14th August, Kaohsiung: Defending champion and PBA Tour winner, Annop Arromsaranon of Thailand took over the lead of the Men's Open Masters qualifying standings at the 19th Koahsiung International on Wednesday.
Arromsaranon, who trailed overnight leader, Joshua Chow of Hong Kong by nine pins yesterday, improved his lower 3-game series of 676 to 744 taking his 6-game tally to 1477 and became the new leader.
The national bowler, who became the second Thai to win an international PBA title, rolled 245, 257 and 242 for the 744 series. Chow settled for second with 1439 while Singapore's Muhd Danial Zheng Yi improved from fifth to earn third spot with 1418.
First perfect gamer, Chen Han of China got pushed out of the top bracket to take up fourth with 1402. In the local pool, Chen Kuan-Yeh remained the leader with 1476 followed by Chiu Po-Yang in second with 1403 and Jack Cheng in third with 1392.