Lalisang, who won the 2016 Hong Kong Masters title, posted two consistent 3-games series of 718 and 711 to leapfrog into second in the top bracket with 1429. Overnight leader, Lee Tak Man of Macau remained in the lead with 1433. Joining the duo was 2017 Philippine Open champion, Kenneth Chua of Philippines in third with 1423.
In the local pool, 2018 Macao-China Open fourth runner-up, James Lui also remained in pole position with superb effort of 1451. Last year's Youth Open champion, Ivan Tse made the local top 3 bracket by taking up second with 1433 while ex-national, Wicky Yeung, who rolled the tournament's only 300, slipped to third with 1409.
Defending champion, Ammar Tarad of Saudi Arabia, who would automatically qualify for Stage 1 finals, has made attempts to move into the top bracket to earn the bye. He has 730 and 644 for a total of 1374.
The Saudi headed the mixed pool as the cut in tenth position was raised by 21 from 1325 after last night's late squad to 1346 held by India's Shabbir Dhankot. As the qualifying rounds move into its final day tomorrow, the cut could well be as much as 1380.