2018 World Men Championships Trios silver medallist, Billy Muhammad Islam of Indonesia stormed home to snatch third spot with 1768 while a third Hong Kong national bowler, Ernest Kwok also stormed home to clinch fourth spot with 1706.
Lim completed the top five with 1684 after fizzling out in his last two games. Ali, Yu, Syazirol, Malaysia's Jonhathan Chan, Sarda and Hong Kong's Ivan Tse also advanced in sixth to 11th positions.
Singapore's Ahmad Safwan survived the cut to take up 12th position with 1617. 2019 Asian Youth triple gold medallist, Brandon Ong of Singapore missed the cut by three pins after finishing 13th position with 1614.
The top 12 finishers in this round advanced to Round 3 and will be joined by the top 6 local and top 6 overseas seeded qualifiers for another 8 games. The top 3 finishers at the end of Round 2 finals will advance to the stepladder shootout finals to determine the champion.