31 Mar '11, 9pm

Remy Ong rules the lanes in Saudi Arabia

SINGAPORE - Some of the pain from last November's Asian Games in Guangzhou has eased for Remy Ong (picture). On Wednesday (yesterday morning, Singapore time), the 32-year-old Singapore bowling star clinched the 5th Kingdom International Open Saudi Arabia title after edging out Shaker Al Hassan of the United Arab Emirates in Riyadh. The southpaw took the US$25,000 (S$31,000) winner's cheque after sweeping the final two games 236-202, 239-188 to successfully defend a title for the first time in his career. It also continues the 2006 world champion's recent run in the Middle East - he won the 2009 Qatar and 2010 Bahrain Opens. "There's no words to describe it," Ong told MediaCorp over the phone from Riyadh yesterday. "To win a title is never easy, and to defend it, here in Saudi Arabia with some of the top American professionals and European bowlers, is quite amazing." After ...

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