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Hong Konger wins Angkor Open by five shots over Thai runner-up

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Angkor Amateur Open 2009 winner Tim Orgill (right) collects the trophy from Executive Director of Angkor Golf Resort Holic Tandijono at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap on Sunday.

SIEM REAP
AN enthralling final day's golf in Siem Reap Sunday saw Hong Kong golfer Tim Orgill win the inaugural Angkor Amateur Open.

Forty participants from 11 different countries battled it out Saturday and Sunday over the lush fairways of Angkor Golf Resort, with four handicap divisions allowing all calibre of golfers a chance to win.

After the first day, Nick Toon of Alpine Golf Club in Bangkok led the field by one, shooting an even par 72, to Orgill's 73. Local Cambodian golfer Ly Hong was a further 4 shots back.

However, under the blistering sun of the final day, Orgill reached the turn at one over par to Toon's six over.

With dropped shots on hole 13, and a double bogey on 16, Toon's chances faded as Orgill held his nerve to win by 5 shots.

Notable winners of Division A were Nick Toon, with Robin Briars coming second.

In Division B, Suang Heng triumphed, with Angkor Golf Resort regular Georges Ramorasata in runner-up position.

Division C saw the colourful Emmett McHenry claim the title, with Lao golfer Tong Homsambath in second place.

Ladies winner Nattaya Oracha from Bangkok won the division from Lesley Saunderson on countback.

The shot of the tournament came from Dillard Cheek, who aced hole 17 to win the sponsored prize from Tiger Beer.

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