ASIAN GAMES: Filipino bowlers end campaign without a medal

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 27, 2018 07:22 PM
ASIAN GAMES: Filipino bowlers end campaign without a medal
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games silver medalist Alexis Sy emerged as the best Filipino campaigner in bowling with a seventh place finish.

PALEMBANG—The Filipinos left the 18th Asian Games bowling competitions on Monday without a medal as they flunked in the men’s and ladies masters at close of the event at the Jakabaring Sport City Bowling Center.

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games silver medalist Alexis Sy emerged as the best campaigner by finishing seventh after the eight-game second block, tallying an 18-game series of 3744 and a 228.06 average.

Sy finished 204 pins behind Japan’s Ishimoto Mirai, who bowled 3948-238.63, for the No. 1 spot.

South Koreans Lee Nahyong (3854-235.25) and Lee Yeonji (3847-234.19)  finished second and third, respectively, to complete the cast in the stepladder finals scheduled later in the day.

The bespectacled Sy opened the second eight-game series strongly with a 242 but a pair of sub-200 games in the ninth (194) and 12th games (193) stymied her bid in advancing to the medal round as she completed her last four games with lines of 256, 255, 245 and 221, respectively.

Teammate Lara Posadas placed 12th overall among the 16 masters qualifiers (3593-219.88).

Waxing hot in the first four games in the second session, southpaw Enzo Hernandez cooled off in stretch and wound up in ninth spot (3758-230.0), 237 pins off Malaysian No. 1 Muhammad Rafiq Ismail (3995-242.19), the men’s masters qualifiers.

The other Pinoy bowler, Kenneth Chua, placed 16th and last (3550-217.50) in the group.

Mirroring the ladies masters elims, South Korea’s Koo Seonghoi (3980-243.13) and Park Jong Woo (3892-237.50) wound up 2-3, respectively, in the advancing to the men’s stepladder finals foillowing the ladies’ medal play.

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