The Malaysian Embassy in Cambodia took the lead in holding the 1st Malaysian Friendship Cup Golf Tournament. The competition was held over 18 holes at the Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club on Saturday.
Some 56 golfers of different backgrounds and nationalities participated in the tournament. Participants came from the Malaysian Embassy, Malaysian business community and representatives from other embassies and business communities in the Kingdom.
Also joining the event were Malaysia’s Ambassador to Cambodia Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, Ambassador Vu Quang Minh of Vietnam, Ambassador Pengiran Kasmirhan of Brunei and Amjad Ali Sher, Pakistan’s envoy to the Kingdom.
Chung Naksam, Korea’s defence attaché to Cambodia, won the Longest Drive category. The Nearest to Pin crown went to Daniel Li, while Charlie Masuda of Smart Axiata won in the Nearest to Line category.
Lay Heng was the overall champion with a score of 73. Colonel Hazmi Abd Hamid, Malaysia’s defence attaché to Cambodia, bagged the second place after registering 74 on the scorecard. Third place went to Peter Ng (74).
Rounding up the top 10 and their scores are Robin Wu (75), Kelvin Ng (75), Amb Kasmirhan (75), Amb Eldeen Husaini (75), Tan Ty Ty (76), Dato Tai Hing (76) and Kenny Wu (77).
In his message, Amb Eldeen Husaini said that he wanted to thank everyone, particularly the sponsors, who contributed to the success of the event, which, according to him, is a ‘pilot project’.
The sponsors include Tourism Malaysia, Khmer Times, Thada, Holiday Villa Nataya, Silverlake, Maybank, Cambodian Public Bank, RHB, CIMB, e.co and Smart Axiata.
The event also featured a raffle draw.