Korea's Jeon Eunhee earns the No. 1 seed for Wednesday's Singles finals

    12/07/15

    2015 WWC

    Her compatriot Hwang Yeonju remains in second place, while Singapore's Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng lead Squad 2 to move into third and fourth place; action shifts to Trios preliminaries on Tuesday

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    2015WWCHwangYeonJu.jpgKorea's Jeon Eunhee (pictured above) remained unchallenged in Squad 2 en route earn the No. 1 seed for the four-player Singles finals in the 2015 Women's World Championships Wednesday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    World and Asian champion Eunhee averaged 242.83 en route to lead the 145-player field from 29 countries with 1457. The right-hander started with a huge 279 game and rebounded from 190 with three consecutive 240 games (242, 247 and 241) before she closed out her set with 258.

    The 26-year-old right-hander, who won gold with the Korean team at the 2009 World Championships in Las Vegas, said that she hasn't been nervous at all but had fun and enjoyed the competition.

    Her compatriot Hwang Yeonju (above right) was the only other athlete who cracked the 1400-bar. Yeonju toppled 1408 pins (234.67) and claimed the No. 2 seed.

    2015WWCCherieTan.jpg2015WWCShaynaNg.jpgPlaces 3 and 4 belonged to Singapore's Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng, making it an all-Asian medal round.

    Tan (left), the only lefty in the finals, finished her last game with six consecutive strikes for 225 and 1395 total, an average of 232.50 to overtake Patricia Luoto of Germany, who held that position after the first squad.

    Ng (right), who holds the World Championship record for three and six games with 806 and 1601, respectively, took the fourth and last spot to advance with 1366. Her teammate New Hui Fen needed a double and an 8-count to overtake Ng by one pin but got only the first strike to miss the cut in fifth place with 1359.

    Liz Johnson, United States had a flush 7-10 split in her last frame and had to settle for sixth place on 1354. Luoto slipped to seventh place, with Sanna Pasanen from Finland in eighth place with 1343. Jung Dawun of Korea slipped from fourth to ninth place with 1342.

    The top 4 will advance to the medal round on Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with the semifinals. No. 1 Eunhee will bowl No. 4 Ng and No. 2 Yeonju will takes on No. 3 Tan. The winners will bowl for the gold medal and the losers will share the bronze medal.

    Action at the 2015 Women's World Championships shifts to the Trios preliminaries on Tuesday.

    2015WWCLogo.jpg The 2015 Women's World Championships will be held from December 5-14 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    147 players from 30 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the seven-day competition.

    In accordance with the WTBA Playing Rules, the 2015 Women's World Championships will be contested on two lane conditioning pattern, the 36 ft. Los Angeles pattern and the 43 ft. Tokyo pattern.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the 2015 Women's World Championships from Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi including reports, photos and results, while bowling fans around the world will be able to watch all qualifying rounds, semifinals and finals live on BowlTV.

     


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