What a Dramatic Ending!? Yoshinobu Tsukada Sawasdee Cup 2018 Report -Bangkok Golf Club-
The Japan-Thailand Golf Festival 2018 was held for six events for about one month since the end of January, the best season in Thailand. For this second edition with the cooperation of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, a total of 640 golfers played each competition, and each competition showed great excitement.
The Yoshinobu Tsukada Sawasdee Cup 2018, hosted by Japanese tournament professional Yoshinobu Tsukada who has set Thailand as the second base from 2003, was held on February 10th at the Bangkok Golf Club. Since Tsukada is familiar with Thailand golf and has usually enjoyed karaoke in Thai language, both professionasl and amateurs enjoyed the event and the venue was filled with a peaceful mood all the time.
Thanyakon Khrongpha from Japan tour, Momoko Aoyama of LPGA Thailand, Thanaporn Hiranrak, and many Thailand golf professionals joined the event with Tsukada.
Momoko Aoyama from Bangkok who was born in 1992 drew attention. She has Thai father and Japanese mother, and after went through the Australian professional golfer training school “DIOS SPORTS ACADEMY”, she acquired a professional license of Thai LPGA in May 2017.
106 players played at the the Yoshinobu Tsukada Sawasdee Cup 2018 used the Double Peoria System with 18-hole shoot gun format. And, it was at that time that the party was about to get to the best part and the winner was announced.
“The winner is… Yanuko Mukai!”
I was stunned for winning the tournament although I was supposed to interview with the champion, but it is happy to be a champion. While it was a surprise conclusion as Tsukada was amazed as he said “it was the first time I saw the winner who has came for the the interview,” but it goes without saying that this trip was a amazing experience.
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