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Cambodia clobbered at FCC Cup

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FCC Angkor general manager Ben Jancloes is flanked by Cambodia captain Steve Hayward, IGE event organiser Dean Cashion, Angkor Resort manager Adam Robertson and Vietnam captain Steve Walter.

PLAYERS in the FCC Indochine Cup teed off at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap last weekend after a day-one rain delay.

But the course was in good shape despite the wet weather, due to supervisor Jim Gulbricky.

An experienced group of Vietnam-resident golfers took up the challenge to play against a select group of golfers representing Cambodia.

With 12 golfers per side, the format of the three-day event was loosely based on the Ryder Cup, but while a relatively inexperienced American team cleaned up at the Ryder, experience ruled at the Angkor and, to put it bluntly, Cambodia copped a hiding.

Cambodian team members are now resorting to the rallying call of all losers, saying the emphasis was really on socialising and friendship.

Vietnam took an early lead winning all four games with comparative ease. Day two heralded a change in format to foursomes, but there was no change in Cambodia's fortune, with Vietnam surging to a 7.5 - 0.5 lead margin after close of play. Cambodia started well on day three with Angkor Golf Resort manager Adam Robertson claiming the first full points of the weekend with an emphatic win. But it all fell away again for Cambodia, with Team Vietnam running out comfortable winners by 10.5 to 5.5.

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