The Hong Kong national also ended strongly with 246 to claim second spot with 1342 and a total of 2649. Jaris Goh remained in third despite another poor game of 181. A third Singaporean, Cheah Ray Han and Qatar's Khalid Al-Sada completed the top 5 with 2574 and 2559 respectively.
The top two finishers of the squad, Tham and Mak leapfrog into third and fifth in the overall qualifying standings and crucially earning a bye. Jaris Goh remained in pole position with 2921 from his Squad B effort.
Top Qatari qualifier and winner of two high series awards, Ghanim Aboujassoum remained in second with 2696. Yousef Al-Jaber of Qatar took fourth spot with 2664 while Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong and 2016 H.H. Emir Cup champion, Danielle McEwan of USA completed the top 7 with 2623 and 2608.
Positioned eighth reserved for top Qatari outside the top 7 was 2017 H.H. Emir Cup winner, Jassim Al-Muraikhi with 2569. PBA pro Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., was knocked out of the top bracket and had to settle for ninth position with 2606.