Anniversary Celebrations at Angkor Amateur Open

The Nick Faldo-designed Angkor Golf Resort. Picture by Peter Ellegard

Siem Reap, Cambodia: The Angkor Amateur Open Golf Championship is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in fitting fashion.
“We always look forward to the Open and expect this year’s event to be extra special,” said David Baron, Director of Golf at the award-winning Angkor Golf Resort, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“With 2018 marking the 10th edition of the event, we look forward to celebrating that feat with all participants, old and new. We will have some new additions this year … and look forward to raising the bar once again,” added Baron.
A host of local and international sponsors have teamed up with the Siem Reap course ensuring participants will be competing for an attractive array of prizes worth in excess of US$20,000 at the event which is famed for its unique blend of competitive golf and Khmer hospitality.
David Edwards, a world renowned trick show artist, will entertain players and supporters with his famed show and on-course commentary, while on-course prizes will be up for grabs from key partners such as T Galleria, Heineken, Fenix Golf and Under Armour.
Baron said: “Special thanks go to all of our local partners and sponsors who play a vital role in ensuring the event is a huge success.”
Limited to 112 players, the event will take place on August 4-5 at the course that was sculpted by Nick Faldo Design, an Associate Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Ly Hong, Amish Jaitha and Cambodian national team player Seng Van Seyha will all return to the course to defend the titles they won last year along with 2017 Angkor Fourball Champions Neville Hogan and Zakary Hastings, from Australia.
Regarded as the Kingdom’s most prestigious golfing event, the Angkor Amateur Open Golf Championship is staged in four divisions – Division 1 (handicap of 12 and below); Division 2 (handicap 13-28); Senior Division (55 and over) and Ladies Division.

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