Hua Hin, Thailand: For the seventh year in succession, Banyan Golf Club played host to the Hyatt Open.
Staged in association with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Thailand, the two-day event at the Asian Golf Industry Federation Golf Course Facility member venue attracted a full field of 144 players.
“The objective of organising this golf tournament is to continue supporting and promoting Hua Hin as a golf and wellness destination while showcasing the hospitality of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Thailand,” said a tournament spokesperson.
At a Charity Dinner, a live auction raised 1.1 million baht (about US$31,800). All proceeds go towards The Beaumont Ruam Pattana School in Chaiyaphum Province, for which the charity will assist in school development and education to create an impact for young under-privileged lives.
Government officials, corporate clients and representatives from golf clubs and associations participated in the 36-hole tournament.
Overall victory went to Tan Kok Keng, a 28-handicapper from Singapore. Playing in Flight ‘C’, Tan posted a two-round nett aggregate of 138. She received a traditional silver Claret Jug Hyatt Open Trophy.
Ng Seng Huat, a nine-handicapper, had a two-day nett total of 149 to top the standings in Flight ‘A’ for players with single-figure handicaps.
Chue Mong Wai, playing off 15, was the winner in Flight ‘B’ with a nett score of 140.
Among the event supporters were the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Titleist, part of the Acushnet company, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
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