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Cambodian duo takes Flying Golfers event

PSD Travel’s Candra Tanpatti (left) with Flying Golfers winners Sokhamony Thong (centre) and Pich Meta on Sunday. AFP
PSD Travel’s Candra Tanpatti (left) with Flying Golfers winners Sokhamony Thong (centre) and Pich Meta on Sunday. AFP

Cambodian duo takes Flying Golfers event

The Cambodian pair of Sokhamony Thong and Pich Meta won the inaugural Flying Golfers Challenge, sponsored by PSD Golf, at Phnom Penh’s Garden City course on Sunday.

The winning duo clocked 78 Stableford points, one ahead of runners-up Sammy Chan and Yang Pei Guang Huang in the one-round event which attracted 80 golfers from 11 countries. Ly Kea and Nou Eleden finished third with 74 points.

Apart from the glittering trophies, Thong and Meta were also presented with an exotic golf holiday package: a trip to the world-famous Mission Hills course in the Southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Sammy Chan and Yang Pei Guang earned a golf holiday to Ho Chi Minh City, while the Kea-Eleden partnership can look forward to a golf vacation in Kuala Lumpur.

The special category best net score individual prize was won by Kenny Wu with 37 points, with an added reward being a golf trip to Bangkok.

“We created the Flying Golfers Challenge to provide Cambodia-based golfers an opportunity to discover more overseas golf destinations.

The next FGC, to be sponsored by the Malaysia Golf Tourism Association, will be held in Kuala Lumpur from October 23 to 25,” general manager of PSD Travel Candra Tanpatti told the Post yesterday.

The event wrapped up with lucky draws that offered attractive prizes including a Rimova suitcase, a DOCUS driver and golf holidays to Japan and Bali.

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