HA NOI (VNS) — Pham Cao Cuong will be the sole Vietnamese representative in the 2014 K&D Graphics/Yonex Grand Prix Badminton Championships to be held from December 8-13 at the Orange County Badminton Club in California.
Ranked No 274 in the world, 18-year-old Cuong earned a wild card to continue on to the second round. He will next compete against Zulhelmi Zulkiffli of Malaysia, world No 391, or the host's own Curtis Stensland, world No 861.
Cuong must wait for his biggest challenge, Israel's Misha Zilberman, world No 56 and seeded No 2.
The event has a grand prize of US$50,000. — VNS