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3 January 2012

3 January 2012: The Faldo Series will return to the Kingdom of Thailand for the fourth edition of its Thailand Championship on February 18-19, 2012 at Blue Sapphire Golf and Resort in Kanchanaburi.  Flood damage has forced organisers to announce a new date and venue to ensure that the Series can still go ahead and bring opportunity to Thailand’s top young golfers.

The field for the Thailand event, which is open to all nationalities, will be divided into five age categories, three for boys (Under 21, Under 18 and Under 16) and two for girls (Under 21 and Under 16).  The winners of each division over 36 holes at Blue Sapphire, located 100 kilometres from Bangkok, will qualify for the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in China, won by Thailand’s Nakarin Ratanakul in 2007.

The sixth Grand Final, a World Amateur Golf Ranking event, will be hosted by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen on March 14-16, 2012.

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.

Golfers born in 1990 or later wishing to enter the fourth Faldo Series Thailand Championship at Blue Sapphire Golf and Resort on February 18-19, 2012 should email tsgugolf@hotmail.com or visit www.tsgu.com.

For more information on the Faldo Series Thailand Championship click here.  You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/faldoseries.