SEA Games: Pinoy bowlers come up short in men's doubles
Mark Escarlote on Dec 04, 2019 01:27 PM
The pair of Kenneth Chua and Patrick Nuqui finished fifth in the 30th Southeast Asian Games men's doubles bowling. (Arvin Lim)
Another empty trip for the Filipino keglers.
The Philippines crashed out of the podium after finishing fifth in the 30th Southeast Asian Games bowling men’s doubles at the Coronado Lanes inside Starmall EDSA on Wednesday.
Partners Kenneth Chua and Patrick Nuqui started off blazing only to slowly fade away in the succeeding games for a combined total of 2420 pinfalls.
Chua posted a total of 1176 while Nuqui's effort of 1244 total pinfalls weren't enough to lift the pair inside the top three.
Indonesia’s Billy Muhammad Islam and Hardy Rachmadian bagged the gold medal after combining for 2592 pinfalls with Thailand’s Atchariya Cheng and Surasak Manuwong (2564) taking home the silver while Malaysians Tun Hakim and Rafiq Ismail (2556) got the bronze.
Chua and Nugui opened the six-game series on top with a combined pinfalls of 477 with the former rolling 245 and the latter tallying 232.
The other Filipino tandem of Merwin Tan and Frederick Ong finished ninth in the 15-team filed with a combined score of 2384. Ong had 1183 while Tan scored 1201.
On Tuesday, Nuqui finished fifth in men’s singles ruled by Timmy Tan of Malaysia.
Chua landed at eight while Tan and Ong ended at 13th and 24th, respectively, in the 30-man field.
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