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First Tournament at Laguna Lang Co

First Tournament at Laguna Lang Co

Paul Myers

July 24th, 2013

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Hue, Vietnam, July 24 — The growing stature of Vietnam’s newest golf club, Laguna Lang Co near Hue, is reflected in two significant junior tournaments being held at the course this weekend.

Opened in March by its designer, Sir Nick Faldo, Laguna Lang Co will concurrently host the Vietnam Junior Championships and the sixth Vietnam edition of the Faldo Series tournament from this Friday to Sunday.

The tournaments are the first Vietnam Golf Association-sanctioned competitive events to be held on the par-71 layout, which is already being hailed as one of the best courses in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Junior Championships will be held in three age divisions each for amateur boys and girls, while the Faldo Series is played in two divisions each for boys and girls. Both events are over 36 holes. Funds raised during the events will be used for local charity work in the Lang Co district.

The Faldo Series Vietnam Championship is to be held at Laguna Lang Co for each of the next three years. This year’s winners will qualify to join Sir Nick at the eighth Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills China next March. There they will compete with other Faldo Series winners throughout Asia.

“The course at Laguna Lang Co will provide a memorable experience for the country’s top young golfers,” Sir Nick Faldo said. “I applaud the efforts of the resort to give back to the community through this event, including coaching for local children and fundraising for village schools.”

“We are excited to continue our excellent relationship with Sir Nick by hosting his Faldo Series,” said Laguna Lang Co Golf Club general manager, Tim Haddon. “Laguna Lang Co is committed to creating a positive impact in the local community and this weekend’s events will help provide clean drinking water to local primary schools. All money raised will be used for this purpose.”

“For the past five years, the Faldo Series has been a key part of our mission to grow golf in Vietnam,” said Nguyen Van Hao, secretary-general of the Vietnam Golf Association. “We look forward to continuing our efforts in partnership with Sir Nick and Laguna Lang Co. Once again, the Vietnamese winners will benefit from spending time with a six-time Major winner.”

Photo: The 9th hole at Laguna Lang Co Golf Club, Vietnam.

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