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Tour championship comes to Vietnam


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 compete.

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 Tour.

“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./.
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