Hwang, who trailed overnight leader and second perfect gamer, Joshua Chow of Hong Kong by 45 pins, overturned the deficit with an identical 775 series this morning to become the second bowler to surpass the 1500-mark for the lead with 1550.
Dhruv Sarda, who missed the perfect game with 299, finished his latest squad with 772 to leapfrog from fifth in the mixed pool up to third and and also became the third qualifier to surpass the 1500-mark. Tony Wong of Hong Kong, slipped out of the top bracket into fourth position with 1492.
Timmy Tan of Malaysia, who also missed the perfect game with 299 late last night, completed the top five with 1484. Lee Tak Man, who also came near to registering a perfect game, but ended with 279, remained in the lead of the local pool with 1444.