6th December, Manila: Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail, Tun Hakim, Timmy Tan and Ahmad Muaz claimed the Men's Team gold medal at the 2019 Philippines 30th SEA Games Bowling Championships on Friday while Singapore clinched the Women's Team gold medal.
Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang, Yeri Ramadona, Billy Muhammad Islam and Hardy Rachmadian, who topped the first block of three games earlier in the day with 2543 and 81 pins ahead of Thailand's Atchariya Cheng, Surasak Manuwong, Annop Arromsaranon and Yannaphon Larpapharat. Host nation, Philippines and Malaysia shared third spot, a further 12 pins away.
But the Indonesian quartet had a poor start in the second block with 790. Thailand had the best start with 866 to slash the gap to just 5 pins. The Philippine quartet of Kenneth Chua, Patrick Nuqui, Frederick Ong and Merwin Tan shot 837 to remain in third.
Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail, Tun Hakim, Timmy Tan and Ahmad Muaz also started off well with 832, a further 5 pins from Philippines. Indonesia stumbled to a disastrous 683 in the fifth game to quickly drop out of contention.