47th Hong Kong International Open Bowling Championships
Indonesian, Macau national shares lead
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4th July, Hong Kong, China: 2016 champion, Ryan Lalisang of Jawa Timur shot a perfect game en-route to sharing top spot with Macau's Zoe Dias Ma in the Men's Open qualifying standings of the 47th Hong Kong International Open Bowling Championships.

Lalisang, who was fifth in the Mixed pool with 1474, made two attempts today to leapfrog into the lead with 1598. 2010 and 2014 Hong Kong Open champion, Hussain Al Suwaidi of UAE had taken over the lead with 1567 before the Indonesian's effort.

Overnight leader, Dias Ma had slipped behind the Emirati, bounced back with an 800-series to improve his 6-game tally to 1598. At the same time, Kim Min Kyu of KNSU also shot a perfect game to improve his total to 1574 for the crucial top three spot. Hussain needs to improve his total in order to earn the bye.

In the local front, Keith Mark became the new leader with a total identical to Lalisang and Dias Ma on 1598. 2023 Macao China Open champion, James Lui also improve to take second spot with 1578. Alex Yu finished third with 1574 relegating overnight leader, Lau Kwun Ho into fourth position on 1566.

Ryan Lalisang and Zoe Dias Ma pose together after tieing top spot with 1598
p>Jun Woo Hyun of KNSU headed the Mixed pool with 1515 and the cut in tenth position went to Hong Kong's Leung Chung Wo with 1475. With just three more squads left before it ends, this mark could go up to as much as 1490.


In the Women's division, the only change is Veronica De Souza of Macau, China bouncing back into the top three bracket of the overseas pool. Nora Lyana Nastasia of Malaysia remained the leader with 1499. De Souza improved to 1480 for second.

Putty Armein of Jawa Timur slipped down to third with 1470 while her team-mate, Sharon Limansantoso dropped out into fourth position with 1457. 2023 Macao China Open champion and this year's first runner-up, Kang Hy Rim of KNSU rounded out the top five with 1447.

Newcomer, Georgia Kuok of Singapore headed the Mixed pool with 1387 while the cut in eighth position is occupied by Jeong Hye Gyeong of KNSU with 1339. Perhaps this mark go increase slightly to around 1360.

There will be a one-game Desperado Squad held after the 10.00 pm last squad. The top three with the highest pinfall will qualify for Stage I Masters Finals tomorrow.

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Veronica De Souza improving her 6-game tally to move back up into the top bracket

Photos by Noelle Chong in Hong Kong.

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