Sports world: Sixth is best result for S'pore bowlers

Sixth is best result for S'pore bowlers

LAS VEGAS • Singapore's New Hui Fen finished sixth at the Professional Women's Bowling Association Las Vegas Open late on Sunday, after being beaten 216-189 by Colombian Rocio Restrepo in the second round of the group stepladder finals.

Team-mate Jazreel Tan was eighth, having been edged out 234-193 by American Kelly Kulick in the first round of her group stepladder finals.

The women's team, which includes Shayna Ng, Cherie Tan and Daphne Tan, will next compete at this weekend's Sonoma County Open in California.

Separate tragedies claim football teens

MALACCA • Football was rocked by the deaths of two teenage players over the weekend. Stefan Petrovski, an 18-year-old reserve goalkeeper for Malaysian side Melaka United, died three weeks after being struck by lightning while standing near goalposts during training.

In Germany, 19-year-old Hanover 96 striker Niklas Feierabend died along with two other youngsters after the car he was in crashed into a tree early on Sunday morning.


Shin claims maiden LPGA win in Texas

LOS ANGELES • South Korean golfer Jenny Shin became the third first-time winner on the LPGA Tour this year, coming from behind to close with a four-under-par 67 on Sunday and win the Texas Shootout tournament.

It took the 23-year-old 135 starts since turning pro in 2010 to record her first win. She finished at 14-under 270, two strokes in front of compatriots Amy Yang (71) and Hur Mi-Jung (71).


First-round exits for Radwanska, Kerber

MADRID • Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and Australian Open tennis champion Angelique Kerber crashed out of the Madrid Open in the first round on Sunday, in major setbacks ahead of the French Open.

Radwanska lost 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, while Kerber was beaten by the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-2.


Dimitrov loses final, smashes his rackets

ISTANBUL • Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov smashed three rackets on his way to losing the Istanbul Open final 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 to Argentina's Diego Schwartzman on Sunday.

Dimitrov was one set ahead and 5-2 up in the second but lost 11 of the last 12 games, smashing two rackets along the way. He broke another racket when level at 40-40 in the sixth game of the final set, resulting in a match-ending penalty.


Romandie win shows Quintana's Tour form

GENEVA • Nairo Quintana won the Tour de Romandie on Sunday to once again stamp his credentials to become the first South American winner of the Tour de France in July.

The Colombian prevailed in the six-day race, which has often been a good pointer to finding the Tour de France champion, with three of the previous five winners having gone on to claim the yellow jersey.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe