Grow the Game in Vietnam

As part of the JGTA’s #GrowtheGame initiative, local exemptions are provided for players looking to break out on the Tour – and for this week’s Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs, 8 local players look to make a statement from Vietnam, chasing the path of golf greats such as Sergio Garcia who won at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip in the Asian Tour’s Ho Tram Open in 2015 and the thousands of players who graduated through the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and went on to play golf at the collegiate level.

For these players, this opportunity could change their career. A top finish in the JGTA Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs and a continued successful season giving them a high Junior Order of Merit rank could reap them with the greatest opportunity in junior golf, AJGA Performance Based Entry Status. The JGTA is Growing the Game in Vietnam.

Local players competing this week include:

  • Quoc Khanh Nong (2021) of Hanoi
  • Vu Quoc Anh Nguyen (2021) of Hanoi
  • Nhat Long Nguyen (2022) of Hanoi
  • Lam Tram (2022) of Ho Chi Minh
  • Thi Yen Vi Pham (2023) of Hanoi
  • Khanh Hung Le (2025) of Ho Chi Minh
  • Thai Nhat Nguyen (2024) of Vung Tau
  • Uy Doan (2025) of Hanoi

We’ve seen local exemptions go on to have incredible seasons and take their talents to the US in the summer months. For example, Gabriel Hansel Hari (2021) of Jakarta, Indonesia. Hari entered the JGTA Bogor Junior Championship hosted by Sentul Highlands Golf Club as a local exemption. He went on to finish 3rd at the event, 3rd in the Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay, and 8th at the ATI Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World 2019 presented by AKI. With his results from the season, he finished 5th on the Junior Order of Merit – earning him Fully Exempt AJGA PBE Status. Talk about growing the game.