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FCC Nations goes to the wire

FCC Nations goes to the wire


Nick Faldo, left, hits some practice shots at Angkor Golf Resort on Saturday. At right, Singapore-Myanmar team players Latt (left), Schubert (second left) and Chuan (right) pose with the FFC Nations Cup trophy alongside tourney organizer Raphiel Guillen after their victory yesterday. Photo Supplied

The greens of Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap were alive over the weekend with exclamations of “aww my gawdd” and “strewth, crikey”, as the FCC Nations Cup came to a blistering and exciting finish. The tension was almost unbearable as two playoff holes were required to decide the eventual winners.

The Singapore-Myanmar team and Team Canada both ended the two rounds over Saturday and Sunday with a combined stableford points score of 212.

A playoff on hole 9 ensued, but the hot competition between the two teams resulted in a draw again with combined scores of eleven each. In the second playoff, Singapore-Myanmar emerged victorious with a total of 9 strokes against the Canadian’s 11.

Many strong individual performances were witnessed during the tournament. Australia Defence Attaché Colonel Lewis Coyle won Best Individual Stableford Golfer over two rounds, amassing 42 stableford points with a total score of 3 over par.

Second was Korean player Kim Yongtae and Cambodia’s Meng Hieng of Exitissimo Travel came third.

Indeed, local players put in good displays all around as Team Cambodia came third in the Cup with a total score of 210.

Eleven teams competed in the FCC Nations Cup, including two teams representing France, two teams flying the Korean flag, and teams from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Malaysia, Europe also competing. Two combined teams of Singapore-Myanmar and USA-New Zealand made up the field.

Raphael Guillien, chief operating officer of FCC Hotels Indochina and tournament organiser, said participants in the charity hole-in-one competition on Saturday raised $1,300 for the Indochina Starfish Foundation.

Guillien, who competed in the Cup for one of the French teams, quickly asked for another question when quizzed about his score. But he added that he was more interested in the fun aspect of the Cup, saying: “I think everyone had an absolutely fantastic time.”

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