BOWLING: ASIAN CHAMP LIZA DEL ROSARIO SWEEPS 4 MAJOR BOWL TITLES

Paig City, June 13, 2003 (Star) Reigning Asian Tenpin champion Liza del Rosario ran away with four of the major titles up for grabs in the womenís side of the 32nd Boysen-PBC International Bowling Championships.

Del Rosario won the singles, doubles, team and all events at the end of the preliminaries Wednesday night, making her the top bet to crowd out Shalin Zulkifli when the Malaysian begins to defend her Open Masters title at the Green Valley Center in Pasig.

The Filipina bowlerís 946 effort held through in the singles class 0 as she withstood a late charge by Hong Kongís Sarah Yap (934), who settled for runner-up honor. At third was PBAPís Cecilia Yap.

In the doubles, del Rosario paired with Irene Benitez to turn back the Malaysia duo of Zulkifli and Wendy Chan, 891-867, while in the team event, she combined forces with Yap and Liza Clutario to score 1257 and rout the Singaporean trio of Alice Tay, Jennifer Tan and Jesmine Ho (1232).

A victory in the all-events (1698) over Benitez (1674), capped del Rosarioís dominance of the two-week meet sponsored by Boysen, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Kegel Asia, AVIVA and backed by Prima, Amstar, Astor, BQS Management, Tone Guide, Silver Wings, Mercury Intíl Security Printing, Paper Handling Systems, Confident Feminine Napkins and H.S. Pow Construction.


Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

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