ENZO Hernandez stood at the forefront of the country’s two-silver, two-bronze output in the just concluded 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Macau, China.
Hernandez played a key role in all of the medals won by the Filipino junior bowlers in the event that attracted 15 nations.
The 18-year-old Hernandez registered the tournament’s first perfect game on his way to finishing with a total of 1,480 pinfalls for second place in the boys’ singles behind gold medal winner Muhammad Rafiq Ismael of Malaysia (1,615).
Hernandez also claimed the silver in the all-events with a total of 4,165 pinfalls, placing behind Muhammad (4,443), while wining a bronze in the Masters after bowing to Billy Islam of Indonesia.
Meanwhile, he teamed up with Ivan Malig to clinch the bronze medal in the boys’ doubles with a total of 2,690 pinfalls behind top placers Malaysia (2,814) and Singapore (2,763).
Coached by Jojo Canare and Boy Florencio, the Filipino junior bowlers’ campaign was supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the Philippine Bowling Congress, US Polo Association, and Cebuana Lhuillier.