"The match was very tight and I had the opportunity to shut out my opponent but I didn't take it," said the 20-year-old Malaysian national elite squad member, Hee Kar Yen. "I had to forfeit my return flight to Malaysia and buy a new one in order to bowl in the tour.
"It was definitely worth it especially winning my first ever tour title. I'm also delighted that I've qualified for the Tournament of Champions finals," added the champion, who edged Thailand's Angkana Netrviseth, 169-146 in the second semi-final match.
Kar Yen sailed past two Indonesians, Puteri Astari in the first round and Shinto Neon in the second round to reach the semi while the runner-up defeated team-mate, Novie Phang, 220-201 in the first semi.
Lalisang's victory took him to second in the tour rankings with 165 points behind leader, Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong. Kar Yen's win also took the Malaysian into second in the women's rankings on 106.5 points behind leader, Sharon.
The Indonesia leg was the final stop of this year's ABF Tour and the top 16 men and top 16 women based on the rankings qualified for the grand finals - Tournament of Champions tentatively scheduled to be held in March, 2012.
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Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.