Syabil and Nurul seek home high after glory in the Philippines

Double strike: Syabil (right) and Nurul posing with their trophies after their triumphant run.

PETALING JAYA: Winning his first youth international title at the Philippines Open has boosted Syabil Azam Syamsul Azam’s confidence ahead of the Malaysian Open.

The 19-year-old Syabil defeated compatriot Mohd Danial Abu Samah 199-171 in the first match of the boys’ stepladder finals on Friday before defeating top seed Marc Custodio of the Philippines 221-181 in the final at the Coronado Lanes, in Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

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