15th December, Seberang Prai: 2017 second runner-up and 2018 AMF World Cup champion, Sam Cooley of Australia amassed a stunning six-game total of 1542 to lead the Mixed Open qualifying leaderboard of the 47th Penang Pesta International Bowling Championships.
In his first attempt since arriving here yesterday, Cooley took to the lanes at Penang Megamall to reel in 286, 268 and 247 for a sizzling three-game series of 801. He made another attempt but could not repeat his form and managing only 649.
The Aussie returned today to post another superb 741 series from 278, 230 and 233 to take over the lead of the overseas pool dislodging overnight leader, Kim Do Hee of Ulsan City Hall Bowling Team. Kim had led with 1452.
Koreans showed their mighty power as Park Dae Hee occupied third spot with 1428 while 2014 World Men's Championships Masters gold medallist, Kang Hee Won of Team Ulju, Korea finished fourth with 1417. A fourth Korean, Hwang Se Ra made up the top five with 1398.