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Japanese wins inaugural Asian Girls title

15th April, Tokoy: Suzuna Miyagi of Japan won the inaugural DHC Asian Girls Bowling Championship defeating top-seed, Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia, 245-199 just concluded Sunday evening.

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Suzuna, who finished seventh to squeeze into the top 8 stepladder finals, went all the way to claim the title with a scinitillating performance in front of the home crowd. The champion knocked out eighth-seed, Esther Cheah of Malaysia, sixth-seed, Rie Totsuka and fifth-seed, Maki Nakano, 223-201-167-211 in the first match.

The winner then edged fourth-seed, Cherie Tan of Singapore, 205-197 and third-seed and Asian Ranked No. 1, Putty Armein of Indonesia, 228-185 in the second and third matches. Faced with Japan's top professional, Urara Himeji, Suzuna was equally impressive performance deating Urara, 237-225 to reach the finals.

Shalin Zulkifli, who finished as top-seed at the end of the 6-games block, failed to put a stop to Suzuna's fine run going down 199-245. The top 8 finalists completed the 6-games block to reach the stepladder finals.

Suzuna Miyagi claiming the inaugural title

The girls started the competition with a first block of 3 games which saw top professional, Urara Himeji of JPBA taking the lead with 749 pinfalls. Fellow compatriot, Niromi Matsunaga finished second with 740 while Singapore's Rena Teng Pei Ling did well to take third spot with 723.

Putty Armein did well in the first block of 3 games with 712 to take up fifth spot behind Japan's Maki Nakano in fourth spot with 715.

Malaysia's best finisher was Esther Cheah in seventh with 699 ahead of Shalin Zulkifli in 11th on 663.

Photos courtesy of JBC.

Suzuna Miyagi, Shalin Z, Urara Himeji and Putty Armein
Detailed Scores
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Stepladder Finals
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