25th September, Bangkok: Two-time Collegiate All-American winner, Darren Tang of Las Vegas, Nev. took over the lead of the standings on the penultimate day of qualifying at the 2019 PBA-WBT World Bowling Tour Thailand on Wednesday.
Tang, whose best effort was a 726, 661 and 616 after three days of qualifying, was in 12th position with 2003. The 26-year-old 2014 Junior Team USA chalked up a stunning 773 at the 12:00hrs squad taking him up third on 2160.
Dominic Barrett of England, who snatched the lead late last night from Ryan Ciminelli of USA with 2180, looked unbeatable. But Tang added another fine 3-game series of 686 taking his 9-game tally to 2185 to beat the Brit by 5 pins and to take the top spot.
2014 champion, Osku Palermma of Finland fired two good attempts of 706 and 688 to add to his 763 effort yesterday, moving the two-hander into the top bracket in fourth position with 2157. PBA Hall of Famer, Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas also made the top bracket in fifth with 2122.