singaporean chases elusive gold medal

10th September, Hong Kong: Daphne Tan put in a splendid performance in the Women’s Masters first block finals of the 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships to finish second to leader, Jung Da-Wun of Korea and to chase Singapore’s first gold medal.
All Events bronze medalist, Daphne Tan stepped up her game with a fautless throughout the round-robin Masters finals with 208, 223, 260, 201, 204, 201, 238 and 247 winning seven out of the eight matches contested this morning.

Except for the sixth match which she lost, Daphne amassed a score 1782 and 70 pins bonus for a total of 1852, just 3 pins behind two gold medalist, Jung Da-Wun of Korea in the lead with 1855 from six wins.

Team gold medalist anchorwomen, Wang Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei continued to impress by claiming third spot with 1815, 40 pins from the Singaporean.

A second Singaporean finalist, Jazreel Tan put herself in contention for a medal when she finished fourth with 1764 winning five matches.

Two silver medalist, Cherie Tan is not far away from the leading trio after taking up sixth position with 1716 from four wins behind early pace-setter, Yang Su-Ling of China in fifth with 1754.

Singapore’s remaining finalist and Trios silver medalist, New Hui Fen struggled to step u her game and winning only two matches to finish 13th position with 1595.

The women will resume with their second block of seven games and a position round match to determine the top 3 who will advance to the stepladder shootout finals.

The second and third seed to bowl one match to earn a crack at the Masters title with the top seed over two-games total pinfalls to decide the champion.

Detailed scores: Women’s Masters Block 1 | Photo Album.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.