SEA Games: Pinay keglers come up empty in bowling opener

Mark Escarlote on Dec 03, 2019 02:26 PM
SEA Games: Pinay keglers come up empty in bowling opener
Liza Del Rosario of the Philippines wound up at eighth spot in the 30th Southeast Asian Games women's singles bowling. (Arvin Lim)

Bad rolls in the second and third games crushed the chances of the Philippines’ best bet to land a podium finish as the host nation came up empty-handed in the 30th Southeast Asian Games bowling women’s singles on Tuesday at the Coronado Lanes in Starmall EDSA.

Seasoned competitor Liza Del Rosario crashed to eighth place out of 28 competitors after the six-game series dominated by gold medalist Fen Hui New of Singapore.

New rolled 1372 pinfalls overall to capture the mint ahead of silver medalist Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia (1307) and Sinaporean Shayna Ng (1271).

Del Rosario had 1213 overall with an average of 202.17 pinfalls per game, faring better that three other Pinays in the field.     

Del Rosario opened the competition at second place with 237 with compatriot Lara Posadas-Wong posting 227 at third.

But a 155 in the second game pulled Del Rosario down to 14th place and a 184 in the third buried her to 15th.

Del Rosario recovered in the fourth game with 236 pinfalls followed by 203 and 201 but her efforts weren’t enough to earn a podium.

Filipina bet Alexis Sy ended up at 11th spot with 1202 while Bea Hernandez and Posadas-Wong wound up with 1100 and 1089, respectively.



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