SEA Games: Singapore clinch women's trios gold after doubles disappointment

Singapore's (from left) Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and Bernice Lim with gold medals from the women's trios event during the 28th SEA Games at Orchid Country Club on June 11, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 
Singapore's (from left) Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and Bernice Lim with gold medals from the women's trios event during the 28th SEA Games at Orchid Country Club on June 11, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 

SINGAPORE - Following their disappointing outing in the women's doubles event on Wednesday, Singapore's female bowlers rebounded in style by finishing first and second in the trios event on Thursday.

A day after they failed to land a medal in the women's doubles, Cherie Tan, Bernice Lim and Shayna Ng combined for a total of 3,963 pinfalls to claim the trios gold.

Compatriots Daphne Tan, New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan were second with a score of 3,707 pinfalls, while the Philippines' trio of Marie Alexis Sy, Maria Arles and Lara Posadas took bronze with 3,608 pinfalls.

In the men's competition, the Republic's team of Javier Tan and brothers Howard and Keith Saw finished second with 3,656 pinfalls, 45 short of champions Rafiq Ismail, Ahmad Muaz and Timmy Tan of Malaysia.

Indonesians Ryan Lalisang, Billy Islam and Hardy Rachmadian were third with a score of 3,653.

Singapore now have three golds, three silvers and one bronze in the bowling competition at Orchid Country Club, which continues with the team event on Friday and the masters competition on Sunday.

jonwong@sph.com.sg

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