The Mercedes-Benz Masters Tour will
host its final event this year in Vietnam on November 11-14 at King’s
Island Golf Club in Hanoi.
This is the third year
the Mercedes-Benz Masters Vietnam, the country’s biggest tournament, is
taking place and will boast prize money totalling to 80,000 USD.
Vietnam will welcome the 60 best golfers from Southeast Asia to
Six tournaments have been played so far this year with two more
remaining. The penultimate kicked on October 14 in Indonesia and the
final will be in Vietnam one month later.
Filippine Antonio Lascuna currently leads the overall rankings in the league.
The Mercedes-Benz Masters Vietnam is co-operating with the Vietnam Golf Association to develop the sport in the country.
“The tour really suits our requirements and wants to create more
playing opportunities. We really need more tournaments in Vietnam to
increase our number of talented golfers,” said Nguyen Ngoc Chu, general
secretary of the Vietnam Golf Association.
In the past two years Huynh Van Son has been the representative at the Mercedes-Benz Masters Vietnam.
This year, Tran Le Duy Nhat will be the only official representative. He is now ranked 73 rd place in the tour.
Vietnam also has four other players competing in the amateur event.
“We have witnessed another fine season with some fine young players
like Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Namchok Tantipokhankul
recording maiden victories,” said AC Wong, chairman of Mercedes-Benz
“A couple of famous veterans such as, Chinese Taipei’s Lu Chien-Soon
and Thaworn Wiratchant from Thailand, have triumphed in the field for
the Tour Championship,” he added.
King’s Island is located 36 km west of Hanoi and boasts two golf
courses. The courses are situated in the King’s Valley along the shores
of Dong Mo Lake.
Last year’s Vietnam championship was held in Van Tri Club, which saw
Wisut Artjanawat of Thailand claiming his second title of the season./.