But Ismail recovered reeling in 238, 231 and 210 to finish second to Lalisang with 1324. Zulkifli settled for third with 1306. 2018 MILO International All-Stars "the Masters" first runner-up, Ahmad Aidil of Malaysia took fourth spot with 1288.
A second Indonesian, Billy Muhammad Islam completed the top five with 1281. 2018 ABF Tour Thailand leg champion, Lin Pai-Feng of Chinese Taipei survived by clinching 14th position with 1198 to advance to the next round.
Meanwhile, Malaysian women continued to dominate the tournament after Radin Nur Najwa snatched Round 2 victory with 1324. Syaidatul Afifah, who was battling for the lead with team-mate, Siti Safiyah, claimed second spot with 1313.
Pace-setter, Siti Safiyah settled for third with 1306 to give Malaysia a 1-2-3 finish. Desperado squad qualifier, Joy Yap of Singapore did well to finish fourth with 1303 after sharing second spot with Syaidatul after the fourth game.