12th December, Petaling Jaya: Malaysian national squad members, Muhammad Syazirol and Gillian Lim are poised to challenge for the Boy's and Girl's Open Masters titles at the 20th Storm U22 International Junior All-Stars 2019 after leading their respective qualifying standings.
Syazirol, who rolled the tournament's first 300 during his qualifying attempt in which he added 248 in his opening game and ended with 213 for a total of 761 to lead the local pool. Matthew Ong of Wipers finished second with 752 followed by Abang Qfiq Yazid of Sarawak in third with 751.
Overall leader and topping the overseas pool was debutant, Han Joe Hyeon of Korean National Sports University (KNSU) with 772. Han's three-games series was an impressive 234, 249 and 289. His team-mate, Jeon Kwon Yi took second spot with 757.
Overnight leader and 2019 Asian Youth Team gold medallist, Eugene Yeo of SBF, Singapore slipped down to third with 743. Singapore's Zenson Koh of Bowling Is Science Academy and a third KNSU student, Moon Ha Yeong rounded out the top five with 742 and 734 respectively.