14th December, Seberang Prai: Debutant, Cho Chan Yeong of Jeonnam City, Korea won the Mixed Open Round 1 Masters finals of the 46th Penang Pesta International Bowling Championships with compatriot, Park Dae Hee in second and Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia in third.
Jordan Dinham of Tenpin Sport Australia got off the block with a sizzling 258 to lead Malaysia's Amirah Auni by two pins as the latter posted 256 in her first game. The Aussie added another good game of 233 to extend the lead to 37 pins.
Cho, who rolled 221 in his first game, added another another fine game of 233 to move up into second spot. Abang Afiq Yazid trailed the pair in third with two ex-national bowlers, Zulmazran and Muhammad Nur Aiman in fourth and fifth positions.
The 20-year-old high school student from Jeonnam posted another superb game of 232 to take over the running from Dinham as the Aussie managed 191. Cho was on a roll, reeling in a stunning 278 in the fourth game to pull away his nearest rival.