Singaporean stretches lead

11th November, Mexico: Jasmine Yeong-Nathan of Singapore consolidated her lead in the Women’s division of the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo on Tuesday after the third block of six games. The 20-year-old 2005 National champion bowled consistently with lines of 245, 244, 223, 227, 211 and 244 for a six-games total of 1394 to give the Singaporean a 18-game total of 4210.

Defending champion, Ann Maree Putney of Australia, continued to make up grounds with 1366 and a total of 4013 from fourth to second with Krista Pollanen of Finland in third on 3982.

Cookie Lee of Hong Kong became the third woman to shoot a 300 game of the tournament to haul herself up into 22nd place overall. Cookie, who played in the Bowling World Cup in South Africa in 1993 finished 38th.   "I've had four perfect games before this one, but never at an event as important as this. Even so, I was not nervous in the 10th frame at all," said the proshop operator in her native country.

The women now have just one set of six games to play before the cut to the top 24. At the moment the cut is 3589, a 199.3 average, with Michelle Ayala of Puerto Rico. Just off the pace is Nina Burmistrova of the Ukraine who has 24 pins to make up to catch up.

Detailed scores: Women's 3rdBlk. Photos by SingaporeBowling.