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Posadas leads BWC ladies finals

PAULINE del Rosario became the first Filipina to win on the lucrative Taiwan LPGA Tour, claiming the TLPGA and Royal Open crown in style on a closing six-under 66 at the Royal Kuan-His Golf Club in Hsinchu County, Taiwan last Sunday.

VETERAN Lara Posadas shpt a 10--game series of 2098 pinfalls Sunday as she opened her bid for a seconds straight Bowling World Cup national crown at Coronado Lanes (Starlanes).

Posadas, the country’s lady representative in the International BWC held in Shanghai, China, posted 205, 252 and 207 games to recover from a low 176 start and gain enough room to keep a 44-pinfall lead over prodigious national bowler Alexis Sy, who recorded 2049.

Posadas, also a member of the Philippine team which competed in the recent Southeast Games in Malaysia, also came through with games of 226, two 223s and two more 207s.

Krizziah Tabora checked in third with 1964, followed by Dyan Coronacion (1962), Mades Arles (1957), Liza Clutario (1927), Rochelle Munsayac (1911), Amelyn Sisperez (1911) and veteran international campaigner Liza del Rosario (1906).

The top 34 bowlers out of 44 lady contenders advanced to the second round where they play another 10 games at Paeng’s Midtown Bowl (Ermita) today to determine the top eight who will continue to dispute the crown and the right to carry the Philippine colors in the BWC international finals slated on Nov. 4-12 in Hermosillo, Mexico.

The 34 survivors after the men’s first round competition, led by national kegler Kenneth Chua, rolled another 12 games yesterday at Paeng’s Midtown Bowl, with the top eight advancing to the final day of action today at Paeng’s Eastwood Bowl.

The other lady bowlers who advanced to the second round follow:

Myrna Bautista (1822), Jackie Sadiua (1790), Bea Camile Santarin (1785), Rowena Cabas (1784), Farah Omasa (1775), Sherry Ann Cruz (1746), Joe Anne Vobifacio (1741), Pure Anselmo (1740), Crystal Chavez (1717), Nancy Frianeza (1697), Abbie Gan (1689), Jane Corina Bonifacio (1681), Wanda Teer (1673), Bernadette Ipapo (1658), Olivia Destura (1643), Tonette Otayza (1635), Lorna Misa (1616), Gina Varilla (1612), Mier Aguinaldo (1602), Ophie Iriberri (1586), Melody Bangsi-il (1578), Ofelia San Jose (1563), Alyssa dela Rosa (1561), Liza Pabico (1545) and Silva Yap (1532).

Topics: Pauline del Rosario , Lara Posadas , Taiwan LPGA Tour , Bowling World Cup
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