Singaporean tops mixed pool

2nd September, Macau: Bahrain Open champion and Indonesia Open stepladder finalist, Remy Ong settled for top spot in the mixed pool of the Men's Open Masters qualifying table of the 2009 Macau China International Open on Wednesday.  Ong, who was 12th in the overseas pool last night, was relegated to the top spot after failing to improve on his lower of the two 3-game series of 682 despite an impressive 727 shot on Tuesday for a total of 1407.

The Singaporean's 1407 appear to be enough to secure Ong a place in the Masters finals on September 4 and 5 but has one more day of qualifying on Thursday to try and improve his standings.

His team-mate, Jason Yeong-Nathan just managed to squeeze into last and 18th position in the same pool with 1357 after rolling two best series of 682 and 675. Jason will also be making more attempts to ensure a spot in the finals.


erfect gamer, Surasak Manuwong maintained his pole position with a whopping 1532 total from Korea's Park Min-Su in second with 1504 and PBAP Classic champion, Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong third with 1476.

There were no changes in the local pool with Choi Io Fai leading as the top seeded qualifier followed by Jose Machon, Lok Hei Ieong and Leong Kin Keong, all seeded local qualifiers.

In the women's division, overnight leader, Kim Hyun-Mi stretched her lead after improving with 712 giving herself a total of 1476. Park Ju-Young gave the Koreans a one-two finish with 1352.

Asian Youth Games two gold medalist, New Hui Fen of Singapore was pushed off second spot by Park and Hong Kong's Vanessa Fung, who shared second spot with Park. Hui Fen's 1346 has secure the Singapore youngster a spot in the Masters finals.

Geraldine Ng impressed with 1306 despite occupying eighth in the overseas pool but the remaining Shayna Ng struggled to find her form and finished sixth in the reserves with 1160.

With the final day of qualifying rounds on Thursday, the scores will likely get higher as the competition to make the cut intensifies.

Detailed scores: Men's Open Qualifying | Women's Open Qualifying.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Macau.