2017 World Bowling Championships
Malaysia remains in pole after second squad
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28th November, Las Vegas: First squad leader, Sin Li Jane and Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia 3 remained unbeaten to advance to the Women's Doubles Semi-finals at the 2017 World Bowling Championships as topseed with the third and second American pairs in second and fourth and Korea in third.

Team USA's second pair of Josie Barnes and Shannon O'Keefe set the opening pace to lead the third German pair of Jannie Gabel and Janin Ribguth in second, 37 pins ahead. The second Chinese Taipei pair and the second Japanese pair sharing third spot.

The American shot 424, 398 and 370 in their next three games as others failed to keep pace. Chinese Taipei trailed the leader but was 69 pins behind after the third game. The third pair of Kelly Kulick and Danielle McEwan took up second behind their team-mates, 23 pins adrift after the fourth game.

Top 4 semi-finalists, Malaysia 3, USA 3, Korea 2 and USA 2

The second Korean pair of Jung Dawun and Kim Moon jeong posted a big game of 475 in the fifth game to take the lead briefly but ended with 418 to settle for second spot. Kulick and McEwan finished stronger with 435 to win the squad with Barnes and O'Keefe finishing third.

Kulick and McEwan fell short by 26 pins to overhaul first squad leader of Sin Li Jane and Shalin Zulkifli on 2575. Kulick and McEwan settled for second overall with 2549, the Korean pair third with 2544 and the second American pair fourth with 2516.

Veneuela's Ingellimar Contreras, who was second in the first squad, missed the cut by 38 pins to end up in fifth overall. The two Asian pairs will not meet each other as the Malaysians will face the second American pair and the Koreans will face the the third American pair in the semi-finals.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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