Legendary Milestone for Vietnam Golf

Adilson Da Silva triumphed in the Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023.

Nha Trang, Vietnam: The Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 marked a remarkable milestone for Vietnam’s golf industry, blending sport with business opportunities and strengthening trade partnership between the host nation and the United Kingdom.

The inaugural staging of the three-day event at Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang saw victory go to Brazilian Adilson Da Silva, claiming his fourth title of the 2023 season and fifth career Legends Tour triumph.

“Vinpearl extends our heartfelt congratulations to worthy winner Adilson da Silva,” said Juergen Doerr, CEO of Vinpearl Joint Stock Company.

“It has been a special highlight to host the Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023, which has provided a unique opportunity for spectators and amateur players to meet and even compete with icons of the golf world gathered in Nha Trang,” added Doerr.

With a 54-hole total of 10-under 213, Da Silva finished three strokes clear of runner-up Scott Hend of Australia. A further stroke back in a share of third place were Argentina’s Ricardo Gonzalez and New Zealander Michael Campbell, a former US Open champion.

“It’s been such an amazing and wonderful week,” said Da Silva, who walked away with the trophy and the first prize cheque for US$93,500.

He added: “To win here, with so many nice people cheering for you and all they’ve done for us this week, is extra special.”

Four wins in one season equals a Legends Tour record, and Da Silva has been putting in the work to achieve his amazing success.

He said: “I don’t know what’s happening, but it is happening. I’ve been working really hard on my mental side, so that’s what has been helping me. My swing feels pretty much the same. Obviously, I’ve been working on things and trying to get better, but I think mentally I feel more comfortable.”

The prize for the Best Amateur went to Vietnam’s Lê Chúc An with 109 Stableford points. Nguyễn Viết Gia Hân (102 points) and Nguyễn Anh Minh (88 points) were second and third, respectively.

A member of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation team that beat the European Golf Association in the Ryder Cup-style Bonallack Trophy in Spain in August, Anh Minh has enjoyed a memorable year.

In addition to his heroics at La Manga where he secured a crucial half-point in the singles, Anh Minh placed sixth in October’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne in Australia, the first top-10 finish by a Vietnamese player in the region’s premier men’s amateur tournament.

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