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Commerce Minister stars in charity golf event at AGR

Charity was at the heart of the IBC Legends Cup golf tournament which produced its share of thrills at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap over the weekend.

Organised by the International Business Chamber as a fund-raiser for the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital, the event proved an astounding success in promoting its charitable cause.

Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh, who heads the Tennis Federation of Cambodia, revealed his golfing skills by inspiring his team-mates Meas Seng and Chhor Marith to a thrilling one-stroke victory over the threesome of Ly Hong, Joannes Backman and Gregory Tugenhedt.

In all, there were six teams in the fray.

The winning team went seven-under-par 65 in the player friendly Texas Scramble format to win by a threadbare margin.

Latching on to his rich vein of form, Cham Prasidh picked up an individual award for getting nearest to the pin on hole 17. Not to be outdone, Chhor Marith produced the longest drive on hole 6.

“The event went very well. We raised around US$20,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital here in Siem Reap,” Legends Cup organiser Alfons Mensdorff told the Post yesterday.

To contact the reporter on this story: H S Manjunath at hirimanju@yahoo.com

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