MANILA, Philippines - Veteran internationalist Liza del Rosario outsteadied fellow national bowler Liza Clutario, 2-1 (213-167, 172-214, 233-187) Saturday to bag the ladies’ Open Masters title in the 41st PBC-PSC-PBC championships at the SM lanes in Mall of Asia.
It was the fourth national crown for Del Rosario.
Carrying the colors of TBAM-Prima and sponsored by Boysen, Del Rosario finished second in the 12-game finals with 2481, behind Clutario’s 2516. But she knocked out reigning Asian Youth Masters champion Alexis Sy, 223-182, in the second stepladder match to earn a shot at the title.
“I’m proud and happy,” said Del Rosario, who alternately used Track and Ebonite balls in the two-week kegfest sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, Boysen, PCSO, Team Prima, F.R. Sevilla Construction, HCG and Enervon.