13th April, Bangkok: Malaysian bowlers continued to rule the qualifying rounds of the 45th MWA-Singha Thailand International Open after the second block as Tun Hakim retained his lead in the Men's division and Nerosha Keligit took over top spot in the women's division.
Hakim added a second block series of 1199 to his first series of 1174 to retain his lead with 2373 after topping Squad A. 2018 MILO International All-Stars "the Masters" first runner-up, Ahmad Aidil, who topped Squad D with 2256, took over second spot.
Ahmad Muaz gave Malaysia a 1-2-3 finish by claiming third spot with 2240. The top 3 local qualifiers will earn a bye and automatically advance to Round 3 finals. 2012 Thailand Open champion, Surasak Manuwong led the local pool with 2176.
2017 PBA-WBT Thailand World Bowling Tour champion, Yannaphon Larpapharat leapfrog into second spot with an improved 2125 while Atchariya Cheng claimed third spot with 2087. Squad C leader, Ernest Kwok of Hong Kong headed the mixed pool with 2200.