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National No.1 bowler Sin Li Jane is aiming for a Top 3 finish in the upcoming Malaysian Open tournament to be held at the Pyramid Mega Lanes from Nov 15-25.
PETALING JAYA: Sin Li Jane achieved the status as the country’s No. 1 woman bowler in just one year.
And the 21-year-old will be out to justify her new ranking with a strong finish in the national team’s last major tournament – the Malaysian Open at the Pyramid Mega Lanes here from Nov 15-25.
Li Jane was in the shadows of seniors like Zandra Aziela Ibrahim Hakimi, Sharon Koh, Shalin Zulkifli and Esther Cheah when she joined the national team two years ago.
But this year, she has outdone everyone. She has topped every single ranking tournament, which is used to select players for international tournaments.
She emerged as Malaysia’s top performer in the World Championships in Nevada, the United States, in August. She steered the team to a bronze medal and finished fifth in the All-Events.
Li Jane is also one of the two elite bowlers to have won an Open title this year. Li Jane won the Singapore Open in June while Esther emerged as the Hong Kong Open champion in May.
Li Jane, who is doing her American degree at the Sunway College, is now eyeing a top three finish in the home tournament.
“The Malaysian Open is the last major tournament for us. Many top bowlers from the region will take part. Bowling is not hosted at this year’s SEA Games, so this is our main focus,” said Li Jane, a two-time national champion.
“I have not won the Malaysian Open before although I came close to pulling it off last year. It will be great to achieve a top three finish. It will be a bonus if I can win my first home title to make it a great year,” said Li Jane, who won the singles gold at the Asian Championships in Hong Kong last year.
Besides Li Jane, all the other elite bowlers – men and women – will also be in action.
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