Malaysia among top 24 in WYC finals
Posted on June 30, 2012, Saturday
KUCHING: It was a thrilling encounter in the girls doubles semi-finals match between top seeds Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana Jamaliddon-Jacqueline Jenelee Sijore of Malaysia and fourth seeds Kim Seon Jeong-Hwang Yeon Ju of South Korea on Thursday.
Both pairs fought frame by frame and by the half-way mark, the Malaysians were ahead by one-frame lead.
Jacqueline pumped up her ante to reel a four-bagger after adjusting her move inside. The Korean camp saw the move and emulated likewise to catch up. Dayang was unfortunate to see her 1-3 pocket delivery resulted in a 7-10 split.
The extravaganza battle went down to the wire. Both pairs rallied with identical double strikes on ninth and tenth frames.
However, the Malaysians spared home while the singles gold medallist Seon Jeong stormed home with five consecutive strikes to claim a final berth for Korea on a 425-411 margin.
“Perhaps after collecting silver and bronze medals by our team, our next medal should be gold,” said Jacqueline, tongue in cheek.
Currently, Jacqueline is leading the All-Events standings with 2,567 pinfalls, followed by Korea’s Hwang Yeon Ju with 2,565 pins.
Malaysia’s singles silver medallist Hee Kar Yen is placed fifth with 2,508 pins; Dayang Khairuniza in seventh with 2,478 and Sin Li Jane made up on 22nd place with 2,364.
The top 24 bowlers shall proceed to the Masters’ Finals.