Bowling: S'pore's Joel Tan hits perfect 300, but fails to advance in QubicaAMF World Cup

Singapore bowler Joel Tan hit the first perfect game of his career on Friday, at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

But it was not enough for the 17-year-old to reach the last eight of the tournament, as he finished 19th out of the 74-strong field with a total of 7,386 pinfalls over 32 games.

While his World Cup debut came to an end, compatriot Cherie Tan is still in with a shout of reaching Sunday's three-woman stepladder final.

With 7,373 pinfalls to her name, the left-hander lies fifth in the standings and will be looking to close the gap on Danielle McEwan, who occupies third place, when competition resumes on Saturday.

The American has 7,571 pinfalls, behind leader Caroline Lagrange of Canada and the Dominican Republic's Aumi Guerra, who boast scores of 7,809 and 7,689 respectively.