Bowling: Team silver for female keglers at 2017 World Championships

(Clockwise from top left) New Hui Fen, Daphne Tan, Cherie Tan, Jazreel Tan and Shayna Ng at the 2017 Women's World Bowling World Championships.
(Clockwise from top left) New Hui Fen, Daphne Tan, Cherie Tan, Jazreel Tan and Shayna Ng at the 2017 Women's World Bowling World Championships.PHOTO: FACEBOOK / SINGAPORE BOWLING FEDERATION

SINGAPORE - Singapore's female bowlers clinched a team silver on Sunday (Dec 3) at the 2017 World Bowling World Championships.

The top-seeded quintet of New Hui Fen, Shayna Ng, Cherie Tan, Daphne Tan and Jazreel Tan lost a close best-of-three-games final 209-214, 177-188 to regional rivals Malaysia in Las Vegas.

Singapore and Malaysia had both come from one game down in their respective semi-finals earlier in the day against South Korea and Colombia respectively.

The result sees Singapore better their showing at the last Women's World Championships two years ago in Abu Dhabi, when the women's team won a bronze.

Then, Ng had also won the Republic's first ever gold in the event when she won the individual all-events title.

Ng and Cherie Tan will compete in the women's masters on Tuesday morning (Singapore time). The masters will be shown live on StarHub TV Ch 203 (Hub Sports 3) from 6.10am.