PHL TEAM faltered in the team of four event in the 14th World Youth Bowling Championships at the Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska yesterday.

The men’s team, which comprises Cebuano GJ Buyco, Louis Miguel Cantorna, Gospel Gahol and Ivan Malig, was ranked 20th with a total of 2, 298 pinfalls in three games. The team had an average of 191.50.

The women’s team, which had Cebuana Xyrra Cabusas, Rjoy Daval-Santos, Rica Macatula and Bea Hernandez, was ranked 18th with 2,106 pinfalls. The team had an average of 175.50 and was last in the Team Girls Block 1.

Buyco was the second highest scorer for the men’s team with 617, next to 664 of Malig. Gahol and Cantorna added 517 and 500 points.

The women’s team was led by Hernandez and Macatula with 551 and 531. Cabusas carded 513 while Santos added 511.

Team US topped the elimination in the women’s team of four event with 2,600 pinfalls, followed by Malaysia with 2,493 and South Korea with 2,468. Team US was also on top in the men’s division with 2,784, followed by Japan with 2,686 and Sweden with 2,614.

The other countries will still play the team of four events today, and the semis is set tomorrow.

The team of four was the last event for PHL Team bowlers, after playing the singles and doubles in the previous days.

Cabusas was ranked 55th in the singles and 37th in the doubles with partner Santos. Buyco, on the other hand, finished 96th in the men’s singles and 44th in the doubles with partner Cantorna.