18th November, Palembang: 2017 World Championships Team gold medallist, Natasha Roslan of Malaysia topped the Women's opening block of six games at the 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup ahead of Kelly Kulick of USA in second and Stephanie Martins of Brazil third.
Singapore's World Cup debutant, Fion Liew got off the block with 229 in her opening game to lead Germany's Nadine Geissler by 11 pins and Natasha Roslan in third, a further two pins away. Kulick, Scotland's Tania Yusaf and England's Isabelle Allen tied fourth position with 214.
2015 World Women's Championships Singles gold medallist, Jeon Eunhee of Korea added a sizzling 245 to her moderate 193 opener to take over the lead. Russia's Maria Koshel added 215 to her opening game of 214 to take up second, nine pins behind and just two pins ahead of Roslan, who shot 211 in her second game.
The 23-year-old Malaysian took over the running after posting a superb 222 to move six pins ahead of the Korean. 2017 champion, Krizziah Tabora of Philippines picked up her pace to move into third with Stephanie Martins making up grounds as well.