Ex-Korean national and World Championships gold medallist, Cha Mijeong finished sixth. PBA Player of the Year (2011-12) and winner of 12 PBA titles, Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., managed 10th position with 1163.
The cut in 11th position went to KPBA's Jeon Sucheol with 1150, averaging 230. The top 11 finishers in each of the four squads will make the cut for next round of finals. There are 55 players in each squad and a total of 44 bowlers to advance to the next round at the end of the two blocks of 5 games.
Squad B, C and D players will bowl their first block of 5 games later. They will resume with their second block of 5 games tomorrow.
The first of two PBA-World Bowling Tour stop in Asia this year, the 2018 PBA-WBT Busan Cup is organized by the Korean Professional Bowling Association in conjunction with Busan Metroplitan Bowling Association. The prestigious tournament is endorsed and sanctioned by Korean Bowling Association, Asian Bowling Federation and World Bowling.