China routed the SAR's men's table tennis team 3-0 in the team competition semi-finals last night - but Hong Kong are still guaranteed a bronze. Led by Wang Liqin, who won the world singles title in Osaka last year, China outclassed Hong Kong as the gold medal favourites stormed through to today's final against South Korea, who edged Taiwan 3-2 in the other semi-final. Wang, who beat teammate Kong Linghui in the Osaka final, proved too strong for SAR hope Ko Lai-chak, winning 11-6, 11-6, 11-8. Next up was 26-year-old Sydney Olympic singles champion and 1995 world title-holder Kong Linghui against 18-year-old Cheung Yuk. The Chinese number two had no trouble dismantling the Hong Kong teenager, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7. China completed the rout when Liu Guozheng overcame Li Ching, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 13-11. Hong Kong and Taiwan need not play off for the bronze medal as the losing semi-finalists are automatically awarded third-place, although the medal will not go into the medal count until after today's victory ceremony. Hong Kong coach Chan Kong-wah said the SAR had fought well against China with Li just narrowly failing to peg back the score in rubbers against Liu. 'We were playing the strongest team in the world. We fought hard, but it wasn't enough against them. I am sure this will be good experience for us,' said Chan. Ironically, the Hong Kong men's team progressed further than the women, who were bundled out of the team event in the quarter-finals after losing 3-0 to China earlier in the week. Meanwhile, Hong Kong bowlers disappointed again in men's doubles at the Homeplus Asiad Bowling Alley. Sunny Hui Cheung-kwok and Chung Him finished sixth after Eric Lau Kwok-yau and Wu Siu-hong failed to live up to their billing as possible medal contenders when they finished way down in 17th position. Lau was a disappointment as he failed to maintain the form that surprised his rivals in finishing fifth in the men's singles on Thursday night. The 43-year-old managed just one frame that was over 200 points for a 192.33 average, while Wu, strongly tipped for a medal in the singles, had another poor outing, struggling to find his form despite showing promise in training. Lau scored 1,154 points to Wu's 1,191 as the SAR's hopes of winning a medal in bowling looked increasingly slim. Hong Kong's women bowlers had a moderate day with Janet Lam Yim and Ho Long-mui struggling in 11th place in an event won by Malaysia's Sarah Yap Mun-yee and Wendy Chai Dechoo. There was more bad news for Hong Kong's golfers, who had another disastrous day at the Asiad Country Club. Lee Man-lok is lying in 49th position after shooting an 11-over-par 83 - one shot worse than his 82 on Thursday. Lee Man-lok improved from Thursday's 82 with a 79. Sri Lanka's Anura Rohana took a one-shot lead after carding a 71. Taiwan's Cheng Chin-liang and H. W. Cheng were tied for second after shooting a 72 and a seven-under-par 65 respectively. In the equestrian competition, Hong Kong rider Masami Toda finished eighth in the jumping final aboard Coolgardie, finishing behind gold medal winner Pongsiree Bunluewong of Thailand. Toda accumulated 56.72 penalty points compared to the Thai's 47.17 points. In bodybuilding, Lee Lap-chi qualified for today's 65kg final round. Lee joins Hong Kong teammate Lam Man-shing who qualified for the final in the under-90kg category on Thursday.