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More than 138 athletes compete in the 2022 National Golf Championship – VinFast Cup

National Golf Championship 2022 – VinFast Cup officially kicks off from April 20-24, at the golf course Vinpearl Golf Hai Phong (Vu Yen, Hai Phong City).

National Golf Championship 2022 – VinFast Cup by General Department of Sports and Sports, People’s Committee of Hai Phong City, Newspaper Tien Phong and Vietnam Golf Association jointly organized.

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Journalist Le Xuan Son, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper Tien Phong tournament opening speech

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This is the first time the national golf championship has been included in the professional tournament system VGA Tour, and became the only professional tournament only for Vietnamese national athletes. This helps the tournament return to the true meaning of finding the best athlete in Vietnam at the moment.

Participating in this tournament were 138 athletes; in which 119 male athletes and 19 female athletes will compete in 4 rounds on the Marsh course of Vinpearl Golf Hai Phong.

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Athlete Truong Chi Quan said that the goal of the tournament is the championship

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With 18 par 72 holes, 7,508 yards long, Vinpearl Golf Hai Phong designed with high difficulty from natural swamp terrain. All holes have swamps running along or across the fairway, and in some holes even extending all the way to the green. It will not be easy for athletes to overcome the pitfalls present throughout the field and certainly many shots will be “swallowed” by the swamp.

Notably, all 9 athletes representing the Vietnamese golf team competed at SEA Games 31 are participating in this tournament. Among these, there are 5 male athletes: Nguyen Anh Minh, Le Khanh Hung, Nguyen Bao Long, Nguyen Quang Tri and Nguyen Dang Minh; and 4 female athletes: Doan Xuan Khue Minh, Pham Thi Yen Vi, Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Le Chuc An.

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Mr. Nguyen Van Tung, Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hai Phong City, kicking off the opening ball of the 2022 National Golf Championship – VinFast Cup

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In addition, there are 8 champions National golf tournaments in previous seasons have participated in the 2022 national golf championship – VinFast Cup, which are: Doan Van Dinh (2012), Do Le Gia Dat (2013), Truong Chi Quan (2014-2016, 2018), Nguyen Bao Long (2019), Nguyen Dang Minh (2020), Ngo Bao Nghi (2009, 2010, 2011), Nguyen Thao My (2014, 2015, 2019) and Doan Xuan Khue Minh (2017). In addition, 17 young athletes (under 21) registered to compete; in which Nguyen Viet Gia Han (11 years old) is the youngest athlete in the 17-year history of the tournament, as well as the history of Vietnam’s professional tournament.

National Golf Championship 2022 – The VinFast Cup will close on April 24 and award the trophy to the champion, along with a bonus of 1 billion dong for the men’s group and 200 million dong for the women’s group.

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