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Angkor Amateur Open set to swing into action

Angkor Amateur Open set to swing into action

For the fifth consecutive year, the Angkor Amateur Open takes place at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap.

Featuring a total of 96 golfers from 14 different countries, this weekend’s competition will be fierce, not least because all four previous winners will be taking part with the hope of reclaiming the title.

Australian Scott Hend, renowned as the longest hitter on the Asian Tour and winner of the Chiang Mai Golf Classic in March, is this year’s guest professional player and will offer a golf clinic to all participants.

After a practice round this Friday, the 2013 Open will be decided over 36 holes played on Saturday and Sunday, with the player shooting the lowest gross score crowned as champion.

Players will compete in one of three divisions based on their handicap and will have the chance to collect a winner’s or runners-up net prize in each class.

According to organisers, this year’s competition has attracted 21 local and international sponsors and is considered one of the biggest events on the Cambodian golfing calendar.

On the tournament’s increasing success and repute, Angkor Golf Resort director of golf David Baron said: “We are delighted with the response this year and are looking forward to an excellent weekend to be enjoyed by all.

“The event has gone from strength each year and I feel that the players really enjoy taking part in the event, which combines well-organised, competitive golf in a sociable, fun environment.”