Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bowling: Singapore's Remy Ong adds Macau Open crown to list of wins

SINGAPORE : National bowling star Remy Ong has added the Macau International Open Tenpin Bowling Championship to his list of wins this year.

On Saturday, the 31-year-old Singaporean edged out Thailand's Surasak Manuwong 233-223 in the men's stepladder final at the Macau's Complexo Desportivo Internacional do Cotai Bowling Centre to take the Macau Pataca $70,000 winner's cheque.

Malaysia's Zulmazran Zulkifli finished third.

Ong, a three-time Asian Games gold medallist in 2002 and the 2006 men's world champion, reached the stepladder final as the top qualifier after notching a 16-game 3,507 pinfall total in the men's Open masters finals.

It has been a fruitful past eight months during which he clinched the year-end 2009 Qatar Open and the 2010 Bahrain Open and 2010 Saudi Open.

The result will also be a confidence booster for the two-time Sportsman of the Year ahead of this year's Asian Games in Guangzhou, China from Nov 12-27.

The women's stepladder final was won by top qualifier Sharon Koh of Malaysia, who beat Indonesia's Putty Armein 235-159 for the women's crown.

Singapore's best finisher in the women's draw was Geraldine Ng, who just missed the top-six cut to qualify for the stepladder finals when she finished seventh with 3,246 pinfalls. - CNA /ls

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