27th September, Bangkok: Four-time TV finalist and 2013 champion, Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., clinched Round 3 victory of the 2019 PBA-WBT World Bowling Tour Thailand from pace-setter, Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas on Friday evening.
2013 Asian Youth Singles gold medallist, Chong Jun Foo of Malaysia got off the round with a sizzling 264 in his opening game to lead Malott by 6 pins as top Japanese pro, Shota Kawazoe also rolled a strong game of 254 for third. Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas and Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas tied fourth spot with 242.
It did not take long for Malott to move into the lead after another superb game of 238, going 16 pins ahead of Kawazoe in second with Chong and Simonsen tieing third position, a further 21 pins away. Michael Tang of Las Vegas, Nev., who started off with 209 and 245 in his first two games, added 237 in the third to take over the running.
Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong posted a stunning 278 to take up second, just one pin behind Tang. Simonsen remained in third while Malott stumbled to a 176 to slip down to fifth behind the Malaysian in fourth.