Hwang Sun-Ok targets her fourth gold medal in Asian Games


    2010 Asian Games

    Holds a 75-pin lead after the first block of round robin on long oil

    2010AGHwangSunOk.jpg2010AGEstherCheah.jpgThree-time Guangzhou Asian Games gold medalist Hwang Sun-Ok (pictured), Korea sits in a familiar place after the first block of round robin match play in Women's Masters. Hwang, who targets her third individual gold medal after winning in Singles and All Events and her fourth overall after claiming the Team gold medal yesterday, led the first round on long oil Tuesday afternoon at Tianhe Bowling Hall with 1863 pinfall total.

    The Korean knocked down 1808 pins for the field-best average of 226 and added 55 bonus pins for her 5-2-1 won-loss-tie record. Hwang had seven games between 255 and 221 and a low game of 189.

    Trailing Hwang by 75 pins to sit in second place was Esther Cheah (right), Malaysia, who checked in with 1788 including a 6-2 match play record. Cheah had six games between 200 and 247 and suffered two sub-200 games (194, 176).

    Third place belonged to Singles silver medalist Shayna Ng, Singapore, who totaled 1783 including a 4-4 match play record. Japan's Maki Nakano won all but one match to sit in forth place with 1766, just 17 pins off the pace for the stepladder finals.

    2009BWCLizaDelRosario3.jpg2010AGChenDongDong.jpgLiza Del Rosario (left), Philippines, is fourth 21 pins behind in fifth place with 1745 including one of two 279 games in the round. Sharon Koh, Malaysia, is sixth with 1739, while China's Chen Dongdong (right) and defending Masters champion Choi Jin-A were tied for seventh place with 1731. Dongdong rolled the other 279.

    Rounding out the top ten were Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia and Cherie Tan, Singapore in ninth and tenth place with 1722 and 1722, respectively.

    Tan is merely 67 pins away from fourth place, making Wednesday's second and final round on short oil before the cut to the top three promising to be an extra exciting round.

    2010AsianGamesLogo_small.jpg The top 16 in All Events but maximum two players per country advanced to the Masters finals which will conclude the bowling competition of the 16th Asian Games on Wednesday.

    75 women from 14 countries - Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the host country China - participate in the 16th Asian Games bowling competition at Tianhe Bowling Hall in Guangzhou, China to bowl for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team, All Events and Masters.


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    16th Asian Games - Women's Masters Finals Round One

    Round robin match play. 10 pins bonus for each win. First block on long oil, second block on short oil. The top 3 will advance to the stepladder finals.