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PH Am Open braces for tight finish

The 2018 Philippine Amateur Open Championship gets under way Thursday at Riviera Golf Club in Silang, Cavite, with Tom Kim tipped as the player to beat in the men’s side.

There will be 116 players, including rising and leading amateurs from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada and the United States.
Kim, owing to his knowledge of the par-72 layout, is out to make up for his seven-stroke defeat to absentee Thai Sadom Kaewkanjana last year.
Another Korean, Kim Hee-ji, will likewise try to avenge her 2017 defeat to Yuka Saso in the event organized by the National Golf Association of the Philippines.

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