Meanwhile in the Ladies' division, last year's Ladies' Associate champion and first runner-up of yesterday's Youth Girls Masters finals, Noelle Campos took the title with 1871. The 19-year-old took over the lead at the halfway mark and never looked back.
Noel Nuevo of PBA-Nobleland, who had battled over second spot with Malaysia's Linda Grzybowska throughout the finals, clinched second position with 1810, 81 pins behind the champion. Grzybowska settled for third position with 1758.
Lovella Catalan of PTBDA and Christine Ocampo of MBA completed the top five with 1757 and 1740 respectively. Campos earned 50,000 peso for her effort while Nuevo and Grzybowska took home 25,000 and 13,000 peso.
The Ladies' Open Round 1 finals will be held later in the afternoon at 2.00pm local time. The Men's Open Round 1 finals will be staged at 7.00pm. Competition will resume with the Round 2 finals for both the Ladies' and Men's Open at 10.00am tomorrow.