Rash, 35, who won the Gene Carter's Pro Shop Classic for his 12th career title, had headed the second bracket in tenth position with a nine-game tally of 2170 from 748, 720 and 702 just before his latest attempt. The 35-year-old notched up a sizzling 792 series to move into the lead with 2260.
The leader picked up his seventh career PBA title with victory over four-time PBA Player of the Year, Mika Koivuniemi of Finland in the 2013 PBA World Bowling Tour Thailand finals. In 2016, Rash won the Detriot Open for back-to-back Fall Swing titles and 11th of his illustrious career thus far.
Overnight leader and 29th SEA Games Team silver medallist, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia dropped to second with his 2244 total which stood since the opening day. 2015 DHC Japan Invitational and 2014 QubicaAMF World Cup champion, Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas also slipped down to third with 2223.