Having only finished 11th in the preceeding Philippines Open, the double winner of the Thailand Open and ABF Tour Thailand leg, Shalin Zulkifli came back with a vengence to narrowly edge newly-crowned Philippines Open champion, Kang Hyun-Jin, 188-155 in the final match.
The 27-year-old current Asian Ranked No. 1 had earlier ended Philippines' hope of a home victory when the champion ousted tour debutant, Marjo Reyes, 225-200 in the second semifinal match. Kang, the runner-up earned her spot in the finals after she knocked out compatriot, Kim Eun-Jung, 236-226 in the first semifinals.
The other local hopeful, Elaine Florencio was eliminated in Round 2 when she lost to the highest game scored by the women when she lost to Kim Eun-Jung, 278-181 while Malaysia's national rookie and tour debutant, 14-year-old Sin Li Jane crashed out to the runner-up, Kang Hyun-Jin, 183-266 in Round 2.