Leong then extended his lead slightly with 208 in the seventh game with Hengki moving ahead of Tan into second position. The 20-year-old Singaporean hung on to win the round despite just managing 188 for a total of 1685.
Tan bounced back to clinch second position with 1681 while Hengki settled for third with 1674. Guerrero and Safwan completed the top five with 1655 and 1608 respectively. 2016 Asian School Masters gold medallist, Mostafa Almousawi of Kuwait claimed sixth position with 1597.
JM Villanueva, Ebrahim Aljadi of Kuwait, Benshir Layoso of MTBA-Philippines, Ivan Tse of Hong Kong, Nicco Olaivar and Keith Tan of Singapore finished seventh to 12th positions to make the cut for Round 2 finals. Francis Tan of Malaysia missed the cut by 4 pins finishing 13th position with 1549.
The top 12 will be joined the top six local and top six overseas seeded qualifiers for another eight games in Round 2 Finals commencing at 10.00am. The top three finishers at the end of the second round will proceed to the stepladder shootout finals.