By MARK REY MONTEJO
Zach Ramin and Marc Custodio continued to make waves after finishing third in Squad 1 of the 21st Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, July 8.
The Filipino duo accumulated a combined 2439 pinfalls to finish behind Malaysians Muhammad Danial Abu Samah and syabil-Azam Syamsul-Azam (2511), and Koreans Baek Seungwoo and Park Soowan (2600)
Ramin and Custodio, who averaged 210 and 197, respectively, advanced to the championship round where the Top 3 teams per squad will vie for the doubles title.
Squad 2 and 3 participants, which include Art Barrientos and Stephen Diwa, are playing at press time.
Ramin said his experience in winning the prestigious Singapore International Open recently served as a springboard to bolster his confidence.
“The competition has been fierce, but it’s a great opportunity to test my skills against some of the best young bowlers in Asia. I’m proud of our performance so far, and we’re looking forward to giving it our all in the upcoming matches.” Ramin said.
Custodio, meanwhile, hopes for a follow up from his bronze-medal feat in the International Bowling Federation Under-21 Championships in Sweden two years ago.
Meanwhile, Barriento came close to the podium in the boys singles after finishing fifth with 1305 pinfalls – 24 pinfalls behind co-third placers Mike Ong of Singapore and Vilinkorn Kiedkaew of Thailand (1329).