21st November, Palembang: Leader for three days, Francois Louw of South Africa cruised into the Top 24 Round of the 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup with a commanding lead over Germany's Oliver Morig, Korea's Lee Wanhee and Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang.
With 310 pins lead from Day 3, the 33-year-old 2015 World Cup first runner-up was quick to extend his lead to 373 with a sizzling 257 in the opening game. Morig had a moderate start but the Lee did well with 259 to move into third.
Louw was on a roll, reeling in 200, 204, 206, 232 and 211 for his lowest 6-games series of 1310 and a 24-game total of 5520 to retain top spot. The German bounced back brilliantly with 232, 279, 212, 259 and 256 to seal second position with 5332, registering the highest 6-games series of 1432.
Lee finished third with 5155 thanks to a big game of 267 in the 21st game. Lalisang roll the highest game of the block with 290 also in the 21st game to clinch fourth position with 5128 while defending champion, Sam Cooley of Australia rounded out the top five with 5115.