17th December, Seberang Prai: 2018 Chinese Taipei Open first runner-up, Syaffique Ikhwan of HPS won the Mixed Open Round 1 finals and led four other Malaysians to dominate the 47th Penang Pesta International Bowling Championships on Tuesday.
Ex-national, Ameera Dato Aznel got off the block with a superb 267 in her opening game to lead last year's first runner-up, Muhd Nur Aiman of Johor by five pins. Ex-Singapore international, Remy Ong and Noor Afizal Azizan also registered big games of 257 and 253 to take up third and fourth.
2018 World Men's Championships Doubles gold medallist, Adrian Ang, who had a moderate start with 209, added a sizzling 268 in the second game to move into the lead. Syaffique, who started with 247, posted 224 to take up second, six pins adrift.
2014 Incheon Asian Games mutiple gold medallist, Lee Nayoung of Korea improved to third with 225 and 227 while national kegler, Shahrukh Amin and Ong were running in the top five. The Korean fired 245 to become the third leader while Shahrukh added 256 to take over second spot.