Koh settled for second position with 1747 while Nur Syazwani, who was holding on to fifth spot, leapfrog into third position on 1743 after ending strongly with 243 and 246. Ng took fourth spot with 1716 while Kristin Quah of Singapore completed the top five with 1714.
Defending champion, Novie Phang finished seventh with 1655. Joan Cheng and Chan Shuk Han, both from Hong Kong tied in 12th position with 1616. Cheng narrowly won the one-game tie-breaker, 196-194 to make the cut for Round 2 finals.
The top 12 will be joined by the top three local and top three overseas seeded qualifiers for another 8 games tomorrow. The top six finishers will proceed to the stepladder shootout finals.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Macau, China.