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Australian golfer lifts the Chu Đậu trophy at BRG tourney

Australian golfer Aaron Wilkin holds the trophy of the BRG Open Golf Championship-Đà Nẵng 2023. He won the championship with total 206 (10-under-par) after three rounds at the Nicklaus Đà Nẵng course. VNS Photo Công Thành 

ĐÀ NẴNG — Australian golfer Aaron Wilkin won the BRG Open Golf Championship-Đà Nẵng 2023, the first tournament of the Asian Development Tour held in Việt Nam.

Wilkin won scoring 206 in total, 10-under-par, in three rounds at the Nicklaus Đà Nẵng course.

The Australian took the cash-prize of US$17,500 and the unique Chu Đậu ceramic champions trophy fused with the 600-year cultural heritage of Việt Nam.

“I reserve my thanks to the city’s people’s committee, the tournament organisers, caddies, fans and the tournament’s sponsor – BRG Group – for supports and well organisation at the championship,” he said at the prize award ceremony on September 2.

“It’s my first time in a tournament in Việt Nam and Đà Nẵng and I was challenged with tough fairways at the tournament. The course was quite good, but it’s hot during play.”

Aaron had not a good start in the first round as he scored 73, but he then earned his momentum with a 68 in the second round. In the final round, the Australian golfer shot 65 and won the trophy.

Vice chairman of Đà Nẵng City's people's committee Trần Chí Cường (centre) presents the champion trophy to Aaron Wilkin at the BRG Open Golf Championship-Đà Nẵng 2023. VNS Photo Công Thành 

Vietnamese Nguyễn Anh Minh won best Amateur after finishing 9th ranking (four-under-par), while Nguyễn Nhất Long was the best Vietnamese professional.

The BRG Open Golf Championship-Đà Nẵng 2023 was a key focus of series events during the Đà Nẵng Golf-Tourism Festival from August 24 to September 2.

Vietnamese Nguyễn Anh Minh at the BRG Open Golf Championship-Đà Nẵng 2023. Minh was awarded as the best Vietnamese amateur prize at the championship. Photo courtesy of VGS/Quang Thắng 

Newly appointed vice chairman of the city’s people’s committee, Trần Chí Cường said the golf tournament, which featured144 top Asian golfers including 23 Vietnamese, would ignite the potential of Đà Nẵng’s tourism and golf industry in the future.

The successful tournament also marked as a celebration of the National Day of Việt Nam. VNS

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