(From right) Muhammad Shafiy with Kedah’s Imran Az-Zahari Zainon and Muhammad Haziq Mohd Ridzuan as well as fellow Penang teammate Muhamad Hariz Adlan Azman from the Boys Open category at Mega Bowl in Prai.
PENANG won three out of the five titles at stake during the second leg of the Youth Cup Milo Ranking Masters Bowling championship at Mega Bowl on the Penang mainland.
Muhammad Shafiy Zaim, 17, set the ball rolling when he struck down 1,731 pins to win the Boys Open title.
His junior Megat Zaqrul Haiqal, was also in top form to win the Boys Under-16 title with a score of 1,741 pins.
The mixed Under-12 category saw the host producing a top three finish.
Nyak Ahmad Lukman, Eileen Ong and Muhammad Hafiz Darwisy rolled down 1,022 pins, 996 pins and 973 pins respectively to cap a memorable outing for the host.
Penang could have secured a fourth title if their top bowlers Nur Amirah Auni Azman and Anis Shazlin Zulkhisham were around for the Girls Open category.
The duo were away for training with the national youth team in Kuala Lumpur.
In their absence, Kedah’s new sensation Puteri Nurul Dini, 18, scorched the lanes with 1,498 pins to win the title.
Puteri Nuri, who had earlier won the opening leg in February, beat her teammate Kusselyn Yuthasax by 46 pins.
Kedah also took the third and fourth spots through Nurul Aliya Najiha and Ummi Umaimah Abdullah, who rolled down 1,386 pins and 1,328 pins respectively.
Boys Open: 1. Muhammad Shafiy Zaim (Pen) 1,731 pins; 2. Imran Az-Zahari Zainon (Ked) 1,672 pins; 3. Muhammad Haziq Mohd Ridzuan (Ked) 1,530 pins; 4. Muhamad Hariz Adlan Azman (Pen) 1,524 pins; 5. Ahmad Aidil Abd Halim (Mal) 1,520 pins.
High Game: Lee Wan Chai (Ked) 257 pins (fourth frame).
Boys Under-16: 1. Megat Zaqrul Haiqal (Pen) 1,741 pins; 2. Brandon Lau Yze How (Pen) 1,567 pins; 3. Muhammad Azril Roslan (Ked) 1,521 pins; 4. Muhd Irfan Danial Hafizan (Pen) 1,508 pins; 5. Muhammad Azim Fitri (Pen) 1,490 pins.
High Game: Megat Zaqrul Haiqal (Pen) 258 pins (fifth frame).
Boys-Girls (Mixed category) Under-12: 1. Nyak Ahmad Lukman (Pen) 1,022 pins; 2. Eileen Ong (Pen) 996 pins; 3. Muhammad Hafiz Darwisy (Pen) 973 pins; 4. Nurul Anis Nabila (Ked) 930 pins; 5. Muhammad Isyraf Danish (Pen) 925 pins.
High Game: Nyak Ahmad Lukman (Pen) 206 pins (first frame).
Girls Open: 1. Puteri Nurul Dini (Ked) 1,498 pins; 2. Kusselyn Yuthasax (Ked) 1,452 pins; 3. Nurul Aliya Najiha (Ked) 1,386 pins; 4. Ummi Umaimah Abdullah (Ked) 1,328 pins; 5. Ainaa Alyaa Zulamri (Pen) 1,326 pins.
High Game: Puteri Nurul Dini (Ked) 223 pins (fifth frame).
Girls Under-16: 1. Alyaa Addini Zulamri (Prk) 1,498 pins; 2. Nur Alya Safiyya (Prk) 1,480 pins; 3. Anis Hadirah Anuar (Pen) 1,423 pins; 4. Melissa Khong Xia Yi (Pen) 1,421 pins; 5. Dhia Batrisyia Mohd Ridzuan (Ked) 1,412 pins.
High Game: Melissa Khong Xia Yi (Pen) 226 pins (sixth frame).