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Harvey Talarczyk claims England North Championship

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3 August 2017

3 August 2017: Harvey Talarczyk emerged victorious at Pleasington Golf Club in the Faldo Series England North Championship. Talarczyk battled the high quality field and the elements to claim a two shot victory and securing qualification for the Faldo Series Europe Grand Final.

The great British weather struck again at Pleasington. The players had to deal with relentless downpours over the three days of competition and the greenkeepers were lauded for keeping the course in such great shape. With conditions extremely tough Harvey Talarczyk will be delighted with his three rounds of 72, 67 and 71 – comfortably claiming his Under-18 category in the process.

‘It was hugely enjoyable to play in this event and it’s a lovely course to play – even in the rain! I’m very happy I’ll get to play in the Faldo Series Grand Final.’ – Overall Champion Harvey Talarczyk.

Mason Banger held the overall lead heading into the final day before Talarczyk seized his opportunities. Banger fired rounds of 71, 67 and 74 to win his Under-21 division and claim a spot in his first Faldo Series Grand Final. Sam Rook was left two shots adrift despite a fine challenge.

The Boys’ Under-16 division was won by Louis Talarczyk by a single shot. Dutch National Emilio Meijer matched the younger Talarczyk almost shot-for-shot but eventually had to settle for second. Talarczyk shot 74, 74 and 81 to seal the win and will now join his elder brother at his first ever Grand Final. Thomas Deehan found the only Eagle of the competition on the Par 5 7th on the final day.

The England Midlands Championship at Trentham Golf Club takes place on 7-9th August where players will be eyeing up one of the last opportunities to qualify for the prestigious Faldo Series Grand Final.

Today, 40 Faldo Series tournaments take place in 30-plus countries worldwide, touching thousands of golfers each year. Past winners include Major Champions Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy, who took his tally of professional Major titles to four with his wins at the 2014 Open Championship and US PGA Championship.

Leading final scores:

Boys’ Under-21: 

212 – Mason Banger (Meon Valley) 71-67-74

214 – Sam Rook (Lindrick) 74-67-73

225 – Sebastian Lovell (Bedfordshire) 73-74-78

Boys’ Under-18: 

210 – Harvey Talarczyk (Royal Lytham & St Annes) 72-67-71

222 – Tiger Adams (Wellingborough) 75-71-76, Liam Mcneela (Northamptonshire County) 75-69-78

Boys’ Under-16: 

229 – Louis Talarczyk (Royal Lytham & St Annes) 74-74-81

230 – Emilio Meijer (Golfclub Broekpolder) 74-74-82

234 – Jack Wilson 80-76-78

For full scores and results from the England North Championship please see http://www.faldoseries.info/tic/tmtic.cgi. You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/faldoseries.