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Siem Reap links up as Liberty Cup tees off

The World Heritage city of Siem Reap will pitch all three of its golf links into play for 80 amateur golfers from eight countries teeing off in the third edition of the annual Liberty Cup this weekend.

Unveiled in 2013 by Malaysia’s Liberty Golfing Services in association with its local partner PSD Travel as a tourism adventure for non-professionals, the event has been resonating well with players looking for stiff competition laced with Cambodian cultural and cuisine experiences, and an amazing array of sponsored prizes.

The tournament’s unique Stableford format, a system of 36 handicapping, adds to the overall excitement. The awards on offer during the two-round event will be: the Liberty Cup overall championship (the best two rounds combined, gross, for all divisions); the men’s division’s net winner and runner-up; the seniors over-55s net winner and runner-up; the ladies event’s gross winner; and the leading two net scores.

Cambodia’s leading amateur Ly Hong will look to defend his 2014 triumph in a field that includes players from Malaysia, Singapore, China, Australia, the Phillipines, Indonesia,the Netherlands and Cambodia.

The competitors have a practice round today at the Booyoung Country Club, and the first round will be held at the Phokeetra Country Club on Friday, with the players heading back to the Angkor Golf Resort for the second and final round on Saturday

This year’s confirmed sponsors of the event include: Carlsberg, Malaysia Airlines, EPOS Watch, PG, Sofitel, Angkor Palace Resort, Phokeethra Country Club, Transview, SRIXON, Angkor Golf Resort and PSD Travel.

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