No. 1 seeded Koh, Al-Hassan secure the titles in the 42nd Singapore International Open

    06/07/09

    Singapore

    SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore (May 25 - June 6, 2009)

    2009SOSharonKohShakerAlHassan.jpgTop-seeded Sharon Koh (pictured left), Malaysia, and Emirati Shaker Al-Hassan (right) won the women's and men's Open Masters titles Saturday in the 42nd Singapore International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships at SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore.

    Koh held off compatriot Siti Safiyah Amirah, 211-181, to secure the women's title worth 5,000 Singapore Dollars. Amirah, who grabbed the sixth and final spot for the stepladder, ousted Zandra Aziela, Malaysia, and Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, in the high-scoring opening shootout match, 245-230-228 and went on to defeat No. 2 seed Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, and defending champion and No. 3 seed, Cherie Tan, Singapore in the semifinal, 248-222-226.

    The men's final was decided in the second game (the top seed must be defeated twice to win the title), as No. 2 seed, 4-time PBA champ Sean Rash, defeated Al-Hassan in the first game by two pins, 192-190. Al-Hassan rebounded with 232-150 win to wrap up the title and to earn the 25,000 Singapore Dollars top prize.

    Al-Hassan's compatriot, defending champion Hussain Al-Suwaidi, seeded sixth, won the opening match against Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, and Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, by one pin, 204-188-203.

    Rash matched that feat in the semifinal when he defeated Somjed Kusonpithak, Thailand, and Al-Suwaidi, 224-223-178.

     


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