16th December, Seberang Prai: Penang youth, Megat Zaqrul Haikal and Jeong Won of Ulsan City, Korea triumphed in the MILO Boy's and Girl's Youth Open Masters finals of the 47th Penang Pesta International Bowling Championships for their first international title.
Last week's 20th Storm U22 All-Stars first runner-up and national youth, Muhammad Syazirol and Abang Azriq Yazid of Sarawak set a blistering pace with 258 in their opening game to share the lead, 12 pins ahead of 2018 Asian School Masters gold medallist, Xavier Teo in second.
Syazirol could not keep pace with Abang managing only 177 to slip down to third while the Sarawakian moved six pins ahead of Teo after added 217 in the second game. But Syazirol bounced back with a sizzling 255 in the third game to regain the lead.
Teo took over second spot while a second Sarawak youth, Musayyar Khalid, who was consistent in his first three games, rolled 228 to move into third spot, just one pin ahead of compatriot, Abang Afiq slipping down to fourth.