At the age of 62, bowling legend Paeng Nepomuceno hasn’t stopped winning.
His latest Masters triumph – the 132nd of his distinguished career – came Saturday when he ruled the 17th PTBA (Playdium Tenpin Bowling Association) mixed open finals by scoring a 12-game series of 2677 pinfalls at the Playdium Center in Quezon City.
“It’s so special because I established a new record of being the oldest Masters champion,” said Nepomuceno, so far the only four-time Bowling World Cup men’s titlist who carried the colors of PRIMA and Philippine Bowling Federation in the star-studded event.
Nepomuceno beat veteran RJ Bautista, Enzo Hernandez and Patrick Nuqui who tallied 2618, 2615 and 2561, respectively.
Krizziah Tabora, also a BWC international titlist like Nepomuceno, finished seventh overall but No. 1 among the lady finalists with 2478 pinfalls to emerge women’s champion.
Alexis Sy came in second to Tabora with 2476.
Here’s how some of the other bowlers finished: Kenneth Chua, 2551; Praise Gahol, 2518; Paolo Darroca, 2471; Frederick Ong, 2469; Kevin Cu, 2463; Benshir Layoso, 2461; Jonas Baltasar, 2451; Alyssa Ty, 2415; Lara Posadas-Wong, 2393; Nicco Olaivar, 2387; Raoul Miranda, 2387; and Paulo Valdez, 2353.