The Top 24 this year was played on a different, sport type pattern, which naturally saw some slightly lower scores overall. Matthew Magro took an early lead followed by Dennis Mercieca, with the youngster Laganà just a few pins further adrift.
Laganà, who has started 2021 in a very strong way in both the national league as well as in the Trios league, kept his cool and started the sixth and last game with fur strikes in a row.
With both Magro and Mercieca struggling in the last game, Lagana smelt the win to bowl a 224 last game and go on to a well-deserved win, a clear 34 pins ahead of Mercieca. Lagana’ was also the only player to play above 190 average in this event.
The two left-handed ladies, Tiziana Carannante and Cynthia Frendo Duca ended in fourth and fifth place ahead of national champion Mauro Anastasi.
Laganà, at just 13 years, is the youngest ever winner of this opening event in the local ten pin bowling scene.