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India’s Amish Jaitha hits a drive at the Angkor Four-Ball Championship last year. Photo supplied
India’s Amish Jaitha hits a drive at the Angkor Four-Ball Championship last year. Photo supplied

Angkor four-balls set to tee off

After the overwhelming success of the inaugural Angkor Four-Ball Championship, entries for the second edition, being staged at the award-winning Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap from April 8-10, has shot up by 50 per cent for this much admired, one of a kind paired tournament.

The field is made up of returning and new entrants from around the Asia-Pacific region, along with a strong turnout of local players. Last year’s popular winners, Amish Jaitha and his cousin Khusaal Thackersey, will return to advance India’s cause in this tournament, which is likely to produce a far greater intensity of competition since there are a number of seasoned amateurs pitching in this time.

The best score on each hole counts in these two-player duels, and attractive prizes are on offer for the best overall gross together with the best three net scores.

The event has gained solid support from a number of global brands with prize offers from Puma Golf, Docus, Volvik and Fenix Apparel. Heineken beer is the exclusive beer sponsor, with Aquarius, Brunty’s cider and freshly made cocktails from Hard Rock Cafe also available.

Prize winners can also expect to win luxury golf holidays in association with Raffles Grand d’Angkor, Park Hyatt and Angkor Palace Golf Resort and Spa. Anybody who manages a hole in one will be able to drive away from the course in a new MG GT supplied by MG Cambodia.

The opening day has been set aside for the practice round, which will be followed by two competition rounds over the weekend. A welcome dinner will be held at the newly opened Malis Restaurant in Siem Reap.

“The inaugural event was a huge success and we look forward to building on this for the second edition. The response from both players and sponsors has been fantastic," Angkor Golf Resort’s Director of Golf David Baron told the Post yesterday.

“I think the pairs format is always popular, and combined with the hospitality, service and value that we can incorporate helps make the event a success. “We look forward to welcoming the players next month." he said.

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