2016

Chapman the Champion at East Sussex National

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25 August 2016: Adam Chapman called an end to the Faldo Series season in fine style as he won the England South Championship by two shots. Chapman will now line up in his second Faldo Series Grand Final in October following an appearance at The Greenbrier back in 2013.

Schellong wins Faldo Series Slovakia Championship

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22 August 2016: Nicolas Schellong claimed victory in the seventh Faldo Series Slovakia Championship at the Black Stork Golf Resort. Schellong will now line up at the 20th Faldo Series Grand Final.

Zuska defends Czech championship crown

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09 August 2016: Jiri Zuska defended his Faldo Series Czech Championship title with a playoff win at new Faldo Series venue Golf Park Pilsen. Zuska defeated Jana Melichova with a birdie on the first extra hole to win the sixth edition of the Czech Championship.

Awesome Antonisse triumphs at Trentham

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05 August 2016: Dario Antonisse (Ugc De Pan) hit top form at Trentham to win the Faldo Series Midlands Championship by a single shot. The 17-year-old from The Netherlands shot rounds of 73, 67 and 73 to defeat Tom Duncalf (Sandiway) and seal qualification to the twentieth Faldo Series Grand Final.

Nikolai Schaffrath cruises to victory in Germany

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04 August 2016: Nikolai Schaffrath played some magnificent golf to win the Faldo Series Germany Championship at A-ROSA Scharmützelsee, Berlin. The young German fired two wonderful rounds of 66 and 70 to win the seventh Germany Championship by seven shots in testing windy conditions.

Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship Glory for Artigolle

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Hong Kong (August 1): Yannick Artigolle repelled a spirited late charge from defending champion Leon D’Souza to claim victory in the Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship.

The 16-year-old Artigolle was a model of consistency as he fired rounds of 71, 70 and 71 at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Course in what was the seventh leg of the record-breaking 2016-17 Faldo Series Asia season.

Robinson wins Faldo Series Scotland Championship

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28 July 2016: Brad Robinson (Close House) claimed the prized scalp of the Faldo Series Scotland Championship at the Dukes in St Andrews. The 19-year-old Englishman shot rounds of 73 and 73 before finishing with a brilliant 70 to win by two shots. The win over a strong international field guarantees a qualification spot in the twentieth Faldo Series Grand Final.

Three-peat for My at Faldo Series Vietnam Championship

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Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam (July 28): Nguyen Thao My has added another chapter to her remarkable run of success in the Faldo Series Vietnam Championship. 

Underlining her standing as one of her country’s most talented young golfers, My upstaged her rivals in the ninth edition of the event, the sixth leg of the record-breaking 2016-17 Faldo Series Asia season.

It was the third year in succession that the 18-year-old from Hanoi has topped the standings in the tournament, that was staged in conjunction with the inaugural Vietnam Junior Open.

Tiffany’s timely tonic for Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship competitors

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Hong Kong (July 26): She may not be in the starting line-up at this week’s Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship, but the name of Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching will loom large at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Course.

In 2012, Chan finished as runner-up in the Girls’ Under-21 Division at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

Van Der Weele triumphs in Netherlands play-off

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25 July 2016: Kiet Van Der Weele defeated Bob Geurts in a play-off at de Herkenbosche in The Netherlands Championship. Geurts fired a birdie on the last of his regulation 36 holes to force a play-off but Van Der Weele was unperturbed as his par on the first play-off hole claimed overall victory at the seventh Netherlands Championship.

White dominates Faldo Series field at Moortown

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21 July 2016: Oliver White was in sublime touch to win the England North Championship at Moortown Golf Club by an enormous eight shots. White (Pannal G.C.) posted impressive rounds of 72, 67 & 72 to claim overall victory and a place in the Faldo Series Grand Final; to be held at Stoke by Nayland in October.

Stoke by Nayland to host 20th Faldo Series Grand Final

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20 July 2016: Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has been announced as the host venue for the 20th Faldo Series Grand Final in October later this year. The competition will run over three days from October 11th - 13th on the exquisite Gainsborough championship golf course at the multi award-winning resort on the Essex/Suffolk border. The venue has experience in regularly hosting international, televised PGA and European Senior tour events.

Honours to Onkanok at Faldo Series Cambodia Championship

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Siem Reap, Cambodia (July 18): Onkanok Soisuwan continued her rich vein of form with a runaway victory in the fifth edition of the Faldo Series Cambodia Championship.

Rated as one of Thailand’s brightest female golfing prospects, Onkanok proved too strong for her rivals over the immaculately-presented, Nick Faldo-designed Angkor Golf Resort course.

