Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, April 2014 – At the end of the three-day tournament, taking place from 18th to 20th April 2014 at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club in celebration of the Hue Festival 2014, veteran golfer Andrew Hung Pham took home the cup for the Senior Vietnam Golf Championship 2014.
After 3 rounds over 54 holes, Andrew Hung Pham from Thu Duc Golf Club (Ho Chi Minh city) easily led all 3 rounds with a total score of 227 (compared to the course’s 213 par over 3 rounds). With several championship cups under his belt, Andrew Hung Pham proved himself to be a formidable golfer on the Vietnamese amateur golf circuit even as it was his first time joining this championship tournament. Nguyen Tien Long came in second with a total score of 241 after 3 days of consistent effort. Third prize went to Nguyen Huy Tu with a total score of 248 after 3 days on the challenging course.
The Vietnam Senior Golf Championship 2014 gathered 120 Vietnamese golfers from the age of 45 all over the country this year, competing over 54 holes over 3 days (April 18-20) at the Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club. The field was divided into age groups: males from 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and over 60. This was the first championship tournament to open the Vietnam Golf Association’s 2014 tournament season. As part of the Hue Festival 2014, the tournament opened on the evening of the 17th with a performance by multicultural traditional dance group PA Talents from Singapore. On the 18th, Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club continued to host a VIP tournament with the anticipated participation of leaders and ministers from ASEAN countries.
Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club is one of the “must-go” golf destinations in Vietnam’s central coast area and is the first in the country to have Zoysia fairways and Tiff Eagle greens. The course is nestled between mountains and sea on a sandy strip of dune land that is perfect for golf. Starting from an open paddy field environment beside a large lake, the layout moves towards the edge of a mountainous forest area before swinging towards the beach at the ninth hole. This 6,961-yard, par-71 course is the 26th course designed by the six-time Major winner and is arguable his boldest and best creation yet.
Situated about an hour’s drive from Danang International Airport, Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club is located within the greater Laguna Lăng Cô, a US$ 200 million fully-integrated resort development by Banyan Tree and the first in Vietnam. The resort is framed by a three-kilometre beach in the Chan May-Lang Co area, renowned for its pristine coastline, natural scenery and proximity to UNESCO World Heritage sites. The resort features Banyan Tree and Angsana hotels and spas, villas and residences available for sale, maritime facilities and an activity centre for children.