Bobby wins Faldo Series in Jakarta at third attempt
17 January 2012: Cahyo “Bobby” Adhitomo fired a brilliant four under par total of 140 over two rounds at the Damai Indah Golf BSD Course to win the fifth Faldo Series Indonesia Championship and qualify for the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in China.
“This was my third Faldo Series so I am thrilled to finally win it and book my trip to the Grand Final,” said the champion from Jakarta who went into the final round as joint leader. “I was shaking with nerves this morning and double-bogeyed the first hole, so I’m proud of the way I turned it around to win.”
With two rounds of 70, Adhitomo won by three shots from 17-year-old Kow Elki and by four from defending champion Fahmi Reza, 20, in the Boys’ Under-21 division. Better known as Bobby, the 19-year-old will now travel to Mission Hills Golf Club in China for the sixth Grand Final, to be hosted by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo on March 14-16.
The other age-group champions celebrating a place in the World Amateur Golf Ranking event at Mission Hills in Shenzhen were Elki (Boys’ Under-18), Jordan Surya Irawan (Boys’ Under-16), Gianti Mahardika (Girls’ Under-21) and Victoria Chandra (Girls’ Under-16).
50 of the country’s top young golfers competed in the fifth edition of the Indonesia Championship in Jakarta, which also featured a seminar on sports psychology for players and parents. 50 younger children from the local community attended the tournament to receive free golf instruction and watch the competitors in action.
Established in 1996, 37 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 27 countries worldwide with more than 5,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
The Faldo Series Asia is supported by major partners ISPS, Mission Hills and The R&A, official golf wear partner UFL and official suppliers TaylorMade and Tricor. It is endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Federation (APGC).
The 2011/2012 Faldo Series Asia schedule features 17 tournaments in 13 different countries including five in mainland China plus others in The Philippines, Vietnam, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brunei, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand.
Leading final scores:
140 – Cahyo (Bobby) Adhitomo (70-70)
144 – Fahmi Reza (70-74)
146 – Bramantio Adi Warsito (72-74)
143 – Kow Elki (73-70)
148 – Ditya Novianto (75-73)
150 – Anugerah Baginda Harahap (74-76)
144 – Jordan Surya Irawan (71-73)
145 – Zaki Auliyan (74-71)
147 – Dicky Prionggo (75-72)
152 – Gianti Mahardika (72-80)
155 – Renata Riza Dimaya (80-75)
156 – Nadya Rosiana (80-76)
145 – Victoria Chandra (70-75)
155 – Galuh Vita Respati (78-77)
156 – Ida Ayu Indira Melati (78-78)