The Southern team is close to full strength now, and their performance of late reflects it.
The Southern team won 6.5 – 5,5 on the last day, thereby winning the northern team 14.5 – 13.5 to the throne at the most prestigious golf tournament in Vietnam.
The tournament taking place at Long Thanh Course (Dong Nai) witnessed the most dramatic ending in 3 consecutive years.
The two teams in the South and the North 8-8 match after the first two days. The winning team is only determined on the last day of the match with 12 individual matches. There was no surprise when two teams captain Le Hung Nam (North) and Andrew Hung Pham (South) won over, Tran Anh Linh and Nguyen Duc Linh respectively.
The drama occurred when Thai Trung Hieu (North) overcame Nong Trung Hieu (South) with two holes, shortening the score to 13-14. At that time, the only remaining pair between Hoang Ngoc Quy (South) and Tran The Cuong (North) are in the match after hole 15.
Ngoc Quy and The Cuong each won a hole to maintain the score after the hole 17. The championship is only determined in the last pit. Ngoc Quy must win or draw in the 18th hole to bring the trophy to the South.
And the Southern Golfer did that. Ngoc Quy match results in the 18th hole, which means the final score with The Cuong, after the golfer in the North made the putt unsuccessful. The southern team won the final 14.5-13.5 North team.
Many Southern players could not hold back their tears because of their first win at the VGA Union Cup. They have been very close to the championship in the two previous tournaments, but this time the glory really came to the Southern team.
VGA Union Cup is the annual tournament organized by the Vietnam Golf Association. Throughout three-time organizations, the Northern team won the championship twice, while the Southern team won a victory once.