But the Malaysian left-hander ended the block stronger with 227 to clinch the squad with 1134. Manuwong settled for second with 1124. Jaris Goh took third spot with 1096 while Aidil and 2017 Thailand Open champion, Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia completed the top five with 1063 and 1050.
Meanwhile in the Women's Open division, the lead was hotly contested amongst the three Malaysian national elite members. Siti Safiyah Amirah set the early pace with 216 but lost the lead briefly to Syaidatul Afifah after the second game.
Amirah regained the lead from the third game and led until the fifth and final game. Singapore's Iliya Syamin snatch the lead with 1011. Amirah settled for second with 998 followed by Shalin Zulkifli in third with 988.
After three squads contested, Malaysian men dominated by occupying the top 3 overseas spots in the overall qualifying standings. Tun Hakim led with 1174, Ahmad Muaz with 1137 and Aiman with 1134. Manuwong, Yannaphon Larpapharat and Sithiphol Kunaksorn occupied the top 3 local spots with 1124, 1031 and 1009.
The top 3 local and top 3 overseas qualifiers will skip Round 2 finals and automatically advance to Round 3 finals. Muhd Jaris Goh headed the mixed pool with 1096 while the cut at 26th position was held by Singapore's Joseph Ting with 1020.
Sin Li Jane of Malaysia led the women's overseas pool with 1147 ahead of team-mate, Nerosha Keligit in second with 1067 and Ilya Syamin taking up third. Yanee Saebe, Kantaporn Singhabubpha and Thanchanok Vilailak occupied the top 3 local spots.
Natasha Roslan of Malaysia headed the mixed pool with 999 while the cut at 22nd position went to Yang Hao-Ting of Chinese Taipei with 887. The final Squad C will commence at 21:00 hrs copleting the first block.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Bangkok, Thailand.