Thanks to rounds of three-under-par 69 and a closing 70, Onkanok triumphed by six strokes in the fifth leg of the record-breaking 2016-17 Faldo Series Asia campaign.

Faldo Series Cambodia Championship invokes community spirit

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Siem Reap, Cambodia (July 13): Introducing local children to the Royal and Ancient sport of golf will be one of the primary aims during the fifth edition of the Faldo Series Cambodia Championship.

The fifth leg of the record-breaking 2016-17 Faldo Series Asia campaign will be played over the award-winning, Nick Faldo-designed Angkor Golf Resort course this weekend.

Meng makes her mark at Faldo Series China Championship

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Dongguan, China (July 11): It was a case of third time lucky for Meng Lin at Mission Hills as the teenager swept to victory in the Faldo Series China Championship.

Having posted top-10 finishes in two junior events at Mission Hills in May, the 18-year-old Meng finally made her way into the winner’s enclosure in the fourth leg of the record-breaking 2016-17 Faldo Series Asia campaign.

Sundborg sails to victory at Old Fold Manor

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07 July 2016: Isle of Wight star Jordan Sundborg held off a formidable field to win the England South Championship at Old Fold Manor by one shot. Sundborg shot 67, 72 & 73 to win through to his first Faldo Series Grand Final.

Faldo Series China Championship heads to Mission Hills

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Dongguan, China (July 4): Mission Hills Golf Club will once more step into the limelight when it plays host to this week’s Faldo Series China Championship.

Exactly four months after staging the 10th edition of the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, the world’s largest golfing establishment takes centre stage at the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) event.

Machado retains hold over South America Championship

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08 June 2016: Herik Machado was tested to the extreme by the weather and by his fellow competitors as he defended his title at the South America Championship with a three-shot victory. Machado is rewarded for his graft with a place in the Faldo Series Grand Final for the third time.

Slick Putt on a roll in Faldo Series Thailand Championship

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Bangkok, Thailand (May 17): Putt Sridama continued his remarkable sequence of Faldo Series Asia successes with a thrilling play-off victory in the 11th edition of the Faldo Series Thailand Championship [North].

In a dramatic denouement at Watermill Golf and Gardens, Putt prevailed in extra-time against Nopparat Panichphon in the third leg of the record-breaking 2016-17 Faldo Series Asia campaign.

It was Putt’s second triumph in four years in the Faldo Series Thailand Championship, having also emerged victorious at the Panorama Golf and Country Club in 2013-2014.

Lanz lands victory in Faldo Series Philippines Championship

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Manila, Philippines (May 15): Lanz Uy survived a late bout of the jitters to emerge triumphant in the ninth edition of the Faldo Series Philippines Championship.

In a nail-biting finale over the Faldo Course at Eagle Ridge, Uy withstood the challenges of Carlo Villaroman, Liam Cully and Diana Araneta to take top honours in the second leg of the record-breaking 2016-17 Faldo Series Asia campaign.

Atiruj inspires Faldo Series Thailand Championship combatants

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Bangkok, Thailand (May 11): Inspired by the exploits of Atiruj Winaicharoenchai, a talented cast of young Thais will be gunning for glory in this week’s 11th edition of the Faldo Series Thailand Championship [North].

Underlining his reputation as one of Asia’s brightest young golfing prospects, Atiruj scored an accomplished victory at last year’s Faldo Series Thailand Championship and went on to finish overall runner-up in the Grand Final.

Faldo Series Philippines Championship heads to Eagle Ridge

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Manila, Philippines (May 7): A delicate touch on around the greens will be the key to good scoring when participants tackle the Faldo Course at Eagle Ridge in the ninth edition of the Faldo Series Philippines Championship.

Many of the country’s most talented young golfers have signed up for the second leg of the record-breaking 2016-17 Faldo Series Asia campaign from May 11-13.

To be held over 54 holes, the event, which is being played at Eagle Ridge for the third occasion, receives points for the R&A’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Hot-shot Hsieh wins Faldo Series Chinese Taipei Championship

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Taipei, Chinese Taipei (April 17): A brilliant opening-round birdie barrage set Hsieh Ting-wei on course for a stunning victory in the weather-hit opening leg of the Faldo Series Asia’s 11th season.

Thanks to two outstanding sub-par returns at Tsai Hsing Elite Club, Hsieh swept to a four-shot success in the Faldo Series Chinese Taipei Championship.

Hsieh, who turned 16 last month, made light of severe thunderstorms on the first two days which disrupted play and forced organisers to reduce the tournament from 54 holes to 36.

