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SLLM Day 2 | Jansson maintains the lead, while Becke nails a near-impossible split

Storm Lucky Larsen Masters

During the second day of the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters, there were 145 efforts to overtake Markus Jansson, who had delivered an outstanding performance with a total score of 1480 and an impressive average of 246.6 on the opening day.

Despite these attempts, none of them succeeded, and the Swede continued to hold the top spot after five squads.

Markus Jansson remains the only player in the tournament to possess a 'Lucky 300' ticket presented by Turbo Grips, entitling him to a chance to win a cash prize of 10,000 SEK by scoring a perfect game.

Top 5 after Day 2 of the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters

John Faragalla, an eighteen-year-old from Singapore, has been the closest to challenging Jansson. The Asian Junior Championships doubles gold medalist displayed an incredible performance, securing the second position on the leaderboard with a total score of 1415, averaging 235.8.

Faragalla wasn't the only bowler from outside Europe to have a successful start in the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters. Some early birds from the U.S. also took their bowling balls on the challenging 46-feet lane conditions.

AJ Johnson, an eight-time member of Team USA, achieved a total score of 1362 in his first attempt, placing him in the fourth position after day 2 of the event.

PBA Major titleist Andrew Anderson is currenly ninth with 1287 total, while Kris Prather, who had some troubles with his luggage being stuck somwhere in Belgium, managed a total score of 1278, putting him just behind his compatriot and rounding out the top 10.

Despite not being among the top-tier performers at the moment, Sweden's Viktor Becke is undoubtedly one of the happiest participants in the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters.

The fifteen-year-old Swede made the 7-10 split during his first squad of the event, creating arguably the best highlight of the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters so far.

Three more qualification squads will be played today. Livestream, full results and livescoring of the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters can be found here.

Storm Lucky Larsen Masters is the sole Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour event outside the U.S. Participants has a chance to win not only a signature Kosta Boda crystal trophy, but a PBA Tour title as well.