Four Malaysian golfers celebrate Grand Final spots
16 October 2013: Solomon Emilio Rosidin came from six shots behind to win the Faldo Series Malaysia Championship at Samarahan Golf Club, Kuching, Sarawak. Rosidin was one of four Malaysian players to qualify for the Asia Grand Final in China next March.
Rosidin fired a final-round 69 to overhaul 36-hole leader Albright Chong Ming Soon, who closed with a 79. Defending champion Nur Durriyah Damian finished one shot back but comfortably won the Girls’ division to book her spot in a fourth straight Grand Final.
Two other age-category winners; Kuhanesh Ganesan (Boys’ Under-21) and Kelie Kan Kah Yan (Girls’ Under-16) will also join Sir Nick Faldo at Mission Hills Golf Club in China for the eighth Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in March 2014.
Established in 1996, 40 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 30 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
In September 2014, Faldo will begin taking students at a full-time residential academy for education and golf development in America. The first ever Faldo Series Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona marks another significant step in the programme’s history.
The 2013/2014 Faldo Series Asia schedule features a record 19 tournaments in 15 countries, including four in mainland China, two in India and others in The Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Faldo Series Asia is supported by The R&A, ISPS Handa and Mission Hills. It is endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Federation.
Leading final scores:
Boys’ Under 21:
225 – Kuhanesh Ganesan (73-74-78)
226 – Muhamad Al-Azim MD Azmi (74-71-81)
228 – Amirul Aizat Abdul Bahar (77-78-73)
214 – Solomon Emilio Rosidin (72-73-69)
218 – Albright Chong Ming Soon (69-70-79)
220 – Daeng Abdul Rahman (75-72-73)
215 – Nur Durriyah Damian (73-70-72)
239 – Nurul Syahirah Afiqah (83-80-76)
227 – Kelie Kan Kah Yan (75-77-75)
229 – Nureliana Ariffin (77-78-74)
234 – Chong Yong (79-73-82)