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Hanako Kawasaki sig­nalled a chang­ing of the guard in Viet­namese ju­nior golf with her vic­tory at the 10th an­niver­sary edi­tion of the Faldo Se­ries Viet­nam Cham­pi­onship. With a three-day ag­gre­gate of even-par 216 at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, scratch-hand­i­cap­per Kawasaki topped the stand­ings in the tour­na­ment that was staged in con­junc­tion with the sec­ond Viet­nam Ju­nior Open. In so do­ing, the 17-year-old brought to an end Nguyen Thao My’s streak of three suc­ces­sive vic­to­ries in the Faldo Se­ries Viet­nam Cham­pi­onship. A stu­dent at the Bri­tish In­ter­na­tional School in Ho Chih Minh City, and a Viet­namese ci­ti­zen, Kawasaki’s rep­u­ta­tion as one of the coun­try’s most promis­ing golf­ing prospects soared late last year when she posted a record-break­ing vic­tory in the Viet­nam Ladies Cham­pi­onship. Now her fo­cus will turn to­wards the 12th Faldo Se­ries Asia Grand Fi­nal, sched­uled to take place at La­guna Loˇng Cô in Danang in March 2018. There, she will be able to call upon the ex­pe­ri­ence she gained while fin­ish­ing over­all run­ner-up to My in the

2015 Faldo Se­ries Viet­nam Cham­pi­onship. The 2017-18 Faldo Se­ries Asia sea­son is sup­ported by The R&A and en­dorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pa­cific Golf Con­fed­er­a­tion. The In­ter­na­tional Ju­nior Golf Acad­emy is a part­ner of the Faldo Se­ries.

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