KPBA's Choi Youngmi took an early lead with a splendid 247 to lead Jeon Eunhee by 1 pin as top women qualifier, Yun Huiyeo of KPBA and Park Jinhee both rolled 238 and 237 to trail the leading duo.
Choi stumbled to a disasterous 166 to drop out of contention as Jeon seized the opportunity to move into the lead with a superb 248. Ex-international, Kim Hyomi of KPBA added a strong game of 259 to her 233 opening game to move into second, 2 pins adrift while Park and Yun stayed close behind.
Another strong game of 245 from Kim saw the Korean pro taking over the lead at the halfway mark. Jeon slipped to third behind Yun despite adding a decent game of 227. Sung Kyungeun of Daejeon City rolled a superb game of 248 to take up fourth pushing Park into fifth.
Kim and Jeon rolled identical score of 237 in the fourth game making the gap between the two remaining at 16 pins. Yun and Park could only stay close in third and fourth as Sung slipped away on a poor game of 181.