PETALING JAYA: The national bowling player Sin Li Jane had to play the role of the lady of honor at the QubicaAMF World Cup in Las Vegas, United States.
The 26-year-old needed to hit their last frame to win the first Malaysian women's crown at the meeting, but could only knock down seven pins and lost 236-238 to American Shannon's Keefe on Saturday.
Li Jane adjusted his second feat placed on his previous ride in Wroclaw, Poland.
"The final runner-up is good, it becomes the champion that will give the best feeling," said Li Jane.
Li Jane came to an end by expelling María Rodríguez from Colombia 207-166 in the semifinals.
Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek achieved the country's first victory when he captured the male crown in 2012.
No Malaysian woman, however, has already won the World Cup.
Besides Li Jane, Shalin Zulkifli and Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman were the other two Malaysians who came close to winning.
Shalin arrived second in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1996, while Siti Safiyah also finished runner-up in Hermosillo, Mexico.
Previously, Li Jane made the four best for the playoffs of the third place title after accumulating a large total of 8,548 pinfalls in 40 games.
Nadia Pramanik from Indonesia finished four-day trips with 8,610, just five pins ahead of the second, while O & Keefe reached the fourth position to take advantage of the last mooring.
Keefe surpassed Nadia 247-202 in the other four last crashes.
With the victory, Keefe became the eighth American women's champion in the 54-year history of the tournament.