Jordan charges to Faldo Series victory in Jakarta
11 February 2013: Jordan Surya Irawan fired a closing 70 to secure victory in the sixth Faldo Series Indonesia Championship at the Damai Indah Golf BSD Course in West Java. 18-year-old Irawan was one of five golfers to qualify for the Asia Grand Final in March.
Irawan added a 70 to a superb opening round 66 to win by six from Fahmi Reza. Both players secured a spot in the seventh Asia Grand Final, to be hosted by Sir Nick Faldo at Mission Hills Golf Club in China.
Kevin Akbar (Boys’ Under-16), Ika Woro Palupi (Girls’ Under-21) and 2012 finalist Victoria Chandra (Girls’ Under-16) complete the Indonesian line-up heading to the World Amateur Golf Ranking event at Mission Hills in Shenzhen on March 13-15.
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.
The 2012/2013 Faldo Series Asia schedule features a record 18 tournaments in 15 countries, including four in mainland China and others in The Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Faldo Series Asia is supported by major partners ISPS, Mission Hills and The R&A. It is endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Federation.
Leading final scores:
142 – Fahmi Reza (69-73)
145 – Christopher Johan (73-72)
136 – Jordan Surya Irawan (66-70)
157 – Putu Andrew Mulyadi (81-76)
145 – Kevin C. Akbar (74-71)
148 – Peter Gunawan (76-72)
145 – Ika Woro Palupi (71-74)
151 – Gianti Mahardika (76-75)
152 – Victoria Chandra (74-78)
153 – Ida Ayu Indira Melati P (77-76)