Vietnam Golf: First Vietnamese to win Faldo Series Asia Grand Final Golf Championship
Vietnam Golf – Golfer Anh Minh
BLUEBELL TOURS VIETNAM – Golfer Nguyen Anh Minh made history as the first Vietnamese golfer winning title of the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final Golf Championship which concluded at the Laguna Lang Co Golf Course in Phu Loc District, Hue Province.
In the last round, the 16-year-old scored seven birdies and made three bogeys to score a gross of 67 strokes, five under par. The host teenager maintained his play superiority throughout the three rounds. He made a three-under-par 68 in the first round and a two-under-par 69 in the second.
With the best result in the last round, he scored a nine-under-par 204 and emerged as the 2023 winner of the U16 category.
Isaac Lam from Hong Kong came second with a gross of 209, four under par. Yung-Cheng Lo of Taiwan and Le Khanh Hung of Vietnam Golf were third with 213, even par.
Vietnam Golf also had a successful season with two other names in the final top 10, Nguyen Dang Minh placing at No 8 at six over par and Nguyen Duc Son at No 9, seven over par.
The Faldo Series earlier announced that it will return to Laguna Lang Co Golf Resort for the next four years as it named the resort the “Home of the Faldo Series Asia” after a three-year pause due to the pandemic.
The best 44 junior golfers from over 22 countries and territories in Asia came to Laguna Lang Co Golf Resort hoping to be crowned champions of Asia as they tested their skill against Sir Nick Faldo’s Signature designed course on April 19-21.
Boys and girls aged between 12 and 21 competed throughout the year in the Faldo Series Asia for World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points.
At the 14th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, players had a chance to meet six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo and attended several coaching clinics, where he taught them new techniques and skills at the Laguna Golf Academy.
The Faldo Series aims to help reach more juniors around the world by introducing them to the game through grassroots initiatives and helping them to develop the skills and attitudes needed to become a professional golfer. It also aids the development of golf by staging events in less-established golfing nations.
After winning, Minh and Hưng, members of the national team, will travel to Cambodia on April 24 for the 32nd SEA Games. Their teammates will join them later for competition at the Garden City Golf Club in Phnom Penh.
At the last Games, Minh placed sixth in the ranking, the best result among Vietnamese golfers in SEA Games history. His score also helped Vietnam Golf to finish fourth in the team rankings, the best ever in history.
FALDO SERIES ASIA
The Faldo Series expanded into Asia in 2006, recognizing the huge potential on the Asian junior golf circuit. Helping to reach more juniors around the world, by introducing them to the game through grassroots initiatives, is at the heart of the Faldo Series’ expansion to other corners of the globe.
Like Europe, boys and girls aged 12 to 21 compete for WAGR points, aiming to meet Sir Nick at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final. The current Grand Final venue in Asia is Laguna Golf Lang Co, Vietnam, a Faldo Design course.
ABOUT LAGUNA LANG CO GOLF RESORT
Located within the greater Laguna Lang Co integrated resort lays the Laguna Lang Co Golf Club, an 18-hole golf courses in Vietnam, par-71 championship course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. This award winning Vietnam golf courses delivers a golfing experience that can be enjoyed by the most experienced player and beginner alike. The course presents variety for players of all levels measuring just under 7,100 yards from the championship tees and a beginner friendly 5,263 yards from the front tees.
Designed by 6-time Major winner, Sir Nick Faldo brings his wealth of playing experience to the Laguna Lang Co Golf Club, which is his second design in Vietnam. In keeping with its links-like characteristics, the Lang Co layout also offers a traditional out-and-back routing, presenting a host of varied shot opportunities along the way. As strategic as it is enjoyable, the Laguna Lang Co Golf Club will certainly leave golfers with a unique sense of golf tours in Vietnam.
Lang Co Golf Course is considered a unique work of art designed by inspired by the architecture of Hue region but still meets the standards and requirements to become a high-class golf course in Vietnam. The special design of this golf courses in Vietnam offer players wonderful challenges so that players must be strategic and very careful when approaching when play golf in Vietnam at this beautiful golf courses.
All golfers who come to Laguna Lang Co Golf Courses in Vietnam will experience a wonderful natural setting that is also a high-class entertainment and resort center. This is a class 18-hole golf courses in Vietnam, with an area of 6800 yards, divided into 2 directions East and West. The design of the golf course is modern and built on a coastal highway, where cliffs, grass patches, vast green forests and many small rivers flow through.
Since it is put into full operation, Laguna Lang Co Golf Course is always in the list of top golf courses in Vietnam and many golfers love this for Vietnam Golf. Just about an hour drive from Da Nang City or Hue City, it is an ideal place for luxury Vietnam golf tours.