Glory for Williamson at Lough Erne

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15 April 2016: Rory Williamson of Holywood Golf Club has won the Faldo Series Ireland Championship by a single shot on the Faldo Course. Williamson fired rounds of 71 & 69 to hold off the fierce challenges of Shane Mcdermott and Jamie Fletcher, who finished in joint second place overall.

Hilleard crushes top class field in Wales

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14 April 2016: Josh Hilleard sauntered to victory in the Faldo Series Wales Championship by six shots at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club. The 21-year-old Englishman was in fine form as he shot scores of 68, 69 & 72 to leave the field trailing in his wake. His reward is a place in the 20th Faldo Series Europe Grand Final. 

11th Faldo Series Asia Season primed for Taipei tee-off

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Taipei, Chinese Taipei (April 13): National team stalwart Hung Jo-hua will aim to continue her rise to prominence when she defends her Faldo Series Chinese Taipei Championship title this week.

Hung scored a nail-biting victory on home soil last year and is seeking to repeat that success when the 54-hole event tees-off at the Tsai Hsing Elite Club. On the outskirts of Taipei, the course boasts panoramic views of the Taiwan Straits.

UK season begins at Pyle & Kenfig

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06 April 2016: The Faldo Series heads to Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club next week for the first UK Championship of the season. A field of over 60 players will line up in Bridgend on April 11-13 for the 54-hole Wales Championship.

Lough Erne hosts Faldo Series Ireland Championship

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05 April 2016: Defending champion Sean Doyle of Athlone will be among the top young Irish golfers competing in the ninth Faldo Series Ireland Championship on the world renowned Faldo Course at Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on April 12-13.

A field of more than 100 golfers aged 12 to 21 will compete in the Faldo Series Ireland Championship over two rounds on the Faldo Course. Other notable competitors include 19-year-old Ireland squad member Ted Collins (Dun Laoghaire) and Paddy Culhane (Galway G.c), both have previously appeared at Grand Finals.

Faldo Series appoints IJGA as Official Golf Academy Partner

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April 4, 2016: The Faldo Series, the global circuit of junior events created by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, has appointed the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) as its Official Golf Academy Partner.

Rory McIlroy and fellow multiple Major champion and world number one, Tseng Ya-ni, are among past winners on the Faldo Series, which was founded in 1996 and is supported by The R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews).

Drive to grow Faldo Series Asia gathering pace

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Singapore (April 4): Six-time Major champion Sir Nick Faldo has pledged to continue his drive to grow the Faldo Series Asia.

Ahead of the 11th season of the junior series that will be made up of a minimum of 21 events in 17 countries including, for the first time, two qualifiers in Thailand, Faldo said he is committed to further development.

To that end, Faldo is continuing to engage with many of golf’s most high-profile organisations.

Mathiesen masterful in Middle East

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1 April 2016: In the opening event of the 2016 Faldo Series season Mikkel Mathiesen produced a wonderful display at Al Ain in Abu Dhabi. Mathiesen, competing in the Boys’ Under-16 Division, shot three consecutive rounds of 69 to win by an impressive six-shot margin over a class field. Mathiesen is rewarded with a place at the 20th Faldo Series Grand Final.

Milestone 20th Faldo Series season tees off in Middle East

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25 March 2016: The Faldo Series will be celebrating its 20th year in style with the Middle East Championship serving as the curtain-raiser for a historic milestone season. The tournament returns to Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club in Abu Dhabi on March 28-30, where five winners will join Sir Nick Faldo at the season-ending Grand Final.

Indian Prasad prevails in thrilling climax at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

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Shenzhen, China (March 4): Arjun Prasad fired a breathtaking closing six-under-par 66 to claim a remarkable come-from-behind victory in the 10th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final. 

Four shots off the pace heading into the final round, the 17-year-old Indian produced a near-flawless performance over the acclaimed Faldo Course at Mission Hills Dongguan.

"It's been an amazing week – one that I'll remember for the rest of my life," said Prasad, who posted a 54-hole total of 10-under 206 in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking event.

Thai Atiruj takes control at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

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Shenzhen, China (March 3): Atiruj Winaicharoenchai delivered a spectacular birdie barrage to race to the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the 10th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

Capitalising on a succession of high quality iron shots, the 15-year-old Thai converted nine birdie putts en route to a seven-under-par 65 over the acclaimed Faldo Course at Mission Hills Dongguan.

With a 36-hole aggregate of 136, Atiruj will take a four-stroke lead into Friday’s final round in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking event.

Prasad hot on D’Souza’s heels at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

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Shenzhen, China (March 2): Arjun Prasad conjured a sensational turnaround to soar into contention on the opening day of the 10th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

Four-over-par through eight holes, the 17-year-old Indian’s prospects of challenging for glory over the Faldo Course at Mission Hills Dongguan appeared to have evaporated almost before they had begun.

