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Published on October 18th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Lexus Cup 2017 Concludes: Malaysian team returns as three-time reigning Country Champions

There is an adage about sports: the smaller the ball, the more thrilling the game. This holds true because golf is a sport that requires concentration, precision and technique; and on the greens, players embark on the endless pursuit of perfection to achieve that perfect drive.

This year, Lexus hosted a group of owners from various countries in Asia Pacific to the prestigious golf course of Montgomerie Links, located in the vibrant city of Da Nang, Vietnam, where these experienced golfers pitted against one another at the Lexus Cup 2017. The recently concluded Lexus Cup 2017 saw the ecstatic return of the Malaysian contingent – a team of four made up of winners from the Malaysian chapter of the Lexus Golf Invitational 2017 which took place in earlier August – as they brought home the championship and invaluable experiences to remember.

The Malaysian team, which comprised of Hoe Kim Sun, Lim Beng Hor, Ong Chee Chang and Siah Chong Yee, ruled the show by defeating its Asia Pacific competitors, capturing the winners’ position and therefore making this Malaysia’s third consecutive team championship at the Lexus Cup. Although most of the tournament was graced by beautiful weather, the golfers still had to brave through occasional light showers and performed admirably.

The Country Champion award was not the only recognition clinched. On top of the team category, the Hoe Kim Sun emerged as the Net Champion, turning his time at the tournament into a feat. A citizen of Johor Bahru, proprietor of his personal business, and proud Lexus owner, Hoe who was all smiles added that although he has participated in other golf tournaments, he has never experienced one like the Lexus Cup.

Bringing the golf excursion to a differentiated level, Lexus golfers were additionally treated to a golf clinic hosted by Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) golfers Brooke Henderson, Alison Lee, and Jessica Korda. Mastering techniques from the best in golf was arguably the next best experience for these Lexus owners. Partners and spouses of participants were thought of as well, as they were indulged with a creative Coffee Art Workshop and a Food Plating Workshop by celebrity chef Audra Morrice. A finalist in Masterchef Australia 2012, Morrice taught participants the craftsmanship in the culinary world.


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