Leon Guerrero finishes 2nd in ABF Tour Thailand Leg

Jay Leon Guerrero and Michael Mak
L-R:  Runner Up Jay Leon Guerrero of Guam and Champion Michael Mak.            Photo courtesy of ABF website and Terrence Yaw

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Blu-O-Rythum & Bowl Ratchayothin, Bangkok, Thailand

Jay Leon Guerrero finished a career high second in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Thailand leg held at the Blu-O-Rythum & Bowl Ratchayothin, Bangkok, Thailand.  Leon Guerrero fell 12 pins short to Hong Kong’s Michael Mak who captured his fifth tour title in a thrilling 254-242 title match.

Both started off the finals with a strike but Leon Guerrero added three more strikes to take a slender lead after Mak responded with double in the third and fourth frames. The Hong Kong national downed another strike in the fifth to move just two pins ahead after Leon Guerrero managed only a 7-count spare.

Leon Guerrero regained the lead after Mak encountered a split in the sixth frame but could not take advantage of the tie when Mak recovered with three more strikes from frame seven.  An opened frame in the seventh by Guerrero swung the tie back to Mak.

Despite finishing off with a double in the ninth and tenth frame, Mak spared his final frame to seal a well-earned victory. The champion sailed past sole Thai player, Annop Aromsarannon, 268-245 in the second semi-final match to advance to the finals.

Leon Guerrero edged Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia, 200-190 in the first semi-final to book his place in the finals against Mak.


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