Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Tatematsu takes European tour pre-qualifier

Tatematsu takes European tour pre-qualifier

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Japanese amateur Rina Tatematsu won the Ladies European Tour Lalla Aicha Pre-Qualifier C at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap on Saturday. Photo supplied

Tatematsu takes European tour pre-qualifier

Japanese amateur Rina Tatematsu won the Ladies European Tour (LET) Lalla Aicha Pre-Qualifier C by a widening seven strokes after carding a final round 70 at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap on Saturday.

Handling the award winning Sir Nick Faldo-designed course with great skill, Tatematsu rounded off the 72-hole event with a nine under par 279.

American Savannah Viluabi produced a strong stretch finish with a 67 but that was only good enough for her to be runner up at two under par.

Japan’s trio of Mina Nakayama, Hikarau Teeranishi and Ayaka Nakayama took the next three qualifying spots.

The top five players advance to the final stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School, to be held at Amelkis Golf Club and Palmgolf Marrakesh Qurika in Morocco from December 16 to 20.

The 17-year old Tatematsu, who lives in Bangkok, had a peculiar form fluctuation with six birdies and four bogeys in the final round but felt that her birdie on the fifth, after a bogey at the previous hole, turned things around.

“I am looking forward to qualifying in Morocco. There are a lots of players playing in the LET and it could be a great start to my career,” the Japanese teen-ager said.

Momo Sakuragi, Ya-chun Chang, Shu-lin Lin, Han Kyu-young and Emily Grace De Comberti made up the 10-player field.

“It was again a great week at AGR hosting an event for the LET,” said AGR head professional Alan Martin. “Rina Tatematsu was a pleasure to watch, and I am sure she will be a future star on the tour. She handled herself like a seasoned tour pro.

We are hopeful we can bring a main LET Tour event to Cambodia in 2019, subject to securing a main sponsor.”

MOST VIEWED

  • Over $3M in traffic fines collected in two months

    Traffic police officers collected over $3 million in fines throughout the Kingdom during the past two months when officers strictly enforced the law in accordance with a May sub-decree, officials said. As incentives, law enforcement officers received between 200,000 and two million riel ($50 to $500) each. The figures

  • Accused not treated equally, says CCHR

    The Cambodia Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) has urged the Court of Appeal to do more to ensure that an accused’s right to a fair trial is fully respected. In a bulletin released on Monday, the CCHR said it had monitored 273 cases at the

  • Investors’ $14.4M projects approved

    New investments from local and foreign sources continue to pour into Cambodia despite the Covid-19 pandemic remaining a lingering threat to regional and global economies. This comes as the Kingdom’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract between one and 2.9 per cent this

  • NagaWorld casinos set to reopen, schools to follow

    NAGACORP Ltd has requested that it be allowed to reopen its NagaWorld integrated resorts in Phnom Penh after the government recently approved casinos to operate again, provided they follow Covid-19 prevention measures set by the Ministry of Health. Mey Vann, the director-general of the Ministry

  • Rubber exports stretch 17%

    Cambodia exported 97,175 tonnes of natural rubber in the first five months of this year, surging 17 per cent compared to the same period last year as the Covid-19 pandemic stretches on, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries official Khuong Phalla told The Post on Thursday. Phalla,

  • ASEM supports Kingdom’s proposal to postpone meeting amid Covid

    The 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM13) scheduled to be held in Cambodia in November has been postponed until mid-2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation press statement released on Saturday said. The decision was made during a two-day meeting

  • Coffee maker roasted for producing fake product

    The Ministry of Interior’s Counter Counterfeit Committee will send a suspect to court on Monday after she allegedly roasted coffee mixed with soybeans and other ingredients, creating a product which could pose a high risk to consumers’ health. On the afternoon of July 2, the

  • Cash handout programme 80% complete

    Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families. The programme was introduced one week ago.

  • Cambodia armed with money laundering laws

    Money laundering will now carry a penalty of up to five years in prison while those convicted of financing terrorists will be jailed for up to 20 years, according to new laws promulgated by King Norodom Sihamoni and seen by The Post on Thursday. Comprising nine

  • Where is Cambodia’s exit strategy that can save the economy?

    With the prospect of being slammed by a double whammy, the government is working on an economic recovery plan to deliver it from Covid-19 and the EU’s partial withdrawal of the Everything But Arms scheme in the next two to three years Cambodia is