RJ Santos is on a roll, claiming his third title of the 2019 Budweiser King of the Lanes series Sunday at the Central Lanes Bowling Center in Tamuning.
Santos buried the pocket from the get-go, amassing eight strikes in a row to take the lead and shut down any opportunity for top seed Cesar Villanueva to mount a comeback as the match ended 253-203.
In the semifinal round, Villanueva conquered fifth seed Noah Taimanglo with a 258-198 drubbing to advance to the finale. Second seed Santos escaped a close match against third seed Ricky Duenas, who was unable to close out the match when his 11th shot drove into the head pin, leaving a 3-6-10 count that sent Santos to the final match.
Villanueva edged Santos and Duenas in the four-game qualifier by three pins to claim pole position. They were followed by Justin Mendiola, Taimanglo, Charles Catbagan, Jeremiah Camacho, Jesse Flickinger, Christopher Borja and Jay Leon Guerrero, who rounded off the top ten and qualified for the elimination rounds.
Uson picks up second title
Dominic Uson added a second title to his 2019 edition of the Budweiser Prince of the Lanes, romping on the pins as second seed Claricelle Aniceto was unable to match the top seed's pin falls.
Uson struck his way into the final match, defeating 10th seed Arlene Reyes 290-216 in the semifinal round, while Aniceto pounced on third seed Ben Taimanglo.
The top 10 bowlers in the Prince of the Lanes include Uson, Aniceto, Ben Taimanglo, John Rodriguez, Rudy Palaganas, Chris Leal, Nick Gutierrez, Joshua Munoz, Kalen Bradley and Reyes.
The next Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes will be held 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Central Lanes Bowling Center in Tamuning.
Information was provided in a news release.