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Nations battle on links

Nations battle on links

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A player makes a putt during last year’s FCC Nations Cup tournament at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap. Photo Supplied

The third edition of the FCC Nations Cup hits the greens at the picturesque Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap this weekend in a rare mixture of charity, entertainment and fierce competition.

The two-day event over 18 holes for teams of four has attracted an array of seasoned golfers from Australia, Ireland, France, Belgium, Korea and Pakistan to join host nation Cambodia, bringing in an international flavour to a tournament here that is only second to the Kingdom’s star show, the Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open.

A midday tee off has been planned for tomorrow, with a charity hole-in-one competition running throughout the weekend.

Away from the links, a gala dinner at the FCC Angkor including DJ entertainment awaits the participants after day one. Sunday’s final round starts at 8.30am followed by a lunch buffet and distribution of prizes.

The event will be played under the Stableford scoring system with the best three scores of the team being used for both the days. The team logging the highest total points score will walk away with the coveted trophy.

A host of sponsors have lined up to support the event which has steadily grown in size and stature over the last three years.

Sponsors this time include The Warehouse, Exotissimo Travel Agency, Tiger Beer, Poe Ma Cambodia, Phoenix, Coca Cola, ISF, Angkor Golf Resort, Fine Star Products, Sokha Club Hotel and The Phnom Penh Post.

In the last edition, a combined team from Myanmar and Singapore topped the table with team Canada filling up the runners-up slot.

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