Cherie Tan claims gold in Women's Singles at 26th SEA Games bowling competition



    Singaporean women dominate the event, finishing 1st and in 3rd through 6th place

    2011SEAGamesLogo.jpg Cherie Tan claimed the first gold medal for Singapore in the bowling competition of the 26th South East Asian Games as she won the title in Women's Singles Tuesday at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The Singaporean national squad dominated the event as four of Tan's team mates, Jazreel Tan, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Shayna Ng and New Hui Fen finished in third through sixth place.

    Cherie Tan came out of the gates quickly, posting scores of 242, 223 and 238 on the 35 ft short oil pattern to hold a comfortable 63-pins lead after three games over Sin Li Jane, Malaysia, who was second with 640.

    Tan added 225 but finished with two sub-par games (168 and 190) which allowed Sin Li Jane to narrow the gap to two pins. However, a final 207 game by the Malaysian was not good enough to overtake Tan, who secured the first gold medal in the women's division with 1286 six-game total and an average of 214.33.

    Sin Li Jane finished second with 1284 with Jazreel Tan just one pin behind in third place with 1283 including a 214 final game.

    Yeong-Nathan was further 41 pins behind in fourth place with 1242 and was followed by Ng in fifth place with 1216 and Hui Fen in sixth place with 1212.

    30 women and 41 men from seven countries - Brunei (men only), Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam (men only) compete in the 26th SEA Games bowling competition for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Teams and Master match play.

    Results courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation.


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