2019 World Bowling Women's Championships
Korea snatches lead in Squad 1
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25th August, Las Vegas: The first Korean pair of Son Hyerin and Lee Yeonji stormed home in the final two games to snatch the lead of the Doubles Squad 1 at the 2019 World Bowling Women's Championships from Colombia in second and Sweden in third.

The second Colombian pair of Juliana Franco and two-time World Cup champion, Clara Guerrero got off to a cracking start posting 469 to lead Singapore's New Hui Fen and Cherie Tan, 23 pins away in second.

The other Singapore pair of Charlene Lim and Daphne Tan followed in a close third with Sweden and Indonesia starting well for fourth and fifth spots. Colombia followed it up with 488 and 471 in their next two games and begun to establish a comfortable margin of 98 pins.

Sweden's Josefin Hermansson and 2016 World Cup champion, Jenny Wegner and Indonesia's Tanny Roumimper and Aldila Indryati traded second spot as both the Singaporean pairs stayed closely behind.

Doubles Squad 1 leader, Son Hyerin and Lee Yeonji

The Swedes picked up their pace in the second half by rolling 491 in the fourth game to take over the running as the Colombians stumbled to a lowly 390 to slip behind the Swedish pair with Australia's first pair of Jamie-Lee Spiller and Bree MacPherson moving up to third.

Hermansson and Wegner managed to extend their lead to 24 pins with another superb 492 in the fifth game. Colombia recovered with 470 to remain in second while Korea gradually made their way up to third after rolling a big game of 501.

Sweden ended disappointly with 394 for a total of 2706 and slipped down to third. Colombia finished next with 439 for a total of 2727 and almost finished in the lead but Korea's Son struck out for 254 while Lee ended with 216 for a 470 final game to snatch the lead with 2729, just two pins ahead of Colombia.

Australia registered the highest single game of the squad with 526 in their fifth game and then ended with 452 to claim fourth position with 2608. The second squad will take to the lanes at 14.00 for their six-games preliminaries. The combined scores of both squads will determine the top four pairs advancing to the semi-finals.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Las Vegas, USA.

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