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Award-winning Lakeview set for Faldo Series Kunming Championship

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22 January 2016

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.

In the heart of the Kunming Dianchi national tourism and vacation zone, the course that nestles along the shores of Dianchi Lake and beneath a beautiful mountain area Lakeview Golf Club is rated as one of the premier golfing venues in Yunnan Province.

It has also frequently appeared on lists of China’s top-10 courses.

Six-time Major championship winner Sir Nick Faldo, Britain’s most successful golfer, said: “I’m delighted with how the course has matured in recent years and I’m especially proud that we are once more able to stage the Faldo Series Kunming Championship there.

“The golf course is very strategic in nature and requires well placed tee shots to allow for approach shots that will offer the best chance of making birdies.”

The Kunming event is the 20th and concluding leg of the record-breaking 2015-16 Faldo Series Asia season.

It is the third qualifier to be held in China following tournaments in Shanghai and at Mission Hills in Shenzhen, where the 2015-16 Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, a World Amateur Golf Ranking event, will take place from March 2-4.

The winners of each of the age group categories from the Faldo Series Kunming Championship will earn starting spots in the 10th Anniversary Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, to be hosted by Sir Nick.

Supported by The R&A and Mission Hills and endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the 2015-16 Faldo Series Asia campaign has stretched over 11 months and included 20 events in 17 countries.

Recognised as the only global amateur series for boys and girls, the Faldo Series was established in 1996, expanding to Asia in 2006. 

Today, 40 Faldo Series tournaments take place in 30-plus countries worldwide, touching more than 7,000 golfers each year. Past winners include Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy, who took his tally of professional Major titles to four with his wins at last year’s Open Championship and US PGA Championship.