14th April, Bangkok: Malaysians dominated both the Men's and Women's Open ending the qualifying rounds of the 45th MWA-Singha Thailand International Open by occupying the top three positions as Adrian Ang took over pole position in Squad B.
Ang, who partnered overnight leader Tun Hakim to win the Doubles gold medal at 2018 World Men's Championships, registered the highest five-game series of the tournament of 1254 en-route to taking over top spot with a 15-game total of 3419.
Squad A leader, Hakim had to setle for second spot with 3374 after a moderate 1001 in his final block while Ahmad Muaz completed Malaysia's dominance taking up third position with 3309. Squad D leader, Muhd Nur Aiman was pushed out to head the mixed pool with 3272.
2017 PBA-WBT Thailand World Tour champion, Yannaphon Larpapharat put in an inspiring 1141 in his third block in Squad D to leapfrog into top spot of the local pool with 3266. 2018 PBA-WBT Busan Cup champion, Annop Arromsaranon also improved to take up second with 3224.