27th July, Shanghai: Two-hander, Lan Shao-Kang of Chinese Taipei cruised to a comfortable lead in the third and final squad of the qualifying rounds at the 2019 Storm U22 China International Youth Bowling Championships on Saturday evening.
Lan, who was third in the first block after four games, had a brilliant start with 267 in the fifth game to take over the lead from overnight leader and compatriot, Liao Li-Yang. A third Taiwanese, Chen Chia-Hsing dropped to third.
The 16-year-old Lan added 224 and 214 in his next two games to remain in the lead and extending his lead from 19 pins to 49. Hazeem Azriel of Sunway Megalanes, Malaysia posted 256 and 202 to take over second spot while Liao and Macau's Chiu Hou Leong shared third position.
The leader ended the qualifying rounds with a strong 246 and a 951 series to comfortably take the Squad C with an 8-game total of 1849. A second Malaysian, Ahmad Azriq stormed home to snatch second position with 1771, 78 pins adrift.