Kim had earlier defeated two Malaysians, third-seed Nerosha Keligit and winner of the first match, Hee Kar Yen, 207-203-142 to face Mukotani. Hee could not repeat the form she displayed in the opening match when she breezed past fourth-seed and compatriot, Sharon Koh and Round 1 leader and sixth-seed, Kantaporn Singhabuboha of Thailand, 225-203-172.
The Japanese won MOP $40,000 as champion leaving MOP $18,000 to first runner-up, Kim with MOP $18,000. Nerosha, Hee and Koh earned MOP $10,000, $4,000 and $3,000 while Kantaporn was awarded MOP $2,000.
Mukotani topped the earlier Round 2 finals with 1800 followed by Kim in second with 1748. Three Malaysians, Nerosha, Koh and Hee finished third, fourth and fifth positions with 1743, 1723 and 1705 while Kanataporn clinched the final stepladder spot in sixth with 1669.
The top 16 men and top 16 women from the earlier Round 2 finals qualified for the second 2018 ABF Tour - Macau leg which will be contested tomorrow at the same bowling center.