Bowling: Singapore's Jazreel Tan advances to US Women's Open stepladder final

Jazreel Tan during the victory ceremony at the 28th SEA Games in this June 14, 2015 file photo.
Jazreel Tan during the victory ceremony at the 28th SEA Games in this June 14, 2015 file photo. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - Bowler Jazreel Tan has qualified for the US Women's Open stepladder final in fourth place on Saturday after four gruelling rounds of qualifying and three rounds of match play in the town of North Brunswick in the state of New Jersey.

The 25-year-old Singaporean made it to Sunday evening's final after qualifying with a total of 12,090 pinfalls. She trailed the American pack of leader Shannon O'Keefe (12,604), followed by Liz Johnson (12,554) and Danielle McEwan (12,486). The final will be played on Sunday.

Fellow Singaporeans Shayna Ng (17th), Daphne Tan (19th) and New Hui Fen (23th) also competed at the event.

The top five bowlers were seeded into the step-ladder finals according to their total pinfalls. The winner will take home a cash prize of US$50,000 (S$71,230).

In July, Tan tasted success in the US when she won the Professional Women's Bowling Association Lubbock Sports Open.

ljeremy@sph.com.sg