Local boy Gaster grabs Faldo Series glory in Austria
15 July 2014: Austria’s Clemens Gaster held off a strong international challenge to win his national Faldo Series Championship at the Waidhofen Golf Resort. The 21-year-old closed with a final round 71 to pip overnight leader Kristyna Frydlova - who won the Girls’ Under-21 division, to the overall title.
Gaster can now look forward to making his Faldo Series Grand Final debut at The Greenbrier in October whilst Frydlova will be lining up in her second successive final in West Virginia later on this year.
They will be joined there by David van de Sanden (Boys’ Under-18) of the Netherlands, Poland’s Kuba Urbanski (Boys’ Under-16) and the Czech Republic’s Frantiska Lunackova (Girls’ Under-16), the younger sister of Marie, who last month won the Faldo Series Czech Championship in Telc.
Supported by The R&A, ISPS Handa and The European Tour, the 2013 Faldo Series Europe schedule featured a record 20 tournaments in 15 countries including six in England plus others in Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Chile, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Austria, Wales, Brazil, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Greece and the USA.
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.
Leading final scores:
214 – Clemens Gaster (AUT) 70-73-71
224 – Lukas Kornsteiner (AUT) 80-68-76
227 – David Strouf (CZE) 80-73-74
223 – David van de Sanden (NED) 74-76-73
229 – Ondrej Cmiel (CZE) 80-75-74
230 – Jonas Schutz (AUT) 78-76-76
226 – Kuba Urbanski (PL) 78-76-72, Ralph Leitner (AUT) 74-75-77
229 – Tobias Schartelmuller (AUT) 79-76-74
215 – Kristyna Frydlova (CZE) 73-69-73
218 – Marie Lunackova (CZE) 76-73-69
220 – Frantiska Lunackova (CZE) 73-72-75
239 – Hannah Mitterberger (AUT) 84-79-76
For full scores and results from the Faldo Series Austria Championship visit 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.