Cherie Tan in US Women’s Open step-ladder finals
National bowler Cherie Tan has made the step-ladder finals of the US Women's Open in second place after four rounds of qualifying and three matchplay rounds.
Her 11,998 total was just behind top seed Josie Barnes (12,003).
The other bowlers who will feature in this morning's step-ladder finals at Double Decker Lanes in California are Americans Shannon Pluhowsky (11,950) and Stephanie Zavala (11,875), as well as Latvia's Diana Zavjalova (11,926).
Tan said: "We feel blessed for the opportunity to be able to compete after being out of action for 20 months. The team has done quite well and this shows that the training programme we had during Covid is going in the right direction."
The winner of the event, which featured 71 bowlers, will take home a record US$100,000 (S$134,400).
Fellow Singaporeans Shayna Ng and Daphne Tan finished 11th and 22nd respectively.
Before the pandemic, Tan, 33, had a stellar 2019 as she became the first Singaporean to win the Masters title in the World Bowling Women's Championships and the first Asian to capture the Professional Women's Bowling Association Players Championship.