Singaporean rules in Macau

30th June, Macau: Singaporean national bowler, Cherie Tan ruled the lanes at Cotai Bowling Center by leading the Women's Open Masters qualifying table of the 2nd Macau China International Open on Wednesday. Cherie Tan, who won the 2007 Singapore Open Women's crown, posted the highest 3-game series of 738 in hr latest attempt to lead the Women's Open Masters standings with her two earlier attempts of 640 and 612 for a total of 1990.

Geralding Ng gave Singapore a one-two finish when she amassed a best-of-3 total of 1931 ahead of Korean National Sports University's Lee Seung Ree in third spot with 1916. 2008 ABF Tour TOC winner, Tang Joh Six took fourth position with 1909.

Amanda Ng and Jasmine Yeong-Nathan found the going a little tougher as both have just made the mixed pool in 11th and 12th with 1784 and 1783 respectively. With one more day of qualifying left, the duo will surely be able to improve their scores.   In the local pool, Patricia Hui Tong led with 1884 followed by Filomena Choi and Charity Tchiang Sin in second and third while Julia Lam, Chan Weng Sam and Un Im Cheng were the top 3 seeded qualifiers. Meanwhile, Singapore's Remy Ong had a brilliant start after he led the Men's Open Masters table for the last two days after he posted a best-of-3 attempts of 701, 674 and 659 for a total of 2034.

But his lead came to an end after Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong totaled a massive 2164 to take over the running ahead of ABF Tour TOC winner, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia moved up into second spot with 2088.

Korean National Sports University's Koo Seong Hoi and Thai ex-national Surasak Manuwong finished fourth and fifth positions with 2046 and 2045 pushing down Ong into sixth spot.   Jason Yeong-Nathan, who was in the overseas pool yesterday, dropped down to third in the mixed pool after he amassed 1940 from three attempts of 670, 636 and 634 although he still has one day left to improve the scoreline.

Zoe Dias Ma topped the local pool with 1940 followed by Derek Lee Tak Man and Man Si in second and third while Choi Io Fai, Lok Hei Ieong, Jose Machon and Toby Tam are the top four local seeded qualifiers.

Qualifying will end tomorrow and 40 Men's Open qualifiers and 30 Women Open qualifiers will contest two rounds of 8 games finals on June 2 and 3. The Senior and Youth Masters finals will be held tomorrow morning.

Detailed scores: Women's Open Qualifying | Men's Open Qualifying | Photo Album. Photos by Terence Yaw in Macau.