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First home title for Indonesian

26th July, Jakarta: 2009 ABF Tour TOC winner, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia clinched his first tour title on home ground after winning the ABF Tour Indonesia Men's title while Hee Kar Yen captured her first tour title in the women's division at Jaya Ancol Bowling Centre.

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Local favourite Ryan Lalisang, who had a disappointing run in the preceeding 9th Indonesia International Open after finishing 15th in the stage 2 finals, went on a strikefest by reeling in six strikes-in-a-row to open up a hugh gap over challenger, Badin Lertpirlyasakulkit of Thailand in the men's finals.

The Thai just had no answer for the Indonesian but still gave his all to end with a decent 203 to go down to Lalisang's 230. Badin had earlier outsed Surasak Manuwong, 239-218 in the earlier all-Thai semi-finals to face Lalisang.

Lalisang beat 9th Indonesia International Open first runner-up, Basel Al Anzi of Kuwait, 207-190 to advance to the title match. The champion also posted the highest game of the leg with a 265-231 victory over UAE's Shaker Al Hassan in Round 2.

Men's Champion
Ryan Lalisang winning his first title on home ground

"I've not won any international title on home ground so this victory more than made up for the disappointment in the Indonesia Open yesterday," confessed the 29-year-old Lalisang, who did win the Singles gold medal at the 2008 Asian CHampionship here in Jakarta.

Top seed and newly-crowned Indonesia Open champion, Yannaphon Larpapharat of Thailand was eliminated in the first round by compatriot, Surasak Manuwong, who then lost to Badin in the semi.

Meanwhile, the title match between Sharon Limansantoso and Hee Kar Yen in the women's division was a much closer contest. An open frame in the sixth frame by Sharon allowed the Malaysian to take a slender lead.

But Sharon bounced back with a double in the seventh and eighth frames and then struck out to end with 198 forcing Kar Yen needing to strike out to win. But the pint-sized Malaysian spared her last frame and struck in her bonus frame to force a ninth and tenth frame tie-breaker.

Sharon struck first while Kar Yen spared her ninth frame. But the Malaysian doubled up and kncoked down 7 pins to end with 47 while her opponent could only spare her tenth frame to hand the match and the title to Kar Yen.

Women's Champion
Hee Kar Yen winning her first-ever tour title

"The match was very tight and I had the opportunity to shut out my opponent but I didn't take it," said the 20-year-old Malaysian national elite squad member, Hee Kar Yen. "I had to forfeit my return flight to Malaysia and buy a new one in order to bowl in the tour.

"It was definitely worth it especially winning my first ever tour title. I'm also delighted that I've qualified for the Tournament of Champions finals," added the champion, who edged Thailand's Angkana Netrviseth, 169-146 in the second semi-final match.

Kar Yen sailed past two Indonesians, Puteri Astari in the first round and Shinto Neon in the second round to reach the semi while the runner-up defeated team-mate, Novie Phang, 220-201 in the first semi.

Lalisang's victory took him to second in the tour rankings with 165 points behind leader, Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong. Kar Yen's win also took the Malaysian into second in the women's rankings on 106.5 points behind leader, Sharon.

The Indonesia leg was the final stop of this year's ABF Tour and the top 16 men and top 16 women based on the rankings qualified for the grand finals - Tournament of Champions tentatively scheduled to be held in March, 2012.

For further information and details, please contact ABF Tour Committee at Tel: +852 2893 6039, Fax: +852 2893 6290; Email: info@abftour.com.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

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