Dale Lazo of TBAM-Prima-RP set a cracking pace with a stunning opening game of 279 to lead compatriot, Rachelle Leon of TBAM-Prima by 67 pins. Lazo continued to lead for another game with 204 as Liza Clutario of MTBA-RP moved up to second.
But Lazo could not hang on to her lead when she managed only 154 in her third game allowing Clutario to take over the running, 28 pins ahead of the early pace-setter. 2016 World Youth Masters silver medallist, Amabel Chua of Singapore was a distant third.
Clutario stumbled to a lowly 155 in the fourth game which allowed Iliya Syamin of Singapore to narrow the gap to just eight pins in second while a third Singaporean, Jermaine Seah gradually moved up to third.
Iliya took her opportunity to leapfrog the Filipina and took over the lead as the Filipina stumbled to another disasterous 145 in the fifth game. Seah took over second spot, 11 pins behind. Chua and Clutario was fourth and fifth.