American golfer Tim Marlowe won the Cambodia leg of the inaugural Asia Golf Championship.
Marlowe, who now resides in Indonesia’s West Timor, took the title with scores of 34 and 37, for a total of 71 points.
Following closely behind is Papi Reddy from India, who recorded a total of 70 points after leading in the initial stages of the tournament. Reddy had 48 points in the first round before settling for 28 in the second round.
The third place went to John Collins from Hong Kong who recorded a total of 69 points.
The tournament was a double celebration for Collins, whose wife, Julie, bagged the crown in the ladies category after notching 64 points over two days.
Henry Chiew of Malaysia took home the gross prize after registering 76 and 77, for a total of 153 points.
More than 50 golfers from 12 countries participated in the Cambodia leg of the Asia Golf Championship. The matches were played from November 15 to 17 at Angkor Golf Resort and Phokeethra Country Club, which are among the best golf courses in the entire Cambodia.
Marlowe said he was impressed by how the tournament was organised and carried out.
“This has been the best event in which I have ever played. It was amazing to win, especially with my wife and young children here, which made it that much more special,” he said in a press release published on the tournament’s official website.
”The event has been organised seamlessly from start to finish, and my whole family was even made part of the entire experience. I am really looking forward to many more tournaments with the Fore and Golfasian team,” he added.
The Asia Golf Championship was jointly organised by Golfasian and Fore Management Group, both of which are leading players in the Asian golf industry. Golfasian, which is headquartered in Thailand, is one of the leading golf tour operators in Asia. The Fore Management Group, meanwhile, is the premier golf event management company in the region.
Chris Watson, the tournament director, said it was a fantastic week for everyone involved. “The atmosphere and camaraderie have been fantastic and a lot of new friendships have been made,” he noted, while also praising the excellent conditions at the two golf courses that hosted the tournament.
Meanwhile, David Baron, director of golf at Angkor Golf Resort, said they were delighted to host the tournament.
“We were delighted to be host venue for the Inaugural Asian Golf Championship. It was a fun, competitive weekend of golf and we look forward to collaborating with Golf Asian and Fore Management again in the future,” he said in an email.
The next leg of the tournament will be played in Bangkok (Thailand) from February 28 to March 1, 2020. It will then move to Chiang Mai (Thailand) from May 15-17, 2020, Phuket (Thailand) from August 7 to9, 2020, before heading to Danang in Vietnam for the final leg from Nov 13 to 14, 2020.