Kim takes top spot from Pang
LOCALLY-BASED Korean businessman Kim Hong-tae yesterday showed the way in the men's division of the Hong Kong International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships at the South China alley with a 1,330 aggregate in the singles event.
Kim fired games of 192, 260, 191, 223, 228, 236 to take over pole position on the leadership board from Trinitron teammate Alfred Pang, whose overnight score was 1,329.
Bowling pro-shop operator Pang was unperturbed that Kim beat him by only one pin, saying: 'I honestly didn't think my score would be good enough for the singles title because the competition is on until Saturday.
'I'll be bowling a couple more singles sets but I'm not too worried about the scores because the 1,329 has virtually guaranteed me a place in the Masters finals.' Local bowlers are at the forefront of the men's competition in the absence of big-name foreign entries with other Hong Kong players high on the chart being Chris Chui (1,304), Louis Lau (1,296), Terence Lye (1,291) and Sunny Hui (1,274).