Overnight leader and 2017 ABF Tour Thailand leg champion, Michael Mak of Hong Kong, who rolled the tournament's second perfect game for the lead, slipped to second with 1468. 2015 AMF World Cup champion, Wu Siu Hong took third spot with 1420.
Early pace-setter, Dhruv Sarda of India continued to slip down to fourth with 1346 followed by Tony Wong of Hong Kong in fifth with 1341. Brandan Tan of Singapore occupied sixth position with 1315.
Hashim Guinomla of PBA-DFBC topped the local pool with 1453 dislodging overnight leader and scorer of the first perfect game, Kenneth Chua into second spot with 1389. Jomar Jumapao, Enzo Hernandez, Paolo Darroca and Raoul Miranda finished third to sixth positions.
he top six overseas and top six local qualifiers earn a bye and automatically advance to Round 2 finals. Local qualifiers positioned 7 to 12, overseas qualifiers positioned 7 to 12, top 21 qualifiers from the Mixed pool and top three qualifiers from the desperado squad in the Men's Open division will bowl eight games in Round 1 finals.