KUALA LUMPUR: Syazirol Shamsuddin, 22, finished 11th in his maiden European Bowling Tour appearance at the Brunswick Euro Challenge (BEC) in Munich, Germany, on Sunday.
He was Malaysia's top performer in the 215-player competition at the Dream-Bowl Palace.
Syazirol posted a six-game total of 1,296 pinfalls in Step Two (last 32) and missed the top-eight cut by 26 pins.
Tun Hakim Hasnul Azam, the 2018 world doubles champion, also failed to advance after finishing 18th on 1,240.
Syazirol and Hakim pocketed €1,500 and €1,100, respectively.
Faten Najihah Ahmad Faik (31st), Nerosha Keligit (32nd), Ahmad Muaz Fishol (33rd), Nur Syazwani Sahar (41st), Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek (46th), Nevern Netaneel (57th), Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman (62nd) and Nora Lyana Nastasia Norkamal (63rd) were eliminated in the final step one (last 64).
They earned between €500 and €800 for making it past the qualifying round.
England's Dominic Barrett won the title by beating Sweden's Kim Bolleby 236-235.
Malaysia have never won the BEC since their first entry in 2010.
Adrian Ang and Li Jane finished second in the 2010 and 2015 editions, while Syafiq and former international Zulmazran Zulkifli were third in 2011 and 2010.