of Sweden ended the 12th World Youth Championships with victory in the Boys Masters finals Tuesday at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok. Fransson, seeded third, defeated No. 4 Chris Via
, USA, 206-198, to capture the first gold medal for Sweden in this championship. In the semifinals, Via cruised to a 246-180 victory over All Events champion Sam Cooley
of Australia, while Fransson equally easily sidelined two-time gold medalist Marshall Kent
, USA, 242-202.