Sunday July 1, 2012
Malaysia’s challenge in team event over
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s challenge in the team event at the World Youth Bowling Championships came to a sad end when the girls missed the final spot for the semi-finals by 92 pins yesterday.
The team of Sin Li Jane, Jacqueline Jenelee Sijore, Hee Kar Yen and Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana Abang Jamalidon had to settle for fifth place on 4,698 pinfalls after the second block of three games yesterday – behind the United States who took fourth spot on 4,790.
Hot favourites South Korea took the pole position going into the semi-finals on 5,037 while Singapore were second (4,877) and England third (4,818).
The Malaysian girls knew they had to work hard to qualify for the semi-finals as they completed Friday’s first block in fourth spot.
But on the long oil pattern yesterday, they failed to find their lines with Li Jane chalking a disastrous 163 pinfalls in the second game.
Malaysia also missed out on the medals in the all-events as Jacqueline was the best-placed bowler in fourth spot with 3,746 pins after four events.
Hwang Yeon-ju of South Korea took the all-events gold medal with 3,871 followed by New Hui Fen of Singapore (3,757) and Kim Seong-jeong of South Korea (3,755).
Jacqueline, Kar Yen and Dayang will continue the battle in the Masters event starting tomorrow.