7th September, Kuching: Muhd Syafiq B Kamal Shahren of Johor, Malaysia topped all three divisions in Squad C first block qualifying round of the Sarawak International Open Bowling Championships 2019 at Sarawak Megalanes.
Muhd Syafiq shot a moderate opening game of 212 to lead the squad followed by compatriot, Sushanor Sihanor in second. Sarawakians Tan Chien Nan and Mohd Hariq Sahli registered 203 and 200 to trail in third and fourth.
The leader added 215 and 201 in the second and third games before picking up his pace with two scorching games of 248 and 257 to end the block with 1173 and an impressive average of 234.6. Ex-national youth, Noor Afizal Azizan of Negeri Sembilan did well to keep pace to finish second with 1056.
Mohd Shafizul B Suhaimi of Malaysia took third spot with 1049 while Mohd Haziq Shali and Muhammad Mubin Murzany rounded out the top 5 with 1047 and 1026 respectively. Mohd Syafiq also topped the Classified division for which he had registered for with 1183.