Hanako Kawasaki wins 2018 Vietnam's Ladies Amateur Open
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Japanese-Vietnamese Hanako Kawasaki claimed victory at the 2018 Vietnam's Ladies Amateur Open on Monday at the SAM Tuyền Lâm Resort in Đà Lạt.
The 18-year-old beat strong rivals from Hong Kong, Singapore and Việt Nam, including Leung Isabella, Chen Callista and Nguyễn Thảo My.
The newly-crowned champion also overcame a wrist injury during the second round to take the title.
Hanako has been playing golf competitively for more than four years. Her biggest achievement came in 2016, when she won the Ladies’ National Amateur Championship (VLAC 2016) in Thanh Hoá Province.
She also claimed first prizes at the Việt Nam Junior Open and Vietnam’s machplays championship in 2017.
The event attracted the participation of 80 golfers from home and abroad.
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