But sticking to his guns, Prasad covered the final 10 holes in seven-under to sign for a three-under 69 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking event.

Japanese triumvirate seek Faldo Series Asia Grand Final success

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Shenzhen, China (March 1): Nasa Hataoka, Minami Hiruta and Yumi Kudo will spearhead Japan’s bid for continued glory in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

The talented teenage triumvirate are among the favourites for victory in the 10th anniversary edition of the event that Sir Nick Faldo launched in 2007 with a view to growing the game around the world and unearthing the next batch of global golfing superstars.

“It promises to be another memorable tournament,” said six-time Major champion Faldo, who will be present at Shenzhen’s Mission Hills Golf Club throughout the week.

Faldo reflects on 10th Anniversary celebration for Asia Series

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Shenzhen, China: Many of the region’s brightest golfing prospects will lock horns in next week’s 10th anniversary Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

One of the most prestigious tournaments on Asia’s amateur golfing calendar, the 54-hole R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking event will once more be staged over the acclaimed Nick Faldo-designed Faldo Course at Mission Hills China.

Rashid’s fond Faldo Series Asia Grand Final recollections

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Shenzhen, China (February 23): Seven years may have elapsed since he last raised aloft the Faldo Series Asia trophy, but Rashid Khan’s memories of his back-to-back triumphs remain vividly etched in his mind.

To this day, the Indian is still the only player to have had the distinction of claiming victory over the Faldo Course at Mission Hills in successive years.

“I’m very proud when I look back at what I achieved in the Faldo Series Asia,” said Khan, now aged 25 and a rising star of the professional game with two wins on the Asian Tour already under his belt.

Ice-cool He wins snow-hit Faldo Series Kunming Championship

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Kunming (January 28): He Xinyi defied unseasonal icy conditions to emerge victorious in the snow-struck ninth edition of the Faldo Series Kunming Championship.

For the first time in Faldo Series Asia history, two full rounds of a tournament were wiped out by snow which blanketed the award-winning Lakeview Golf Club course.

The modern capital city and transportation hub of China’s south-western Yunnan Province, Kunming is known for its temperate year-round climate.

Award-winning Lakeview set for Faldo Series Kunming Championship

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Kunming (January 22): Award-winning Lakeview Golf Club will once more provide a stiff test for competitors when it stages the ninth edition of the Faldo Series Kunming Championship.

Sculpted by Faldo Design, the par-72 parkland-style layout is located just 15 minutes from downtown Kunming and less than half-an-hour from Kunming’s international airport.

Joy for Juliana at Faldo Series New Zealand Championship

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Christchurch, New Zealand (January 20): Watch out Lydia Ko, there’s a new kid on the block! Announcing her arrival on the international stage in spectacular fashion, fresh-faced 13-year-old Juliana Hung scored a runaway victory in the second Faldo Series New Zealand Championship, presented by the Canterbury Golf Development Trust.

A member of the Canterbury team which won the 2015 Toro Inter-Provincial title, New Zealand premier women’s team golf tournament, Hung is already being touted as a rising star.

Oscar out to retain Faldo Series New Zealand Championship Title

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Christchurch, New Zealand (January 13): Oscar Cadenhead will face a stern examination of his golfing credentials when he defends his title in next week's Faldo Series New Zealand Championship, presented by the Canterbury Golf Development Trust.

The big-hitting Cadenhead swept to a six-stroke success in last year's inaugural event at Clearwater Golf Club, his home course. He went on to finish third in the Boys' Under-21 category at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

Tamardi triumphs in Faldo Series Indonesia Championship

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Jakarta, Indonesia (January 11): Tirto Tamardi lived up to his billing as pre-tournament favourite with an assured victory in the ninth Faldo Series Indonesia Championship.

Thanks to a composed final-round display, Tamardi overcame concerted challenges from Stevanus Daniel Wirawan and Inez Beatrice Wanamarta to emerge triumphant over Damai Indah Golf's BSD Course in West Java.

With a 54-hole aggregate of three-under-par 213, Tamardi ended three shots clear of Wirawan and five in front of Wanamarta.

Faldo Series Indonesia Championship showdown in store

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Jakarta (January 4): Indonesia’s top-two ranked male amateur golfers are gearing up for what promises to be an intriguing head-to-head showdown in the ninth edition of the Faldo Series Indonesia Championship.

While highly-rated Tirto Tamardi is an overwhelming favourite in the Boys’ Under-16 category, Kevin Caesario Akbar is expected to sweep to victory in the Boys’ Under-18 segment.