7th December, Manila: Billy Muhammad Islam of Indonesia and Shayna Ng of Singapore are hoping to end the 2019 Philippines 30th SEA Games Bowling Championships with their second gold medal after topping the Men's and Women's Masters finals first block.
Mixed Doubles gold medallist and All-Events winner, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia set the opening pace by defeating team-mate and Doubles gold medallist, Hardy Rachmadian 254-196 to lead Team gold medallist, Ahmad Muaz of Malaysia by 18 pins.
Muaz beat compatriot Tun Hakim 236-186 in the opening match while Team bronze medallist, Atchariya Cheng of Thailand had an easy 213-186 win over Patrick Nuqui of Philippines in his first match to take up third.
The 2019 AMF World Cup first runner-up won his next three matches with 206, 186 and 246 to continue to lead the field of 16 finalists. Muaz lost his next two matches to slip down to fourth. Singapore's Muhd Jaris Goh and Doubles gold medallist, Islam exchanged second spot up to the halfway mark.