Women bowlers deliver PHL’s first bronze in trios event

SINGAPORE, June 11 (PNA)- Marie Alexis Sy, Lara Posadas and Maria Arles delivered the Philippines’ first medal in bowling — a bronze in women’s trios — in the 28th Southeast Asian Games at the Orchid Bowl of the Orchid Country Club on Thursday.

Sy rolled 1195 pinfalls, Posadas made 1226 and Arles had 1187 for the team’s 3608 total.

Singapore finished 1-2 with Cherie Tan (1284), Bernice Lim (1313) and Shayna Ng (1366) winning the event with a high 3963 aggregate and Hui Fen New (1223), Jazreel Tan (1219) and Daphne Tan (1265) clinched the silver medal with 3707.

The other Philippine women’s trios team of Liza del Rosario (1257), Krizziah Tabora (1141) and Liza Clutario (1181) wound up fifth with 3579, behind Malaysia (3585).

The men’s squads finished way below the field topped by Malaysia 1 (3701), Singapore 2 (3656) and Indonesia 1 (3653).

Philippines Team 1 of Kenneth Chua (1109), Jo-Mar Jumapao (1105) and Enrico Hernandez (1242) totaled 3456 for 10th place and Team 2 of Jonas Baltasar (990), Kevin Cu (1209) and Frederick Ong (0) was second to last ahead of Vietnam with 2199 in the 14-team event.(PNA)