Haraguchi was lucky to end the squad in the lead with a second four-game series of 911 for a grand total of 1891. Wong reduced the gap to just 20 pins to stay in second with 1871 while the Malaysian also stayed third with 1836.
Mark finished fourth with 1821 while Christopher Tiong of ABAS, Malaysia completed the top five with 1767. After two squads, Squad A leader, Dylan Teoh Zi Jun of Singapore moved into the overall lead with 1895 followed by Jeremy Breitenstein of China in second with 1894.
Haraguchi, who led overall in the first block, slipped down to third. Two Singapore youths, Javier Lim and Marcus Tan rounded out the top five by sharing fifth positions with 1872. The last the remaining Squad C will end the qualifying rounds later today. The top 44 with the highest pinfalls from the combined squads will qualify for the Round of 16 Knockout finals scheduled for July 28.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Shanghai, China.