Indian Duo leaves the local pack behind
The Angkor 4-Ball Championship 2016 held for the second time at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap was again prey for the Indian cousins, Amish Jaitha and Khusaal Thackersey. Amish, the 2014 winner of the Angkor Amateur Open playing of a 1 handicap with his cousin Khusaal playing on a 3 handicap scored a total of 10 under to win the Fourball Championship again ahead of local players Ly Hong and Tan Savun.
In the middle of a heat wave with temperatures reaching 42 degrees celcius, it was a true battle out there on the course. After the first day, the teams of Ly Hong and Amish were going head to head with each other but on the second day, the Indian Team showed some craftiness with a round of 8 under while the Cambodian leading team finished their round 5 under leaving the Angkor 4-Ball Championship 2016 trophy to Amish and Khusaal.
Accustomed to the heat and course knowledge could be reasons for the overwhelming results of local golfers in the net division. National team members Thong Sokhamony and Peou Pich Meta won the net trophy with a total score of 22 under. While Cambodia`s leading female junior golfer Tevy Sareoun in her mixed pairing with local expat Alex Sutherland came in second with 20 under. Third place went to Phnom Penh residents Ly Kea and Seng van Seiha with 17 under.
“It was fantastic to have the opportunity to defend our title and even sweeter to retain it. Khusaal and I really enjoy the course here and expect to be back in August for the Amateur Open’’ Amish told Cambodia Golf Today.
AGR Director of Golf, David Baron said: “It has been a fantastic weekend and, despite the blistering heat, the quality of golf was second to none. Amish and Khusaal know each other’s game very well and combined impeccably. They’re deserving champions.’’