Meanwhile in Squad C, Hengki Susanto of Indonesia, who finished fifth in the first block, was trailing the pace-setters in third position in the second block before tieing fifth position with KPBA's Kang Minhwan with 2247.
The Indonesian will join Roumimper in the final round. Korean women dominated this squad with Son Yunhee of Daejeon City, KPBA's Yun Huiyeo and Korean National team member, Jeon Eunhee finishing in the top three positions.
The top 11 from each of the four squads totalling 44 finalists will make the cut for the final round on May 26. They will bowl 6 games from scratch to determine the top 4 advancing to the Stepladder shootout finals.
The Stepladder finals will be held at two specially constructed lanes at the outdoor Arena @ Busan Metropolitan City complex and will be telecast LIVE by SBS Sports, Korea.
The first of two PBA-World Bowling Tour stops in Asia this year, the 2018 PBA-WBT Busan Cup is organized by the Korean Professional Bowling Association in conjunction with Busan Metroplitan Bowling Association. The prestigious tournament is endorsed and sanctioned by Korean Bowling Association, Asian Bowling Federation and World Bowling.