The Philippine contingent fell short of making into the top three of the 30th Southeast Asian Games bowling men’s singles event, with Patrick Nuqui crashing to fifth spot out of 30 competitors on Tuesday at the Coronado Lanes in Starmall EDSA.
Nuqui delivered a total of 1310 pinfalls to land the best position among Filipino keglers. He posted an average of 218.33 in the six-game series, where his best outing came in the fifth match to the tune of 257 and his lowest in the second game with 194.
Timmy Tan of Malaysia captured the elusive gold with 1334 total pinfalls, with Annop Arromsaranon of Thailand coming in a close second with 1331 for silver. Cheah Ray Han of Singapore churned out 1316 to complete the podium finishers.
Philippines’ Kenneth Chua placed 8th spot with a total of 1284, averaging 214.00 in six matches.
Meanwhile, Merwin Tan and Frederick Ong settled at 13th and 24th, with total scores of 1245 and 1113, respectively.