SINGAPORE - A fourth bowling gold medal at the SEA Games has been guaranteed for Singapore after local keglers filled all three stops in the women's stepladder finals on Sunday (June 14).
Leading the way in the masters event was Jazreel Tan, who top-scored with 3,497 pinfalls after 16 games at the Orchid Country Club. She was followed by compatriots Shayna Ng (3,424 pins) and Daphne Tan (3,418 pins).
In a show of the Republic's dominance on the bowling lanes, the next two spots were also filled by Singaporeans, with Cherie Tan (3,394 pins) fourth and New Hui Fen (3,391 pins) fifth.
Indonesian Tannya Roumimper was sixth in the 16-woman field with a score of 3,379. She will be awarded the bronze medal though as SEA Games rules dictate that one National Olympic Committee can only win a maximum of two medals in an event.
The first match of the 4.30pm stepladder finals will see the second seed (Ng) and third seed (Daphne) face each other over one match.
The loser will not receive a bronze medal while the victor advances to the gold-medal match and will face top seed (Jazreel) over a two-game total pinfall format for the title.
Singapore have won three golds, four silvers and a bronze medal so far at the bowling competition, which ends on Sunday.