25th April, Kuching: Team gold medallist, Xavier Teo captured Singapore's sixth gold medal of the 20th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in the Boy's Masters finals while Gillian Lim picked up the second gold medal for Malaysia in the Girl's division.
The 18-year-old topseed lost the first match to challenger and second-seed, Muhammad Hafiz of Malaysia, 224-225 but fought back gallantly in the second match with a 208-202 win to capture his first-ever major title with a 432-427 two-match total pinfall.
The victory capped off a best-ever outing for Singapore in the Asian Youth Championships series which concluded at Megalanes Sarawak on Thursday evening. Hafiz, who easily brushed aside third-seed, Moon Hayeong of Korea, 224-165 in the first stepladder match, settled for the silver while Moon took home the bronze.
In the earlier second block Round-robin Masters finals, overnight leader, Shahrukh Amin of Malaysia continued where he left off with a win in the opening match but struggled in the medium oil pattern losing all his remaining seven matches to finish fifth with 3373 total.