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Big expectations for local golf amateur open

The fourth Angkor Amateur Open to be played at Angkor Golf Resort on August 3-5 is set to exceed expectations, according to the resort’s management.

Angkor Golf Resort’s general manager, Adam Robertson, hopes to attract 80 competitors for this year’s tournament.

The resort reports that it has received positive inquiries from as far as Australia, and as diverse as Nepal. Indeed the Nepalese Golf Association may dispatch a team of 15 golfers to vie for top honours.

To add to the tournament’s frisson, and to liven up competition, top Asian Tour professional, the stylish Chris Rodgers, has been invited to compete for prize money against the Division ‘A’ competitors.

Brit-born and Bangkok-based Rodgers said, “I am delighted to be returning to Siem Reap and to participate in this year Angkor Amateur Open. It is one of my favorite destinations and Angkor Golf Resort is in the top few courses in Asia, wonderful condition and first rate facilities. I hope the Amateurs will go easy on me. But looking forward to the challenge of taking on some of the best amateurs in Asia.”

Rodgers will also conduct a golf clinic at the Angkor Golf Resort driving range on Friday afternoon, before the start of the competition, and this is open to all competitors before they start their first round.

A generous swag of prizes will be available for winners, with sponsors such as Johnnie Walker, Blackberry, Vietnam Airlines, Taylor Made and Tiger Beer all contributing.

Tiger Beer will also host a gala dinner at Sokha Angkor Resort on the Saturday evening. All participants will receive a player pack worth $120 consisting of a golf shirt, cap and golf towel from Fenix Golf.



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