Recap of JAGA's Vietnam Amateur Championship
The Junior Asian Golf Academy wraps up it’s inaugural Vietnam Amateur Championship on the 11th of November. It was a great event that had tremendous local and international players as we try to grow the game in Asia that saw strong performances from JAGA students.
Oliver Mukherje won the men’s championship this weekend, showing determination and grit down the stretch. Managing to bounce back from a double bogey on hole 3 to win the tournament by two strokes. Oliver shot a remarkable 65 (-7) during the 2nd round, amplifying his dominance this weekend.
Armaan Gawde had one of his best outings since joining JAGA this year, finishing in the top 5 all three rounds of the tournament. Shooting 77-75-72 through the weekend, he continues to make incredible strides with his game and gets better every time he is on the course.
Sam Mukherje, Oliver’s brother, also had a very strong weekend finishing in the top-7. The Duke University commit had another strong performance while mentoring the other JAGA students on the course.
Nguyen Vu Huong Anh (Chip) led the way for the JAGA girls this weekend shooting 78-78-84 and finishing in third in the women’s championship. While Than Bao Nghi (Maia) finished fourth with a score of 85-82-81.
Other highlights from the weekend:
We had two (!!!) hole-in-one's last week, from Tim Richter and Sean Yates. These are the first reported in JAGA's history and getting both in such a short amount of time we hope the luck continues.
Our students had a few days to experience Ho Chi Minh City before heading to Long An for the tournament, there they got to see the Saigon Skydeck and numerous other attractions and experience local cuisine.