Handling some tricky pin positions with care and craft, Cambodia’s Ly Hong retained his hold on the Liberty Cup for the second year at the end of the two-round event involving 80 amateur golfers from six countries at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap on Saturday.
The 43-year old left-hander Ly Hong (pictured, supplied) built up a gross 160 to outplay fellow countryman Im Reahul by six shots, with Malaysia’s 2013 Carlsberg golf classic National Champion Rozali Baharuddin back in third place.
Hailed as one of the most popular annual golf tourism adventures for visiting non- professionals, the tournament offered playing experiences at all the three of the city’s golf links. After a practice round at the Booyoung Country Club, the players went through the first round at the Phokheetra Country Club before finishing off at the Sir Nick Faldo-designed AGR.
Malaysia’s Dalgit Singh Bhagwang Singh, setting out from the White tees, grossed an impressive 149 to pick up the Senior Division title, while Ong Gim Hong took the top honours in the 11-player women’s event with a gross 167
The tournament, organised jointly by Malaysia’s Liberty Golf Services in partnership with Siem Reap-based PSD Travel was supported by several sponsors/partners including Carlsberg Malaysia, Srixon Sport Asia, Titoni and Transview.
The next leg of the Liberty Cup is scheduled to be held in Vietnam, where the organisers have operating offices.