Regina Daval-Santos of Philippines got off to a cracking start with 236 in her opening game to lead Puteri Nurul Dini of Malaysia A in second, just one pin away as Emily Johnston of Australia and Fiona Yew of Singapore A followed closely behind.
Johnston added a sizzling 258 in her second game to take over the running which she kept after the third game despite knocking down 190. Daval-Santos trailed in second before Lim moved up into second spot.
Lim, who started off well with 206, 223 and 210, also posted a stunning 253 to become the new leader past the halfway mark.
Yew rolled 235 to take over secons spot as Johnston slipped down to third with Nurul in fourth. Two Singaporeans, Yew and Nur Amirah Ng stayed close behind the leading pack.