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Teener Umali surprises veterans in Open bowling

11:29 PM May 09, 2018

Kenzo Umali

Junior national bowler Kenzo Umali surprised the more seasoned local campaigners in the PBF Pagcor Philippine International Open by rolling a pair of 718s to take second in the qualifying phase at Coronado Lanes in Starmall on Tuesday.

Kenzo Umali

“Whenever I play, my goal is to always exceed my previous best,” said Umali, a 17-year-old who is also the No. 1 qualifier in the youth division and ranked second behind Jomar Jumapao in the men’s Open class.


Jumapao, finalist in the World Cup last year in Mexico, used a rare 819 series on Sunday to top qualifying with a 1520 total.

Veterans JP Macatula (1476), Paulo Valdez (1467) and defending men’s champion Kenneth Chua (1436) round out the top five in the Open class.
The Philippine Bowling Federation Philippine International Open (PBF-PIO) is presented by PAGCOR.


Also supported by Smart Communications, Boysen Paints,and Comfoods/Cafe Puro.

Also by Prima Pasta, The Bowler, Timberpro, Fukihaya LS and Jollibee and with the help of The City Bowling Shop, Black Arrow Express, Youngstown Sardines, Vectron Trade Corp.

And by CSS Image Design, Architects’ Bowling Club, Megaricton, Megapacific, Playdium Bowling and Billiards, Gahol Family, Crown Pipes, Inihaw ni Juan, Ethan International,

Flumix, SDU Bowling Supplies and EC Pro Shop.

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