Newly turned pro golfer lifts Vietnam Masters trophy

By Quoc Huy   December 5, 2020 | 03:25 am PT
Newly turned pro golfer lifts Vietnam Masters trophy
Do Hong Giang celebrates after winning FLC Vietnam Masters on December 4, 2020. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Professional Golf Association.
Quang Ninh golfer Do Hong Giang won the FLC Vietnam Masters on Friday.

Giang led the championship from the start, scoring -5 after 54 holes. On the last day, he made 73 strokes, scored three birdies and four bogeys. With the round nearly over, he maintained a safe distance from runner-up Truong Chi Quan.

Quan only scored +5 after three rounds, 10 strokes less than the leader. However, in the last round, the HCMC golfer performed well, achieving seven birdies to shrink the distance between him (-2) and Giang (-5). Needing only four more strokes to make a comeback, he failed to maintain his momentum, losing a point to allow Giang his first VPGA Tour title after going pro less than six months ago.

Quan finished second with a score of -1, as did South Korean golfer Kim Woo-jin. Another South Korean, Park Song-ho, finished third (+1) and Nguyen Huu Thang fourth (+2).

With the title, Giang also won a prize of VND180 million.

Of the 10 amateur golfers who participated in the event, only Vo Gia Thong, who scored +9 and peaked at ninth, made it into the top 10.

Endorsed by Vietnam Professional Golf Association, FLC Vietnam Masters 2020 took place from December 1 to 4 at FLC Golf Links Sam Son in the central Thanh Hoa Province with the participation of 89 golfers, competing for a total prize of VND1 billion ($43,080).

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