Two-time Macau-China Open and 2014 Asian Games singles gold medallist, Yannaphon Larpapharat of Thailand trailed in third with 1220 while Wu's compatriot, Tony Wong finished fourth with 1217. Debutant, Xavier Tan of Singapore, who topped the Youth Open qualifying table, did well to round out the top five with 1206.
Wicky Yeung qualified in sixth position with 1203, Eric Tseng in eighth with 1194 and Rickle Kam in 11th with 1093. Lau Kwun Ho and Mike Chan has yet to make two series. The defending champion is Michael Mak.
In the local pool, Taiwanese spinners are relishing the conditions and registering much higher scores than the overseas hook-ball qualifiers. Tsai Yin-Hao topped the standings with 1407 ahead of Wu Hao-Ming in second with 1375. Tao Kuan-Wei took third spot with 1357.
All 12 local qualifiers have surpassed the 1300-mark as Chen Chang-Yen occupying 12th position with 1302. The top 12 local qualifiers, top 12 overseas qualifiers, top 11 qualifiers from the mixed pool and top 3 qualifiers from the desperado squad together with the defending champion will bowl two rounds of 8 games each on July 7 and 8. The top 6 finishers at the end of the two rounds will advance to the stepladder finals.